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Dana Lawton (McCue) (Dance BFA 94)

Dana Lawton (McCue) (Dance BFA 94) reports, “I am the artistic director of Dana Lawton Dances (DLD), founded in 2007, in addition to being a tenured faculty member at Saint Mary’s College in the Performing Arts Department, a faculty member at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and co-director of the Enchanted Ridge Dance Retreat. DLD’s home season is the world premiere of The Farallonites, a collaborative, multidisciplinary work investigating the tenacity, resilience, and strength of the human spirit in an evening-length performance exploring the lighthouse keepers and their families who lived on the Farallon Islands starting in the mid-1850s to the early 1900s. In collaboration with Linda Baumgardner (Theater MFA 08), the evening-length work will weave dance with light, poetry, music, and visual art—using the harsh physical conditions, repetitive hard labor, and near-total isolation experienced by these families as recognizable themes through which audiences can explore their own humanity. Performances are Nov. 6–8, 2020 at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.”