Leverage Dance Theater’s spring concert, “Nine”, explores renewal, growth and transition. The title is a reference to the symbology and mythology of the number which reflects the emotional spaces explored in this concert.
When counting, 9 is the last original single digit numeral, which is seen to represent both the end of a period or endeavor and the beginning of a transition or transformation. It inspires reflection as the end of an era nears, much like New Year’s Eve or 1999.
Additionally, in Greek mythology, nine muses were created to give inspiration, knowledge, artistry, and music to the ancient world. They were considered to be the personification of knowledge and the arts, especially in dance, literature and music.
“9” brings us to the end of one phase as we explore the state of transition before a new phase begins.
New works by guests Hannah Fisher, Robert Poe, Lindsay Hawkins, and Leverage members Diana Barrios, Vance Baldwin, and Keli Hermes.