The UW Dance Program is pleased to present its annual Chamber Dance Company concert October 10-13, 2013 in Meany Hall. The company presents rarely seen modern dance works of historic and artistic significance, and offers a unique experience to Seattle audiences. The CDC is only one a few companies in the nation who share a commitment to preserving modern dance history while offering these artistic treasures to local audiences.
Performed primarily by MFA dance candidates of the highest caliber, these dancers have had at least eight years of professional performance experience (a requirement for admittance into the MFA program) with such nationally and internationally acclaimed groups such as Momix, Hubbard Street Dancers, San Francisco Ballet, Bern Ballet, Limón Dance Company and Doug Varone and Dancers, this is a concert with world class dancers.
This year’s program, entitled Engender – In Gender, explores five works highlighting the impact of gender in dance. These combined works give the audience the opportunity not only to discover choreographic masterpieces, but also to witness the constantly changing attitudes about who dances and why.
Men and women in motion have evoked a riot of reactions from the public over the centuries in response to athletics, art, and politics. Are men and women’s roles interchangeable? Do gender boundaries, which, if crossed, create misapprehension and confusion, or a new understanding of the human condition?