University Musical Society's L-E-V Dance Program to Premiere SARA and KILLER PIG, 10/3

Why we love it: It is an incredible thing to behold when an artist finds her own distinctive voice within her practice. Israeli choreographer/dancer Sharon Eyal is an awe-inspiring example of just that. After 23 years with the Batsheva Dance Company, Eyal decided to forge her own creative path. In 2009, she left the company to create pieces for dance companies all over the world, utilizing the elements of Batsheva's "Gaga" style, an intense, highly self-aware style of movement authorship. In 2005, Eyal joined forces with her life partner, Tel Aviv party producer Gai Behar, to create stunning works with an authentic nightclub aesthetic.

Why you'll love it: With music by the indie band The Knife, L-E-V is a fascinating confluence of movement, music, lighting, fashion, art, and technology that could be equally at home in a techno club or an opera house. Discover why the New York Times says that the company has "a defined style that it takes most troupes years to develop." Plus, the performance is followed by a Post-Show Q&A with the artists and a free Breakfast Download Discussion on Sunday, October 4 at 11 am in the U-M Alumni Center.

What it's about: L-E-V's debut program features two wildly different works: Sara and Killer Pig.

You Can Dance
Thursday, October 1, 7:30 pm
Ann Arbor YMCA (400 W. Washington St.)
Join dancers from L-E-V for an exploration of the company's movement style. No dance training or experience necessary, and all levels, ages 13 and up, are welcome. Free, but first come, first served until studio reaches capacity. Sign up begins at 6:45 pm at the Ann Arbor YMCA on 10/1.

Post-Show Q&A
Immediately following the performance
Where does inspiration come from? What makes an artist tick? Join us for a post-performance Q&A with L-E-V, hosted by Clare Croft, U-M assistant professor of dance. Must have a ticket to that evening's performance to attend.

Brunch Download Discussion: L-E-V
Sunday, October 4, 11 am
U-M Alumni Center (200 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor)
Join other audience members and dancers from L-E-V to talk about and reflect upon their Ann Arbor performance of Sara and Killer Pig. Free and complimentary food and drink will be provided.

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