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The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance


Format: 04/23/2014

April 2014

Past Events

Trajal Harrell: 'Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (L)' at REDCAT

April 3, 2014 - April 6, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:30pm
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

Antigone Sr. by Trajal Harrell. | Photo: Miana Jun.

REDCAT: "When Drag and Modern Dance Collide" —The New Yorker

“[Harrell] left just enough chinks in his armor of struts, jutting hips and commanding gazes to remind us that the most startling power of performance often lives in its exquisite vulnerability.” —The New York Times

With a bold theatrical vision and a potent score of remixed pop, electronica and more, Trajal Harrell concocts an intoxicating blend 
of strutting, voguing, extravagantly outré fashion and irresistible movement in the latest and largest edition of his acclaimed series of works inspired by 
a provocative question: What if the Harlem ball culture of the 1960s had paraded its way into downtown New York’s early postmodern dance scene? This speculation is smartly brought into a contemporary context through Harrell’s choreography for an international ensemble of virtuosic dancers. As a genre-bending exploration of race, gender, sexuality, culture and history, the resulting Antigone Sr. is much more than a fierce, all-male take on the classic tragedy. It serves up a revelatory investigation of Sophocles’ themes, set to dance music with deep bass.

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Spring Dance Concert

April 17, 2014 - April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents an evening of work by faculty and BFA choreographers.

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April 17

April 18

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Emio Greco | PC: 'ROCCO' at REDCAT

April 17, 2014 - April 19, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: "Boxing is dancing, a duel is a duet." —NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands

Choose a ringside seat for this intensely physical dance event set in a stylized boxing ring, and the sweat produced by this remarkable Amsterdam-based company may become part of the experience. In ROCCO, choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter Scholten put dancers face to face in a suite of choreographed bouts that are exhilarating, exhausting and deeply poignant—with a healthy dose of humor as counterpoint. With virtuosic performances, and plenty of nimble footwork, the competitors represent brotherly love with intense abandon: both the good and the bad, from Cain and Abel to Romulus and Remus to Laurel and Hardy. As in the film that inspired it, Luchino Visconti’s Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers), the artists expose both physical and psychological extremes in this powerful work that received Holland’s prestigious SWAN Award for Best Dance Production of 2012.

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