The body as storyteller: Cohesion Dance to present unique multimedia performance

Marga Lincoln For the Independent Record

Some of us tell stories with words.

Some with a paintbrush.

Others through song.

But at Cohesion Dance this weekend, a cast of 25 dancers, ages 8 to 73 of all abilities, will tell stories through their bodies and movement.

“Beyond Words, the body as narrator,” has been in the creating the past seven weeks with guest choreographer and Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Glaws of Minnesota.

Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20; (Q&A to follow); 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, (includes sign language interpretation); 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21 (artist reception to follow); and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22.

Performances will be in-person and available via Livestream and On Demand.

Expect to see and hear movement, dance, spoken word and music plus video projections on multiple surfaces of the stage at Cohesion Center’s Backstage Theater.

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“It’s an exciting multimedia performance,” designed as a unique and immersive experience, said Glaws.

“The show is about storytelling and the stories we hold in our bodies. The stories we tell in community. The stories that can be shared through physical expression.

“I’m thinking of it as a collection of short stories narrated by the

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