Dance by Sharon Mansur and Naoko Maeshiba at Dance Place
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Pacific Northwest Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre meet Band of Horses for an evening of dance and indie rock under the stars at Filene Center, an outdoor amphitheater located at America's National Park for the Performing Arts. Pacific Northwest Ballet screens its world-premiere piece filmed in Olympic National Park, featuring the choreography of Andrew Bartee and the music of Portland electronic band the Chromatics. Seattle indie rockers Band of Horses (Grammy nominees for Infinite Arms) play an intimate, acoustic set, and Oregon Ballet Theatre performs Robust American Love, choreographed by Trey McIntyre and set to the music of Seattle indie folk band Fleet Foxes. Learn More
Naoko Maeshiba and Sharon Mansur present an evening of visually rich, physically charged performances through the blend of movement, theatre, and improvisation, embodying ongoing themes of identity and the human condition.*
- Naoko Maeshiba/Kibism presents a solo and an ensemble piece:
Paraffin (an excerpt): Inspired by the timeless quality of paraffin paper and Kobo Abe’s “The Woman in the Dunes”, Maeshiba’s ensemble piece. Paraffin is a dance theatre that investigates the subliminal forces of formulas that affect our body and mind. In the sensual and fiery landscape, body reveals ‘unspeakables’ and ‘invisibles,’ shedding light on the deep and dark places of our souls. Paraffin takes you through an exquisite and hypnotic landscape charged with intense physicality.
Maeshiba’s new solo, Face of Another captures a sense of displacement and search for eternity in nothingness. Fluctuating on the boundary between reality and illusion, the familiar and the unknown, the past and the present, and life and death, the delicate balance tips and breaks into each other, revealing the origin of loneliness, desire, and fear in her body.
Multi-media dance and improvisation artist Sharon Mansur will share two works: __
semblance__ is a series of glimpses, intimate and often startling musings on the elusive nature of feminine identity, featuring Sharon Mansur, Erica Rebollar, Marcy Schlissel and Ginger Wagg as well as six undergraduate students from the University of Maryland. The development of semblance is supported by a University of Maryland Creative and Performing Arts Award.
Through an evocative multi-media environment of movement, photos, and video here/there…(for one) is an improvisational solo directed and performed by Sharon Mansur that contemplates the human figure in relation to landscape, mingling presence and absence in relation to one woman’s sense of place in the world.