In At'em (Atem) Adam, choreographed by Terence Marling, rehearsal director and artistic associate of HSDC, the dancers perform gestural movements, weight sharing, and innovative floor work.
Bitter Suite, choreographed by Jorma Elo, and set to music of Mendelssohn and Monteverdi, is the jazziest of all the pieces, with shiny leotards and flexed jazz wrists. Elo is a Finnish choreographer whose works have been performed by most of the world's finest ballet companies.
Whatever performance you attend, you are likely to be impressed by the skill and versatility of the dancers and will get a great taste of all that is going on in contemporary dance. UMS labels the concert "family friendly" and designates it appropriate for ages nine and up.
[Originally published in April, 2010.]