DASSdance, which got its start in New York City, will show off its space at the MLK FAME Community Center (3201 E. Republican St.) with its new “Lights, Camera…ACTION!” show on Sept. 20 and 21.
The dance/art installation work, choreographed by producing artistic director Daniel Wilkins, will feature LED lights attached to the dancers, green-screen cinematography project the dancers from the stage onto the surrounding walls and other film effects that will interact with the dancers.
DASSdance’s signature “All-Terrain Dance” style “pushes the physical boundaries of motion, drawing from the fluidity of modern dance to the architecture and line of ballet, the rhythm of jazz and hip-hop to the pure agility of various sports,” Wilkins explained.
“I want to immerse the audience in a place of wonder, entertainment and fantasy,” Wilkins said. “When you create art there should be a puzzle to solve or a message to relate. I want people walking out of the theater feeling up-lifted, clear and generous.”
The shows will start at 8 p.m. on Sept. 20 and 7 p.m. on Sept. 21. The opening-night gala will start at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20. Admission to both shows is free, but donations will be taken.
For more information, visit www.dassdance.org.