A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: After \ Devouring: An Evening of Dance by Sarah Friedland ’14 and Nadia Hannan ’14

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Looking for a cool thing you shouldn’t miss?  Check out the premiere of two new dance pieces, “After the Multiplex” and “The Process of Devouring,” choreographed by Sarah Friedland and Nadia Hannan respectively.  The performances are presented as a component of Sarah’s Modern Culture and Media honors thesis and a continuation of Nadia’s Performance Studies capstone.  Attention new sophomore concentrators in MCM and Performance Studies: if Heavy Petting failed to calm your post-declaration anxiety, this might be just the event to reassure your sorting-hat-determined decision.

The choreographers were kind enough to share with BlogDH some information about their respective works after the jump.

Sarah Friedland’s “After the Multiplex” imagines the potential affects and residues of gestures from genre films that play out in the bodies and lives of viewers long after leaving a cinema multiplex. The piece will imagine the space of the stage as a foyer of a cinema multiplex into which the viewing bodies of several films — a Western, a horror film, and a chick flick —flow after their screenings have ended.

Nadia Hannan’s  “The Process of Devouring,” draws on Jean-Francois Millet’s painting The Angelus and one of Salvador Dali’s work in response to it, Aurore, midi, après-midi et crépuscule. The piece explores the themes present in the paintings and the literature surrounding them including the sometimes violent transition from stillness to motion, the animalistic nature of the human, concepts of masculinity and femininity, and the bodies’ relationships to each other and their surroundings.

After \ Devouring: An Evening of Dance will run April 3-5 at 8 p.m. in Ashamu Dance Studio.  The choreographers invite you to a talk-back after Saturday night’s performance.  Note that tickets are free, but should be reserved ahead of time here.

Also, be sure to view Sarah and Nadia’s promo video for the performance: http://vimeo.com/90134240

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