Stuart Theater
Catherine Bryan Dill Center For The Performing Arts
Brown University
77 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
May 1 thru 3, 2003 at 8pm
May 4 3pm & 8pm
Tickets: 14.00 general/10.00 Brown staff and senior citizens/5.00 students
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BATTLE'S BIBLE...Robert Battle's rules for choreographers's from Dance Spirit Online



Stuart Theatre
77 Waterman Street
Providence RI
The annual Brown Dance Ensemble's Spring Concert is a blend of guest, resident and student choreographers with highlights that include the work of Robert Battle and Anne-Alex Packard performed by Brown's innovative and dynamic dance ensembles. Resident choreographer Michelle Bach-Coulibaly is the producer for this event.

Pieces include Song of Miria, by Annamaura Silverblatt and set to an original score by Andrea Higgins with text byRabbi Ruth Sohn. The piece is a feminist perspective of the Jewishexodus from Egypt, led by Miriam, sister choreographed by Aaron and Moses.

Michelle Bach-Coulibaly's new West African ballet, Sewadon, features live drumming and singing by Troupe BaDenya and is set on Brown's own New Works, World Traditions Dance Troupe. Another piece choreographed by Bach-Coulibaly is an excerpt from her new Movement Opera, Flamma Flamma, with a score by Nicholas Lens. This piece explores sacred unions, consecration, and fire.

Rush Hour was choreographed by Robert Battle when he first arrived in New York City from Miami. Set to an original score by John Mackey, this driving and powerful piece captures the frenetic energy of urban life.

Angels in the Attic (1986) by Anne-Alex Packard, is a delightful romp through the attic of the imagination. Set to an original score by Kevin Packard, a diverse group of characters inhabit Packard's world of whimsy, quirkiness and the unexpected.

Solo guest performance artist Yin Mei will present /Asunder, which explores notions of love - the effects of ihs presence and absence and the consequences of its pursuit and loss. Her work has been described by Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times as a "richly layered" work of "stunning clarity". Yin Mei will be performing on Thursday and Friday nights only.

Student choreographers round out the program with a piece by Kyle Shepard. He will be presenting a new work for eleven dancers set to Beethoven's Appasionata sonata. The work explores different aspects of relationships and communication incorporating explorations of partnering and improvisation. Hentyle Yapp has choreographed a piece which connects the personal to the political as five dancers work against and with each other to portray their self-struggles. Xhad Ebesutani has choreographed a breakdance sure to get your feet moving!

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