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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dance Production Sex, Love, Money Takes on All Sides of Marriage

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The reasons for marrying are probably as numerous as the marriages out there. Why do so many people choose to (legally) bind themselves to other humans for life? It means putting up with another's weird habits and Republican in-laws and holding in your farts (maybe) and the nagging feeling that you've bought into some societal or historical paradigm designed to sublimate your entire gender. Why do this when you could live the life of blissfully unscrutinized single slobs, with only your own sociopathic habits to withstand? The Samantha Giron Dance Project examines such compulsions in the new piece Sex, Love, Money starting Friday at CounterPULSE.

Giron, who speaks about this piece in the clip above, is known for addressing current and historical issues through the sometimes conceptually untranslatable but aesthetically riveting medium of movement. She mixes the discipline and grace of classical ballet with the irreverence and dynamism of street dance, using musical scores that reflect the same fusion.

For Sex, Love, Money, Giron and her well-muscled performers shed light on themes including "fulfillment and sexuality, gender identity, and human potential" by incorporating footage of married, divorced, and partnered people discussing their choices as well as their personal and societal pressures and motivations.

Sex, Love, Money starts at 8 p.m. July 22-23 at CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission (at Ninth St.). Admission is $15.

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