Human Nature Dance Theater returned to Arcosanti for their 23rd annual performance on Saturday, October 1. 2016.

This years title and theme was “Migration”. It was a small group of three people, Paul Moore, Delisa Myles and Jayne Lee, but as in all of the previous years, the intense subject was expressed with a seamless and passionate performance.

[photos are stills from a video, sa]

“When does it become necessary to move from one’s home? Think of the phases of life that you must pass through to come to a time, when you pack your essentials and walk out the door, perhaps never to return.

We live the american dream of working hard, building a home to raise a family, let them fly and then we settle in to retire. I imagine a disaster that might cause me to build up reserves, cut back on expenses and hunker down in my home.

But what if the storm is so severe, that the only recourse is to abandon everything and search out a new land on which to start again. Some of us are living that life now. First one, then another and then entire communities floating over seas, walking across borders and landing in unknown territory with no map of the future, like butterflies.” –HNDT

Human Nature Dance Theatre creates original dance performance, as a collective of cross-disciplinary artists, emphasizing experimental, environmental, and inter-generational perspectives.

We intend our work to be a model for how diverse people can support and learn from one another in artistic collaboration.

For over twenty years, HNDT has produced original dance evenings at venues like the Colly Soleri Music Center at Arcosanti, Coconino Center for the Arts and Prochnow Auditorium in Flagstaff, the Elks Theater and Granite Street Studio in Prescott, and Headwaters Theater in Portland, Oregon.

See the following links for Human Nature past performances here at Arcosanti

2015  IGNITE and link 2, link 3

2014 WEATHERWILD and this link

2013 NIGHT DRESSED AS DAY and this link

2012  VERTICAL HORIZON

2011 ONE WAS THE OTHER and this link

2010 ANIMAL ETIQUETTE and this link

2009 FLYING AT NIGHT

2008 STILL LATE AND AWAKE

2007 DANCE DOWN RIVER

2006 ESSENTIALLY

2005 TOUCH AND GO and this link

2004 EXTINCTION, ONCE THERE WERE BIRDS

2003  THE LAST DOOR

2002  UNVEILING THE MIRAGE

2001  NOW

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