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Dance Dads 

Wednesday, Nov 27 2013

In Father On, presented by first-time collaborators Scott Wells, artistic director of Scott Wells & Dancers, and Sheldon Smith, co-artistic director of Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts, you can expect to see a highly athletic and surprisingly humorous take on what exactly comes with being a father. The pair use laughter as a platform to address everything from conception to poopy diapers. What Wells typically produces in extreme physicality (he's been known to choreograph for skateboarders and boxers), Smith, a multimedia artist, is sure to match in innovation. An entirely male cast, most of whom are fathers themselves, perform the piece. And with no children in the cast, the work leans to the abstract. What better way to learn about a relationship between a father and child? Because, honestly, you can only flip through so many pictures of other people's babies on Facebook before it puts you to sleep.

Dec. 5-7, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 8, 7 p.m., 2013

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