Harvard-educated in social theory and philosophy, on the surface Barak Marshall is not a likely singer or choreographer. Yet he was recruited by cellist Yo-Yo Ma to sing with the fabled Silk Road Project and, after winning choreography prizes in Israel and Europe, became the first resident choreographer for Batsheva Dance Company, Israel's respected modern dance company. Dance was always in Marshall's DNA: He's the son of Margalit Oved, a beloved L.A.-based choreographer and teacher. He returns to L.A. where his career trajectory began. The calling card for his 10-dancer ensemble is Monger, which explores the plight of servants trapped in an abusive mistress' basement. The work has garnered critical praise for its high emotion, intense physical theater and eclectic score drawing on Gypsy, Balkan, rock and classical music. Who says you can't go home again? And in style!
Fri., April 15, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 16, 9 p.m., 2011