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Everett Dance Theatre
Home Movies

SEPTEMBER 10,11,17,18,24 & 25
OCTOBER 1 & 2, 2004
Carriage House
7 Duncan Avenue
Providence, RI 02906


"Everett Dance Theatre creates surprisingly funny full-length treatments of big, provocative themes." The New Yorker

"A spirit of intelligent fun permeates the work." Gus Solomons Jr, Dance Magazine



Everett Dance Theatre
Carriage House
7 Duncan Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Sep 10,11,17,18,24,25, 2004
& Oct 1,2, 2004
Time: 8pm
Price: $15.00
Tickets: 401-831-9479


EVERETT DANCE WEBSITE
Everett Dance Theatre returns to the Carriage House Stage in Providence, Rhode Island on September 10 thru October 2 to perform their latest evening length work, Home Movies. Following their Providence premiere, they will tour to New York City in October, and to other locations throughout the United States throughout the 2004/2005 season.

Using dance, theater, song and video, Home Movies intertwines compelling images and poignant moments with humor and light and playful movement. Five dancers, four families, four distinct neighborhoods and a myriad of stories coexist on the stage, swirling around and intersecting with each other. "In my house, everyone was welcome...no one was welcome...few friends were welcome....even my Mom's IMH patients were welcome...In my house, a custom was to... give thanks before eating.... practice ballet in the kitchen...take off your shoes before entering...give baby Jesus a straw for his crib." With nuance and clarity, Everett brings their multiple stories to life on one stage.

Home Movies is a deeply layered piece that explores the American family as it exists today. Company members delved deeply into their own families, their own stories, and identified intimate, diverse experiences with universal threads. Drawing on its multi-cultural make-up, the company explores loss, perseverance, and the life events that define us. From childhood memories of the day Santa didn't come, to the moment of realization that Dad couldn't protect you from the world, Home Movies weaves a story that will resonate with everyone.


Everett Dance Theatre is a multiracial, intergenerational company nationally recognized for its interdisciplinary concert works. Everett's works have toured to sites such as Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob's Pillow, Spoleto Festival, and the Walker Center for the Arts. Everett received the Jabez Gorham Award for 'Unwavering Commitment to Excellence' (1992); a Bessie, New York's Dance Choreography and Creator Award (1996) for its Body of Work concert; The First Annual Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts (1997); the Meeting Street Center's Visionary Award for an Outstanding Level of Concern and Commitment for Rhode Island's Children and Adults with Disabilities (1997); and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Award (2000). Artistic Director Dorothy Jungels has received four Choreographers Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Rhode Island Foundation Fellowship, and four Fellowships from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Everett's educational programming has received the City of Providence Citizens Citation for Outstanding Youth Program (1995) and recognized three times by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Coming Up Taller Awards.

Home Movies is a co-commissioning project by Contemporary Dance Theatre, Dance Theater Workshop, New World Theater, and the National Performance Network Creation Fund. The Creation Fund is sponsored by the Doris Duke charitable Foundation and Philip Morris Companies.

Support for the creation of Home Movies was provided by the LEF Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Performance Network, Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Home Movies' 2004 - 2005 tour is supported by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Ford Foundation.




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