Randi Plake writes in:
“Shake” is a rambunctious and tender duet born out of a nine-year friendship between Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Bates College Associate Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia. The world premiere of their first choreographed work features their shared love of vibratory movement, smooth breath, and cheesy humor; and influences including Ghanaian dance forms, American postmodern dance, fake tap dance, bad jokes, and life experiences.
Date: Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th
Time: 8 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Come watch the spring faculty dance concert!
“Choreographed by Artist in Residence Hari Krishnan and taught to dancers from Wesleyan Dance Department’s repertory and performance course, the world premiere of Nine depicts navarasa, the nine archetypal moods popular in South Indian classical dance. Nine will be preceded with a multiracial cast of nine male dancers from Mr. Krishnan’s dance company, inDANCE (Toronto, Canada), performing the U.S. premiere of the rambunctiously provocative work Quicksand.”
You can read more about the performance on the CFA blog.
Preview of Quicksand:
Trust me, it’s pretty damn impressive. Aaaaand for Nine you’ll just have to come to the show and be surprised. :D
When: Fri, Mar 2 & Sat Mar 3, 8 p.m.
Where: CFA Theater
Get your tickets at the box office in Usdan!