When: Sun., Sept. 25, 7 p.m. 2016
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts inaugurates its new Dance Series with a performance by Parsons Dance Company. Based in New York City, Parsons Dance is internationally renowned for pushing the envelope of modern dance while staging performances that engage diverse audiences. In performance, the company explores the full range of human movement and doesn’t limit itself to traditional techniques, placing each dance in a world of its own. Some pieces evoke a sense of swimming, or the atmosphere of a speakeasy, or even the dancing crowd at a concert. Evocative movement keeps the audience at attention — a lithe and flowing piece can be followed by a dance filled with what can only be described as spasmodic outbursts, and even the movement of dancers’ hair is integrated into the choreography. By weaving all of these elements together, Parsons Dance creates an experience that’s simultaneously challenging and accessible.