The full-company piece, set to excerpts of the bespectacled musician's album of the same name, consists of vignettes of urban life rather than a specific story -- suit-clad men and hip urban girls brush their teeth, rush to work and play video games. Welch says the movement was developed with a lot of improv: "You're really trying to discover movement from your own vocabulary." So will clubgoers recognize any of their moves? "I hope so!" says Welch, who adds that he'd like to choreograph similar works in the future. "It's very important for dance to stay alive and reinvent itself
That's part of my responsibility -- to make things that are relevant." Could be a little while until they embrace, say, Chamillionaire
but give them time. Check out Play, as well as Welch's frenetic Velocity and the neoclassical Gloria at 7:30 p.m.
May 25-June 4, 7:30 p.m.