RIVERSIDE, CA – The University of California, Riverside, Department of Dance presents POPULAR SONG by choreographer Peter Witrak, featuring dancers Alfonso Cervera, Luis Lopez Maldonado and Brandon Wagner. POPULAR SONG is a dance performance involving a fetishized folk icon, androgynous youth, severe choreographic utopias, a mysterious commodity, and a razor-sharp sound score edited by Grand Theft Disco. A visual and choreographic tone poem, POPULAR SONG provides a glimpse into a dancing dystopia, in which young dancers are screened for innovative moves. How will they assert themselves before the dictatorial video camera and spectacle-hungry masses? With defiance, indulgence, or restraint?
Followed by SHORTS, an assortment of solo choreography and video compositions referencing a girl from the past, figure skating, geography, paper haircuts, and a problematic dance studio.
Peter Witrak created POPULAR SONG in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance at the University of California, Riverside.
Advance Tickets: available at the University Theatre Fine Arts Ticket Office, Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Walk-Up Tickets: available at the ARTS Building Ticket Office, one hour before each performance.
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