Moving Women presents “Spectra,” an evening of dance theatre featuring local female movement artists spanning styles and generations.
Thursday, September 6 through Saturday, September 8 at 7:30pm
*Special pre-show performance in the restaurant begins at 7:00pm*
In their upcoming dance theatre production, Moving Women travels the continuum of dance theatre, featuring local, female movement artists representing a spectrum of style from modern dance to Butoh and spectrum of generations with dancers from their 20s to 60s.
The show includes pieces ranging in mood from quirky and humorous to dark and grotesque and examining universal issues of perfection, relationships and evolution. Just back from SUPA, her annual choreography intensive, Kathy Leiner offers a multi-media movement piece that explores the juxtaposition between family history and modern technology. Julie Becton Gillum, Sara Baird and Jenni Cockrell each bring their interpretation of personal experience through the lens of Butoh. On the lighter side, Moving Women will reprise their classic comedic crowd-pleaser, “Homemaker.” Guest artists Susan Collard and Lindsey Kelly each also bring comedy to the stage with their respective offerings of modern dance theatre and quirky improvisation.
Grounded in modern dance, Moving Women honors and invites the diverse perspectives offered by collaboration with other dancers, visual artists, musicians, poets, actors, and performance artists to create original works. Since its inception in 2007, Moving Women’s projects have aimed to explore the cathartic experience of movement and to raise awareness of social issues, especially the challenges of being a woman today.
“[Moving Women] shows an ambition that goes beyond the scope of avant-garde theater and into the realm of truly innovative art.”--Mountain Xpress.
Moving Women is a project of Arts 2 People, a local non-profit, dedicated to promoting the arts as an integral part of our culture, www.arts2people.org.
“Spectra” will run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30, September 6-8 at The Magnetic Field, 372 Depot Street in the River Arts District. Thursday night will feature an opening night reception with the performers.
Tickets $15 through The Magnetic Field box office, 257-4003 and online at magneticfield.com/events
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The Magnetic Theatre
Asheville's only professional theatre devoted exclusively to original works.