Dance when you’re broken open.
Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance, when you’re perfectly free.
– Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks
If you’re looking for performance that exemplifies Rumi’s wild abandon, this month Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will be presenting a dance you won’t want to miss. For the final performance of artistic director Charlotte Boye-Christensen, and the company’s final countdown before their 50th anniversary season, guest choreographer Johannes Wieland has not so much ‘set’ his “one hundred thousand” on the company, as co-created it with them.
Read the article in the April 2013 edition of 15 Bytes.