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Four-Headed Dance Monster Comes to Highways

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Photo of Kristen Smiarowski by Derrick Bruce, courtesy of the artist

With a press release that begins with "a South Korean, an Indonesian and two Jews walk into Highways Performance Space," locally-based Kiha Lee, Sri Susilowati, Keith Glassman andKristen Smiarowksitake over the intimate Santa Monica theater to premiere new dances April 10-12 at 8:30 pm. Known around town, nationally and internationally for making work that transcends the limitations of "eye candy," each of these dancemakers will present a thought-provoking thematic investigation with movement at its core. The award-winning modern dance choreographers have created new works that they claim reside in the present while maintaining subtle-to-overt connections to a cultural past. There's original music by Paul Humphreys, a rose petal set design, references to literary sources (the Mahabarata and "The Key Game"), Mexican corrido music and performers from teenagers to folks who could be their grandparents.

The second in a series of monster attacks, the first Four Headed Dance occurred in June 2006 at the same theater. Whether they will continue has yet to be determined. But, worth checking out!

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Four Headed Dance II
HIghways Performance Space
Thursday-Saturday April 10-12 @ 8:30 pm
Reservations 310-315-1459
Tickets $20/$15