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November Dances 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012
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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

November Dances is the Duke Dance Program's Fall concert. Featuring choreographic works by faculty and students. Duke alum and guest faculty for Fall 2012, Jessi Knight Walker will be performing I Mind, a solo excerpt from Eurydice Descended, a collaborative work based on 13 sketches on the theme of Eurydice by poet Christina Knight. Set somewhere between present-day Brooklyn and the City of the Dead, Eurydice awakens to an unfamiliar space and begins a journey of exploration through Haitian funeral imagery, electronic music, and drag culture. Ava LaVonne Vinesett and Cici Stevens ¿Reaching Into the Before-Time¿ presents the second installation of a work conceived by Ava LaVonne Vinesett and Cici Stevens. This piece celebrates the lives and honors the passing of those who created a way forward/ out/ into new territory/ new lands/ new ways of thinking. With dance, song and music, Andrea E. Woods has restaged, ¿i got wings,¿ a SOULOWORKS Company work for seven spirited dancers. ¿In addition Woods will be performing a new solo created in collaboration with Ava Vinesett.Tyler Walters will present a work from his Ballet Repertory class.¿ Also included will be student works by Maurice Dowell and Alexandra Sansosti (duet) and Lindsay Larre.