Yvonne Rainer radicalized the world of modern dance in the early ’70s by using the body as a vessel for physical movement. After her work, it seems any other traditional theatrical elements related to dance, such as musical accompaniment, are absolutely unnecessary. And so it comes as no surprise that deaf dancer Bertram Weston is performing a program in which he moves his body in silence and signs to tell stories of his life. His dance will also commemorate those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The performances take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17 and 18, at OCC’s Highland Lakes Campus in Waterford and Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills, respectively. Call 248-942-3241 for ticket info. The dancer also offers two master signing performance workshops. For program info call 248-942-3242.
In case you missed the sold-out screenings of the eternal present, an independent feature-length film at the Capitol Theatre in Windsor that received rave reviews, now’s your chance to catch it. Produced, written, directed and edited by Otto Buj, a Windsor-based self-taught auteur, the film details the story of a young man who becomes unintentionally involved in an old woman’s death. Shooting on black-and-white 16mm film, Buj chose to go analog and cut the film without digital technology. The resulting work has been described in the press as “a grainy and provocative vision.” The film shows at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Capitol Theatre & Arts Centre, 121 University Ave. W., Windsor, followed by an after-party at 9:30 p.m. at Oishii Cocktail & Sushi Lounge at 255 Ouellette Ave., next to Chanoso’s in Windsor. Film tickets are $8, available at Capitol Theatre’s box office. Visit theeternalpresent.com for more info. Send comments to [email protected]