The Liberated Accident, An Evening in Three Chapters

Choreographer Amanda K. Miller-Fasshauer has spent the past three decades living and working abroad, so it was a coup for the US-based CORE Performance Company to commission a new work from her to be set on American dancers. Miller-Fasshauer tells us that the work, The Liberated Accident, An Evening in Three Chapters, is nonlinear. “Nothing I do is linear. It’s all abstract, creating worlds, and at the end one is left with an impression.” Before she began choreographing the piece, Miller-Fasshauer worked with the CORE dancers for several days in a workshop setting. “I get to know what their desires are and what they want to learn about themselves. The work is really made for the people that I’m working with, about helping them to learn about their own artistry.” Miller-Fasshauer says she got the title Liberated Accident from a book by Henri Michaux, a Belgian-born writer, poet and painter who died in 1984. “It’s also about the fact that accidents are often liberating because you could never plan what happened. It’s about the beauty of fate.”

8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Barn, 2201 Preston. For information, call 713-862-5530 or visit coredance.org. Free.
Nov. 7-9, 8 p.m., 2013

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