Works 2017 will feature 3 premiere works by company members Ashleigh Doede, Jenn Logan, and artistic director Nancy Evans Doede.
TERRITORIES, a premiere work by Nancy Evans Doede explores the boundaries between people—some territorial, some cultural, circumstantial or self-imposed. “As an artist, I cannot be ignorant of or indifferent to changes in the social and political environment of my community and the world at large. I must respond.” Acknowledging that fear is the common factor that keeps human beings from erasing the lines that separate us, Nancy uses the medium of dance theatre to provide an opportunity for the audience to experience not only turmoil, but possibility—inviting them to become part of the solution. Doede explains, “TERRITORIES is pro-humanity piece. Though it sheds light on the negative and desperate sides of how boundaries of land and thought divide us from one another, I ultimately choose to reach for hope.”
Also on the program are new works choreographed by company members. Using artistic director Doede's road sign prompt, Ashleigh Doede created SLIP, a journey from calculated steps to total abandon—an arc of exploration in movement and emotion, inspired by the sign "slippery when wet." Jenn Logan used "right turn only" as a basis for the movement and narrative in AUTOMATA.
MAY 20 AT 8PM & MAY 21 AT 4PM
ARC (A Room to Create) 1158 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
Following the Sunday, May 21st performance NEDT’s board of directors will host a gala reception with food, wine, silent auction and an opportunity to meet and mingle with the dancers.