Catherine Cabeen

Catherine Cabeen is a truly beautiful dancer, but her intellectual curiosity has as much influence on her choreography as her kinetic sensibilities. In Fire!, she takes her inspiration from the work of the late French artist Niki de Saint Phaile, whose voluptuous images of monumental women, both seductive and slightly disturbing, are as multi-layered as Cabeen herself. The title is a joke as well as a description—the final comment on her dance for last year's Northwest New Works, titled Ready, Aim, but also an art historical reference to Saint Phaile's use of firearms in her collages. SANDRA KURTZ

Jan. 17-20, 8 p.m., 2013

 
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