Why BECOMING will challenge everything you think you know about dance. Becoming….’to begin to be’….you may be asking yourself, what does that even mean?
I wasn’t sure either, I just knew I needed to explore it. As an artist, my process is evolutionary and collaborative. I often leave a dance concert feeling one of the worst emotions a human being can endure…..indifferent. I would LOVE to be inspired. I would be HAPPY to feel passion from the dancers. I EXPECT to leave feeling uncomfortable. Art exists for a purpose.
Our job is to take the audience outside themselves sure, but I also strive to cause the audience to dive deeply into themselves as well. To feel everything you may or may not want to feel. I wanted to create a platform for reality. Enter…fusiondance.
Every time I create, it is with a real story, a real event, a visceral emotion. The work we put onstage is always strong, it’s always evocative, its always raw. Our partnering work will astound you, our diversity will intrigue you, and our emotional content will steal the breath from your chest. You will be taken on a ride that you won’t soon forget. I love modern dance, I respect classical ballet, I live for a good solid jazz piece, we aren’t any of that, we are ALL of that plus the most compelling storytelling you’ve ever experienced.
How do I know this? How am I so confident YOU will know this? In BECOMING, we have created an evening of our stories channeled through incredible movement. It is honest, the dancers are fully committed, and the result is REAL.
What led me to the title BECOMING was the idea that we are always evolving. We are always succeeding, failing, loving, losing, being lost and trying to find our anchor. We are in a constant state of becoming as humans and that is what I love about life and also what I love about dance. You can never have the same performance. That moment onstage, is always the most present moment in your life to date. Our show is full of these moments.
If you’re looking for something light, something slightly reserved, skip our show. If you want to rock your soul and challenge everything you thought you knew about dance, we’ll be waiting to show you what it means to be fusiondance.
Candra Preshong began her training in Northern Virginia and studied under Michelle Sarson, Mark Mejia, Linda Kintz, and with various professional teachers/choreographers through workshops locally and nationally. After attending Point Park University and finishing her degree in psychology at George Mason University, Candra began teaching and having success at the regional and national level with her choreography, winning high score and choreography awards at the solo and group level both regionally and nationally. This along with Candra’s artistically demanding and innovative class structure has made her a highly sought after master instructor. Candra co-founded fusiondance in 2006 and through this professional company, her choreography graced the stages of the Lincoln Theater, The Lang Theater, The Lisner, The Jack Guidone, The Ernst Cultural Center, Synetic Theater, Schlessinger Center, the Workhouse Arts Center, and in 2015 premiered an evening length work at Dance Place in the 10th Annual Capital Fringe festival to rave reviews. In 2009 Candra co-founded IMPACT DANCE, a pre-professional company with unique and dynamic choreography, technical excellence, and unparalleled artistry cultivated by fusing the elements of concert dance with contemporary movement and creating a captivating performer. fusiondance and IMPACT dance aim to elevate the contemporary dance scene with a dynamic group of dancers who excel in all areas of dance to create a visual explosion of movement and creativity.
July 10 — July 23, 2016
800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
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