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Commitment deeper than skin

My name is Robert Chartier, and I am a company dancer with Propeller Dance. I am in a piece in our upcoming production ROAR that was created a few years ago by Liz Winkelaar as part of the New Choreographer's Program. I get to play Ian Dury, a 70's punk musician from England. I get to grow my beard out like a 70's rock star, and I get to be cheeky and full of attitude. Liz named her piece Spasticus, after a 1981 song 'Spasticus Autisticus' by Drury, a word play on the Roman gladiator Spartacus, Drury's own epilepsy spasms, and the uniting theme of just wanting to be free.

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