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October 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm$20
Jane Franklin Dance returns to the Athenaeum with PLANE, a collection of new works that respond to the location through themes of balanced predictability, progression, self-awareness and passion.
Stratum – Dance is inspired by the role of the performer (the revealing of self within judgmental purview) and by the performer’s impulse as it shifts under sight of the audience view. The multi-part dance closely connects to music and emotion. Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango” for a trio of dancers contrasts the desire to not-be-seen with the opposite urge to become larger than life. (“Libertango” is a portmanteau merging “Libertad” (Spanish for liberty) and “Tango”, symbolizing Piazzolla’s break from Classical Tango to Tango Nuevo.) Spanish guitar by Manuel Granada, “Romance Anonimo” accompanies duets that accumulate and dissolve. A group of six dance to Piazzolla’s “Escualo ” taking on the quality of shark-like abruptness.
Robert Rubama’s new work for Jane Franklin Dance, Drone is a quartet that frames unlikely partnership with balanced symmetry. Surprising movement responds to “Fantas for Saxophone and Voice” by Bendik Giske & Caterina Barbieri,
Down in the Dumps – The Forty+ Project dancers perform a new work choreographed by Kelsey Rohr and set to music by Elvis Presley. The piece is for anyone who wants to throw a fit, sooner or later.
A new work by Washington DC choreographer Robert J. Priore is performed by seven dancers.