In the 1960s, composer Peter Maxwell Davies noticed a well-muscled dancer’s resemblance to the figures in Andreas Vesalius’ seminal 16th-century anatomical drawings, and saw that some suggested the Stages of the Cross. He used 14 of those drawings as inspiration for his 1968 Vesalii Icones (Icons of Vesalius), a 40-minute solo show starring that dancer, with the drawings projected during the performance. For the program Icono-Graphic, Vesalii Icones is back for Davies’ 80th anniversary, with Jones Welsh in the solo dancer role. Known for his powerful work with Diavolo Dance Company and his own troupe, Not Man Apart, Welsh has included a collaboration with Gary Bates, who danced the solo role in the work’s 1974 L.A. debut. The show is part of the Jacaranda Music series, recognized for its adventurous contemporary classical music programming.
Sat., Jan. 31, 8 p.m., 2015
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