(TAMPA, Fla., 3/12/21) – As part of the Hillsborough Community College Visual and Performing Arts Guest Artist Series, Stewart/Owen Dance will perform Re: Current on March 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. This series offers the Tampa Bay community the opportunity to view cutting-edge work, artists and performances at affordable prices in HCC’s Mainstage Theatre on the Ybor City Campus.
Gavin Stewart and Vanessa Owen, a North Carolina-based husband and wife duo, share a contrasting selection of self-choreographed contemporary duets. Re: Current will include Dendrovictus, a longtime audience favorite called “intricate and intimate” according to the Washington Post, as well as After Party, an award-winning 1960s-inspired work described as “humorous, elegant and wild” by Seattle Dance. Also during the program is the world premiere of Silver Spoon where Stewart/Owen will perform with a massive hoop skirt, in order to expose a dark and quirky tale of luxury.
In addition to the three concert-style duets, the Stewart/Owen duo will present a dance and spoken-word short film called Atmosphere, which was created in collaboration with poet Gina Cornejo and filmmaker Michael-Jamar Jean Francois.
These performances will be livestreamed via Vimeo, which is free for HCC students, faculty and staff. All additional tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at hccfl.edu/vapaguestseries.
About the Company
Gavin and Vanessa are the co-founders of western North Carolina-based Stewart/Owen Dance. Their choreography has been presented by festivals and companies across the U.S., and their careers have most notably taken them across the globe on 15 U.S. State Department tours to teach, perform and choreograph contemporary dance with Washington D.C.-based Company E. In 2017 they made North Carolina their home base where they work towards building a sustainable community for professional dance artists to set roots. They have choreographed music videos for artists such as Moses Sumney, Sylvan Esso and Ben Phantom. Gavin and Vanessa won the Audience Choice Award at the NYC Dance Gallery Festival 2018, were commissioned as Dance Gallery 2019 Level UP Artists, are recipients of a McDowell Regional Artist Project Grant and a North Carolina Artist Support Grant, and were voted “Artists Who Most Pushed the Boundaries with the Human Body” by 2020 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival. Since the pandemic, Vanessa and Gavin have focused on producing COVID-conscious dance experiences for live audiences, including drive-up performances and guided walk-along dance exhibits presented by Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more about the company at stewartowendance.com.
Hillsborough Community College serves more than 47,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay. The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit hccfl.edu.