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Secrets on the Way: Inspired by the Poetry of Tomas Tranströmer Kathryn Roszak’s Danse Lumière

Mon—4-7-2014
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Photo by Tuukka Ervasti Millesgården

MON – 4-7-2014 – 8:00 PM
$20 ($15 ASF & Poet House Members)

San Francisco-based Danse Lumière performs Secrets on the Way, a dance-noir that travels through the numinous landscape of Nobel Prize-winning poet Tomas Tranströmer’s poetry. Choreographed by Kathryn Roszak, “young dancers move through a tangled love affair, a strange

death on a subway platform, exile in the forest, the threat of dangers both without and within… a narrative of modern life, flashes of strong emotion, and a palpable sense of the world’s beauty” (Linda Rugg, Chair of Scandinavian Department, U.C. Berkeley).

About Danse Lumière

The Danse Lumière company is recognized for adapting great works of literature to the stage through the fusion of dance, music, and theater, and is praised for its “intelligent, finely crafted dance theater” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, which also selected the company’s performance of Pensive Spring: A Portrait of Emily Dickinson as one of the top ten dance performances of 2011.

Danse Lumière’s artistic director, Kathryn Roszak, trained at the San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, and the American Conservatory Theater. She has performed with the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera Ballet, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Roszak has also choreographed for the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco Opera Center, and Kent Nagano’s Berkeley Symphony. She currently teaches “Dance and Film” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U.C. Berkeley and also serves as the Dance Specialist for Cal Performances. Rozak’s choreography was presented by La Mama, among others, and at the New York and Copenhagen Cultural Festivals.

About Tomas Tranströmer

Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize, Tomas Tranströmer is one of the most celebrated and influential poetic figures of his generation. He was born in Stockholm in 1931 and is a psychologist by profession. He began his psychology career in the 1960s at a

juvenile corrections institute in Sweden, and worked for several decades in the field. He is one of the world’s most translated poets, with books appearing in over fifty languages. Tranströmer is also a highly regarded amateur pianist and entomologist.

Co-presented with Poets House and supported in part by a grant from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and the Scandinavian Department at U.C. Berkeley.