Friday, May 22, Madison Circus Space (2100 Winnebago St.), 7:30 & 9 pm
The Madison Circus Space will forgo its clowning around when it hosts local performing artist Liz Sexe and other talented dancers from the Madison community. The performance will be the first from Sexe’s new troupe, the Sexe Dance Company, and will showcase her athletic, contemporary style of dance.
An Evening of Dance Produced by Local Performing Artist Liz Sexe
Madison Circus Space
2100 Winnebago Street
Friday, May 22nd 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Local performing artist, Liz Sexe is self-producing her first concert entitled –ment at Madison Circus Space on May 22nd with performances at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. This will also be the first ever performance of the Sexe Dance Company. The performance consists of three works, “Climb” (2013), “Sleepy Faults” (2013) and “-ment” (premiere) with dancing by company members Lauren Atkins, Ryann Marlar and Liz Sexe as well as dancers from the greater Madison Community, and original music by Timothy Russell and Eric Sheffield.
The performance will run 45 minutes and showcases Sexe’s athletic, contemporary style that demands clarity of intent. “Climb” is a solo piece that is a reflection on progress and will be shown at the World Dance Alliance in Honolulu, Hawaii later this summer. The original music by Eric Sheffield offers a haunting blanket of sound. “Sleepy Faults” is a large group piece with a scored improvisation using a canon of Edward R. Murrow’s broadcast from March of 1954. The evening ends with the new work, “-ment.” This trio, with original music by Timothy Russell, integrates Sexe’s use of athletic movement and symbolic gestures.
This will be the premiere of Sexe Dance Company. Creating works that are grounded in intentionality and clarity of movement, Sexe Dance Company hopes to contribute quality dance productions and opportunities for local performing artists to showcase their work.
Liz Sexe has been performing and showing pieces in the Dane County area for seven years. She is excited to share an evening of her own work with the Madison Community. Liz Sexe is a dance educator, performer and choreographer. In 2009 she received her M.F.A. in Performance and Choreography from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Currently, Sexe is a lecturer at UW-Madison, and Pilates instructor in the Madison area. She has been called a “clean and efficient mover,” performing works by Rachel Berman, Alyce Finwall, Li Chiao-Ping and Marlene Skog. Her own work has appeared at Danceworks in Milwaukee, at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin in Spring Green, and at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she was an artist in residence in 2013.
Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door 30 minutes before the concert begins. Seating is limited.