“In her delightful new “Anthem,” the choreographer Milka Djordjevich presents an evening of dance that celebrates theatricality with a brazen, sensual and blessedly chaotic force.”

– The New York Times

 

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Santa Ana Sites

ANTHEM

Choreography: Milka Djordjevich
Music: Chris Peck

Milka Djordjevich breaks the rules. Not unlike Santa Ana Sites. For a two-night only engagement, Djordievich’s ANTHEM will be presented as the 21st installment of Santa Ana Sites. Staying true to performances set in outside of the box places, ANTHEM will be viewed by the audience from all four sides in a downtown Santa Ana loft. Staying inside the box are the performers, ANTHEM’s four dancers mirror a square shape with their movement.

Milka Djordjevich’s contemporary dance style bends away from the commonplace of neutrality and towards intimacy and immediacy. ANTHEM is a work of existing and imagined dance styles to explore labor, play, and feminine-posturing. Distinct movements dissolve into a tangle of commotion, the steps blur the mundane and glamourous.

“Form generates power: power to rise above, power to hold ground. ANTHEM, a dance for four women by Milka Djordjevich, builds upon units of social and folk-dance moves via a rubix cube-like spatial logic. Layers of repeated forms shift the bodies up gear. There is a new groove made here-a groove made by commitment and giving no-fucks, a groove for women to ride rough, to represent, to feel themselves.” – riting.org

ANTHEM will be performed by Laurel Atwell, Jessica Cook, Dorthy Dubrule, and devika wickrememsinghe. The four dance with confidence, complimenting each other and enjoying play. Hand-clap games, backstroking arms, and slashing kicks are part of the pronounced syllables from composer Chris Peck. Of note, Naomi Luppescu, the costume designer and Madeline Best, lighting designer, created the rich palette of color the dancers weave through.

 

WHO

ANTHEM
Choreography: Milka Djordjevich
Music: Chris Peck

WHEN

Nov 30th & Dec 1st
8pm

WHERE

@ Soul Space Seven
205 N Main St,
Santa Ana 92701

Santa Ana Sites

presents contemporary performance…

Santa Ana Sites is a community partnership, presenting contemporary performance in public and private spaces throughout Downtown Santa Ana. The traveling forum is designed to provide the community shared artistic experiences, encouraging the discovery of diverse environments and architectural space. Santa Ana Sites was founded by Allen Moon, Artistic Director and John D. Spiak, Grand Central Art Center Director/Chief Curator.

Allen Moon, Artistic Director

A resident of Santa Ana, Allen toured nationally and internationally with the Mehmet Sander Dance Company and Diavolo Dance Theater.  For the past 13 years, he has served as Director of Touring for David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives , where he has created tours for contemporary ensembles, including the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Kronos Quartet, Tectonic Theater Project, Diavolo, The Actors’ Gang, it gets better project, and The Watts Prophets, to performing arts centers and festivals across the globe.  Allen proudly serves on the CSU Summer Arts Advisory Board as a California Arts Community Representative and a committee member for the International Society for the Performing Arts.

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TICKETS

ANTHEM

$18 – General
$12 – Students & SA Residents

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