Cabrillo Spring Dance Concert
In a year of challenges and innovation, Cabrillo Dance students have created dance works that were filmed and edited by video artist Mara Milam.
5/23/2021 @ 7:30PM
Dancing with distance, masks, and a whole lot of empathy, Cabrillo dancers rehearsed in their separate homes, outside of the Crocker Theater, and around the Cabrillo campus. These dances are a continuation of the creative and embodied spirit of the Cabrillo Dance Community as we move together through difficult times. They remind us that the bodies that are at risk from this virus are also vessels of creativity, expression, and collective spirit. This is a free event. All music is used with permission from the artists.
The Cabrillo Spring Dance Concert
In the midst of the pandemic dance students at Cabrillo College have persisted in an artistic discipline that embodies their connection to each other, their communities, and their college. These dances, choreographed by the students with interludes by their faculty advisor David King, celebrate the land, the place, and sometimes hidden spaces around the campus. This is the creative work and cultural innovation of student choreographers, and the college is peopled and enlivened by their dancing bodies.
When the surge in COVID infections in the county separated them, students stretched their bandwidth and rehearsed from their homes. When it became possible, they rehearsed outside at a distance from each other. And then turned necessity into staging strategies.
These dances take place from the trails above campus to the portico of the historic Sesnon House. From lonely hallways to empty recital halls. They are a continuation of the creative and embodied spirit of the Cabrillo Dance Community as we move together through difficult times. They remind us that the bodies that are at risk from this virus are also vessels of creativity, expression, spirit, and connection.