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Contrapose Dance and Quicksilver Dance- a Dancing in the Streets event

May 31, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Somerville Arts Council presents
Saturday, May 31 at  3:00 PM  (Rain Date:  Sun., June 1st at 1 p.m.)

Contrapose Dance, under the artistic direction of Courtney Peix, will present eight sections of a current collaborative work with scientist/photographer Larry Pratt via a grant from the NSF/National Science Foundation. HoverDive is an evening length performance made in collaboration with scientist Larry Pratt, musician Amber Vistein, and costume designer Jennifer Varekamp. Considering elements of fluid dynamics, chaos, and entropy — all elements of Larry Pratt’s oceanographic research — the piece explores ocean life, communicationas seen in that environment, and the circularity of it all.

Quicksilver Dance, under the artistic direction of Mariah Steele, will present three selections, choreographed by Steele. The Constant Effortof Beginning, with original music composed by Ryan Edwards, celebrates the cycle of ecological life. Caesar and Cleopatra imagines how the storied relationship between these historical giants may have developed into partnership and romance, while always remaining equals. And the final piece, On the Threshold of Memory, set to original music composedby Ryan Edwards, investigates the hazy space between knowing/not-knowing, sensing/perceiving, visualizing/remembering the internal world of our memories.



May 31, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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