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Alaska in Downtown
photo courtesy of the artist
This Thursday through Saturday, award winning Argentine choreographer Diana Szeinblum is bringing four performers to REDCAT to present "Alaska" in its theater below Disney Hall. In her promotional material, Buenos Aires-based Szeinblum calls the work a "container of memories where everything that has not been said regarding a personal experience is kept." With original music by Ulises Conti for piano and viola and a physical language Szeinblum calls "extreme," the performers "desperately . . . seek to arrive at that state of the past."
REDCAT calls this season one of artistic risk and the theater's short history supports that description in many ways. The choreographer, who has trained with Pina Bausch and Susanne Linke in Germany, brings the work to town for its local premiere. For those who love dance, this is worth checking out, to be sure. Below is a video interview with Szeinblum about "Alaska."
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