A rare opportunity to see the newest work from Paula Mann, whose eclectic choreographic vision spans 40 years. The performances offer experiences wrapped in the complexity of an enduring and durable life, lived in motion.
Toward Utopia is a contemporary dance performance exploring the conflict between my needs and the greater good. Five performers interrogate the dynamics of individual struggles and attempt to connect across a chasm of miscommunication and animosity with raw emotion and physicality.
The work explores the desire to create a more perfect world, charting the emotional struggles of individualism vs the group dynamic, seeking a common purpose toward an equitable future. What will it take to create systemic change?
Choreography by Paula Mann
Projection by Steve Paul
Sound score by Tarek Abdelqader
Lighting Design by Mike Grogan
Performed by Leila Awadallah, Carmen Lucia Lincoln, Kendall Kramer, Erika Martin, Johnathan Surber and Roxane Wallace