February 29, 2020
In the process of removing the mask, there is an inherent sense of conflict in the revelation of what lies beneath. Via a night of exciting and spellbinding modern, contemporary, and ballet works, the choreographers explore themes of video games, nature elements, society’s history of abandonment, and humanity’s struggle with letting go. With post-show artist talk-back.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Wound together by DC’S ever connecting arts web, 4 women from 4 different walks of life come together with a collective goal to use their express their artistic voices through movement.
Kyoko, Fujimoto began her dance training in Japan. After performing in local theaters in Boston and New York City, she moved to Honolulu and began choreographing for seasonal showcases at a local ballet school. Her works include Petrushka, Heigh-Ho, Flavorland, and 00100110. She holds a B.A. in Physics from Boston University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Marie McNair presented her work SHADOWLARK as part of the Intersections Festival in 2018 alongside Truly Bennett and Therese Gahl. She started her ballet training at The Washington School of Ballet in Washington, D.C. Ms. Bennett received her B.F.A. from the Conservatory of Dance at The State University of New York Purchase College. Currently, Ms. McNair is also a teacher at CityDance School and Conservatory and is Head of the Dance Department at Sidwell Friends School, Washington DC.
Truly Bennett presented her piece,[de]Spite It All, as part of the 2018 Intersections festival. She received her BFA in Dance Education from East Carolina University, her MFA in Dance from Hollins University, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Art Theory and Philosophy through the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.
Becky Lallande is an instructor and company member of Word Dance Theater, a certified teacher in Duncan children’s pedagogy by Dicki J. Macy of the Boston Children's Foundation, she earned a BA in Religion from the University of Mary Washington and also studied dance and vocal performance. Becky is a teaching artist with Wolf Trap’s Institute of Early Learning through the Arts, InnerCity-InnerChild, Go Banana’s Dancing, and Sitar Arts Center.