The Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble returns to the Cowell Theater for an evening of premieres and
repertory works, all featuring the company's signature blend of daring athleticism with shape, colour, and
musicality. Program highlights include the premieres of "Catulli Carmina," a dramatic rendering of
anguished Latin love poetry set to music by Carl Orff, and "Current," a charging, flowing trio with guitar
music commissioned from Bert Lams and Tom Griesgraber.
The evening also features reprises of "Time. Running. Out" and "Tempus Fugit," both met with acclaim
in the company's 2009 season at the Cowell. Critic Paul Hertelendy described "Tempus Fugit," set to
Beethoven's haunting Violin Concerto in D Major, as "a bit of slow motion, satin-smooth, reminiscent of
choreographer Antony Tudor, with dancers casting coy and enigmatic glances out toward the house, and
making effortless falls and rises to the stage." A revival of the decade-old work "Linear Transformations"
adds joy and light to the program, as the dancers wield bright elastic streamers which help bring form to
a dizzying mathematical exploration.
Official Website: http://carlitzdance.org
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