Contemporary show challenges myths of female experience
Story by Elisa Parrino
“This is the Girl,” a new dance show choreographed and directed by City College physical education and dance instructor Christy Funsch premiered at the Dance Mission Theatre Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
The show challenges the conventional depiction of women in myth and in dance performance.
Contemporary dance style allows prose and movement to blend together in a powerful connection between the spoken and the danced, where the audience can easily identify themselves with one of the characters.
Funsch and Nol Simonse performed a series of duets, interlaced with five more dancers’ movements.
Members of the Grrrl Brigade, directed by Bruce Ghent, on Taiko drums, Dory Ellis on electric guitar and the San Francisco Community Music Center Children’s Chorus, directed by Beth Wilmurt, played cover songs by PJ Harvey.
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