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SummerStage: Liberation Dance Theater / Jamal Jackson Dance Company
Friday, July 20, 2012
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Liberation Dance Theater (LDT) preserves and celebrates the heritage of jazz, traditional folklore, and the pulse of street culture to create physical narratives for themes relating to identity, communal responsibility, and spirituality. Since 2007, LDT has been pushing the boundaries of socio-political art through performance, arts education, and cultural exchange. LDT has been seen nationally, regionally, and internationally including: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Alvin Ailey Citi-Group Theater, and Joe’s Pub DanceNOW Festival. Artistic Director/Founder, Jacinta Vlach was awarded “Best Emerging Artist” by the SF Bay Guardian Readers Poll 2010 and SF WEEKLY says Liberation Dance “jettisons the neutral ground of conventional dance for more provocative terrain.”
The company will premiere Love and Money: Egypt to New York, a new work that explores the great intangible known as “love.” In a series of chapters beginning with Cleopatra’s reign in Egypt and ending in present day New York City, Love and Money addresses the impact money and social status has on the sanctity of love.
Jamal Jackson Dance Company (JJDC) was founded with the purpose of fusing various traditional African dance styles with modern and hip-hop techniques while incorporating diverse musical styles in order to create a technique that is relevant to a diverse community of Americans. Through the company’s signature style, which is characterized by looseness in the arms, hips and spine, fast footwork, and a constant bounce, the choreography weaves together to tell stories that redefine ideas of community and blur divisive lines, while still celebrating the beauty of individual cultures. Footprints From My Head’s Rhythm is a direct representation of the choreographic themes at the core of JJDC with each piece exploring a different aspect of reconciling the need for people to maintain individuality while being accepted into a community.
Jamal Jackson Dance Company will be premiering a new work. Check back for updates!
Master Class 7 – 8pm: Company members of Jamal Jackson Dance Company will teach energetic, full-body movement that flows fluidly between West African, Hip Hop and Modern dance techniques.
Event website: http://www.liberationdancetheater.org
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