THE RED SEA PEDESTRIANS JOIN WELLSPRING DANCE FOR ‘OLD WORLD ANEW’ COLLABORATION
Sold out in 2013, multimedia concert features world-folk music and modern dance
Old World Anew blends the unique world-music fusion stylings of the Red Sea Pedestrians and the athletic, poetic, and sculptural stylings of the Wellspring dancers. Works will be performed from their 2013 collaboration (which sold out all six showings) in addition to a world-premiere piece. Both musicians and dancers will perform together on the stage. “The musicians and dancers directly interact,” says Wellspring dancer, Rachel Miller. “Normally you see the dancers on the stage with the musicians in the orchestra pit or in the background. But with this performance, we all come together to form one company. The musicians even dance with us. It’s very unique.”
Wellspring’s artistic director Cori Terry says about the work: “[RSP’s] music is very eclectic. It mixes a lot of different influences, which I really like. There is a world music, gypsy, Klezmer feel. When I listen to their music, I hear a smart, ironic edge to it, which is so intriguing; it’s because they’re taking a traditional form and making it contemporary. And that’s exactly how it is with my choreography. I come from a very exact tradition of modern dance, but my work is not traditional at all. We’re both doing the same thing — taking a revered, traditional art form like folk music and modern dance and making it feel contemporary and relevant. It seemed like a good match,” Terry said.
Pieces to be performed include “We are So Small” (world-premiere choreographed by Cori Terry, composed by Ian Gorman), “Uprooted” (Rachel Miller, Gorman/Bill Caskey/Cori Somers), “Deven’s Escape Hatch” (Terry, Somers/Jay Gavan), and “Old World New” (Terry, Somers). The Red Sea Pedestrians will also perform music-only interludes, which are all-new musical works from their new album release.
$20 General Admission
$18 Senior (65+)
$10 Student (with ID)
$10 Youth (17 and under)