Letters You Wrote

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"I inherited some clothing from the '50s and early '60s about the same time that I was lamenting the fact that people don't write letters anymore," Dancepatheatre Artistic Director Sara Draper explains. And so she collected letters from the postwar era and choreographed "Letters You Wrote," a series of mostly solo dances for herself and three other performers, who dress in vintage clothing and portray either the reader or writer of a particular missive. The letters address politics, family and, of course, the baby boom itself. It was a time, as Draper puts it, "when lifestyles were simpler, but relationships were not." The dancers are accompanied by improvisational music by Foundation for Modern Music violinist Nicholas Leh Baker and clarinetist Maiko Sasaki. 8 p.m. Magnolia Ballroom, 715 Franklin. For information, call 713-524-6545 or visit www.dancepath.com. $20.
Thu., March 18, 8 p.m., 2010

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