Release date: March 19, 2001
Contact: Blake Beckham, 404-633-5711, or Bbeck625@aol.com
Blake Beckham Presents Informed, An Evening Of New Contemporary Work, At The Beam
Blake Beckham, a graduating senior of the Emory University Dance Program, presents Informed, an evening of new contemporary work at The Beam, on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2001. Beckham, majoring in English and dance, is one of Emory's first dance majors, and the first dance student to be sponsored for an independent production of choreographic work. The evening will consist of five original works performed by Beckham and other Emory dance students. Performances begin at 8 p.m. at The Beam, 750 Glenwood Avenue, Atlanta.
Using form as a concept from which to explore and shape the process of choreography, Beckham has created five pieces that each present a unique issue, point of view and structure.
Tanguera is a modern, all female interpretation of tango, as a dance and cultural phenomenon. In this work, the strength and subtlety of the tango's varied qualities drive dancers in a passionate, dramatic, and at times, humorous depiction of this sensuous form.
Reflection is a thoughtful exploration of body image, sculpted into a powerful duet, with music by Philip Glass. The piece investigates the body's emotional dialogue between its inner and outer selves.
One of the solo works to be performed by Beckham is Long Day's Journey Into Light, an autobiographical piece that is a poignant and honest expression of loss and love.
Informed also will include Right Hand Red, a full-bodied spin around Twister mats to excite the senses and imagination. Pulsing with music by electronic musician Aphex Twin, this piece questions the limitations that certain structures present in our lives, and tempts the boundaries of those structures through rhythmical and dynamic use of the body.
Tickets are $5. Reservations are recommended due to limited seating. To make a reservation, or for more information, call Beckham at 404-633-5711, or email Bbeck625@aol.com.
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