The contemporary dance group Caris and Company is gearing up for its big 7 p.m. Saturday performance, a concert titled “Literary Movements,” at The Grand in downtown Fresno. The show is an ode to literature and writers.
We’ll be featuring an interview with artistic director Jasmin la Caris in Friday’s 7 section. In it she discusses some of the writers referenced in the show:
Maya Angelou’s poem “And Still I Rise” inspired me to create a solo about overcoming prejudice. Juana de Ibarbourou’s poem “La Higuera” (The Fig Tree) is about encouragement so I developed a piece that takes place in a ballet class. My Co-Artistic Director Danny Moua’s favorite book as a child was “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. His choreography follows the relationship between a young girl and a tree.
The Beehive is giving away two tickets to Saturday’s event. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us why you’d like to see the show. If you’re so inclined, tell us what literary work you’d most like to see depicted in dance.
Deadline is 10 a.m. Thursday. Please don’t enter more than once. I’ll be informing our winner by email on Thursday morning, so keep a watch on your inbox. You’ll be able to pick the tickets up at Will Call. Rules are on the jump.
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