The recent winner of two 2016 Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, including a Special Achievement Award marking the 25th anniversary of the company, Deborah Slater Dance Theater is a veteran member of the Bay Area’s arts community. At the last FURY Factory festival in 2014 the company presented a work-in-progress of Line of Beauty
; DSDT returns this year with “the fourth chapter” in the series, Meditations on the Everyday
. Drawing inspiration from poems by Jane Hirshfield, performed by Patricia Silver of Word for Word, this excerpt is studies of small moments, the poet remembering as she writes and her memories sometime taking issue with what she wants to remember. Original music by Albert Mathias, Lori B. and Fred Frith.
A new work, titled for the TIME BEING
, addresses love over time, quantum physics, falling down and keeping going. Through collaboration, topical research and diverse StoryCorps stories, DSDT explores what sustains life through the inevitable shift from strength to nuance & experience. How do we endure loss, and how are we transfigured?
Every other year foolsFURY produces the FURY Factory festival of ensemble theater – an electrifying gathering of collaborative theater makers from around the country. Events include performances of stellar new works, Raw Materials works in progress series, workshops, multidisciplinary convenings and conversations, and countless opportunities to rub elbows and cross pollinate with artists and audiences members alike.Seeing more than one show in the festival? We have great deals with 3-show ($48) and 5-show ($70) packages!