Release: Idan Cohen Dance Company performs Gender Bender


Idan Cohen Dance Company performs Gender Bender

La Jolla, C.A.—ArtPower’s 2015–16 season closes with award–winning choreographer Idan Cohen’s new work Gender Bender, performed by his dance company. This new creation is an autobiographical fantasy that returns to Cohen’s early years growing up in the ’80s. Drawing upon punch and pop culture, Gender Bender incorporates images that reflect personal and social identities of masculinity, femininity, and all that lies between. The piece takes ’80s gender-inspired images on a journey throughout the past and the present and creates a cultural cobweb of music, imagery, dance, and aspires to be a reflection of the influences and forces projected on us by the past and present culture, as well as our social environment. The event takes place at UCSD’s Mandeville Auditorium on Friday, May 20, at 8 p.m. and is followed up a post-performance ArtTalk with Associate Director of Artistic Planning and Education Molly Clark. Tickets are $28–46 and can be ordered online at or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497). Additional program information can be found at

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