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Jessica Lang Dance

Flynn Center presents

Jessica Lang Dance Thousand Yard Stare

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  • Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:00 PM

$15-$46

“Plainly a masterpiece . . . a study in tight camaraderie and repeated loss.” —Seattle Times

Conceptually and visually astounding, Thousand Yard Stare is an homage to the aftershocks of war imbued with a spectrum of emotion and physicality. To develop her dancers’ movements, choreographer Jessica Lang draws upon conversations with veterans and therapists working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Stress Disorder. The company explores modes of fear, camaraderie, friendship, and love set to the adagio movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet No.15, a musical argument between hope and despair composed in the throes of near-fatal illness. The Long Island-based company honors the postmodern tradition of Merce Cunningham and Lucinda Childs while incorporating contemporary narratives.

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Programming is supported by endowments initiated through challenge grants from the Ford, Argosy, and Doris Duke Charitable foundations and matched by generous support from the community. Funded in part by the Flynn's Fund for Dance, started with a lead gift from Andrea Rogers. Residency funded in part by Bari and Peter Dreissigacker.

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