Delfos Danza Contemporánea, Mexico's foremost contemporary dance ensemble, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a return visit (April 4-6) to the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan.
Steeped in saturated color and magic realism, the company's 20th anniversary program bears the umbrella title, "Resonancias" ("Resonances"). According to co-artistic directors Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz, the mixed bill concert will serve "as a poetic/choreographic anthology of paths we have trod at different moments in our history, both as a dance company and as creators. It is comprised of seven different dances that appear before us as manifestations of our identities, desires, certainties and uncertainties. Each of these dances explores the deeply personal relationship between the self and its reflection, in this case: the audience."
The program will include:
± "Trio y Cordon" ("Trio and String"), by Lavista and Ruiz, in which three characters wander through the eternal game of seduction, weaving a small spider web where hidden secrets reveal their true intentions.
± "Intersticio" ("Interval"), by Omar Carrum, in which a man finds himself in a labyrinth of contradictory ideas that involve attachments to the known and the desire to change.
± "Del amor y otras barbaridades/" ("Of Love and Other Barbarisms"), Ruiz's piece about love and other calamities, in which three couples reveal fragments of their intimacy, and how death causes one to value the loss of a beloved.
Also on the bill will be: Michael Foley's "Juana"; Carrum's "Estuve Pensando" ("I was thinking"); and Lavista's "Resonancias" and "The Raft of Sand - The Wreck that Escher Never Painted." (The program contains nudity.)
Tickets to Delfos' are $26-$30. Call 312-369-8330 or visit colum.edu/dancecenter. A special FamilyDance performance is scheduled for April 6 at 3 p.m.