Spring Dance Adelphi
This spring, the Department of Dance showcases guest choreographer Takehiro Ueyama’s arresting work Heroes.
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Ueyama’s Heroes is a work for 12 dancers that combines powerful athleticism and delicate gestures drawn from the choreographer’s Japanese heritage. It is set to composer John Adams’ 1985 work The Chairman Dances, an imagined foxtrot for Chairman Mao Tse-Tung and his bride, Chiang Ch’ing, which Adams called a warm up to his opera Nixon in China. Ueyama, a former Paul Taylor dancer, has created a piece that he said honors the dedication and perseverance of citizens who played a crucial role in Japan’s recovery after World War II and are driving its success today.
The Spring Dance Adelphi program of ballet and modern dance will also feature pieces choreographed by faculty members Frank Augustyn and Orion Duckstein, and adjunct faculty Fernando Carrillo and Jennifer Kreichman.
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