The Dance Complex and Kelley Donovan & Dancers will present
The Body Becomes the Messenger, an evening-length work exploring how the body informs our emotional, physical and spiritual lives.
Friday-Saturday, March 11-12th, 8pm
The Julie Ince Thompson Theater, The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Central Sq. Cambridge, Ma
Through, gesture, body language, projection of energy, breath and muscular effort, The Body Becomes the Messenger explores how health and well-being inform creative process, giving the viewer an abstract portrait of the body as an expression of transformation.
Tickets $20 General Admission, $12 Students, Seniors, BDA, DAN members
The Body in an instrument on loan. We receive it, live in it, with it, by it, know what we know by means of its five senses, and finally let it fall like a leaf when it is time to move into another intensity. Our freedom lies in obedience to the way of all creation, to live into the seasons we are given: to rise, crest, and ebb; to consent to the terms of time for the duration of this journey, and then, when the time comes to let it go. -M. C. McEntyre
Other repertory includes, “Sunday” performed to music by composer Mark Warhol and “Changing Skin” to music by Juliet Russell.
The New York Times wrote “gorgeously fluid movement.vibrant, imaginative…with a rare feeling for stage space.”
The Boston Globe wrote ”She is like a double helix in motion, constantly flipping perspective. She seems to reach out and coil inward at the same time, her body twisting and spiraling, arms curving forward and back with quick shifts of dynamics.
Dance Magazine said “Tempering strength with vulnerability, she can turn sharp edges into soft corners with sensuous fluidity.”
The company’s work has been chosen among the best of the year by The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Boston Phoenix among others.