Smith Fine Arts Series is presenting Rainbow Dance Theatre!
Rainbow Dance Theatre brings to the Smith Fine Arts stage two works sure to light up
the darkest of winter nights. iLumiDance: Origins investigates the development of life on
earth utilizing ultraviolet light and electroluminescent (EL) wire to illuminate creatures
first floating in the darkness of the deep-sea, then swimming to the shore, crawling from
the water onto land and eventually walking upright on the earth. Next is The Garden of Earthly Delights, inspired by 16th-century Dutch painter Heironomous Bosch’s triptych depicting an earthly paradise and humanity’s fall from grace. The show is a tour de-force of visual
and kinesthetic artistry that brings a three-dimensional power to the myriad images from
the painting. Set to an original score by Mexican composer Leroy Osmon, the work
highlights both the sinuous grace and the rugged athleticism of RDT’s talented ensemble.