A World Premiere Collaboration @ PSI Theatre, Raleigh [from 15 to 16 June]

A World Premiere Collaboration

15 - 16
19:00 - 20:00

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PSI Theatre
120 Morris St, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Closing their 3rd season in NC, ShaLeigh Dance Works presents E Pluribus Unum II, a world premiere collaboration with Elizabeth Corbett and Alejandro Santoyo June 15 & 16, 2018 at The Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theatre.

ShaLeigh Dance Works unveils the world premiere of E Pluribus Unum II, the company’s first collaborative project with acclaimed soloist, international guest artist and former Forsythe dancer Elizabeth Corbett. The work builds from Comerford’s nine year relationship with Corbett as her teacher, choreographer and mentor. Both decided to create their own separate works in different locations from a singular script that Corbett developed based on the Laban cube. The title of the work implies the oneness out of many as a response to both the polarization we have felt as a nation as well as how the courageous process of creation unites us.

International composer and pianist Alejandro Santoyo also joined Comerford to develop an original score for the work. Santoyo will perform live while utilizing the composition developed from the movement’s organizational principles that allow for moments of improvisation. Working collaboratively, Corbett, Comerford and Santoyo challenge the traditional distinction between choreographer, composer and dancer, using their methodology to question hierarchy, authorship and disciplinary boundaries.

E Pluribus Unum II is choreographed by Artistic Director ShaLeigh Comerford in collaboration with Elizabeth Corbett and ShaLeigh Dance Works’ Company members. Original score is created and performed by Alejandro Santoyo.

“I was excited by the challenge of working in this new way with my dancers and by honing in on the emotive potential of architectural thinking. I’m certain that this is just the beginning of many more collaborative projects we will do together.” — ShaLeigh Comerford, Artistic Director

E Pluribus Unum II will be staged at Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theatre on the Upper Level of the Durham Arts Council just beyond Semans Gallery at 120 Morris Street. Located in Downtown Durham, NC, the building is at the corner of Morris and Morgan Streets directly behind the Carolina Theatre and Marriott Hotel Civic Center. There is public parking available at and around the Durham Arts Council. These parking areas are owned by the City of Durham and managed by Central Parking System. Durham Arts Council has no control or responsibility for these parking areas. For directions and more information, please visit durhamarts.org

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