It's almost time!

The Matter of Origins, Liz Lerman’s work that has been in development over the past three years, opens tomorrow night at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Particle physics and astrophysics, Marie Curie and Edith Warner, the Big Bang and Genesis, Hubble and CERN, tea, cake, questions, answers,… all of the mysteries and curiosities and ponderings of “how will this all come together?” are about to be answered. I, for one, am on the edge of my seat in anticipation (and tonight will get a sneak peak at the dress rehearsal!)

Speaking of seats, we don’t have a spare seat to speak of! The show sold out last weekend– Sunday’s tickets were gone by the end of last week and then after Sarah Kaufman’s feature came out in the Sunday Style section of the Washington Post, the Friday night show sold out too. All week long people have been clamoring for  ways to get into the show (there will be a stand-by line a half an hour before the performances). To be honest, we were shocked it sold out so fast too! But it goes to show our hometown crowd is supportive, interested, and eager to see the Dance Exchange on stage.

Break a leg to the dancers! I look forward to seeing the company perform beautifully, daringly, genuinely, wildly, and with the spirit and wisdom of their collective love of this art form. I look forward to meeting fellow dance lovers and science enthusiasts this weekend and chatting about our own Origins. And of course, I look forward to the chocolate cake!

About Emily Macel Theys

Emily (Communications and Development Director) joined the administrative team at the Dance Exchange in January 2010. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Emily received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College, and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College. Formerly the associate editor at Dance Magazine, Emily’s dance writing has been published in Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, and the Washington Post among others. She is also an avid baker.