The joy of expression and the skill of interpretation are pillars in the world of dance. Notable artistic directors and University of Texas at Austin faculty members Lyn Wiltshire and Yacov Sharir in the Department of Theatre and Dance, along with guest choreographer Álvaro Restrepo, bring a vital new dance experience to stage in a performance titled “Canción del Cuerpo.”
Canción del Cuerpo will include new works by these featured choreographers and will be performed by dance majors in the university’s Dance Repertory Theatre, along with company members from El Colegio del Cuerpo.
Restrepo is the co-director of El Colegio del Cuerpo — Colombia’s first contemporary dance center — a dance school for disadvantaged children, as well as a professional dance company. Through his work with Afrodescendent communities, Restrepo’s dedication to his art becomes a vehicle for exploring human rights, race and social justice.