Based in the Netherlands, “Leine & Roebana keep pushing their dancers to the limits, to the point where control and perfection could easily turn into chaos and failure. It is called virtuosity” (Carnet). The company performs Sporen a work that confronts different movement approaches of the body that have become manifest in their work. Constantly switching between multi-layered physical counterpoint, aggressive attack, line distortion, ambiguous simplicity, visual complexity and organic deconstruction, their movement style is as demanding as it is natural. “Working at the extreme, they perform intriguing movements while striving for beauty, which appears at unexpected moments” (Dance Magazine).
Co-presented with Reston CenterStage. Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation and JP Morgan Chase. This engagement of Leine & Roebana is a DC Performing Arts Presenters Initiative project, a partnership between the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation funded by the Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.
TICKETS: $22 general admission; $17 members, students, teachers (PreK-12), professional artists & seniors; $8 for children 17 & under – unless noted otherwise.
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Added by Dance Place 2 on July 12, 2007