Dance

Farrell Dyde, Living and Dancing in Today

Dancer/choreographer Farrell Dyde celebrates more than 40 years onstage with Dat is Het: Farrell Dyde Solo Dance Concert. The program takes its title from the Dutch phrase "Dat is het," which means 'That is it.' Dyde came across the phrase in reading a Van Gogh biography.

"Vincent was very much concerned with the it-ness of his paintings," Dyde tells us. "He was trying to get to a point where it was the final absolute statement. That idea grabbed me. For me, this may be it for me as far as my solo performing is concerned. It may be the last time I perform solo...but I've said that before." (We're keeping our fingers crossed that we'll see Dyde onstage in more solo work in the future.)

The program includes three pieces which are loosely linked together but not exactly as a narrative."Each piece was created as a stand alone but because its an entire evening I began to shape it so that the pieces are both complimentary and contrasting. It's just the way the energy goes since it's just me that performs in all of them, I tried to shape it in such a way that it becomes one long pieces." This story continues on the next page.

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Olivia Flores Alvarez