Freetime:  'Angel Reapers,' a Dance Piece About the Shakers, at the Jorgensen

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These days, you hardly ever encounter the name Martha Clarke without the words “MacArthur Genius Award Winner” preceding it. A choreographer best known for her multidisciplinary approach to dance, Clarke teamed with playwright Alfred Uhry, himself most famous for his Atlanta Trilogy (of which “Driving Miss Daisy” is a part, as well as the unfortunate movie starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman) to produce “Angel Reapers,” a theatre/dance piece about the Shakers. Sexual abstinence, rhythm, spiritual songs, nudity, death: all key elements in the collaboration, loosely based on the life of Ann Lee (1736-1784), the mystic who started the whole Shaker business.

Angel Reapers, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 132 Hillside Road, Unit 3104, University of Connecticut, Storrs, (860) 486-4226,