Monday, April 16, 2012

Chi, IL Live Dance-Multicultural-"From the Arctic to the Middle East (Broken Narratives by an American Flamenco Dancer)"

Shows on our radar this week:
This sounds like an amazing collaboration.   Check it out for 3 nights only!   Seating is limited and all proceeds will benefit Clinard Dance Theatre, a not-for-profit organization.
Clinard Dance Theatre is proud to present "From the Arctic to the Middle East (Broken Narratives by an American Flamenco Dancer)" on April 20 and 21 at 8:00 p.m. (CST), and April 22 at 7:00 p.m. (CST) at Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield Avenue, Suite 207, in Chicago. Artistic Director Wendy Clinard will lead audiences on a journey inspired by travels with her daughter to Syria while reading the Arctic travel epic, "Kaloona" The work fuses connections between the ancient and the modern, the spiritual and the physical and those between the essences of struggle and celebration. Clinard questions the forces that shape human history and interdependence. From the Arctic to the Middle East (Broken Narratives by an American Flamenco Dancer) is an interdisciplinary multimedia work that includes an original score by composer and music director Steve Gibons, performed on contrabass, guitar, oud, percussion, violin and voice. The work presents contemporary flamenco dancers in unique context with live video projections by Marco Ferrari. From the Arctic to the Middle East (Broken Narratives by an American Flamenco Dancer) uses the timeless tools of story, song, music and dance to provide an odyssey and a sense of transcendence, which gives the feeling that the journey has just begun. Find out why Lucia Mauro of the Chicago Tribune says "Clinard places the intricate presentational aspects of flamenco in a vital, contemporary context." Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors and students and are available through the Clinard Dance Theatre and Links Hall Websites.

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