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Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre to Present BORDERLESS This Month

The multicultural dance theatre performance with live music will run June 28-29, 2024 at the Draylen Mason Music Studio at KMFA.

By: Jun. 16, 2024
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From June 28-29, Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre (AADT) will present the premiere of Borderless at the Draylen Mason Music Studio at KMFA Classical 89.5. For this highly collaborative project in our 34th Season, AADT's critically-acclaimed Founding Artistic and Producing Director Andrea Ariel brings together diverse multicultural artists and their ensembles to present an exhilarating evening of dance, theater and live music.

The performances create a "borderless" space for audiences to experience a rich collection of stories and experiences expressed through dance, theater and music centered around these questions: What connects us and what disconnects as humans across ethnicities and cultures? Each of the artistic partners have created new works around these inquiries with their ensembles (and other artists) that are woven together through choreography and music created in a collaborative process with artistic direction by Andrea Ariel.

The artistic partners featured in the project include Anuradha Naimpally (Austin Dance India), Luis Ordaz Gutiérrez (Proyecto Teatro), Jun "Sunny" Shen (Shen Jun Movement Effect), and Ciceley Fullylove (Independent dancer, choreographer and singer) and musicians/composers Frederico7, Claude McCan, Bruno Vinezof, Alán Uribe (members of Frederico7 y Los Primes and several other bands) and Rey Arteaga (Son y No Son). The project explores new experimentations within a collaborative creative process with a focus on multicultural expression and promises to bring a vibrant and inspiring experience to audiences.

The dances explore common threads of traditions that bridge our past and present, passed down through ritual, food, customs, and music; the community and shared joy experienced on a dancefloor through the anticipation of the beat and the collective groove; and the meaning of home, rebellion, and longing for freedom amidst family obligations, delving into the exploration of tradition versus modernity.

The performances will also include moments of live composition conducted by Andrea Ariel. Soundpainting is a unique sign language used to sculpt a composition in real time with improvising performers. Live composing adds mystery, increases anticipation and elevates excitement in performances in many different contexts.




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