A Dance Salon presented by Dancers’ Group and CounterPULSE
Dancers’ Group and CounterPULSE team up to present 2nd Sundays, a series of free salons where artists share work and dialogue with audience members and fellow artists. We see this as an exciting opportunity to advance discussion of the craft and hope you’ll join us for the conversation.
This month’s salon includes work from:
Gretchen Garnett & Dancers
“Intermediate Levels of Disturbance”
Gretchen Garnett & Dancers will be showing an excerpt from their newest work in progress, Intermediate Levels of Disturbance. The piece looks into the growing homogenization of the American landscape and the long-term effects it has on our lives and our communities. The movements of the three dancers create connections that explore and juxtapose diversity and uniformity while comparing interconnectedness with segmentation. Both photos are by Matt Haber. The solo shot is of Leah Katz and the duet image is of Kiki Cheng and Leah Samson.
“Lighting Strikes Anonymous”
Excerpts from a new dance/theater work, “Lighting Strikes Anonymous”, about a mysterious group of strangers addicted to being struck by lighting.
“Avara, La Vagabonda”
jypsyjays productions presents a ten minute excerpt from a work in progress for 2nd Sundays at Counterpulse on 11 Apr 09. “Avara, La Vagabonda” explores the heart of a woman in an age when to choose to cultivate her self is to choose to abdicate love and passionate romance. A text-based dance piece drawing upon the life and classic works of controversial French author Collete, who wrote in a time when the courtesans of Paris were flourishing, is performed through Kathak dance and Hindustani music, reflecting a time when women were a presence in the courts of India as artists and intellectuals. An intercultural multilingual blend of forms and eras construct an intimate collage of a woman’s life and transpose it into a multidimensional prose poem in dance. This sensitive, probing expression of a modern woman’s loss, and victory, voices the complexities of longing, relationship, and independence in our time. A lyrical solidarity with nature, the universe, and its rhythms emerges with a sense of immense freedom and extravagant joy. www.jypsyjays.net
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