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Free Concert: TAMIU Presents Dark Circles Contemporary Dance


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Texas A&M International University College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Fine and Performing Art brings Dark Circles Contemporary Dance USA to the city of Laredo, Texas Saturday, April 7 for a ONE NIGHT ONLY FREE and open to the public performance of two world premiere dance works and one critically-acclaimed favorite.

Hailed as "Best Dance Company" by D Magazine (2015 & 2016) and Dallas Observer (2016), Dark Circles has continually crafted and curated inspiring, innovative, and accessible dance works. In just four seasons, the company has commissioned and produced 21 world premieres by some of today's top choreographers.

Following a sold-out developmental workshop at DETOUR: A Festival of New Work at WaterTower Theatre earlier this month, the program will open with the world premiere of Founder and Artistic Director Joshua L. Peugh's YELLOW. Inspired by the bright yellow leaves of the gingko trees that rain down on the streets of Seoul every fall, the work is a love letter to South Korea, a country Peugh spent six years in and considers his artistic home.

The program will also feature the world premiere of CAN'T SLEEP BUT LIGHTLY, a newly commissioned creation choreographed by NYC-based guest artist and winner of the Princess Grace Awards for Choreography, Gabrielle Lamb. A brand-new score for the work has been commissioned from composer and SMU Meadows School of the Arts alumnus Brandon Carson.

The program concludes with Peugh's modern reimagining of the classic ballet LES SYLPHIDES titled LES FAIRIES. With music by Frédéric Chopin performed live by pianist Alex Brombal, the work examines tenderness and features the brilliant dancers of Dark Circles in an athletic romantic-style ballet with a twist.

The performance will take place Saturday, April 7 at Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater at 7:30 p.m. The performance is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

For more information, visit darkcirclescontemporarydance.com.