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The teachings and choreography of UHM Dance Professor Betsy Fisher and UH Dance Lecturer Yuki Shiroma are regularly featured in productions at UHM and in the community. That influence ripples out through their students and through their invited performances to all corners of the globe. April 4-5, these two dancer/choreographers bring it all back home with a unique production where they will personally take the stage.
Having devoted their lives to dance as teachers, choreographers, and performers, Fisher and Shiroma returned to the studio for solace and inquiry. What emerged was Two Dancers, No Pirouettes, a production where they reckon with the laws of reflection and flirt with new directions. Two Dancers, No Pirouettes will be performed at the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. & Sunday, April 5 at 4 p.m. Ticket information is at Eventbrite.com, by searching Two Dancers, No Pirouettes.
Each will perform a solo of her own creation:
In a suite of brief pieces to begin the program, Yukie Shiroma explores the ongoing conversation in her work between the divergent traditions and influences that have shaped her dancing career.
In “Dog Years,” Betsy Fisher asks if her own dancing quest has a “use by” date. She asks, ” If every year of a human life is equivalent to seven for dogs, do dancers live in dog years?” By dancing out her answer, Fisher digs up old tricks to find something new, and old, and forever.
“Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards.”
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