David Dorfman Dance to Perform New Work at Montgomery County Community College January 18

David DorfmanDec. 30, 2013, Blue Bell, Pa.—Award-winning artistic director David Dorfman brings his internationally experienced troupe to Montgomery County Community College to perform “Come, and Back Again,” a poetic exploration of life’s messiness, mortality and hope inspired by the legendary Patti Smith and singer-songwriter Benjamin Smoke, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Science Center Theatre, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Tickets cost $30 for general admission and $15 for children under age 12. Visit www.mc3.edu/livelyarts or call 215-641-6518 for tickets and information.

Through film, music and memoir, five dancers and five musicians focus on the physical and metaphoric resilience of the human spirit. In collaboration with composer/musical director Samuel Crawford, Dorfman produces a score featuring original compositions in poetic tribute to the independent, thought-provoking Smith, “godmother of punk,” as well as music from the underground Atlanta band Smoke. The performance is set against a backdrop of soulful visuals created by street/installation artist “Swoon” (Caledonia Curry).

Since its founding in 1985, the David Dorfman Dance ensemble has performed extensively in New York City and throughout North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe. For the past six years it has been company-in-residence at Connecticut College, where Dorfman teaches and serves as dance department chair. A native Chicagoan who has toured internationally as a performer, Dorfman has been honored with several fellowships, choreography awards and commissions. His community-based projects continue to advance his goal to “get the whole world dancing.”

The performance is being made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Other dance performers in the Lively Arts season at the College include the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble on Feb.21-22 and Ballet Hispanico on March 7-8.

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