‘SCD+NOW Ensemble’ fueled by unique collaboration with classical quintet

From Yourobserver.com    October 10, 2018

The latest Sarasota Contemporary Dance show utilizes movement and live music to tell Joan of Arc’s story.

On one side of the studio stands a fearless heroine and on the other, her devoted army.
Their leader is poised, but there’s a subtle element of uncertainty to her movements. She valiantly holds an imaginary sword one moment, and the next, she places her hands on either side of her head with the look of a woman grappling with the possibility of failure.
“Joan must have been quite filled with trepidation at times,” says NOW Ensemble Artistic Director Mark Dancigers. “That’s a side of the story we don’t get.”
Joan of Arc is the inspiration behind Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s latest piece, “Jehanne,” which will premiere as part of the program at the company’s first show of the season, “SCD+NOW Ensemble.”
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