von der Heyden Studio Theater
July 9, 7:30pm
July 10, 7:30pm
July 11, 7:30pm
“Milka Djordjevich presents an evening of dance that celebrates theatricality with a brazen, sensual and blessedly chaotic force.”—The New York Times
Questioning contemporary dance’s predisposition towards neutrality, authenticity, and the de-sexualization of the female body, ANTHEM embraces theatricality, virtuosity, and sass. The work weaves together existing and imagined vernacular dance styles to explore labor, play, and feminine-posturing. Four women execute a repetitive yet complex movement vocabulary that evolves as they rotate hypnotically within the confines of a square. Over time, the meditative rigor of their steps dissolves into a tangle of commotion, blurring the distinction between the mundane and the glamorous.
“And if there’s a physical equivalent of belting out a song, this band of merry women succeeds—then drops the mic.”—The New York Times
Show may contain possible partial nudity.