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TRUTH @ REDCAT

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Acclaimed New York choreographer John Jasperse brings his five member company to REDCAT this week for a handful of performances of his newest evening length dance theater work. Presenting the west coast premiere of Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking, and Flat-Out Lies, the work includes a score composed by Hahn Rowe and played live by the string quartet (with electronics) called ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble).

As clearly indicated in the title, Truth plays with the distinction between reality and illusion and with fact and fantasy, The artist asks us to examine what we believe, what we don't believe, and why we do or don't accept an assertion as veritably factual. In what is described in promotional materials as a collage of witty and meticulously devised juxtapositions of dance, performance and music, the piece "explores a panoply of heresies, radical ideas, delusional thoughts--and just plain nonsense."