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Infinite Snakes 

Wednesday, May 7 2014
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In our idealistic city, dance company vîv is a natural product of a desire for artistic autonomy. Begun in 2013 with eight women who wanted to shatter the hierarchies of the dance studio with a class format they refer to as "peer practice," in which participants work with the mutual understanding of adult artists, the company presents its first dance commission, Ouroboros. Choreographed by Kathleen Hermesdorf to an original musical score by Alfred Mathias, a team otherwise known as La ALTERNATIVA, the piece explores the ancient symbol of the ouroboros, the snake eating its own tail, as a representation of renewal, cyclical movement, and unity. The work examines the snake and the circle in all its forms, with muscular undulations, the image of shedding skin and recovering the body anew, and the creative process as a means of rebirth.


May 16-17, 8 p.m., 2014

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