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Far From Home Performance
May 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Choreographer and Artistic Director Regina Klenjoski explores the urgent, nationally relevant topic of immigration through a personal lens. “Far From Home” springs from the odyssey of Klenjoski’s parents. They left a small village in their native Macedonia 50 years ago to escape old-world customs and seek a better life in Vienna, Austria. Soon after, dreaming the American Dream, they immigrated to America with a suitcase in one hand and their infant daughter in another. They lost deep ties to family, the Orthodox Church, and their cultural history and traditions. They gained a chance to build a new life. Was the difficulty and promise of leaving one home and making peace with another worth it?
“Far From Home” weaves poetry, movement, film and an original score by Macedonian composer Toni Kitanovski into an evening of powerfully emotive dance theatre. The Wichita premiere of a family’s journey of assimilation, cultural identity, and hope marks RKDC’s first evening length work since relocating to Wichita from Los Angeles in 2014.
Get lost in the beauty that is DANCE as RKDC celebrates 20 years of inventive choreography, fierce athleticism, and compelling storytelling.
Choreography: Regina Klenjoski
Original Music: Toni Kitanovski
Film: Jake Simms and Logan McNay
Performers: Max Mayerle, Brennon Madrid, Makayla Williams, Nadia Khalidi, Sarah Frangerebbe
Generously supported in part by Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission.