Photo credit: Jennifer Guy
Presented by Gaspard&Dancers
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | 7:30 PM
Reynolds Industries Theater
$20 Full Price
ABOUTDurham-based choreographer Gaspard Louis and his company Gaspard&Dancers (G&D) will present a packed evening of dance on November 13 at Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater. The evening-length program will feature two world premieres “The breath before,” and “Inside Out”.
The breath before
As movers, we tend to soak up all ambient energy and room. Yet, in Covidtide, we found ourselves having to self-isolate and stay distant from one another. The breath before probes the dynamic between people who, after months of separation, are finally able to share the same space, breathing the same air.
Inside Out was conceived at the height of the pandemic, when participants in my choreography class were confined/quarantined in tiny rooms, hardly able to move about. But, as the work went on, the dancers made their escape into the elements to seize the joy of expatiation.
In addition to the two new works, the evening will include three older works from the company’s repertoire; “Deux”, “Around Within” plus an old favorite to remember the most recent Haiti earthquake, “Souke-shake.”