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Some Things Old and Some Things New

  • Western Sky Studio 2525 Eighth Street Berkeley, CA 94710 United States (map)

"Some Things Old and Some Things New"; our 30th anniversary concert will consist of two revivals and two premiers.

The revivals are "Water" and "Earth" from a suite of dances choreographed in the 1980's and "The Second Half of Joy". First performed in 1999, this piece is a reflection on growing older and the stages of life.

Most exciting are the new dances.

"The White Stork" was inspired by a visit to The White Stork Synagogue, in Wroclaw, Poland, newly restored after falling into ruins after World War II and which is now a symbol of renewal for the community.

“Composition XII” was inspired by an exhibit of paintings by Vassily Kandinsky seen during a trip to New York City when the company performed at a celebration of the Centennial of the birth of Ruth’s teacher Erick Hawkins. It is a reflection on the great revolutionary artists of the twentieth century, and while it is ‘abstract’, it is an expression of the joy and delight of moving.

We hope you'll join us to celebrate this milestone, and share in the completion of the circle of performers and audience, dancers and watchers, which is what it's all about.

Earlier Event: February 25
Some Things Old and Some Things New
Later Event: July 21
Creative Body Alignment Workshop