Dancer MARK YAMOR Confronts the War On Drugs in World Premiere of Solo Show ‘THE HERETIC WITH A THOUSAND FACES’

Four Special Performances Beginning June 24, 2016 at Highways Performance Space

LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2016) – Skilled Dancer/ Choreographer MARK YAMOR confronts the “War-on-Drugs” in the World Premiere of his provocative solo dance performance, THE HERETIC WITH A THOUSAND FACES, at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica beginning June 24th.

With four special performances presented by Highways and Hungry Wolf Productions, THE HERETIC WITH A THOUSAND FACES offers a valuable and seldom heard perspective on America’s “drug problem”. Yamor combines dance, art, photography, horticulture, and literature, sprinkled with undeniable scientific facts, to redefine the drug war as a religious and cultural conflict, one which has no place in a society that claims to value tolerance. This calls into question the "wisdom" of incarcerating individuals who are merely looking for a way to relieve pain, improve mood, or alter consciousness. 

Yamor is excited to unveil his new show, adding “Legal drugs kill, injure, and enslave in addiction far more people than all ‘illegal’ drugs combined. Through this show, I hope to advance the public's knowledge of drugs beyond the gross distortions and outright lies that have characterized this war for nearly a century.”

Yamor is a dancer, choreographer, poet, horticulturist, and shamanic practitioner. Throughout his career, he has worked with numerous celebrated artists, including Murray Louis, Margalit Oved Marshall, Heidi Duckler, Laurie Sefton, and Rachel Rosenthal. His experience led him to become the director of and performer in The LaChaim Bottle Dancers, as well as a soloist with The New York Grand Opera Ballet. Yamor created, directed, choreographed, and danced in "The Bridge of Smoke" and "The Freedom Project: Revolution by Consciousness," which was performed at the established experimental theater Dance Theater Workshop. Yamor is currently working on a book of poetry tentatively titled, "The Wild Man Beyond The Wall”. 

A Solo Dance Performance by MARK YAMOR

Four Performances Only
Date: Friday and Saturday, June 24 & 25; and July 1 & 2
Show Starts: 8:30pm / Gallery Opens: 7:45pm
Location: Highways Performance Space - 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica CA 90404 
Ticket: $25 adults, $15 students/seniors.
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