March 3-5, 2016 DW 214
Sporting Life by Julia Sasso
Choreographer Julia Sasso will re-envision and remount her Dora nominated work (Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Performance – Mark Shaub) Sporting Life that examines the nature of violent behavior. Placing five characters in conflict, Sporting Life reveals the ridiculousness, vulnerability, pain and potential for redemption through a series of vignettes linked together in theme, movement style and content. With an arc that is clear, potent and often darkly humorous, this highly anticipated, rigorously physical, technically and emotionally challenging piece is set on one female and four male dancers. Sound score is by Sasso and Eric Cadesky. Rehearsal director is original cast member Julia Aplin.
Recognized as “one of the foremost dance artists in the country” (The Dance Current), Julia Sasso is an established choreographer, performer, master teacher and artistic mentor. Sasso began dancing in 1960 in Detroit where she trained with Cecchetti ballet master, Rose Marie Floyd. In her teens she was a scholarship student at the Joffrey Ballet School and an apprentice with the Harkness Ballet, both in New York City. Her artistry has since been shaped by curiosity, inquiry, experimentation and investment in a variety of practices including the Skinner Releasing Technique™, improvisation, theatre, voice, Pilates, ballet and contemporary movement techniques.
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