By the UWEC Concert Dance Company
Directed by Toni Poll-Sorensen
March 18-20 at 7:30 p.m.
The way people move is as much a clue about who they are as the way they speak. DanceWorks embodies ideas about life's large and small questions. The choreographers' and the dancers' knowledge of movement is intertwined with all other kinds of knowledge. Their work is part of the "cultural soup" of today. Their concert is an immediate corporeal experience in understanding culture. Leo Tolstoy said, "Art [Dance] is a human activity having for its purpose transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men [and women] have risen." DanceWorks 2010--an exploration of our time and culture.
The dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing...there are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words. There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has the power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself. ( Doris Humphrey, 1937)