Saturday, January 13, 2018

City Center, Studio 4, 130 West 56 street (between 6 & 7 aves.), New York, NY

9:10am Sankofa Danzafro

The City of Others
Through powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance with live drumming and singing, Sankofa Danzafro (Rafael Palacios, AD) explores the notion of living as a second-class citizen in one’s own country. From Medellin, Colombia, Sankofa is supported by the Colombia Ministry of Culture and will have its North America debut tour in the 18/19 season.

 

9:30am Limón Dance Company

Yin Yue’s “No Room For Wandering” & José Limón’s A Choreographic Offering
Vibrant dancing refreshes the classics and fuels new creativity in excerpts from Yin Yue’s crisp and powerful new duet, “No Room For Wandering” and José Limón’s joyful and kaleidoscopic “A Choreographic Offering.” “The dancers performed with a luscious spontaneity…this was alive.” New York Times, Gia Kourlas

 

9:50am Union Tanguera & Kate Weare Company
GUARANTEED NDP TOURING SUBSIDY

Sin Salida
This collaboration between Union Tanguera and Kate Weare Company examines how contemporary dance and tango – disciplines each over a century old – might speak to, wrestle with, and embrace each other through the fundamental connection point of tango: the abrazo (embrace). Evening-length work featuring 3 tango and 2 contemporary dancers and score by celebrated Argentine pianist Gustavo Beytelmann

 

10:10am Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water with composer/trumpeter Amir ElSaffar
Featuring 5 dancers, 5 musicians, and original projections, Written in Water brings the Indian board game, paramapadam (Snakes & Ladders), to vivid life. On a metaphysical map, the dancers embody the heights of ecstasy and the depths of longing to connect the human with the transcendent. Created by Doris Duke Artist Award recipients Ranee Ramaswamy, Aparna Ramaswamy, and Amir ElSaffar.

 

10:30am Spellbound Contemporary Ballet

The Hesitation Day
Italy’s leading contemporary dance export, Spellbound performs a work inspired by the idea of a day in which action, thinking, and judgment are all suspended. Choreographer Mauro Astolfi is known for his quick-silver movement. The Spellbound dancers have been hailed for their “chameleon-like suppleness. They were not only spellbinding, but breathtaking.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

10:50am Trisha Brown Dance Company

L’Amour au theater
Trisha Brown’s pristine and abstract collage of pre-classic dance forms is inspired by Jean-Philippe Rameau’s baroque opera, L’Amour au theater (2009). The dance features intricate and intensely athletic partnering mirroring the airy flight of the music.

 

11:10am Kate Weare Company 

Marksman
Marksman adopts the metaphor of aim to examine how we form – and are formed – over time. While collisions with others shape us, Marksman acknowledges the beauty and futility of our own willfulness. Critic Rachel Howard describes Weare’s use of movement “as a vehicle for exploring primal states of being – her way of making every kinesthetic event an intensely present teetering on the edge of time.

 

11:25am Sankofa Danzafro

The City of Others
Through powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance with live drumming and singing, Sankofa Danzafro (Rafael Palacios, AD) explores the notion of living as a second-class citizen in one’s own country. From Medellin, Colombia, Sankofa is supported by the Colombia Ministry of Culture and will have its North America debut tour in the 18/19 season.

 

11:45am Limón Dance Company

Yin Yue’s “No Room For Wandering” & José Limón’s A Choreographic Offering
Vibrant dancing refreshes the classics and fuels new creativity in excerpts from Yin Yue’s crisp and powerful new duet, “No Room For Wandering” and José Limón’s joyful and kaleidoscopic “A Choreographic Offering.” “The dancers performed with a luscious spontaneity…this was alive.” New York Times, Gia Kourlas

 

12:05pm Union Tanguera & Kate Weare Company
GUARANTEED NDP TOURING SUBSIDY

Sin Salida
This collaboration between Union Tanguera and Kate Weare Company examines how contemporary dance and tango – disciplines each over a century old – might speak to, wrestle with, and embrace each other through the fundamental connection point of tango: the abrazo (embrace). Evening-length work featuring 3 tango and 2 contemporary dancers and score by celebrated Argentine pianist Gustavo Beytelmann

 

12:25pm Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water with composer/trumpeter Amir ElSaffar
Featuring 5 dancers, 5 musicians, and original projections, Written in Water brings the Indian board game, paramapadam (Snakes & Ladders), to vivid life. On a metaphysical map, the dancers embody the heights of ecstasy and the depths of longing to connect the human with the transcendent. Created by Doris Duke Artist Award recipients Ranee Ramaswamy, Aparna Ramaswamy, and Amir ElSaffar.