An evening of dance and live music ventures into personal and feminist injustices of the earth and the female body, with original compositions by Michael Owcharuk, Nate Omdal, and the internationally-recognized Wayne Horvitz.
Full of turbulent exchanges, (re) MOVE: (re) TURN pulls from thousands of years of scientific, philosophical, and spiritual writing on connections between women and the earth. Within the expansive and driving string quartet movements, including Owcharuk’s Upward Spiral, written specifically for Karin Stevens Dance with support from 4Culture and Horvitzs, and These Hills of Glory, winner of a 2008 NEA American Masterpieces Award, five female dancers weave patterns of separation and alliance, drawing connections between our bodies and the lands we inhabit. Chinese Five Element theory, mythical and mystical stories of the divine female, and the current denigration of the female voice, inform the choreography. This unfolding, evening-length collaboration evokes ancient and forgotten truths as a call to action. Can a loving change be recovered?
Paris Hurley and Alex Guy (violins)
Heather Bentley, viola
Maria Scherer Wilson, cello
Nate Omdal, bass
Beth Fleenor, clarinet
Michael Owcharuk, piano