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Dimensions Dance Theater: 50th Anniversary Season
October 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15 – $50
Dimensions Dance Theater will celebrate its 50th anniversary with performances of new works by company collaborators laura elaine ellis and Nimely Napla. One of the country’s longest- standing dance companies, DDT at 50 boasts a history of artistic innovation and collaboration, culture keeping and deep community connection that has made it an internationally revered model arts organization for half a century.
The performances feature the premieres of ellis’ ruminations. [re]visited. and Napla’s Dai Zoe Bush — The Breaking of the Poro & Sande Bush.
Choreographer laura elaine ellis was commissioned in 2019 by Dimensions Dance Theater and collaborated with its members to create ruminations. [re]visited. During the pandemic, ruminations. [re]visited. became a film project, ruminations., in June of 2021 co-directed by ellis and film-maker Desiree Galvez featuring the members of Dimensions Dance Theater with text by poets Jordon E. Dabney and Atiya Ziyad.
Nimely Napla, former director of the Liberian National Cultural Troupe, has collaborated with Dimensions Dance Theater to create Dai Zoe Bush — The Breaking of the Poro & Sande Bush, based in the ceremonial dance rhythms of the Vai and Gola people from Liberia’s remote Grand Cape Mount County. The work incorporates African American cultural practices with Liberian storytelling.