Artistic Director Wendy Clinard leads you on a journey inspired by travels with her daughter to Syria while reading the Arctic travel epic, Kaloona. The work fuses connections between the ancient and the modern, the spiritual and the physical, and those between the essences of struggle and celebration. Clinard questions the forces that shape human history and interdependence.
From the Arctic to the Middle East (Broken Narratives by an American Flamenco Dancer) is an interdisciplinary multimedia work that includes an original score by composer and music director Steve Gibons, performed on contrabass, guitar, oud, percussion, violin and voice. The work presents contemporary flamenco dancers in unique context; and the visual art of Marco Ferrari.
From the Arctic to the Middle East (Broken Narratives by an American Flamenco Dancer) uses the timeless tools of story, song, music, and dance to provide an odyssey and a sense of transcendence which gives the feeling that the journey has just begun. Zack Wittenburg of Time Out Chicago describes the piece as "exemplary of how live performance... can act as connective tissue between people of divergent experience.”
Find out why Lucia Mauro of the Chicago Tribune says “Clinard places the intricate presentational aspects of flamenco in a vital contemporary context.”
About the Company
Clinard Dance Theatre remains a constantly evolving ensemble of performers and collaborators lead by Artistic Director Wendy Clinard. The company was formed in 1999 and since that time, collaborations have included artists from Zimbabwe, Spain, Morocco, Syria, and India, as well as many well-respected Chicago and U.S. artists. At the center of each work, Wendy explores personal and global concerns, connecting the audience to the world through art. To learn more about Clinard Dance Theatre, visit www.clinardance.org.