A dance about security? D.C. choreographer Robert Bettmann made one that doesn't involve a parody of airline passengers in snaking lines removing their shoes. Instead, Bettmann takes a serious look at security and how it impacts our lives in "Quis Custodiet." I spoke to him for a story in Washington Jewish Week, which can be found here.
"For choreographer Robert Bettmann, artistic and political action emanate from the same taproot. Quis Custodiet, a full-length contemporary dance piece examining issues related to security, is the newest venture for his fledgling District-based company Bettmann Dances. A performance on Sunday is one in a still-evolving series of showings the work will have this season as Bettmann wrestles with the resonant meaning of the Latin phrase, 'Quis custodiet ipsus custodet' -- who will watch the watchers -- and how it relates to his Jewish sensibility and to his liberal political activism."