DanceAction Presents

Tickets: $20 in advance/$15 students & seniors (with I.D.) in advance; $25 at the door (cash only) DanceAction presents an evening of dance works […]
January 12 & 13, 2018 at 8pm
Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave.

Tickets: $20 in advance/$15 students & seniors (with I.D.) in advance; $25 at the door (cash only)

DanceAction presents an evening of dance works inspired by social justice and political activism.

“As we are in a moment of socio-political turmoil, I feel the need to address this reality through my work. I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. While living there, I experienced instances of social, economic, and political instability. These experiences taught me the consequences of a government that does not represent the general population, but pursues only the interests of the current party in power. This selection of dance works is my symbolic representation of these ideas.”

The evening will feature the company’s latest piece, “2 Minutes Hate,” based on George Orwell’s classic novel 1984. In this work, the slogan of the party “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength,” is translated into a movement narrative that includes live music and media projections. A short solo performance choreographed and performed by Carmen Caceres will follow, inviting the audience to witness a creative journey between South and North America. The evening will conclude with the company’s trilogy, “To make a blindfold, measure the size of your head.” While making choices and moving blindfolded, the dancers will navigate a live structure inspired by the kidnappings and the political persecution in South America during the Dirty War.