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Renée Amirault and Sarah Mae Gibbons Dance

Renée Amirault and Sarah Mae Gibbons Dance

Saturday, July 21 1:00 PM

55 Davis Square, Somerville

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Renée Amirault and Sarah Mae Gibbons Dance presents Still(ness) in transit

We are people on the move. Every day, we're bumping into, rushing past, staring at and through one another. When forced to sit still, we watch and listen. Our duet is inspired by interactions overheard and seen on the Red Line. Things get lost in translation, but isn’t it more exciting that way? We begin by borrowing the words and movement of strangers, but they soon become our own. Maybe they are also yours.

Renée Amirault, originally from North Reading, Massachusetts, earned her BFA in Dance and BA in Political Science from Temple University. In college, she had the pleasure of studying with Kung-Yang Lin, Merían Soto and Jillian Harris, among others. Upon graduating, she received the Rose Vernick Scholar Award for academic excellence. She is most inspired by work that stems from improvisation and is interested in the cross-cultural and therapeutic potential of dance as a means for social change. Renée is currently based in Boston, dancing for Deadfall Dance Company. 

Sarah Mae Gibbons, originally from Athens, Ohio, earned her BFA in dance with a minor in education from The Ohio State University. While there, she performed in works by numerous faculty members including Bebe Miller, Ming Lung Yang and Victoria Uris as well as independent works by Annie Kloppenberg, Shawn Hove and Foreground Dance. Sarah Mae's aesthetic and interests lie in reinvesting attention to the practice of improvisation as a performance form, dance as a means of education and discovering links between choreography and research. Sarah Mae is currently based in Boston, dancing for Annie Kloppenberg, Deadfall Dance, Zoe Dance, Quicksilver Dance and other independent choreographers as well as teaching at Dance Place, Green Street Studios and the Cambridge Performance Project. Sarah has received the Emerging Artists Award at Green Street Studios for her choreography and was chosen for the RAW Artists showcase in Boston.