- Jeanne Claire van Ryzin American-Statesman Staff
Modern dancemaker Kathy Dunn Hamrick debuts her latest work this week, “The Undoing of Nonet,” an hour-long dance concert presented with live music by Line Upon Line Percussion.
Hamrick impressed recently with “The Big Small,” an elegant thoughtful piece about the seemingly random events that can radically change life’s direction.
Now, Hamrick grapples again with abstract ideas.
“I’m using the word ‘nonet’ multiple ways,” says Hamrick.
“‘Nonet’ for nine dancers, ‘nonet’ for an organism or machine or a whatever with nine parts; ‘nonet’ as a name for this machine or organism or family or universe of nine parts; and ‘Nonet’ as a name for one person.”
Hamrick uses her expressive, atheltic style to create a dance that reveals “the tipping point in any situation or relationship and the eventual, unavoidable falling apart, the re-grouping and the falling apart.”
Hamrick’s nine dancers will be accompanied live by award-winning ensemble Line Upon Line Percussion, who will play Iannis Xenakis’s rhythmic “Okho” as well as Ben Isaacs’s whisper-quiet “Several Inflections.”
“The Undoing of Nonet”
8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road