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When: Jan. 31-Feb. 1 2014
The connection between oral traditions and dance is a sturdy one. Not only is dancing believed to have been a way to transmit myths in ancient times—a kind of mnemonic device that uses the body to preserve epic stories in the mind—but oral transmission is, even today, the principal way newcomers to ballet companies learn centuries-old ballets. In Eesti: "Myths and Machines," Canadian choreographer Peter Trosztmer delves into his family history, received orally and in fragments, and interprets it through a series of dances. Continue reading >>

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