Dance: Bodies, Rest & Motion

Friday, January 25

click to enlarge NYC dancer-choreographers Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson - Sue Rees
Sue Rees
NYC dancer-choreographers Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson

Moving Current Dance Collective co-directors Cynthia Hennessy and Erin Cardinal are joined by a trio of modern dance movers-and-shakers for An Evening of Contemporary & Aerial Dance. Miami choreographer Bill Doolin's "Relatively Speaking" is a straightforward piece that has Cardinal, Shana Perkins and Courtney Smith moving and shifting to a dreamy composition by Arvo Pärt. NYC's dancer-choreographers Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson offer two solo works and one duet. "Little" is an introspective, ballroom dance-inspired piece featuring Nugent, while "Block Idol" pits a dogged Matteson against some uncooperative yoga blocks. The highlight of the concert, hailed by both The Village Voice and The New York Times, is "Fare Well," a piece in which Nugent and Matteson's supple, synchronized movements evoke the ebb and flow of a relationship. The program also includes "Cozy Up," a piece directed by the duo and performed by five Moving Current dancers; and "Herillian," a collaborative work by Cardinal and Hennessy that features an original score by Seattle's Devin Rice. Jan. 25-27, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., USF-Tampa College of Visual and Performing Arts-Theatre II (Holly Drive), 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, $15 general/$10 students and seniors with valid I.D., movingcurrent.com.

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