Contemporary Dance Theatre: Selkie Tides

Stamping Zebra Dance Theatre: Selkie Tides

Contemporary Dance Theatre: Selkie Tides

"Selkie Tides" features live music with narration and traditional vocals by acclaimed Gaelic singer Mary McLaughlin.

Date: October 22, 2011

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Hal Todd Theatre

Summary: Choreographed by Sharon Took-Zozaya and inspired by Scottish and Irish tales of shape-shifting seals, “Selkie Tides” features live music with narration and traditional vocals by acclaimed Gaelic singer Mary McLaughlin, as well as original music by Mathew Schreiber.  Performers include a rich cross section of the community, featuring both professional dancers and community dancers with and without disabilities, singers, musicians, and narrators. The performance explores themes common to archetypal Irish folk-lore about merrows and Scottish folklore about magical seal beings.  It relates these timeless shape-shifting stories to present day challenges experienced by able-bodied and disabled people across the globe.

– Submitted by Associate Professor of Performance Studies Matthew Spangler