From Yourobserver.com October 10, 2018
The latest Sarasota Contemporary Dance show utilizes movement and live music to tell Joan of Arc’s story.
Their leader is poised, but there’s a subtle element of uncertainty to her movements. She valiantly holds an imaginary sword one moment, and the next, she places her hands on either side of her head with the look of a woman grappling with the possibility of failure.
“Joan must have been quite filled with trepidation at times,” says NOW Ensemble Artistic Director Mark Dancigers. “That’s a side of the story we don’t get.”
Joan of Arc is the inspiration behind Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s latest piece, “Jehanne,” which will premiere as part of the program at the company’s first show of the season, “SCD+NOW Ensemble.”
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