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Friday, September 5, 2008

Program Notes: Upcoming on "Body and Soul"

In the next Body and Soul podcast, Bessie Award-winning choreographer Jane Comfort talks about An American Rendition--her new dance-theater work, which addresses American addiction to Reality TV and avoidance of political realities such as our government's policy of rendition--the secret kidnapping, interrogation and torture of detainees in overseas prisons. Jane Comfort and Company will premiere this piece at The Duke on 42nd Street (September 24-28).

Click here for a complete program schedule, ticketing and additional information.

Jane Comfort is a choreographer, writer and director whose work has been produced throughout the United States, in Europe and Latin America.  She received a Bessie Award for Underground River and a recent New York Foundation for the Arts Award for Performance Art. 

Comfort grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and received a degree in painting at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been making interdisciplinary work since 1978. She and her company have performed throughout the United States, in Europe and Latin America.Jane also choreographs for theater and opera.  She recently choreographed Salome for Chicago's Lyric Theater with Deborah Voigt in the title role.  She choreographed the Broadway musical Amour, with music by Michel Legrand and direction by James Lapine and was Associate Director/Choreographer of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Broadway musical Passion, which won a Tony Award for best musical.   She choreographed NYC's Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing as well as Playwrights Horizons' musical Wilder.

See additional biographical information for Jane Comfort here.

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