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Cross Body Ride

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"A celebration of busy movement performed by male dancers jumping, stretching, bumping, and sliding across Venezuela's beaches." -- WGBH press release

In this duet, two men perform spirited partnering phrases against an oceanside background. Repeatedly, the two are seen lying together in a thin bed, lending an air of eroticism to the work.Black-and-white sequences and still photographs are juxtaposed against the vibrant colors of most of the piece. The score by Charles Nieland features rhythmic electronic music, which incorporates a sound like the crashing of a wave, emphasizing the ocean setting. The performers sport colorful summer clothing with primary colors of red and yellow. Directed by Jeff McMahin, the work is just over 12 minutes in length.
Dance, Modern dance
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