Fri-Sat, Apr 5-6, 8pm
Exit Dance delves into the dream world with their performance of "Reverse Retrograde."
Sun, Apr 7, 2pm & 5pm
Joppa Dance Company presents "While We Float" its new spring show!
Sun, April 14
You won't want to grow up either when you see these stunning visual effects and costumes!
Fri-Sat, April 5-6, 8pm
Exit co-founder Cheryl Fisher's new piece delves into the dream world with it's random and disconnected images, mixing humor and terror. Jen Steeves' new work subtly takes on the effects of war and conflict to a beautifully layered piece of music by Kimmo Pohjonen, Kronos Quartet & Samuli Kosminen. Wendy Hamel partners with guest dancer Karl Granoth for a duet exploring impulses that arise from being, (or just feeling), trapped in a space with someone else.
Exit, founded in 1987 by Susan Atwood, Fontaine Dollas Dubus, Cheryl Fisher, Stephen Haley and Linda Lazarro, works collaboratively and shares choreographic duties so that each piece offers a fresh twist on traditional movement. Performers in the April production are: Darlene Doyle, Fontaine Dubus, Nicole Duquette, Karl Granoth, Wendy Hamel, Tricia Piacentini, Edward Speck, Erin Staffierre and Jen Steeves.
Exit's style is deeply rooted in theater techniques, improvisation and collaboration. Founding members wanted the movement to open up past traditional styles in order to allow new ways to express images and stories; to create by being in the body not the head; through imagining not thinking.
Audiences have described Exit's work as innovative, passionate, and authentic. Themes have ranged from interpretations of myths (“Aphrodite”, “The Furies”) to a comical portrayal of desperate characters in a nightclub, (“Bathroom Suite”).
Performing to live music is also one of Exit's trademarks. The company has danced to the tunes of Danny Harrington, Roger Ebacher, Ronnie Earl, The Gospel Unlimited Choir, E.J. Ouellette, Jason Novak and more. Exit performs on the North Shore and in Boston, and opened for Anna Smulowitz' “Terezin”, in Auschwitz, Poland. Exit is also a member of the North Shore Dance Alliance.
Exit is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization located at The Dance Place in Newburyport, MA.
This event is presented by the Firehouse and Exit Dance Theatre.
$16 Students/Seniors/Members • $19 Adults
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