X3: DancEthos, Dissonance Dance Theatre & UpRooted DanceX3: DancEthos, Dissonance Dance Theatre & UpRooted Dance
Sunday, November 20 at 5pm
Tickets: 2 General Admission, 7 Seniors/Students/Military
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X3 = one performance/three companies! DancEthos, Dissonance Dance Theatre and UpRooted Dance present Modern, Contemporary and Theater dance in one exciting concert. DancEthos Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn premieres a new work, The Lines We Draw, which examines the prejudices that each of us harbors whether consciously or not. Inspired specifically by the recent immigration battles, the piece also represents all types of intolerances and biases such as race, sex, religion, and politics. Everything in Moderation, also by Haughn, explores the extremism of our technologically driven lifestyles and the reality that we are doing ourselves a disservice by staying perpetually connected. In addition, DancEthos presents Shaping Our Gossamer Skins, an examination of femininity, by Assistant Director Carolyn Kamrath. Dissonance Dance Theatre, directed by Shawn Short, presents three dances: Testament, a work that is embedded in symbolism and asks "What if god was one of us?"; Caught, which depicts a beautiful woman caught in a relationship that is based on her appearance; and Utopia Fallen, where after a night of fun, one woman realizes a painful situation and comes to grips with it. Keira Hart-Mendoza and UpRooted Dance premiere Design Shaping Dance based on visual design, pathways in space, and interactivity. Hart-Mendoza and collaborators Ayo Okunseinde and Brian Harris aim to create interactive costume pieces and video that will allow the audience to clearly view the shape of the spatial patterns and experience seeing dance in new ways.