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London, United Kingdom
Helander Dance Theater Presents Relation$#@*!
The quirks and perks of relationships exposed by music, movement, words, and humor
Helander Dance Theater presents Relation$#@*!, a quirky and whimsical exploration of relationships. With two performing artists and three musicians—who, for an hour, never leave the stage—this highly skilled and effective ensemble builds a dynamic and rich sound score that is a relationship in itself.
“Many of the ideas we work with are inspired by everyday experiences. We take these experiences and find in them the humor, the sadness, the absurdity, the challenges, and the opportunities to laugh at ourselves,” said Danelle Helander, artistic director for Helander Dance Theater and a co-writer of Relation$#@*!
The production touches on relationships, from functionally dysfunctional friendships to the childhood memories that shape adult relationships. Additional content and character development have been added to this original work since it was first performed at The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder in June 2013. “We received great feedback from these performances, which included questions like ‘what was that?’ and ‘how’d you do that?’” said Helander. “The best feedback we got, however, was from those who said that they continued thinking about the piece for a couple of weeks after seeing the performance.”
Relation$#@*! is designed for audiences to be entertained, to be provoked, to be moved, to laugh, and to experience that moment where you see yourself and connect. “It moves organically from one vignette to the next, while surprising you at every turn,” said Helander. “You never know where we're going.”
Tickets: Online or at the door (cash/check only at the door).
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Helander Dance Theater
Through dance, theater and a variety of integrated arts mediums, Helander Dance Theater strengthens the connection between creative expression and community impact by cultivating leadership, understanding, sharing, and healing. HDT gives the opportunity to find humor in life as well as in ourselves. HDT promotes an accessible inclusive environment, conducts outreach opportunities to engage the youth, elderly, and under-served and contributes to the enrichment and artistic development of the Boulder community and the state of Colorado. For more information, visit www.helanderdancetheater.org.