YS Dance hits the Antioch Foundry stage this weekend
- Published: February 11, 2015
The YS Dance group presents the annual Yellow Springs Community Dance Concert’s first performance at the newly refurbished Antioch College Foundry Theater this weekend. The performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13 and 14. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors, with Antioch College students admitted free.
This year’s event will feature an eclectic range of dance styles — including street dance, belly dance, modern dance, folk and jazz, among others — performed by local dancers with various levels of expertise and experience. Some pieces include “Our American Skin” created by event co-founder Valerie Blackwell-Truitt as a statement against racism and set to Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots);” “Roses Have Thorns,” a piece by Marybeth Wolf about violence against women and set to Croatian vocal music; “Chair Dancin,” a trio by Jill Becker choreographed for the 1933 classic, “Let’s Fall in Love,” and “Rosas Danst Roses” (“We Dance Ourselves”) by Melissa Heston for the “Fabuleus Rosas Remix Project,” an international re-staging of the modern dance first presented in Belgium in 1983 and described by a New York Times critic as “ a mesmerizing, exploration in synchronicity, patterning and rhythm.”
Other choreographers and groups represented in the concert will be Greta Hill, Leslie Dworkin, Victoria Walters, Tricia Gelmini, Savanna Amos and the Egyptian Breeze belly dance troupe. Co-producers of the event are Thomas, Wolf and Heston, with help from Becker and Laryssa Ingebo.
For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 937-901-0344 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.