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SOULSKIN DANCE: CLOSER
November 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on November 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm
SOULSKIN DANCE presents its 8th season and the West Coast Premiere of CLOSER, a dance film about relationships in a time of isolation, and the live work-in-progress, THE AWAKENING, part disco celebration and part prayer.
Following its upcoming October premiere at Aspen Fringe Festival, SOULSKIN presents the West Coast premiere of the new dance film, CLOSER, created by SOULSKIN Dance Artistic Director and Choreographer Adrianna Thompson in collaboration with SOULSKIN Resident filmmaker Jaco Strydom. CLOSER was created over seven months during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when intimacy and physical connection was seen as particularly dangerous and even forbidden, and our isolation has been exacerbated by a growing political divide in our nation.
Also on the program is the work in progress, THE AWAKENING, which is both a celebration and a prayer: a prayer to sow the seeds of reconciliation and compassion in a time of division.
These performances feature SOULSKIN dance artists ArVejon Jones, Barbara Koch, Margot Lena, Andrea McGinnis, Alejandra Preciado, Sophia Rumasuglia, Robert “Buddy” Valdez and Adonis Martin.