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Montreal-based choreographer George Stamos will premiere his duet Cloak, with perfomer Clara Furey, at the Baryshnikov Arts Center June 16-18. Building a reputation for strong imagery, intense physicality, and surprising twists of humor, Stamos works with a seamless interdisciplinarity.
Both performances were supposed to be the same. They were scheduled to take place a little over an hour away from the city in Beacon, and we definitely missed the 1pm showing. No matter.
Anyone looking for a simple answer to the question What is South Asian dance? would be overwhelmed by Tongues Untied, a sprawling showcase recently performed at Symphony Space.
Pilobolus, Momix, and Cirque du Soleil have amazed audiences for years with their fantastical creations, but the predecessor and inspiration for their work was Alwin Nikolais, a 20th-century choreographer and pioneer of multimedia dance.
Back in the early 1990s, choreographer Dana Reitz and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton set up a laboratory at The Kitchen to investigate the essential natures of movement and light.
Every movement is immediate and deliberate, despite how volatile it feelsa meticulously planned self-destruction. Im messy! he exclaims flippantly, while flinging coins all over the floor in faded street clothes and exaggerated make-up, like a Victorian-era drag queen.
That was the most sex, drugs and rocknroll Ive ever seen without music. Never mind musicchoreographer Melinda Rings new work, X, barely used any sound. My friends remark about the dance referred to the carnal inner forces driving each moment, not the bright colors or loud sounds that serve as markers for youthful abandon.