Dancers take control in Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Velocity

Dancers take control in Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Velocity

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement In the new Decidedly Jazz Danceworks production Velocity, dancers will play giant bass strings that have been strewn across the stage. They will engage in a “sensual” battle where they use their cymbals as shields. In another scene, a trumpet comes to life in a meditative piece that touches on death; in yet another segment, a bird takes flight.In short, there’s a lot going on in Velocity, offering a celebration of movement and sound and the exploration of deep themes. But it’s also important to note that the above performances only represent a fraction of what the show will offer. Those four pieces are the ones choreographed or co-choreographed by Catherine Hayward, a 11-season veteran of Decidedly Jazz and the artistic director for this particular show. Velocity will also feature six more pieces choreographed by the other six dancers of the company.“For someone who is less familiar with going to dance shows, the great thing is there is a variety,” says Hayward. “The show runs just over an hour. So in that time, you’re going to get a sense of 10 different ideas which can be really exciting for a new audience member. And for someone more seasoned, I think in these dances there are deeper layers for someone who has seen many dance performances to dive in deeper, where they can look for those layers or look for those nuances or shifts that the choreographer was after within their short piece.” Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Each piece will have its own style, dynamics and rhythm with choreography informed by a wide variety of influences, Hayward says.READ MORE Twitterlast_img

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