DKDC/DIYProfects presents its annual performance of “Messiah,” set to music from G.F. Handel’s well-known oratorio. About the dance: “It’s such a popular piece, I think because the joy coming from the music through the dancers is palpable. Audiences love seeing the dancers visualize this beloved musical score. We are so grateful to the church to allow us to present it again.” says Associate Artistic Director Kori Epps. The company is enjoying its third year in residence at the downtown West Palm Beach Church, which was founded in 1922–the main building dates from 1925. DKDC/DIYProjects uses spaces throughout the multi-building complex as a stage for public dance performances year round, showcasing the architecture with works choreographed for each room’s unique dimensions.
This year’s performance will include a second–and new–work choreographed by the company’s founder Demetrius Klein. It’s called “Elders” and set to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, “The Pastoral” Klein describes it as “celebration of a life in dance. At our ages (over 55), much has either been intentionally stripped away or has naturally fallen by the wayside. We are hopefully left with the beauty and essence of why we dance in the first place.”
Admission is “pay what you can.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m.