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IndyFringe: Violet Dreams and Unlisted Melodies

When: Sun., Aug. 21, 10:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 24, 9 p.m., Thu., Aug. 25, 6 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 4:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 3 p.m. 2011

In Violet Dreams and Unlisted Melodies, an all-female cast of fresh-faced, innovative and daring modern dancers provoke and inspire in an evening of original modern dance, their movements exploring human relationships.

NUVO review
2.5 stars

As dance/performance art, the vocabulary for this work with three dancers draws from contemporary moves found on videos, in clubs and on the street. The intent, according to the program description, is to “explore the many facets of human relationship.” Floor writhing, kicking, punching, hair swishing, torso moves depicting anguish evolve into combative episodes pitting one against one and then two against one — culminating in some sort of resolution. Music and movement seem in opposition, almost autistic in mentality. Costume changes precede each of the half dozen episodes that feel exploratory rather than defined. - Rita Kohn

Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 12

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