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The Feminine Mystique 

Wednesday, Jul 3 2013

After a five-year hiatus, Goldie award-winning choreographer Alma Esperanza Cunningham marks the revival of her postmodern dance company with Change ... and other meditations, presented as part of the Resident Artists Workshop. Combining movements that are athletic and balletic with others snagged from everyday life, objects, and animals, Cunningham explores femininity in a piece for four women that muses on birth, death, illness, and survival, inspired by recent experiences in her own life. Made to be viewed in the round, Cunningham's stripped-down work is abstract and a little wacky, filled out with silent screams, aggressive partnering, and understated moments of crisis and community, juxtaposed against the music of Gavin Bryars. The result is an experimental work that demonstrates the resilience of women in the context of an upsetting and unexpected world.

July 10-11, 8 p.m., 2013

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