Timsila & the Cypress Tree is the dance progeny of Being Moved, a nine week Butoh Performance intensive with choreographer Meshi Chavez.
At the heart of this novel project are non- professional dancers who take up the challenge to dance original choreography, showcasing their courage, curiosity, and singular determination on stage. The Being Moved participants bring an enthusiastic and courageous willingness to explore unknown territory. In doing so, they cannot help but be transformed by the process. Inspired by Zen koans and Lakota creation stories, Timsila & The Cypress Tree creates unexpected scenes of the human condition and the unseen worlds of spirit that encourage us along our journey.
"It is my belief that performance is not just for the artistic elite, that everyday people are made of movement and with that movement is an inherent and profound beauty. With adroit direction and focus, the quotidian can, in an instant, transform into something moving and delightful." - Meshi Chavez
Saturday Feb. 4th at 7:30pm & Sunday Feb. 5th at 2pm & 7:30 pm