Tania Pérez Salas Compañia De Danza Comes to Center for the Arts

Posted: September 28, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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The unifying theme of Tania Pérez-Salas’s choreography is the attempt, through powerful and compelling imagery, to create empathy between the performers and the audience. Her dance company will demonstrate this in a performance at the Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m.

With her work, “The Waters of Forgetfulness,” the stage is transformed into a shallow pool – a mirror for the dancers’ languid and sensual movement. In “Anabiosis,” Pérez-Salas takes the visionary and evocative writings of Octavio Paz and an eclectic score and presents the audience with an intimate look at life’s most powerful emotion: love.

Pérez-Salas’s choreography, while owing to the influence of classical ballet, is possessed of an “intense theatricality,” according to the New York Times. It is these theatrical elements that conjure an image of a film unspooling as the athletic troupe practices its highly technical and uninhibited movement language.

The company formed in 1994. It performs a full season at home in Mexico and tours extensively to major festivals worldwide, including Festival Oriente Occidente in Italy and City Center Fall Dance Festival in New York. Pérez-Salas’s choreography is performed by her own company and by the National Dance Company of Mexico.

An artistic discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the hall’s Grand Tier. Please note that some scenes contain brief nudity.

Tickets are $36, $28 and $18. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

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