Published : Friday, September 6, 2019 | 3:25 PM
Nancy Evans Dance Theatre (NEDT), Pasadena’s modern dance theatre company presents its tenth annual evening-length repertory concert, Works 2019: Celebrating 10 Years and Counting, on Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 20th at 4:00 p.m., and a Free open dress rehearsal for the neighboring community on Friday, October 18, 2019 at ARC (A Room to Create) in Pasadena.
NEDT will showcase choreography and performances by NEDT’s 7-member critically-acclaimed repertory company followed by a Q & A with the performers after the Saturday evening performance. NEDT will celebrate the company’s tenth anniversary with an evening of new work including a collaborative multimedia piece created by the full company that will transport the audience into a darkly funny world of 6 leggy women and their pants, a tango-inspired dive into various states of sleep, a solo work inspired by Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath choreographed and performed by Nancy Evans Doede, and Episode 8, a new work by Germany-based choreographer Nikolaos Doede that confronts an ever-growing fear of succumbing to media influence.
For the first time NEDT will be presenting a piece with a multimedia component that introduces shadow puppetry, stop motion animation and film inspired by the great story tellers who brought us silent films. Like dance, this art form does not require spoken words to be understood and enjoyed by audiences across cultures and generations. Executive director Jenn Logan said of the collaboration, “This is an exciting challenge for us as a group. We’re tapping into the vast talents that our company members bring from their work outside the dance studio.” Logan adds, “We’re immensely fortunate to work with these artists.”
Asked about the 10 year milestone Nancy explains, “Over the last ten years, what began as a creative dream for me has grown into a multi-faceted reality; a collective group has become a family; one voice has blossomed into a choir. NEDT is still as committed to its initial mission statement, and has revised and refined it: we are a dance theatre company that is driven to create works that express our common, and sometimes uncommon, humanity. I am proud that we are a generational company, and celebrate the experiences that living has given us to bring depth and humor to our musings. I’m excited and very curious to see where we are going in the next ten years!”
Following the Sunday, October 20th performance NEDT’s board of directors will host a small reception with food and wine and an opportunity to meet and mingle with the dancers.
Tickets are $25 General admission, $20 for students and seniors/drc. To purchase tickets, go to www.nancyevansdancetheatre.com/store/works2019.
ARC (A Room to Create) is located at 1158 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena.
About Nancy Evans Dance Theatre
Nancy Evans Dance Theatre is a modern-based company established in 2009 under the Artistic Direction of Nancy Evans Doede. The company has accumulated a varied and extensive repertory since its inception, including choreography not only from its artistic director, Nancy Evans Doede, but also from its dancers and guest artists. NEDT has produced WORKS 2010-2018 and Friends/Family/Dance/Festival 2011-2015.5. Nancy Evans Dance Theatre has performed in various festivals, including the 4th-7th Annual Pasadena Dance Festivals, TriArt Festival, MixMatch, Awakenings & Beginnings, ArtNight Pasadena, AdaptFest, ArtBark International’s Show and Tell Series and TURF, SpectorDance Choreographer’s Showcase, and has been a guest company at Moorpark College’s Motion Flux concert and Jacksonville Dance Theatre. NEDT is committed to share stories through movement that expose us as imperfect, vulnerable, sometimes ludicrous… human. For without art, we are incomplete. For more information, visit http://www.nancyevansdancetheatre.com