“Dyde is able to haul out a vast knowledge of music, dance, modern art and drama to make them coalesce into fast-paced, often witty, organic theater.” -- On Stage Magazine
Farrell Dyde Dance Theatre and Novodada present Farrell Dyde in A Multitude of Sins for one night only.
A Multitude of Sins comprises three new related dance theatre works created and performed by artistic director Farrell Dyde. The three works are:
- Dream set to a tape collage arranged by Farrell Dyde utilizing music by Simon Jeffes, Eric Satie and Frederick Chopin. Dream explores deep seated memories from childhood that emerge from the unconscious mind in dreams and fantasies.
- Girl set to a tape collage arranged by Farrell Dyde with music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. In Girl we travel back in time to look at parallels that existed then with what is happening today. The songs selected are all from the album Rubber Soul which was released in December of 1965 at a time when the turmoil at home and the war in Vietnam were gaining momentum. Here we follow one man - perhaps recollecting this time - when love and loss were at a premium.
- Precipice uses music by Andrew Poppy in a dramatic, minimalist score. Here the theme of “approach and withdrawal” is explored through pure movement. As Don Draper would say: “Our greatest fears lie in apprehension.”
Farrell Dyde is an American choreographer, dancer and actor who has created over 100 original modern and post modern movement theater works of varying dimension and approach and that cover a broad spectrum of both narrative and non-narrative for his own company and many other companies and institutions. An original member of the CAM(Contemporary Arts Museum) choreographers in Houston, he created two world premiere ballets for Houston Ballet (1983 & 1985).
“Farrell Dyde is a witty, articulate dancer/choreographer whose inventiveness and clarity of thought remind me of Merce Cunningham….Dyde is a perfect exemplar of modern dance, of disciplined investigation into new ways of making dance.”-- Nancy Kauffman, Austin American Statesman