Subversive Dance

Choreographer David Dorfman’s “underground” isn’t exactly your normal dance-theater production. As it’s (non-capitalized) name might suggest, is based on the violent anti-Vietnam War protests of the radical Weather Underground in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.

As you might surmise, the piece consists of energetic groups of dancers moving about the stage raising clenched fists and pantomiming throwing objects that could be rocks or even bombs. The dancer/actors also make mini-speeches about the goals of violent protest.

The 50-minute show has been making the rounds of theaters around the nation. Next stop: Thursday and Friday (November 6 and 7) at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park.

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