Saturday, January 11, 2020

New York City Center, Studio 4

130 West 56 street (between 6 & 7 aves.), New York, NY

 

9:15am, Ashwini Ramaswamy 

(NDP touring subsidy available)

Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer Ashwini Ramaswamy shares “Let the Crows Come” featuring original live music with a hybrid orchestra of Carnatic instruments, amplified cello, & turntables. Evoking mythography & ancestry, 2 dancers from distinct dance legacies (Ailey lineage/Gaga) perform alongside Ramaswamy. NDP subsidy in the 20/21 season. “Weaves together the human and the divine.” – NY Times

 

9:35am, Sankofa Danzafro 

Accommodating Lie (Medellin, COL)

From Medellin, Sankofa shares excerpts from Rafael Palacios’ newest work, “Accommodating Lie.” A powerful call for awareness, this work dismantles stereotypes and false beliefs, denouncing the clichés and falsehoods about the black body. Through personal portraitures, the dancers embody decades of slavery and overt racism. With live music. “…so explosive, so ecstatic.” – Boston Globe

 

9:55am, Trisha Brown Dance Company 

Set and Reset

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2020, the company performs “Set and Reset.” The seductively fluid quality of movement in this masterpiece, juxtaposed with the unpredictable geometric style has become the hallmark of Ms. Brown’s work. Performed to a score by Laurie Anderson, the exploration of visibility and invisibility is reflected in the translucent costumes and set by Robert Rauschenberg.

 

10:15am, Ragamala Dance Company 

Fires of Varanasi

Premiering in Oct, 2020, this work expands upon the birth-death-rebirth continuum in Hindu thought to examine immigrant experiences of life and death in the diaspora. The dancers embody the millions of pilgrims whose feet rewrite Varanasi’s (India) geography year after year. It will be performed by a cast of 5 women & 5 men to a recorded score with set & lighting design by Willa Cessa

 

10:35am, Monica Bill Barnes and Company 

The Running Show

Framed as a sporting event, The Running Show is a physical documentary of the life of a dancer. It mixes athletic, rigorous movement with interviews and stories about the pursuit of dance. Remade in each city with local dancers aged 7 – 75 years old that look back at falling in love with dance, it considers how it changes as a profession and celebrates what it means to be dancing in your 70’s.

 

10:55am, Mark Haim 

Parts to a Sum

This dance is solo comprised of 370 singular movement phrases collected on video from people in Haim’s life ranging in age from 1.5 to 93 years old. Performed in descending birth order by Haim (a celebrated senior artist), it is a remarkable physical and intellectual undertaking. Created to convey gratitude & the joy of our connectivity, it is a celebration of decades of lives through movement.

 

11:15am, Ashwini Ramaswamy 

Let the Crows Come

(NDP touring subsidy available)

Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer Ashwini Ramaswamy shares “Let the Crows Come” featuring original live music with a hybrid orchestra of Carnatic instruments, amplified cello, & turntables. Evoking mythography & ancestry, 2 dancers from distinct dance legacies (Ailey lineage/Gaga) perform alongside Ramaswamy. NDP subsidy in the 20/21 season. “Weaves together the human and the divine.” – NY Times

 

11:35am, Sankofa Danzafro 

Accommodating Lie (Medellin, COL)

From Medellin, Sankofa shares excerpts from Rafael Palacios’ newest work, “Accommodating Lie.” A powerful call for awareness, this work dismantles stereotypes and false beliefs, denouncing the clichés and falsehoods about the black body. Through personal portraitures, the dancers embody decades of slavery and overt racism. With live music. “…so explosive, so ecstatic.” – Boston Globe

 

11:55am, Trisha Brown Dance Company 

Set and Reset

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2020, the company performs “Set and Reset.” The seductively fluid quality of movement in this masterpiece, juxtaposed with the unpredictable geometric style has become the hallmark of Ms. Brown’s work. Performed to a score by Laurie Anderson, the exploration of visibility and invisibility is reflected in the translucent costumes and set by Robert Rauschenberg.

 

12:15pm, Ragamala Dance Company 

Fires of Varanasi

Premiering in Oct, 2020, this work expands upon the birth-death-rebirth continuum in Hindu thought to examine immigrant experiences of life and death in the diaspora. The dancers embody the millions of pilgrims whose feet rewrite Varanasi’s (India) geography year after year. It will be performed by a cast of 5 women & 5 men to a recorded score with set & lighting design by Willa Cessa

 

12:35pm Gerald Casel Dance *

(NDP touring subsidy available)

 

*guest showcasing artist