DAVID HERRERA PERFORMANCE COMPANY premieres
the Stranger (Part 1)
As Seen in the San Francisco Chronicle: “the Stranger: Poor Among Rich”
DHPCo. was named a recipient of the Zellerbach Family Foundation/Community Arts Grant for the creation of our 6th Home Season, “the Stranger (Part 1) as well as being commissioned by the University of California-Santa Cruz to present an excerpt from the new work during their Spring Dance Concert in May 2013.
“the Stranger (Part 1)” is an ongoing study and discourse inspired by Artistic Director David Herrera’s experience growing up poor in Hollywood, Ca. Using the personal stories of the director and cast, “the Stranger (Part 1)” examines the difficulties in understanding and finding oneself when there is a sense of exclusion at play via poverty, culture, and image. Can we come to know ourselves through pushing away culture and even family? Or are we at danger in becoming a permanent stranger to the self by doing so? “the Stranger (Part 1)” brings to life the difficulties of inclusion/exclusion we experience in growing up and the struggle in understanding and finding oneself in all this terrain.
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FUTURE PERFORMANCES: 2013
the Stranger (Part 1) University Of California, Santa Cruz May 23-June 2, 2013 Mainstage Theater, Theater Arts Center presented by UCSC Theater Arts Dept. Fri & Sat @ 7pm, Sunday @ 3pm Tix: www.santacruztickets.com http://arts.ucsc.edu/news_events/blueprints
Anger excerpt from "Slumber" (2012) guests of Push Dance Company's Home Season June 8-9, 2013 Zaccho Dance Studio