What we expect from SBDance is the unexpected. Stephen Brown's latest creation, "The Pushers" doesn't disappoint: you don't see performance art of this kind very often in Utah. Combining dance, theater and music with social commentary is impolite according to Utah norms; we tend to like our entertainment untainted by unpleasantness or even harshness.
In other words, reality.
In other words, art.
We are all born in one closet or another. This show is about those who push their way out. Inspired by "Just Kids", a book by Patti Smith that describes her and Robert Mapplethorpe's artistic and sexual awakening. It's rated PG-13 for language and adult humor. Made to celebrate Pride 2014.
Infused with SB Dance's one-of-a-kind style, attack,and humor, The Pushers is a multi-media performance that blends dance, theater, and video. (It also features Artistic Director Stephen Brown onstage for the first time since 2004.) The show begins with the audience mingling at the bar and ends the same way, creating a social bond and informality that perfectly matches the intimate message of the show.
Performers: Christine Hasegawa, Annie Kent, Dani Diaz, Juan Carlos Claudio, Nathan Shaw, John Allen, Florian Alberge, and Stephen Brown
Created by: Stephen Brown
Directed by: Carolyn Wood
Lighting: Jessica Greenberg
Video and production: Liz Ferguson
At the Rose Wagner Blackbox in downtown Salt Lake City
June 6 & 7th, Fri & Sat
June 13 & 14th, Fri & Sat @ 8pm
June 15th, Sun @ 4pm
801-355-ARTS or arttix.org
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Sunday matinee: 10% off