athletes of the Gods
April 2 & 3, 2020 7:30 pm
“Athletes of God” is a dance celebration to music by Johannes Sebastian Bach. Choreographer Brian Carey Chung aims to capture the magnitude of the difficulties inherent in Bach’s music as well as its liminal qualities, which balance its everyman listenability with its just-out-of-reach sublime. Ballet seems the most well-equipped for such transcriptional tasks. Get ready for an Olympian effort by the dancers in this hour-long performance as they render themselves athletes of the divine. The ballet will not ask the question, who is God, but rather, who or what is God because of us. The choreographer’s hope is to animate the ineffable mysteries (matters of life, death and love) inherent in the music when a great dancer transports us from the gravity of existence into awe.
CURTIS M. PHILLIPS CENTER MAINSTAGE
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