At the Idaho Dance Theatre Winter Performance, audiences have an opportunity to look under the hood of modern dance.
The performance includes New Visions Award-winning "Architecture: Splintered and Cracked," by Jessica Tomlinson of Chicago, which interprets creation and destruction and features the music of Alfred Schnittke and Dimitri Shostakovich.
For those with artistic tastes closer to home, Boise artist and choreographer Carl Rowe and composer Robin Zimmermann collaborated on a piece tracing the history of the human race, entitled "The Story of Humanity." Zimmermann's score is based on the silent choreography of Rowe--a reversal of the traditional dance creation process.
A third act, "Now We are Here," is part of the Boise150 celebration featuring choreography from Marla Hansen, tunes by Eric Sandmeyer and costumes by Darrin Pufall.
Whether you're a newcomer to modern dance or have a seasoned eye, you're sure to learn something new.