Getting Orff

Here is the question: “What are you, woman?” To form your answer, you may turn to the Hooters Bikini Contest. You may turn to author Maya Angelou, South African runner Caster Semenya, or riot lady Kathleen Hanna. Perhaps you will look to the Tri-Delts sorority. Perhaps you will blog about what you find. But wait until after you’ve seen the world premiere of Enrico Labayen’s dance performance, Carmina Burana: Revisited/Rebuked. Taking inspiration from a Filipino matriarchal ritual and several years of research into women’s issues in Southeast Asia, he has translated his knowledge into dance, accompanied by the iconic Carl Orff composition. Labayen has roots in ballet and modern dance, and his recognition for skill and innovation includes the coveted Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography. No doubt his contribution to our knowledge of femalia will be elegant and enriching, although we fear the Tri-Delts are largely ignored.
July 23-25, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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