FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Contact: Diane Turner
Phone: (323) 343-6616
Fax: (323) 343-6423
Date: Oct. 16, 1997
SUSAN MARSHALL'S LINES FROM MEMORY AND
JOSÉ BESPROSVANY'S CIUDAD DE HIERRO
AT LUCKMAN THEATRE ON NOVEMBER 22
Montréal Danse, one of the top avant-garde dance theatre
companies from Canada, presents California premieres of Susan
Marshall's Lines from Memory and José Besprosvany's
Ciudad de Hierro (City of Iron) at Cal State L.A.'s Luckman
Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 and
$27.50 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students.
For tickets call the Luckman ticket office at (323) 343-6600
or TicketMaster at (213) 365-3500 or (714) 740-7878.
Montréal Danse is widely recognized as a storehouse for
some of the strongest and most innovative choreography in Canada.
Its repertory of pure dance and dance theater is both diverse
Susan Marshall's Lines from Memory, with music by Philip
Glass, has created a choreography where forces of attraction clash
together. In a closed universe, a couple pulls into their world
a young woman fascinated by their exclusive relationship. Their
wills collide and reveal the essences of the characters. The
Village Voice writes, "this is a new sort of work
for Marshall--tailor-made for the role-playing skills of the Canadian
company. Narrative and dancing interweave so well here because
her choreography -- for all its vivid physicality -- never looks
like 'dancing,' but like some fundamental, obsessive human activity."
Ciudad de Hierro (City of Iron) vibrates to the sounds
of Parisian world music by composer Hughes de Courson with choreography
that is lyrical, organic and sensual. In addition to the recorded
score, the dancers use debris (oven grills, brake drums, car horns,
boxes) to create music from which emerge the scenes of the dance.
Solos, duets, trios, quartets and ensemble sections follow one
another as the group finds its common ground. Moving from confrontation
to harmony, this city of iron unleashes an urban version of ancient
rituals. "A particularly successful performance by Montréal
Danse...This group is unusual, unnerving at first, but soon fascinating...The
dance is round, organic, visceral. It gives to this city of iron
a soul, sad and untamed," writes Canada's La Presse.
Montréal Danse stands out as a pioneer with its innovative
style, its free spirit and its perpetual movement. It gives carte
blanche to rising international choreographers.
Luckman Theatre, part of the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine
Arts Complex, brings the performing arts of Los Angeles and the
world to Southern California.. The Complex, now in its fourth
season, is located on the campus of Cal State L.A., Eastern Ave.
exit of the I-10 (San Bernardino) at the junction of the I-710
(Long Beach) and I-10 freeways. For additional Luckman information
call (323) 343-6610 or access the Luckman through the Cal State
L.A. home page at <<www.calstatela.edu>>.