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Jane Comfort and Company Performance: “Beauty” and “Underground River”
Start Date: 2/15/2013Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Date: 2/15/2013

Event Description:
Performance: "Beauty" and "Underground River"

For the last 25 years, Jane Comfort has created critically acclaimed, socially conscious dance. She has been on the front lines of dissent against the loss of gains for social justice since the Reagan revolution. She presents two shows: "Beauty" is a provocative dance/theater work that explores the American notion of female beauty through the lens of Barbie. The work includes a Barbie beauty contest and an intimate encounter between Barbie and Ken. "Underground River," described as a "risk-taking and profound theatrical tour de force," is an exploration of the rich fantasy life of a girl who appears to be unconscious. Singing a cappella songs by Toshi Reagon and interacting with the magical visual creations of master puppeteer Basil Twist, the dancers dwell in a world of magic realism and eccentric beauty unseen by those who wish to make her "well."
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
Contact Information:
Phone: 610-328-8200
Jane Comfort & Company
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