ThIStHaT ShoW No. 4 and No. 5 Showcases New & Recent Dance Works
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The last date listed for ThIStHaT ShoW No. 4 and No. 5 was Saturday January 21, 2012 / 8:00pm (ThIStHaT ShoW No. 5).
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Dancer/choreographer/producer Daniel McCusker has been showcasing his dance and dance-like “discoveries” since the spring of 2008. Each year the showcases have become more daring and the audience capacity has burst at the seams to the point that it has become necessary to move to a larger venue and to expand his ThIStHaT ShoWs into a two-weekend extravaganza.
To break the mold even further, his annual spring affair is now in the height of winter, with ThIStHaT ShoW No. 4 and No. 5 poised to pay a warm tribute to many of the kindred spirits who figure in McCusker’s lively artistic world. McCusker is keen on investigating the true nature of dance and performance. The work that interests him the most is formal, very structure-based, making deliberate choices regarding its structural components. This formality serves to mediate any narrative elements so that the full meaning of the work can be revealed.
McCusker’s quest to discover this true nature by way of structure doesn’t always play out, but as many of his fans have come to realize, the exciting part is when it does indeed play out. And they happen to be there when it all comes together. The yearly showcase has become a huge success, critically and otherwise, and is a much anticipated not-to-be-missed annual celebration for all lovers (and soon-to-be lovers) of local dance.