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Idaho Dance Theater Debuts Fall Show

Friday, Nov. 4 - Sunday, Nov. 6


In contemporary dance, performers display the fine-tuned fluidity of Rembrandt's brush strokes. Dancers must be as strong as power lifters and as flexible as contortionists.

Idaho Dance Theatre will begin its 2011-2012 season with Fall Performance.

Water is the theme behind Marla Hansen's newest contribution to IDT's repertoire. The piece follows a narrative that examines the role water plays on Earth, with all its formative and catastrophic characteristics. It's the ideal subject for contemporary dance as it intertwines humans with the forces of Mother Nature.

Composer and musician Joe Young lends his talents to this piece, which features Native American flutes, saxophones, percussion and various instruments.

Dancer Yurek Hansen will debut his piece inspired by electronic ambient and dub step music. The piece "embraces quotidian gesture, hip-hop, African and contemporary, interspersed with ballet."

Artistic Director Carl Rowe will restage "No Hesitation," a vivacious, cutting-edge piece that features music by John Adams and captures the essence of IDT.

There will be a special preview night on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., when a $5 donation will get you in the door. Friday and Saturday's performances will include no-host beer and wine, while the Sunday matinee will be a family-friendly performance.