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Dance: Maureen Fleming at Contemporary Dance Theater

By Julie Mullins · February 18th, 2009 · CityBeat Recommends

Presented as part of Contemporary Dance Theater’s Guest Artist series, Maureen Fleming’s mesmerizing choreography in Waters of Immortality offers a world apart from general expectations of dance: living, breathing, even contorted sculptural forms emerge from her slow-motion movements. Time and space decelerate, drawing the audience into an entrancing atmosphere in a kind of group meditation.

Her work draws from personal and spiritual journeys stemming from her birth in Japan and her earliest years there.

Waters of Immortality is a sensuous multimedia celebration of the feminine archetype, inspired by the lush symbolism of Yeats,” she says of the repertoire she’ll perform here.

Live playing of Philip Glass piano compositions and Japanese bamboo flute music promise to enrich Waters’ cross-cultural multimedia tableau of dance, three-dimensional video projections and Lois Greenfield’s still photography.

8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Contemporary Dance Theater.

Read an interview with Fleming here.



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