Helen Simoneau Danse will perform three works in South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center's Lab Theater this August. Delicate Power examines the different ways we yield, share or exert power. The work asks: What does power look like without the need for dominance? Learn more about the piece here: https://helensimoneau.org/en/projects/delicate-power
Babe, an excerpt of Simoneau's evening-length work DARLING, explores vulnerability, intimacy, and how touch informs relationships within and outside of romance. The program will also feature a new duet. All works are choreographed by Helen Simoneau, a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow. Helen has been described as “a Choreographer-on-the-rise” with a style that is both “athletic and smooth” by Dance Magazine.
*$10 student tickets available. Redeemable with ID through the SMDCAC Box Office in-person or by phone (786-573-5300). Not redeemable online.
Helen Simoneau July 27th Dance Talk:
Sometimes outsiders reveal things insiders don’t see. Like acclaimed choreographer Helen Simoneau, the center of our next Dance Talk, whose company performs August 5 to 7 in the SMDCAC Lab Theater.
Raised in a tiny French speaking village in rural Quebec, Canada, Simoneau came to dance at the ripe (for dancers) age of 17, and found her home. “I didn’t know what dance was supposed to look like,” she says. “I started fresh.” She blossomed into one of the most compelling contemporary dancemakers on the scene today, with a long string of notable awards, commissions, residencies, with shows in North America, Europe and Asia.
Joining the talk were Simoneau dancers Thryn Saxon (Miami-raised daughter of local modern dance godmother Dale Andree) and Can Wang. Our fascinating conversation ranged through power dynamics, breaking with how dance defines women, the unexpected dimensions of female strength, the pressure to conform and the power of difference – all themes in Simoneau’s gorgeously crafted, deeply resonant dances. And her life. “Equality is not sameness – you don’t have to be the same to belong,” Simoneau told us. “My way is to offer possibilities – showing what could be.” A dance artist with soft power, pointing the way forward.
The Helen Simoneau Dance Talk goes live on the SMDCAC Facebook page at 7pm on Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm.
This presentation was made possible by South Arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Recommended for all ages. All patrons entering the theater require a ticket, regardless of age. Outside food & beverages are not allowed into the venue. Strollers are not permitted inside the auditorium. Senior, military and student discounts available. Contact the SMDCAC Box Office for details.
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