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Susan Marshall & Company
Miami Premiere of CLOUDLESS

The weather shifts. Seasons change. Copper-colored leaves fall and snow is caught in a broad gentle updraft. In Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowship-recipient Susan Marshall's Cloudless, the dancers, dressed in colorful street clothes, move amongst and with each other through this landscape in a series of vignettes, creating shifting symmetries both playful and erotic. The movement is choreographed to an ebullient score by Jane Shaw that veers from Philip Glass to Tommy James and the Shondells, and is punctuated throughout by sensual video effects. The evening is an eclectic collection of 18 intimate pieces (short-form narratives), ranging in length from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. The exquisitely crafted 2006 Bessie Award-winning Cloudless is a signature dance work from this NYC-based company. Please note includes brief nudity.

"Cloudless is dramatically taut and emotionally rich…Susan Marshall is one of the most significant choreographers working today." The New York Times

"Marshall is the closest thing to a poet American dance has seen since George Balanchine." Austin American-Statesman

A master at transforming everyday movement into powerful abstract drama, Susan Marshall has perfected a unique style of emotional storytelling through critically acclaimed dances. The company has performed more than thirty dance works since its formation in 1982 throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East and participated in many international festivals, including Spoleto, the Edinburgh International Festival, the American Dance Festival, the Los Angeles Festival, Vienna Tanz and the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival. Marshall herself has also choreographed and directed Les Enfants Terribles, a dance/opera created in collaboration with composer Philip Glass, and created dances for the Lyon Opera Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Boston Ballet and Montreal Danse. She has collaborated as well with director Francesca Zambello on operas staged for the Los Angeles Music Center and the New York City Opera.

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Cloudless is funded, in part, by New England Foundation for the Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program.

Friday & Saturday
March 14 & 15 2008

8:30 pm

Post-concert discussion Saturday night

$50 VIP (priority entrance and seating)
$25 General Admission
$20 Student / Senior


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Miami Beach, FL


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