(re)MOVE: (re) TURN
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Velocity Dance Center (map)
1621 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
An evening of dance and live music ventures into personal and feminist injustices of the earth and the female body, with original compositions by Michael Owcharuk, Nate Omdal and internationally-recognized, Wayne Horvitz.
Full of turbulent exchanges, (re) MOVE: (re) TURN pulls from thousands of years of scientific, philosophical and spiritual writing on connections between women and the earth. Within the expansive and driving string quartet movements, including Owcharuk’s Upward Spiral, written specifically for Karin Stevens Dance with support from 4Culture and Horvitz’s, These Hills of Glory, winner of a 2008 NEA American Masterpieces Award, five female dancers weave patterns of separation and alliance, drawing connections between our bodies and the lands we inhabit. Chinese Five Element theory, mythical and mystical stories of the divine female and the current denigration of the female voice inform the choreography. This unfolding, evening-length collaboration evokes ancient and forgotten truths as a call to action. Can a loving change be recovered?
Violinists Paris Hurley and Alex Guy, violist Heather Bentley, cellist Maria Scherer Wilson, bassist Nate Omdal, clarinetist Beth Fleenor and pianist Michael
Dancers: Naphtali Beyleveld, Philippa Myler, Taylor Augustine, Anja Kellner-Rogers, and Karin Stevens