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Johannes Wieland’s “one hundred thousand”


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.

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