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Frantic Beauty: Dance Performance

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Frantic Beauty: Dance Performance


Univeristy of California, Riverside

Start Date/Time

2/20/2019 7:30 PM

End Date/Time

2/20/2019 9:00 PM

Type of Event

Arts and Culture


Kathy DeAtley,,, (951) 827-3245


University of California, Riverside
Department of Dance

Frantic Beauty
An original dance-theater work co-conceived, directed, and designed by Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

February 20 and 21, 2019
7:30 pm
Performance Lab, ARTS 166

Frantic Beauty is an original dance-theater work which reflects on society’s pursuit of and relationship to beauty. Co-conceived, directed, and designed by Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya, Frantic Beauty navigates an intricate thematic terrain by engulfing the audiences in trembling images, layering striking physicality, and textured video landscapes. It is lushly scored by the Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards) and features the LEIMAY Ensemble: Masanori Asahara, Andrea Jones, Derek DiMartini, Krystel Copper and Mario Galeano.

Lit solely by 8 video projectors, the performers throw their bodies through the air; collide and they fall while also giving way to still moments. Through the ever-evolving video projections, the stage oscillates between rhythmic, textured landscapes and fractured layers of light sweeping through the space and uncovering the performers. The score is conceived in episodic, mini-narratives which contrast still and peaceful movements with more agitated chapters. The coexistence of these two states in the score eventually comes together, as the tension of the two extremes seeks its own level and sense of balance. Frantic Beauty is the third chapter of LEIMAY’s BECOMING SERIES. 

The BECOMING SERIES is a succession of multi-disciplinary works set in immersive environments and utilizing dance, theater, video projections, and live music. The series deals with matter’s constant state of becoming through growth and decay, beginnings and endings. The BECOMING SERIES is a pentalogy. Previous works in The BECOMING SERIES are Becoming-corpus, (2013) the first chapter; borders, (2016) the second; and Frantic Beauty (2017) the third. 

Admission: $15.00 General, $12.00 Students 
University Theatre Box Office Window:  (951) 827-4331 Open Wednesday-Friday 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. 
Phone Orders and Customer Service: (951) 827-3367 Monday-Friday, 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. 
Walk-Up Tickets available at the ARTS Building Ticket Office one hour before each performance. 
Parking: $6.50 in Lot 6 - no fee with UC permit.  INFORMATION: (951) 827-3245

Cost: Varies

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