ARCOS Dance presents

The Warriors: A Love Story




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ARCOS Dance’s new multimedia production, ‘The Warriors: A Love Story,’ takes place Friday through Sunday February 8-10 and 15-17 at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA, co-sponsor of this event) at 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Sante Fe.  Performances are at held at 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays.

ARCOS Dance announces a new original evening-length multimedia performance in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), February 8-10 and 15-17, 2013 in Santa Fe. ‘The Warriors: A Love Story’  is inspired by the lives of J. Glenn Gray, a Colorado philosophy professor and WWII veteran, and his wife Ursula, a German survivor of the 1945 Allied bombing of Dresden, Germany, whose passion throughout her life was dance. J. Glenn's book on modern warfare, 'The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle' (1959), remains relevant today; this ARCOS production explores timeless concepts of human potential for acts of profound destruction and creation in times of war.  Through the personal yet universal theme of family legacy, ‘The Warriors’ presents audiences with thought-provoking instances of beauty and horror, seeking to honor those affected by war and those acting to end it. The signature visceral, athletic choreography of ARCOS Artistic Director Curtis Uhlemann and Associate Artistic Director Erica Gionfriddo provides dynamic interaction with original script, music, and video by ARCOS Multimedia Director Eliot Gray Fisher.  Through ‘The Warriors,’ Fisher, the grandson of J. Glenn and Ursula, chronicles his search to understand his grandparents’ complex history and the importance of its memory.

‘The Warriors’ focuses on a mix of art forms to tell its story: dance, theater, set, lighting design, video, and music each hold an important presence.  “We are attempting to create a world-class production through the many facets of multimedia and stage theater. We not only intend to tell a love story through the lives of three different individuals and their connections as creators, thinkers, and kin, but also hope to evoke an emotional response from the audience through use of vintage media footage, war propaganda, live theatrical action, and more,” explained Uhlemann. “We are especially interested in the elements of recorded video, audio, and live performance working together to complement and enrich one another, allowing each medium to appear to the audience in a fresh, new way," said Fisher.