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Isabella’s Dream
Granada Artist Henry Daniel

Project Barca: Going West to Find East/Going East to Find West

Location: University Patio, Nelson Gallery
Suggested Donation: $10

Created by Granada Artist-in-Residence
Henry Daniel

Isabella’s Dream is a new work choreographed and directed by Henry Daniel. His impressive track record on the international scene has led and continues to lead to advances in cultural knowledge by bringing to bear the perspectives and skills of the artist/scholar. Through his collaborations with researchers from the fields of science and engineering, he enables and contributes to technological innovation. His description of Isabella’s Dream:

Isabella’s Dream is an interdisciplinary performance work that addresses issues of place, identity, displacement, and belonging in a unique contemporary manner. The cast of performers, all students from a range of disciplines at UC Davis, offer their personal narratives to link the historic events of 1492 to today. In doing so, their actions raise questions concerning the human urge to discover, to adventure, and subsequently to colonize, take a hold of, and/or occupy various new territories, physical, psychological, and otherwise.

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