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LOSTWAX in REST/LESS
MARCH 4 & 5, 2005
Price: $8
Information and tickets: 401-831-9479
Website: www.lostwax.org
Jamie Jewett's REST/LESS dramatizes a dance-world composed of life's fleeting fragments, shards of stories which literally make the maps we travel by. Set on an interactive grid of wind, music and poetry, five dancers discover and embrace this windswept landscape, their movement illuminating intimate stories, their small phrases adding up to a journey. Based on a text by Thalia Field, REST/LESS displays dance and technology at its most lyrical. And the audience can play on it too!

EVERETT DANCE THEATRE presents THE SCIENCE PROJECT
MARCH 18,19,26,30 & APRIL 1,2, 2005
Price: $15
Information and tickets: 401-831-9479
"They balanced on seesaws, set pendulums swaying, dropped weights from ladders, slid cups down chutes and let balls roll over their bodies...That science can be terrifying as well as exhilarating became evident when the dancers recited texts by and about Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the atomic scientist who confessed that he was appalled by the forces he helped unleash. Therefore when members of the cast streched out on a bed of nails and mopped and whipped the floor, it was impossible to tell if they were engaged in additional experiments or performing acts of contrition." The New York Times. More about this performance

RE-VERSE
with BIG NAZO and Everett's Comedy Improv

730pm MARCH 25, 2005
Price: $5
Information and tickets: 401-831-9479
Join Everett Dance Theatre and their accomplished mentor students for Comedy Improv that captures the moment. Followed by big skits with the big creatures of Big Nazo. Then watch as creatures and improv comedians interact, bringing their two worlds together. And bring your instrument, tap shoes, poem, dance - because the evening ends with an open stage format.

THOMAS DeFRANTZ in MONK'S HOOD
8pm APRIL 15 & 16, 2005
Price: $15
Information and tickets: 401-831-9479
Monk's Mood: A Performance Meditation on the Life and Music of Thelonious Monk uses tap to tell the story of the iconic African American bebop composer. DeFrantz uncovers the generative improvisational impulse embedded in rhythmic structures, echoing Monk's erratic phrasing and percussive musical attack. Critics describe the results as a 'wall of sound'. Sensor pads respond to DeFrantz's tapping, projecting images and creating sound scores that incorporate Monk's story. DeFrantz uses tap dance to express the terrible isolation and abundant fantasy of the composer's inner life. DeFrantz, an Associate Professor at MIT, has performed with the Boston Pops and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra as well as performing his own works nationally and internationally.

ELIZABETN KEISER'S IGNORant
8pm APRIL 22 & 23, 2005
Price: $15
Information and tickets: 401-831-9479
This original musical comedy by Elizabeth Keiser explores the consequences of ignorance in society. By magnifying reality and embracing the supernatural, IgnorAnt lets us laugh at the absurd, while allowing us to glimpse the dire costs of societal unawareness. Showcasing pedestrian pettiness and glamorizing greed, Keiser's work makes ants of us all. With Keiser's comical characters and Big Nazo's creatures in the mix, IgnorAnt will have you chuckling at human nature.

RE-VERSE
With Thomas DeFrantz, Brian Jones & Everett's Comedy Improv

730pm APRIL 29, 2005
Price: $5
Information and tickets: 401-831-9479
Everett Dance Theatre members and their mentees open the evening with their signature comedy improv. Next, Rhode Island tapper Brian Jones and Boston tapper Thomas DeFrantz show us what they do solo, followed by a little improv duo of their own. DeFrantz and Jones will have a rhythmic conversation that builds to a crescendo. And don't forget your instrument, poem, dance...so you can join in the open stage that follows the presentation.

SOKEO ROS CASE CLOSED
8pm MAY 6 & 7, 2005
Price: $10
Information and tickets: 401-831-9479
Cased Closed combines break dancing, Capoiera, spoken word poetry, and hip-hop dance to create a performance that will burn up the floor and get you out of your seats. Directed by Everett Dance Theatre member Sokeo Ros, Cased Closed performs at festivals and events throughout Rhode Island. For these performances they are joined by Popper Kevin Fabian, winner of the national Usher contest, and Providence street dancer Joey Palmer.

JORDAN FUCHS DANCE COMPANY in NEARLY
8pm MAY 14, 2005
Price: $15
Information and tickets: 401-831-9479
New York based Jordan Fuchs returns to Providence with Nearly, an evening-length piece for five dancers exploring a claustrophobic realm of physical relationships at close quarters. Intentionally limiting the available performance space, Nearly confines the dancers to within the reach of an arm or a leg. Offering the audience dance on an intimate scale, Nearly unveils a near-space realm of surprising nuance and detail, making visible the visceral sensations of movement and blurring the boundaries between touching and not touching, and between nearly and actually.

STEVEN JOBE and THREE DANCES
8pm MAY 20 & 21, 2005
2pm MAY 22, 2005
Price: $15
Information and tickets: 401-831-9479
Minneapolis-based dance company Three Dances has fabulous outfits, quirky characters, and slightly outrageous moves that make lookin' bad look easy. Using a theatrical approach, the company adopts an array of facial and bodily expressions to create a cast of vivid characters that populate their dances. Three Dances will perform a number of pieces including Pretty Pretty Princess, in which post-modern clowning has a sympathetic edge in a pretty but pitiful dance. The music is composed by Rhode Island's own Steven Jobe who collabores with the company. A live band accompanies the dancers.

RE-VERSE
With Alec K. Redfearn, Community MusicWorks and Everett's Improv

730pm MAY 27, 2005
Price: $5
Information and tickets: 401-831-9479
Everett Dance Theatre and their Mentees' comedy Improv is followed by a presentation of Community MusicWork musicians and students. Accordionist/vocalist Alec K. Redfearn then performs an eclectic set of music, featuring an array of guests from Providence's own Baker Street Kollektief, of which he is a charter member. Then, watch as musical improvisation meets theater improv creating an abundance of sounds. And bring your talent as the evening concludes with an open stage session.

PAULA HUNTER and HOI POLLOI
8pm JUNE 3 &4, 2005
Price: $15
Information and tickets: 401-831-9479
Providence-based Paula Hunter and Boston's Hoi Polloi share a weekend of zany storytelling and dance. Hunter, known for her whacky solos, performs Blink, which was created in response to 9/11, and Extinct, featuring Hunter at her most frenetic, covered in stuffed animals she's sewn on to a cute coat one might find on a Talbot's rack. Hoi Polloi will perform Cup Cake and other works. Cup Cake follows a young girl as she suffers through the often-nightmarish ritual of having or giving or wishing for a birthday party. Dance critic Suzanne Carbonneau writes, "[Artistic Director] Rabidoux's choreography is original -fast, furious, deliberately awkward, with a divine sense of homeliness that is at once utterly fierce and utterly dear."

THEATRE EXPANSION with DANCESTRAVAGANZA
8pm JUNE 10 & 11, 2005
Price: $25/$20 students and seniors
Information and tickets: 401-440-5440
Theatre Expansion will perform works choreographed by Tovah Bodner, Nikki Carrara, Joan Merwyn, Tim Rubel, and the Phaze II Dance Company. A reception follows the performance with live music and a raffle, with proceeds benefiting this up-and-coming dance theater company.