Urban Dance Collective, co-founded in 2001 by Niles Ford (1959-2012) and Marline Martin, will soon embark upon its third season at Dixon Place (December 6-21). Ford's successor as Artistic Director, Royce K. Zachery, reflects on his friend's legacy and keeping the dream alive.
|a scene from UDC's Rejoice|
(photo courtesy of UDC)
According to American author and educator, Henry Van Dyke, time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Rejoice is a modern day ritual celebrating life and love through various creations ranging from lyrical abstractions, social dances to vivid dance commentaries on culture and history. Dedicated to the loving memory of Niles Ford, UDC’s founder and to the memory of Carli Zackery-Rogers, Rejoice is an engaging and elegiac performance.
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