Continuously Rich: Dance Revolutions 2010

Graduates from the University of Minnesota Dance Program provide a lifeline to local companies like Zenon and TU Dance. They have it all: guts, technique, and the freshness and dynamism of youth. This year's "Dance Revolutions" concert features choreography by black women, including the legendary Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, who founded Urban Bush Women. Her 2006 work "Walking with Pearl...Southern Diaries" honors the work of African American modern-dance pioneer and activist Pearl Primus. Nora Chipaumire puts a different spin on the ballet classic "Dying Swan" by way of African writer Dambudzo Marchera's book House of Hunger. Originally a red-hot solo for Chipaumire, she's restaged it for an ensemble of male dancers. Makeda Thomas's "A Sense of Place" derives from conversations with women living with HIV/AIDS in Mozambique. (Image by V. Paul Virtucio)
Dec. 10-11, 8 p.m.; Dec. 11-12, 2 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 12, 7 p.m., 2010

 
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