An evening-length kinetic poem about truth and compassion in these difficult times, Aroundtown is about finding intimacy, joy and love when our daily lives are bombarded by hate, lies, cruelty and violence. It is about listening generously to what we don’t want to hear, so we can move forward with the enemy, the other, ourselves. Accompanied by a constellation of original electric folk songs performed live, Aroundtown’s dancers leave nothing behind – propelling themselves onto the stage with earnest and gorgeous abandon. The work premiered at the Bates Dance Festival in summer 2017 and was presented as part of the BAM Next Wave Festival in November 2017.
Founded in 1987, David Dorfman Dance (DDD) has promoted the appreciation and critical understanding of dance by realizing the creation of new works by choreographer David Dorfman and his artistic collaborators. In advocating his mission “to get the whole world dancing,” Dorfman’s work has enjoyed broad and diverse audiences nationally and internationally. Dorfman creates dance that seeks to de-stigmatize the notion of accessibility and interaction in post-modern dance by embracing audiences with visceral, meaningful dance, music and text. By sustaining a vision to create innovative, inclusive, movement-based performance that is radically humanistic, DDD maintains a core commitment to examine and unearth issues and ideas that enliven, incite, and excite audiences in dialogue and debate about social change and a myriad of other topics.
In co-presentation with Colorado Springs’ Ormao Dance Company and the UCCS Theatre & Dance Program, DDD will perform Aroundtown in the Shockley-Zalabak Theater on February 13th. Don’t miss this acclaimed dance group's empathy, humor, and bombastic physicality, presented with original music, text, and visuals as part of the Artist Series’ first full season. Tickets are still available here.