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Full Radius Dance returns to 7 Stages Theatre with SNAPSHOT, a program of new works. With guest artist Alice Sheppard, the company presents a diverse program featuring pieces inspired by Emily Dickinson, the tale of the Beast of Gevaudan, and the work of photographer Garry Winogrand. These astute choreographic snapshots of life reveal deep truths about the human condition.
THE GORGEOUS NOTHINGS is the title of a published collection of Emily Dickinson's fragments of poetry, written on scraps of paper. Artistic Director Douglas Scott, in collaboration with the dancers, used her words to create a work about the inconsequential, but beautiful, moments of everyday life.
The Beast of Gevaudan is a mythical creature held responsible for a rash of deaths in 1760s France. This account of a man-eating wolf energized Douglas to conceive BETE NOIRE (literally translated as "Black Beast"). This is Full Radius Dance's version of a fairytale, one in which good and evil become indistinguishable.
"Douglas Scott ... was walking through the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on his way to see a dance exhibit when he noticed something: black-and-white photos taken in Las Vegas and Coney Island, at rodeos and nightclubs. He stopped and looked. And looked again.
The photos were the work of 20th-century American photographer Garry Winogrand. They immediately struck a chord with Scott and soon became the creative impetus for his next dance work. " — Gillian Renault, ArtsATL
SNAPSHOT, choreographed in collaboration with the dancers, is the end result of this initial inspiration.