Columbia’s Second Annual Emerging Choreographers Show is hosted by the Columbia-based dance company Yuhas & Dancers, in collaboration with Tapp’s Arts Center. Launching in 2018, the show brings together dancers from the diverse and robust pockets of the Columbia Dance Community. The two nights celebrate a shared passion for dance while highlighting unique emerging voices. The split-bill model allows for emerging artist to perform in a low-risk environment, gaining valuable experience and exposure.
Columbia, SC contemporary dance collective Yuhas & Dancers presents “Physical Poetry,” a collaboration with Charleston, SC Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker. The hour long work combines poetry, electronic music, dance, and duct tape representing how the body and mind can feel stuck by the challenges of living in the South.
Yuhas & Dancers is also proud to share the stage with many talented artist 3PM, May 26th at Charleston Music Hall in the first ever Charleston Dance Showcase. We will be sharing an excerpt from Physical Poetry. Find more information at www.piccolospoleto.com.
Yuhas & Dancers will travel to NYC to premiere an excerpt from Physical Poetry with a split-bill of performances, part of the 2019 PANGEA theme.
2019 MOVEMENT: PANGAEA (JUNE 2ND)
BY SANS LIMITES DANCE
Named after the supercontinent that existed before separating into todays 7 major land masses -- PANGAEA unites choreographers and companies that represent nationalities, ethnicities, and art forms from around the globe. Their works celebrate traditional dance forms, metamorphosize art forms through dance fusions, and explore themes of multiculturalism, immigration, and diasporic experiences. Their works will focus on contemporary global culture and modern-day world events -- highlighting the current state of human existence and the collective unconscious.
Yuhas & Dancers, (Y&D) a contemporary dance company from Columbia, SC, returns to PortFringe for the second year in a row. Dancers of all shapes, sizes, and colors present movement narratives that reflect concerns of the South-Eastern United States to ignite conversations of vulnerability and social response. Softness is explored through contemporary dance as a boundless form of resistance. Through rituals, improvisation, and complex partnering, these four strong women investigate how to remain soft in an ever-hardening world.