Years of hard work, study and practice culminate this weekend at UNM's Rodey Theatre where master's thesis works are being presented by Rujeko Dumbutshena and Justice Miles in Ink/Body/Rain. In the experimental performance hub of the university, original choreographies by these two master's students create an evening's worth of contemporary dance entertainment and a unique opportunity to tap into the pulse of the dance scene in New Mexico. Ink/Body/Rain has a short run from Friday, Aug. 31 to Sunday, Sept. 2, at 7:30pm, and 2pm on Sunday. Tickets range from $8 to $12. (Maggie Grimason)
Friday Aug 31, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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An evening of dance showcasing original choreography from Rujeko Dumbutshena and Justice Miles.
Master’s Thesis Concert
Choreographed by Rujeko Dumbutshena and Justice Miles
What: Ink/Body/Rain is an evening length dance work showcasing original choreography from Rujeko Dumbutshena and Justice Miles. The first half of the work is choreographed by Rujeko Dumbutshena and is titled “DA RERUM NATURA - the way things are”” and the second half of the work is choreographed/arranged by Justice Miles and is titled Ink on Cotton.
When: Aug 31 and Sept 1 at 7:30pm and Sept 2 at 2:00pm
Where: Rodey Theatre at the University of New Mexico
More Info: Call (505) 277-4332 or go to http://theatre.unm.edu
Tickets: Ticket prices are $12 General, $10 UNM Faculty and Seniors, $8 UNM Staff & Students. Available in person at UNM Ticket Offices, by phone at (505) 925-5858, or online at www.unmtickets.com.
Ink/Body/Rain is an evening of original dance works by MFA candidates Rujeko Dumbutshena and Justice Miles.
The first part of the work is choreographed by Rujeko Dumbutshena and is titled “DA RERUM NATURA - the way things are.” Zimbabwean born Dumbutshena explores the strength, struggle, resistance and resilience of women and African women in particular through a style that echoes the foundations of traditional African dance in a contemporary way. Dumbutshena’s work “DA RERUM NATURA - the way things are” was created with the idea that ritual and performance can be in harmony with, or in opposition to “the way things are.”
The second part of the work is titled Ink on Cotton and is choreographed by Justice Miles. Ink on Cotton explores images throughout African American history from the 1800s to present day with stylistic influences from contemporary dance and flamenco. Miles, through the lens of a young biracial (African American and Norwegian American) female choreographer, presents an exploration of the beauty and complexities of semiotics when black and white worlds collide.