Yes, the world of interpretive dance can be a treacherous one.
At least when it involves pirouetting through the illustrious and fictional career of James Bond...
And that’s exactly what’s about to happen in Shaken—a multimedia dance production that pays homage to your favorite martini-slugging, Holly Goodhead–philandering secret agent, happening this weekend at Fabrefaction Theatre on the Westside.
Before we go any further, we have someone we’d like you to meet. Her name is Emily Christianson. Loves Bond flicks, this girl. Always has. She also loves to dance. Which helps explain why she decided to choreograph, produce and star in her own 007-centric stage show (if not her, who...).
The whole thing is layered with underlying commentaries on society and tongue-in-cheek symbolism. So that stuff’s there if you need it. But on the off chance you... don’t care, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s also laced with projections of scenes from the Connery and Roger Moore days, the occasional pistol-toting seductress, plenty of Bond-themed music and, of course, a fight scene.
Interpretive dance-fighting: surprisingly more entertaining than regular fighting.