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NACC Presents: BENCHED

May 11 @ 7:30 pm

UPPERCUT DANSETEATRE
INTERNATIONAL GUESTS FROM DENMARK

BENCHED is a brutally honest bodily tale about life’s big and very small questions. About settling down. About daring to sit in opposition, about sitting cross legged, about being sat, put off or benched. About taking, creating, and giving space, and preferably remembering to do so before falling on your ass where the bench ends. Uppercut Danseteater is a diverse and international dance company that was founded in 1982 by Cher Geurtze and Ann Crooset as one of the first modern companies in Denmark. BENCHED is a classic Uppercut Danseteater piece, in the way that the individual dancers’ background, stories and strengths both as persons and performers, are brought to the stage. With a starting point in the dance genres they have trained in- such as break, contemporary dance,street dance genres and capoeira -BENCHED fuses the many languages of dance into a dynamic physical performance that encompasses all of life’s emotions: Joy, anger, confusion, humor, love, compassion, frustration…the list goes on.

CREDITS

CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY
Stephanie Thomasen, in collaboration with the dancers
SCENOGRAPHY
Johan Kølkjær
LIGHT DESIGN
Peter Løkke
DANCERS
Five dancers from Uppercut Danseteater’s ensemble, amongst others, Mark Philip, Kriss Mensa, Adam Tocuyo and Jens Schyth Brøndum
The performance is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation

$35 Adult, $25 Youth/Senior

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