November 22 (Saturday 8 pm) & November 23 (Sunday 7 pm) $12 [students 2 for 1]

"intimate stage" features duo LastLeg Into Flight Time & soloist Joan Laage

& special Sunday-only appearance of San Francisco music duo Faun Fables

Helen Thorsen and Mary Cutrera premiere the dance theater piece "Chimera (My Evil Twin)." Engaging in a playful power struggle that turns dark, the performers create a compact and kinky world driven by attraction, repulsion, food and the 7 deadly sins.

In their latest incarnation choreographers Helen Thorsen and Mary Cutrera are LastLeg Into Flight Time. Their work has been shown at the Seattle International Butoh Festival, Bumbershoot, the Seattle Fringe Theater Festival, Cirque de Broadway, 12 Minutes Max, ArtsEdge, the Islewild Arts Festival, Choreofest, Luscious gallery and various site specific environments and venues in Seattle and Chicago. Fellow collaborators have included composer Tucker Martine and video artist Rhoda Evans. Next month Cutrera's solo work will be produced by the Crispin Spaeth Dance Group.

 

 

"...in the hands of choreographers Thorsen and Cutrera movement is nothing short of liquid on stage... a mind expanding pageant of fabric, color, sound and light that speaks of birth, freedom, struggle, violence, sexuality,sensuality and ultimately the interconnectedness of all female experiences." Seattle PI

Photos by Herbert Shepard

 

 

Artistic Director of Dappin' Butoh Joan Laage performs a new solo, A Breath Away, inspired by Monet's Water Lilies, an impressionistic dreamy piece viewed through video projections. Sunday's music will be performed live by Faun Fables. Joan was a featured performer and teacher at the first New York Butoh Festival last month.

FAUN FABLES (Sunday only)

"McCarthy and Frykdahl offer one of the most stunning discs of the year: MOTHER TWILIGHT, a collection of songs inspired by McCarthy's 1997 solo trek through Europe. The album resounds with clear, cool numbers that seem to rove wonderously through the mountain pines at dusk....The simplicity of Faun Fables' music is deceptive; it acts as a modest backdrop for the endlessly complex worlds embodied in McCarthy's every vocalization." [SF Weekly, July 2001] In 1998, Dawn began collaborating with Nils Frykdahl (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), an Oakland-based performer whose work she'd respected in a theatrical rock show. They created shows that added dance, puppetry and theater to Faun Fables' experimental balladry.

Photograph courtesy of Faun Fables [www.faunfables.net]