Groundworks Dance Theater steps away from convention at this weekends performances at Cain Park. The local troupes frantic music and flashy lighting, coupled with head-spinning moves, makes for an indescribable experience. Its hard to put into words where we fit in, laughs artistic associate Amy Miller. I think its kinda good that way. Were a contemporary dance company that thinks out of the box.
The alfresco shows this weekend spotlight company founder David Shimotakaharas tribal opus Kabila, duets featuring choreography by Miller and K.T. Neihoff, and music by guitarist and composer James Marron. Most of our performances require a lot of stamina, says Miller. In summer, we try to loosen that a bit.
Still, dont mistake these relatively lighter pieces for fluffy escapades. Millers own process-oriented presentation gains new depth every time shes onstage, she says. I love the discovery part of it. Something is reborn every day.
June 22-23, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., June 24, 2 p.m.