Arch8 - Erik Kaiel
The Netherlands
Main Stage
50 minutes

Grades: K to 7
Ages: all ages

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About Tetris

This isn’t an everyday dance company.  Arch8 views theatrical traditions as a resource, using them to create new forms, then sharing these new forms in public space, architectural space and theatrical space.  In 2003, after a decade in New York City, Arch8’s choreographer, Erik Kaiel, moved to the Netherlands. He performs, choreographs, and teaches throughout the Netherlands, Europe, and the world.

Inspired by the game Tetris this extremely physical dance quartet explores how we connect with one another, building a private language to communicate, and then invites others to enter into the dancers world.  It is for the kids who can’t sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls, and those who can imagine further than they can see.

Show Quotes

“I yelled “bravo” during a round of applause yesterday. I’ve never done that before. And it wasn’t even at the end of a show. Of a children’s dance piece. Color me delightfully surprised.”  DC Theatre Scene

“It’s a feel-good fully inclusive ending to a work of inventive artistry, looking at how to fit together or strike out alone, using courage, creativity and acceptance to do so.”  LondonDance.com

“It’s inventive. It’s engaging. It’s impressive.”  A Younger Theatre

Performance Times

 Thursday  May 24  12:30 - 1:20
 Friday  May 25  9:20 - 10:10
 Friday  May 25  12:50 - 1:40
 Saturday  May 26   6:00 - 6:50

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