The Stor(ies) of You and Me
- Taylor University Smith-Hermanson Music Center 236 W Reade Ave Upland, IN 46989 (map)
The Stor(ies) of You and Me features works by two choreographers that explore love, the power of words, unexpected joy, perspectives, and the stories of everyday people. This performance features excerpts from the full program.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 3:00PM
Seating for this event is managed by Taylor University. Please email email@example.com for more information and to make reservations.
The performance will take place at:
Recital Hall of the Smith-Hermanson Music Center
236 W. Reade Ave
Upland, IL 46989
Repertoire featured in this performance may include:
“All God’s Children” is a ballet based on a poem by Sojourner Truth. Whimsical, satirical and compellingly fresh, the ballet shows the development of culture and the beauty of what makes us distinct, without forgetting what binds us together.
Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager's 2017 premiere The Mother is an interpretation of the poem by Pulitzer Prize author and Chicagoan Gwendolyn Brooks. It’s a poem that stands face to face with regret and refuses to blink
The 2017 premiere Shades of Refrain is a modern day plunge into the deep end of human emotion. It peels back the layers of disguise and masquerade to reveal the naked human heart. It’s the melody that underscores our human existence and our search for meaning, finding the answer in communion with the Creator. This is a 21st century interpretation of the centuries old book of Psalms.
The 2017 premiere Strangers and Angels is set in Ellis Island 1917 and 2017. It is a subtle look at hospitality and immigration in the shadow of a nation wrestling with its heritage and its future.