Cancion del Cuerpo (Song of the Body) (2010)

"Cancion del Cuerpo" (2010), directed by Lyn C. Wiltshire; Photo: Lauren Tarbel

Under the Artistic Direction of Lyn C. Wiltshire and Yacov Sharir

B. Iden Payne Theatre
March 5 and 6 at 8:00 p.m.
March 7 at 2:00 p.m.

The joy of expression and the skill of interpretation are pillars in the world of dance. In this crowd-pleasing performance experience, notable artistic directors and The University of Texas at Austin faculty members Lyn C. Wiltshire and Yacov Sharir, along with guest choreographer Alvaro Restrepo, bring a vital new dance experience to the stage. Restrepo is the co-director of El Colegio Del Cuerpo de Cartagena de Indias - Colombia's first Contemporary Dance choreographic formation center, a dance school for disadvantaged children, and a professional dance company. Through his work with Afrodescendent communities, Restrepo's dedication to his art becomes a vehicle for exploring human rights, race and social justice. This special program will present new works by the featured choreographers, performed by dance majors in UT's Dance Repertory Theatre together with company members of El Colegio del Cuerpo.

Program

The Rope: Tres Momentos, conceived by Joe Randel of ArtesAmericas and Marie France Delieuvin
Inspired by text from "The Famished Road" by Ben Okri

Three Tangos, choreography by Jose Luis Bustamante

My Shadow is Crooked/Shadowplay, choreography by Andrea Beckham

Zoominn, choreography by Yacov Sharir

Reviews

The Austin Chronicle: "Review: Cancion del Cuerpo"
Alcalde: "Innovative UT Dance Production Cancion Del Cuerpo, An Artistic and Cultural Milestone"