Dimensions Dance Theater Collaboration – May 3, 2003alextalentum
Saturday, May 3, 8:00 PM
Dimensions Dance Theater
30 Year Anniversary Celebration
Calvins Simmons Theater
10 Tenth Street
Tickets $25.00 general admission, $20.00 students & seniors
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On Saturday, May 3, Dimensions Dance Theater (DDT) will celebrate 30 years of dance with the production of “From Africa to America: Legacies” at Calvin Simmons Theater in Oakland. This new large-scale, multi-disciplinary work is choreographed by artistic director Deborah Vaughan in collaboration with Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa. “Legacies” will explore the artistic traditions of the African Diaspora via “backwards mapping”, from Oakland to the Caribbean, to the African interior and the centuries-old tribes of Zimbabwe.
“Legacies” began in June 1998 when Dimensions Dance Theater was awarded an INROADS grant. Since then, various parts of the work have been developed through a series of local and international residencies. The first phase of the choreography, “Between Shores”, was developed in 2000, during the company’s residency in Cuba. This section of “Legacies” was later workshopped during DDT’s 2001 home season. The second phase of the work, “In The Shadows Of Our Ancestors, Mudzimu” (2002), was initiated with the company’s residency in Zimbabwe in 2001. This section focused on the mythology central to Zimbabwean life, the role of art in social change, and the many voices of Africa.
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