Twenty-Five Years of Modern Dance

Fusionworks will feature audience favorites and a new dance.


Deb Meunier was having a beer with an internationally known choreographer named Mel Wong about twenty-five years ago and confided her dream to start her own dance company. But she told him she had no money, no knowledge and no idea how to do it.

“He just looked at me and he said, y'ou keep lining up all the reasons why you cannot do this. There’s too many, but just start.”

So she went home that night, picked up the phone and called the dancers she knew and just started. And Fusionworks was born. The modern dance company is celebrating its anniversary this fall with a collection of audience favorites Meunier choreographed from over the years, plus a new dance called “Bounded By a Curve.”

The company’s motto is “different is good” and each dance is purposely different from the next, Meunier says. “It’s an exciting evening because it is such a roller coaster ride of movement."

Here is a sample of a performance:

Fusionworks is scheduled to take the stage on November 16 and 17 in Sapinsley Hall at Rhode Island College,  600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence. You get get tickets here or by calling 456-8144.

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