What is the difference between loneliness and being alone?
Choreographer Francisco Gella attempts to answer that question here, along with the need to embody on stage the human impulse to be alone while fearing loneliness. His effort, filled with virtuoso contemporary movement and an unusual stage prop, makes its first appearance in his new commission for Repertory Dance Theatre titled Aloneness.
Gella, an RDT alum dancer, took his inspiration (and the title of his new dance) from a children’s book by celebrated American poet Gwendolyn Brooks.
Stay tuned for Part II when he talks about what it was like working with RDT.
Aloneness premieres on RDT’s spring concert, CURRENT, April 12-14 in Salt Lake City.
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