Towering Femininity

Women have long borne their ills in phallic edifices: Rapunzel combed her lustrous locks and tossed them out the window. The Lady of Shalott wove webs of interdicted visions gazing through her mirror down at Camelot. Anne Boleyn awaited her coronation and her execution in the same small chambers of the Tower of London. Choreographer Daria Kaufman, in her last Bay Area show before her departure for Portugal, considers aspects of the feminine, from glamor to hysteria to power, in the aptly named In her tower. With a poignant combination of formal and pedestrian movement, Kaufman's work aims to startle and amuse. In addition to the title work, Kaufman presents Restless Myth, danced to a jazz score by UC Berkeley professor Ken Ueno, and brings back her 2013 work Product, on the role women play in marketing, for a full evening plumbing the depths of the female psyche.

June 27-28, 8 p.m., 2014

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