Naked With Shoes 

Wednesday, Jul 5 2006

The name says it all, capturing the irreverent playfulness and physical audacity that Anne and Jeff Grimaldo apply to the art of dance making. Alums of postmodern icon Rudy Perez’s ensemble, the two established their own identity in 1993 as Naked With Shoes. Their work extends Perez’s fearless explorations of movement and injects their own distinctive intensity into explorations of bodies blending with each other and interacting with spoken word, video and other theatrical elements. This performance reprises Abdomen Soft and Flat (2004) and also features a new dance-theater trilogy, Fear of Meat, which finds the two dancers joined by three actors. Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica; Thurs.-Sat., July 13-15, 8:30 p.m.; $20, $15 students. (310) 315-1459.

—Ann Haskins

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