Colombian Dance Company at Watermill Center on Saturday
El Colegio del Cuerpo, a Colombian dance company and school now in residence at the Watermill Center, will give an open rehearsal of a work in progress on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of the center’s In Process series. The school was founded in Cartagena by Alvaro Restrepo and Marie France Delieuvin for children and the general public to explore the artistic dimension of the human body through contemporary dance.
On Saturday, the group will perform “A Rendez-Vous in Clementine Hunter’s African House,” written and directed by Mr. Restrepo. The piece pays tribute to African heritage and the ethnic and cultural richness of Colombia. It features the music of Nina Simone, the singer, pianist, and civil rights activist, poetry by Aimé Césaire, a Martinique intellectual, and text by Victoria Santa Cruz, an Afro-Peruvian composer and choreographer.
The open rehearsal will be preceded from 1 to 2 by an opportunity to tour the center’s building, grounds, gardens, art collection, and study library. Attendance is free but reservations are required and can be made on the center’s website.