Gotham Arts Exchange
Gotham Dance Festival returns for two weeks, presenting five programs that feature the work of more than ten choreographers, including a program celebrating the choreographic work of American women, both established and emerging talents. May 30 - June 10, 2012 at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC. Tickets are $10-$39 and are available at 212-242-0800 or joyce.org.
Brian Brooks MOVING CO.
WED MAY 30, 7:30pm | THU MAY 31, 8pm | FRI JUN 1, 8pm
Week One begins with Brian Brooks Moving Company returning to the Festival with the NYC premiere of Brooks' latest work, Big City. The work celebrates the human effort inherent in the process of rebuilding. Big City features a set constructed with hundreds of aluminum columns designed by Philip Treviño and Brooks. This dynamic floor-to-ceiling installation is raised in real time before the audience's eyes, memorializing the inevitable reconstruction that follows loss. Big City also features an original score by Jonathan Pratt.
PETER QUANZ / JODIE GATES | SAT JUN 2, 8pm | SUN JUN 3, 2pm
Peter Quanz introduces two masterfully crafted ballets for The Joyce Theater debut of his company, Q Dance. Luminous (2010), and In Tandem, a work originally commissioned by Guggenheim Works & Process. Q Dance shares the program with former Joffrey and Forsythe ballerina, Jodie Gates, who brings her boldly poetic choreography in a program featuring premieres by two American dance companies. Embellish, danced by Colorado Ballet, is a rousing deconstructed neoclassical work, and BalletX dances Delicate Balance, a contemporary work that explores intimate tangled passages.