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Objectivity Dance Theatre Performance
May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12 – $15
The Salida SteamPlant presents Peter Davison and Jennifer Aiken of Objectivity Dance Theatre on Friday May 4 at 7:00pm in the Theatre.
Objectivity Dance Theater mixes contemporary ballet, physical theater, and circus artistry in a one-of-a-kind show for all ages.
Doors Open at 6:30pm, and the performance will begin at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $12/advance and $15/door.
About the Performance
Our human experience is intertwined with the objects around us. Movement artists Jennifer Aiken and Peter Davison reveal shared aspects of life through astonishing interactions with objects, and each other. Drawing on decades of experience in dance, circus arts, and physical theatre, these two artists create a completely original performance that is unlike any other yet accessible for all audiences, young and old alike. ODT presents works with diverse styles and visual elements, treating audiences to a rich layering of powerful movement, imagery, humanity, and virtuosic skills. For example: “Baroque Diversions,” set to piano sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti, includes skillful ball games, and a duel with sword and fan/physical force and wiles. “Diverse Abstractions” is a series of interwoven movement pieces with juggling, cycling, a single lightbulb on a darkened stage, and a duet with an 8-foot ladder. “Sie und Er” (Her and Him) is based on the correspondence between the 19th century composer Robert Schumann and his future wife Clara, who were initially forbidden to wed. The dance illustrates the “emotional movement” that a letter—a simple piece of paper—can inspire. “Ragtime” portrays, through both humor and drama, a depression-era couple making do with what little they have, maintaining optimism, and hanging onto that which is most important: each other.
About Objectivity Dance Theatre
ODT was officially formed in November of 2015, but grew out of previous performances by Jenn and Peter including the 2009 Ballet Builders Showcase in New York City after Peter won the Ballet Builders Award for New Choreography. Of this performance, critic Tim Martin of Dance Europe Magazine wrote “My favourite on the programme was a pair of excerpts from Peter Davison…these two snippets were a pleasure. Davison himself dances in the first section with the excellent Jennifer Aiken and a chrome ladder, which is inventively manipulated – he steadies it, she climbs it, they both tilt and counterbalance it in uncanny ways, and they trade off managing the thing in the midst of some extraordinary partnering.”
Tickets are $12/advance and $15/door, available at the SteamPlant box office or online here.