Monday, July 7, 2008

Colima Performance

The performance last night was gorgeous!

The company looked great and the Colima dancers whom we set Images from the Embers on were amazing! Such a special evening with a warm large audience! The work looked amazing on the large stage and Maja did a great lighting job while Kevin ran our DVD projections flawlessly. I was especially moved by watching Fractures, Khaybet and Hyphen last night. It is such a gift to be able to watch the company from the wings, they are all so generous to each other and so professional.

After the show a dance scholar and I had a wonderful conversation about Michio Ito's work in Tiajuana with the Japanese community there in the 1930's. It was a wonderfully unexpected connection.

Lynn Roche who put this whole project together, attended the performance all the way from Guadalajara. She made all the dancers feel welcome. She also eloquently reinforced the fact that dance has the capacity to bridge communities all over the world. We are deeply moved by the fine artists we met in Colima and we will undoubtedly have lasting ties to this vibrant community.

Off to Gaudalara in the morning, but happily we attend a folkloric dance rehearsal this evening and we will be able to say goodbye to many of our new friends there.
More soon!

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