Sean Dorsey at the WestWave Dance Festival

Date: Tuesday July 11, 2006 @ 8pm
Location: Project Artaud Theater
(450 Florida Street between 17th and Mariposa Streets, SF)
Tickets: $20 General Admission / $18 Students and Seniors
Box Office: All tickets sold through ODC Theater Box Office
3153 17th Street at Shotwell.
Tel: 415.863.9834 Hours: Wed-Sat 2-5 pm
www.odctheater.org
Info: www.westwavedancefestival.org/program

The WestWave Dance Festival is a celebrated annual Bay Area festival of dance – this year featuring over 40 West Coast choreographers in 9 different programs.

The Festival opens with Program One, featuring Fresh Meat Productions’ Artistic Director Sean Dorsey with five other dynamic Bay Area choreographers exploring relationships, loss and love.

The program includes the queer powerhouse RAWdance, and two of the program’s choreographers (Sean Dorsey and Kyoungil Ong) are recipients of a prestigious 2006 Isadora Duncan Dance Award.

Get your tickets early – this special Opening Night program is for one night only!

Program One Details:

Sean Dorsey / Fresh Meat Productions presents In Closing, an intimate duet for two dancers – a love letter and farewell letter combined. Performed by Sean Dorsey and Courtney Moreno.

“(In Closing) was less a story than a lyric and was the most tender and beautiful thing all evening. I didn’t want it to end; the poem closed with a litany of those phrases which end love-letters, “as ever,” “yours always,” “yours,” “yours,” “yours,” and the whole dance had the quality of idealization as if perhaps the beloved were not actually present.” (DanceView Times)

RAWdance present a world premiere of Drained, in which four dancers examine the complications of communication.

Cathleen McCarthy, lecturer in dance at SFSU is world premiering a piece titled Driven to This, performed by five dancers with music by cellist/composer Zoe Keating.

Fellow Travelers Performance Group offers a duet, Warning Signs, in which two dancers examine their relationship.

Kyoungil Ong presents Flower Tears 11, an expression of love and longing for the loved one symbolized by a flower.

EmSpace Dance performs You and You and You, a trio in which the dancers’ bodies become landscapes to explore and materials to manipulate.

 

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