The repertory of Graffiti Dance this season is largely narrative in nature and falls into the genre of Dance Theater. The story lines are inspired by love; a festive romp as sweet as a first kiss, a suite of dances based on attraction—first attraction for another —then attraction that turns into obsession—and finally the attraction that becomes oblivion when two people realize at the same moment that they have fallen. Additionally, there is a duet drawn from characters inspired by the photo artistry of Robert Parke-Harrison. The characters are a little mad, a little heartbreaking, a little sinister, a little magical. Archetypal and those looking for a story in movement will be well satisfied.
The rhapsodic music of Astor Piazzola and the intriguing music of Istvan Marta performed by Kronos String Quartet make up part of the musical support for the evening.
In addition to the narrative works already mentioned, there are several abstract choreographic constructions where the human body is simply used as an instrument of architectural design.
Graffiti Dance Theater, under the artistic direction of Nolan Dennett, is a contemporary theater dance company in residence at Western Washington University and is comprised of 10-12 dancers—current dance majors or graduates from the outlying community. Family oriented programming with enough spice and vinegar to please any palate. You won’t want to miss this night of contemporary dance at the Firehouse Performing Art Center—July 27-29
Repertory will include:
- “Probable Fall” Rachel Lincoln
- “Old Work/New Work” Juliette Machado
- “Oblivion” & “Conventicle of Curiosities” (excerpts) Nolan Dennett
Tickets are $6 for students and youth, and $10 for general public, available at the WWU Box Office for presale, or at the door of the Firehouse on the day of performance.
Special performance Orcas Center July 23rd @ 6 pm.
Part of Western Summer Theatre - affordably fantastic fun - July 27 - September 3