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Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza

Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza

One of Mexico's most accomplished contemporary dancers and choreographers, Tania Pérez-Salas brings her company of twelve men and women for its Kennedy Center debut.

  • Friday, January 18, 2008 - Saturday, January 19, 2008
  • Terrace Theater
  • TBA
  • $36.00
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About

Known widely in Mexico and Europe for extravagant, sensual theatrics and their director's talent for visually arresting movement and ideas, the alluring Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza is unparalleled in the world of Mexican contemporary dance.
 
The New York Times declares Pérez-Salas's choreography is possessed of an "intense theatricality," and the Boston Globe says her work has a "searing brilliance." Founded in 1994, the company makes its Kennedy Center debut with a mixed repertory program of works that stem from real-life experiences and are nourished by a love of literature, movies, visual arts, and philosophy.

The Hours (2001)
A sensual feast of music, video, and lush staging, The Hours is inspired by Michael Cunningham's novel of the same name. Set to a score featuring Vivaldi, Lully, and Brejovic, the piece examines femininity and the bonds between women.
 
Anabiosis (2000)
Inspired by Octavio Paz's Amor y Erosmo, la Llama Doble (Love and Eroticism, the Double Flame), this dance examines the healing nature of love against the background of a chaotic world. Note: This work contains nudity.
 
The Waters of Forgetfulness (1998)
Stark, beautiful dance on a stage filled with water. The lighting and music combine for a magical effect and unforgettably beautiful images.
 
"Mexico's peerless Tania Pérez-Salas is a revelation as a beautiful, energetic dancer, and creator of deeply moving and emotive works."
--Le Progress Lyon
 
"Virtuosic moves are tossed off with an easy, unforced athleticism, often with a saucy edge or a jazzy inflection. Yet they can just as quickly dissolve into puddles of molten steel, quivering, oozing, and sliding."
--The Boston Globe

Performance Plus: Post-performance discussion on Friday, January 18, FREE with your performance ticket.

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