The lovely weather in Miami these days, the vibrant cultural scene, the ethnically diverse food options -- all are reasons for Alison Chase to jump for joy. After all, it is pretty cold in Maine, where she lives.
But more important than all that: the modern dance giant -- sh's co-founder of, oh, some little groups you may have heard of, like Pilobolus and Momix -- is thrilled to be in South Florida this week to hold the world premiere of her work Red Weather at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) on Saturday.
Red Weather is part of a four-piece show that Chase's touring program, Alison Chase Performance (from her dance theater production company, Apogee Arts), will be performing in our area, where she and her dancers have also been sharing with the community by way of workshops.
"I am doing a whole week of outreach here, and one workshop was very exciting because it involved kids from the area and a senior citizens group, and so we did a transgenerational workshop," says Chase from the SMDCAC facilities. "I am looking forward to working with local choreographers and dancers... I would like to come down and just do research, with the music and the restaurants. This is a really rich, wonderful, community here."More »