Dance Complex to Present FALL IS RISING: FACULTY & FRIENDS, 10/18-19
The Dance Complex offers Fall is Rising: Faculty & Friends as an Autumn offering, featuring many of its world renown faculty, with a variety of choreographic styles and genres represented. Performances will take place in the organization's Julie Ince Thompson Theatre at 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge on October 18 and 19, 2013 at 8pm. The choreographers on the program have long associations with The Dance Complex, creating and teaching within its studios for 10, 15 or 20 years or more.
Teaching Artist in Residence Margot Parsons' Flight, exhibiting the resulting dynamics found when threading air, strength and light and The Dance Complex Founder Rozann Kraus' The Longest Marathon, concerned with time, weight and the weightier subject matter of a tragedy, each offer solo works on either end of a spectrum. Danny Swain's Britney Spears-inspired Super Sonic Meltdown and Lisa Simon's Evil California, to music by Iggy Pop, are parts sassy, aggressive, bold and high-octane.
Olivier Besson's always sensitive approach to bodies and space is revealed through a dancing cast of Boston Conservatory alums returning to Cambridge for these performances. Diane Arvanites and Tommy Neblett, co-artistic directors of Prometheus Dance, feature their company in excerpts of Heart of The Matter, which premiered this past year to rave reviews(...viscerally charged and dramatic...The Boston Globe).
And in a fitting metaphor for the cycle of seasons, Fall is Rising... will also feature two works, one each from a father and from a son: Ramon de los Reyes , locally based- international elder statesman of flamenco brings repertory from his Spanish Dance Theatre to the stage, while son Nino de los Reyes- now a resident of Madrid and star of the dance world - offers a contemporary take on the traditional flamenco, learned on the heels of his father and mother.
Audience members are invited to come early and stay late to enjoy refreshments: in the lobby beginning at 7:30 until curtain, and post-performance to join the artists for a meet and greet.
More On: Margot Parsons, Britney Spears, Iggy Pop.