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Different Voices

Thursday & Friday, August 8 & 9
Schaeffer Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
$25/$18/$12 (Students & Seniors)

Showcasing diverse styles and perspectives, Different Voices features visiting choreographers from across the U.S. and around the globe. On the program are new works by Jennifer Archibald, New York-based hip hop/jazz choreographer; the Bay area’s fierce dance/music duo, Kathleen Hermesdorf and Albert Mathias of La Alternativa; and Ethiopian artist, Shiferaw Tariku who recently completed his first US tour dancing with Kota Yamazaki. Also performing are emerging choreographers Kendra Portier, a current member of David Dorfman Dance, and Dahlia Nayar whose work has recently been selected for the Venice Biennale/Danza Venezia Showcase. Expect the unexpected!

 “The evening’s most driving, well executed movement came from New York’s
Arch Dance. Jennifer Archibald has successfully melded hip-hop with modern dance.

–- Washington Post


We came to Different Voices which was spellbinding. We like the ethnic diversity.”

-- audience member

Jen Archibald
Jennifer Archibald by Alaistar Christopher

Jen Archibald
Kathleen Hermesdorf


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