NOW-ID’s fourth major site-specific performance with contemporary dance and live music/opera, 'EXODUS' will take place July 26, 27, 28 & *29th at 629 S. State Street in Salt Lake City, Utah.
*Closing night party! Join us for a special Copenhagen send-off post-performance + Private Dinner/Party with the artists at Artehaus Collectif on July 29 from 8:45–11 PM. (Location: 352 E. 900 S., SLC, UT)
Learn about the project, meet the artists and buy tickets at now-id.com/current
NOW-ID & FIGURA ENSEMBLE PRESENT: E X O D U S
EXODUS will be a contemporary dance/opera production combining live music, dance and design. The premier will take place in Salt Lake City July 26, 27, 28, 29th 2016.
EXODUS will be co-produced by Salt Lake City's NOW-ID and the Figura Ensemble of Copenhagen, Denmark. This partnership builds upon prior successful site-specific works together, including three Salt Lake City-based works (NOWHERE, GLIMPSE, and FEAST). This current production will be performed over several nights in Salt Lake City before touring overseas to Denmark, where it will be performed at the Copenhagen Opera Festival August 2 and 3rd, 2016.
EXODUS will focus on the human necessity to move, whether because of persecution, poverty, religious beliefs or opportunity/adventure. EXODUS will be a 60-minute long multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural work, involving 15 local and international artists, original choreography, opera, music, design, and contemporary dance. The work will explore the implications of Exodus - a mass movement, a coming together both in spite of and because of diversity—regarding what we may learn in collective experience, in spectacle, about collective identity. The arc of the performance is informed by the trajectory of the experience of exodus:
EXODUS, like its collaborators, takes a both an international and domestic perspective. Exodus will explore human migration and movement, a topical subject nationally in political debate, and globally - most pressingly observed in the exodus from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe. The production also looks to celebrate the unique historical and cultural connections between Denmark and Utah (apart from California, Utah is the State in the US, where there is the largest number of immigrants from Denmark, with many making the perilous journey in the mid 1800s for economic and religious freedoms).
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