Friday, March 7, 2008

Fuzion Dance Artists a joy to watch

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit in on a rehearsal by the Fuzion Dance Artists for its "Voices of Fuzion" show.

A few of the dancers in this up-and-coming troupe rehearsed a contemporary piece called "Delicate Strains of Consciousness," which is based on an Eduardo Hernandez Santos photograph called "Corpus Fragile."

The photograph, I must admit, is quite strange. It's a black-and-white picture of a bald guy being pulled in by a flower that seems to dangle in mid-air.

Luckily, Leymis Bolanos Wilmott, choreographer and co-founder of Fuzion Dance Artists has a very beautiful and almost playful take on the photo.

Wilmott spiritedly interprets the photo by depicting a sensual relationship between a man and woman. In the dance, the woman draws the man to herself (at her feet), and though the man seems to do all he can to resist her attraction, he is finally pulled in completely. But before the dance is over, the roles reverse and the man is the one who draws the woman to his feet.

Sounds a lot like real life, huh?

Wilmott said many of the dances in the show are based on life. Don't miss Fuzion Dance Artists perform this weekend. Performances are 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Asolo Theater. - January Holmes

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