Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (DCCDUSA) will celebrate the opening of its 2019-20 Season with its most ambitious work to date: Pete: A New Dance Musical. Conceived and choreographed by internationally award-winning choreographer and founder of DCCDUSA Joshua L. Peugh, this original 90-minute dance musical is inspired by J. M. Barrie’s iconic novel Peter Pan about a mischievous, innocent boy who can fly, and his many adventures on the island of Neverland. Responding to the narrative of the classic story, Pete: A New Dance Musical takes an adventurous, playful, and creative approach to not only explore the intersecting themes of childhood, freedom, and mortality, but to reflect on issues of race, gender, sexuality, and privilege. DCCDUSA hopes to inspire genuine, uninhibited, and productive conversations about the concept of race, the political impulse to define it, and the systemic inequities that, as a result of this definition, affect the way we perceive and experience the world.
Pete: A New Dance Musical is a recipient of a grant from the TACA New Works Fund