The name sounds aquatic, but this dance series uniting a trio of local and national choreographers is all about new work created on the terra firma. Bessie Award-winning choreographer Karen Sherman represents Minneapolis with "measuring the chop," a bracing glimpse into the relationship between victim, aggressor, and place. Her fearless movement is rowdy, physical, and seasoned with references ranging from pop culture to literature. While this is a premiere performance, the full-length work will be seen at the Southern Theater this fall. San Francisco's José Navarrete presents excerpts from "The Revenge of Huitlacoche," a solo work that integrates elements of art installation, dance, theater, poetry, and political and social commentary into an innovative cabaret style where the big issues—natural disasters, war, religion, and the environment—are explored through Mexican images and iconography. Finally, Mary Sheldon Scott of Seattle collaborates with electro-acoustic composer Jarrad Powell for excerpts from "Geography," a visceral response to the relationship between human progress and the global landscape. Expect a new means of mapping our outer and inner worlds.
Feb. 22-23, 8 p.m., 2008