The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance
CalArts, Modular Theater
DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents an evening of dance featuring choreography by faculty and guest artists.
Rashaun Mitchell: Performance. Designed by Rachel Berks.
REDCAT: “Mr. Riener (in electrifying form) and Mr. Mitchell...are two of the greatest dancers before the public today, and you’re continually shown new facets of them.” – The New York Times
The intoxicating choreography of former Merce Cunningham dancer Rashaun Mitchell meets the fanciful musical stylings of Magnetic Fields singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt in a space of liquid luminosity—a beguiling visual design created by installation artist Ali Naschke-Messing with lighting design by Davison Scandrett. A celebration of the mysteries in the art of performance, of on-the-spot wit and invention, and of the absurd, this one-of-a-kind collaboration is inspired by an observation from Richard Avedon: “We all perform. It’s what we do for each other all the time, deliberately or unintentionally. It’s a way of telling about ourselves in the hope of being recognized as what we’d like to be.” Mitchell is joined by dancers Hiroki Ichinose, Cori Kresge and Silas Riener; Merritt performs solo, on and off the stage.
In conjunction with REDCAT performances, dancer-collaborator, Silas Reiner, will lead the workshop "Building Other Worlds: Inside Worlds Outside Worlds” at Pieter Performance Space, Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 12 - 2pm.
To register and more information visit Pieter.
REDCAT: Three world premieres by Herb Alpert Award winner and tap dance phenom Michelle Dorrance, CalArts alum and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Jonathan Fredrickson, and CalArts faculty member Laurence Blake, mark this year's December concert from The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance. Dorrance will premiere an ensemble work highlighting tap and body rhythm, Fredrickson will unveil a new trio and Blake will debut a new ensemble work.