Flatlands Dance Theatre Presents Continuum: An Evening of Original Dance
April 1st and 2nd, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Firehouse Theatre - LHUCA
511 Avenue K Lubbock, TX
Flatlands Dance Theatre will captivate audiences with an evening of original dance works that feature innovation, diversity, and continuity. Local artists Valerie Hill and Sarah Mondle join the company as guest choreographers for this exciting production. Continuum will be presented in the Firehouse Theatre at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15 general admission and $8 for students with ID, children, and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.selectaseatlubbock.com
or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000.
The Space Between - Choreographer Valerie Komkov Hill uses the passage of a single day to convey a sense of inner potential, growth, and exploration beyond one's perceived reality.
In Quiet Tribute - Choreographer Sarah Mondle presents a solemn look into grief and those lingering memories of loss in this contemporary quintet accompanied by music from composers Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
Anchor/Armor – Choreographer Ali Duffy performs a solo that explores the notion of being seen and of choosing to either hide or expose oneself to a particular gaze. Self-protection and neutrality as both social and political stimuli are related themes in the piece. Deconstruction of the performance space and of the theatrical “fourth wall” have implications both in the way a performance is experienced and the way it is interpreted, and Duffy crosses these traditional boundaries in the work.
Bound and Free – Choreographer Yvonne Racz Key creates a narrative duet about two women who are bound by religious persecution, but are free in their souls. The duet features the familiar Ave Maria Guarani by Ennio Morricone
We Are All On Fire - Choreographer Genevieve Durham DeCesaro explores individual culpability in group tragedy, or perhaps group culpability in individual tragedy. The title and theme of the work are taken from the words “I’m burning, I’m burning” that were spoken by Neda Agha-Soltan after she was shot at the Iranian election protests in 2009. The work is not linear, in that it does not tell a cohesive story. Instead, viewers are encouraged to find in its movements and music moments of clinging and warmth juxtaposed with patterns of ignorance, abuse, and disregard as the given tragedy ceases to be anything more than a curiosity.
She Is... – Choreographer Kyla Olson explores the unique characteristics that make women so vital and enriching in her own life in a work for six dancers. The piece features the hauntingly beautiful compositions of Max Richter.
Runaway - Choreographer Genevieve Durham DeCesaro uses a quirky and intimate sound score as the background for a beguiling duet that weaves in and out of independence and partnership. Audiences will appreciate the abilities of the performers as they move through complex partnering and dynamic diversions ever in search of a pathway just out of reach.
Dominoe - Choreographer Yvonne Racz Key explores the music of Doug Smith and Lloyd Maines in a solo that she created for dancer Laci Ratliff.
Shoo Be Doo Wop (Scat a Tat Tat) – Choreographer Ali Duffy explores a fusion of jazz, swing, and contemporary dance genres in a bright and bouncy work featuring seven dancers. A layered investigation of structure, variance and group form, the piece maintains high energy and focuses on the traditional performative elements of American vernacular jazz dance. Shoo Be Doo Wop is set to the music of Count Basie, Nat King Cole, and Billie Holliday.