alexx dances in new work by Nickels Sunshine
Showing at Pieter Pasd
Sunday June 25, 8pm
Take Me With You (a dance in five parts)
Part I: the black butterfly
Part II: the forest
Part III: the mountains
Part IV : the desert
Part V: the sea
I feel that the essence of dance is the expression of man—the landscape of his soul. I hope that every dance I do reveals something of myself or some wonderful thing a human being can be. It is the unknown—whether it is the myths or the legends or the rituals that give us our memories. It is the eternal pulse of life, the utter desire. -Martha Graham
Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. -Alvin Ailey
This world without a Leopard, who’d want to be here? -Diana Vreeland
choreography: Nickels Sunshine Fair in collaboration with Dez’Mon Omega Fair and the dancers.
performance: Dez’Mon Omega Fair and Nickels Sunshine Fair with Sophia Ahmad, Ben Bon, Hana Brookins, Louise Farrell, Lane Wagner, Jess Williamson, Rachel Wilson (NC); Amanda, Ashley, Beatrice, Rayana, Alice, Heather (WA); Alexx Shilling, Maya Gingery, Bernard Brown, Kevin Williamson (CA).
music: Julius Eastman, “Gay Guerrilla (arr. J. Clayton)”
University of North Carolina, Asheville
Sunshine and rain and a bee on a yellow flower.
Hover. Motionless. Eyes. Ink.
Los Angeles, California