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Project Flux Jolts Boise Dance Scene

Saturday, June 8


If the Harlem Shake and Ballet Idaho had a one-night stand, Project Flux would be the result.

In essence, Project Flux takes the everyday inelegance of social interactions—from going on a first date to bumping into a stranger—and sets it to music. The final product acts out the average life through dance.

For choreographer Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill, the exhibition is a return to her former dancing grounds in Boise, but using her experience as a student of the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and Miami's New World School of the Arts.

Sakolsky-Basquill's original works will be brought to the stage with the help of local dancers from the Off Center Dance, Balance Dance, Idaho Dance, Boise Dance Co-Op, Ballet Idaho and Idaho Dance Theater companies, including Jason Hartley, Jem Wierenga and Yurek Hansen.

The performance includes four dances that are a split between previously performed and new works. Dances returning to the stage are "Inherent Isolation," and "Chances & Choices." New works include "Even, If Only, for a Moment," which looks at the connections formed in life, and a piece that uses the male and female symbols for its name, exploring how the different sexes can interpret the same idea.

The show will hit the stage Saturday, June 8, with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.