Myths grow stronger–and more meaningful–as cultures overlap, cross borders, dance together. Each of these pieces evokes the ancient power of storytelling through new, surprising juxtapositions. Indegenous Mexican tales are set in motion anew as Luna Negra Dance Theater debuts Misplaced Flowers to Paredes’ score. The spellbinding power of myths–the layers, the loss, the loves–provides the common bond for four rappers’ reinvention of urban myths transformed in Woolf’s multi-media world premiere.
Evan Ziporyn (Tabla score: K. Pathak) – Sulvasutra (2006) – Midwest Premiere
David Dzubay – Wintu Dream Song (2008), Kukulkan (2008)
Hilda Paredes – Óox p’eel ikil t’aan (2007) – American Premiere
Randall Woolf – Urban Legends – World Premiere, commissioned by Music Alive
Featured Artists: Stephen Burns (trumpet), Luna Negra Dance Theater
Location: Harris Theater for Music and Dance