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A Body of Work

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The evening-length work will be performed by five dancers and two musicians (Cox and Botero), against a backdrop of video projections triggered by Fors. The piece centers on creations of the human body. Musical elements of the piece will be created from a combination of pre-recorded sounds that dancers' bodies produce when dancing, and live vocal and percussive sounds. Certain portions of the performance area will be equipped with microphones, picking up the sounds of the dancers' movements. These sounds will be digitally processed, amplified and blended with the other musical elements, thus adding live dancer-generated musical layers to the work. The piece acts as a reminder that while technology plays a near constant role in our modern lives, all work is ultimately dependent on the beauty and versatility of the human body.

Featured dancers include Betty Kondo (Kansas City Ballet), Jeff Wolfe (BalletMet), Holly DeWitt (Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company), and Bob Deskins (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens).

Performance time is 8:00pm on October 3, 4, and 5. Tickets cost $10-$15. Tickets are available online at


Earlier Event: September 15
Musa: Women in Song
Later Event: October 11