Idaho Dance Theatre's Winter 2012 showcase will highlight the creative work of not just one, but three choreographers—talk about bang for your artistic buck.
Co-Artistic Director Carl Rowe directs the first of the three, a new piece inspired by his ventures into cyberspace and the evening news. While it might seem like an unlikely source of inspiration, Row promises the dance will push the dancers' limitations and conclude with a special personal message from the performers.
For the second part of the show, fellow Co-Artistic Director Marla Hansen will reinvigorate her popular "Love Hurts" piece performed to the music of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. The work explores the complexity of human relationships, from our obsession with celebrities to the strife of a bad breakup. The performance promises to be highly visual, with lots of emotional surprises and a climactic ending.
The final piece in the show, "Silent Past," is choreographed by Trey McIntyre Project dancer Lauren Edson. Set to classical composer Michael Nyman's dramatic score from the film, The Piano, the music will closely guide the physical movements of the dancers, with various nuances in the routine calculated in-line with a quick staccato or sharp melody.
Best of all, Idaho Dance Theatre is sympathetic toward the current not-so-great economic conditions. For the show's preview performance, IDT is asking for a minimum $5 donation.