Tuesday, March 25, 2008

'Consumed' explores the life of a dancer

Tonya Lockyer describes her new solo dance theater performance "Consumed" as a "love letter." If so, it's a letter about deep, redemptive love -- the kind of love that still simmers and ignites with betrayals and disappointments. Lockyer invites her audience into a beautiful bricolage of dance history, cultural inquiry and her own intimate stories that span 20 years of professional dance.

The way she captures that epiphany in one subtle and elegant gesture is part of what makes her dancing and storytelling powerful. She opens portals into the unconscious for her audience to step through. She invites everyone to accompany her onto a terraced ledge in a Turkish desert, or along the haunted walkways of the Aurora Bridge.

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