Friday, March 16, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
A Mouthful of Shoes. This new work continues choreographer David Parker's adventurous exploration of the sonic potential of the dancing body in a varied, interlocking suite of percussive dances. Working with a wide-ranging movement vocabulary drawing from classical and contemporary forms as well as tap dance, Parker has taken a set of musical scores both contemporary and traditional, re-created them as choreographic systems, and embodied them with dancers. Thus, they can be played entirely by feet and bodies. Musician Pauline Kim Harris will play violin for an original composition by Dean Rosenthal. In addition, the group will perform a version of Stravinsky's famous experimental jazz composition, Piano Rag Music.
Writes Parker, "I'm passionate about the social aspects of rhythm: the way we use rhythm to connect, argue, seduce, negotiate and contradict." This work is playful and gritty about its exacting musical tasks but its beating heart lies in the pungent mingling of rhythm and psychology.
$20 Senior/Child/advance, $25/door
$25 Adult/advance, $30/door