DRT: Canción del Cuerpo (Song of the Body) (
2010)

Featuring Dance Repertory Theatre
Artistic Director: Lyn C. Wiltshire
Co-Artistic Director: Yacov Sharir

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

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 Faculty Members Lyn C. Wiltshire and Yacov Sharir, along with guest choreographer Álvaro 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.
Watch a preview on YouTube.

Featured Choreography:

The Rope: Tres Momentos
Conceived by Joe Randel of ÁrtesAmericas and Lyn C. Wiltshire

The Famished Road
Director: Álvaro Restrepo and Marie France Delieuvin
Inspired by text from "The Famished Road" by Ben Okri

Three Tangos
Choreography by José Luis Bustamante

My Shadow is Crooked/Shadowplay
Choreography by Andrea Beckham

Zoominn
Choreography by Yacov Sharir

Press and Reviews:

Studio Diaries: Canción del Cuerpo
Segment on NPR's “All Things Considered” on El Colegio del Cuerpo
UT Feature Story: “The Beginning of a Movement, Artists engage in a cross-cultural dialogue through dance in Colombia“ - 2/22/10
Austin Chronicle Preview: “Canción del Cuerpo, Translated through the body” - 3/4/10
¡ahora sí! Preview: “Dos mundos se unen para crear una obra de danza” - 3/4/10
Austin Chronicle Review - 3/11/10
Texas Exes Blog: "Innovative UT Dance Production 'Cancion Del Cuerpo' An Artistic And Cultural Milestone" - 3/11/10
 

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