SOURCE: ahdanco - Abigail Hosein Dance Company

ahdanco - Abigail Hosein Dance Company

January 23, 2010 00:43 ET

"here, look": ahdanco's 2010 Home Season

An Evening of New Works by Choreographer Abigail Hosein

BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2010) - Bay Area dance company ahdanco presents "here, look" an evening of new works choreographed by Abigail Hosein for the company's 2010 Home Season taking place over two weekends at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley as part of the Center's Dance Up Close/East Bay Series. With choreography described as powerfully elegant and haunting, punctuated with sharp detail, ahdanco's current work explores the many ways in which we narrate our experiences.

Feb 19-28, 2010
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley CA
8pm Fridays & Saturdays
6pm Sundays
Tickets: $15-$20 sliding scale
Limited seating. Advanced ticket purchase strongly recommended.
Purchase online at
or with cash or check at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
Groups of 10 or more: $12
Reservations:  Call (510) 654-5921

Hosein's work is said, by Rita Feliciano, to "employ a well-chosen imaginative vocabulary which produce[s] choreographies with emotional resonance." (Voice of Dance, March 2008) "here, look" is designed to open up and provide entry into the human psyche in an overtly narrative way that lets one reflect on, relate to, assess, empathize with, and accept those things that separate and/or attach us as human beings coexisting in a chaotic world.

This season, ahdanco is expanding its commitment to collaboration and to presenting artists from across genres in its work. "here, look" includes a premiere created in partnership with the Oakland Poetry Slam that sets poet and dancer on stage together in a dynamic dialogue. The evening will also feature new music for three string instruments created by Bay Area composer/musician Scott Simón.

As part of the Dance Up Close/East Bay series "here, look" will set six new works by Hosein in the intimate atmosphere of Shawl-Anderson Dance Center's performing space. Seating 50 people per show, this intimate space will allow the audience to have an up-close and personal relationship to the dancers and the dances.

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