Juilliard Dance premieres four newly-choreographed works by choreographers Camille A. Brown (1st-Year Class), Emery LeCrone (2nd-Year Class), Susan Shields (3rd-Year Class), and Jarek Cemerek (4th-Year Class) in this year's New Dances: Edition 2012, under the direction of Artistic Director Lawrence Rhodes. All Juilliard Dance Division students perform on the program, and they have been working closely with these four innovative choreographers as they create new works on each of the Dance Division's classes.
The five performances take place on Wednesday, December 12; Thursday, December 13; Friday, December 14; and Saturday, December 15, all at 8 PM; and Sunday, December 16 at 3 PM.
FREE tickets will be available beginning November 28 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box office at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street). Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to http://events.juilliard.edu.
Camille A. Brown collaborates with composer Jonathan Melville Pratt, who is writing original music for her Juilliard commission for the 1st-Year Class. The two also worked on City of Rain (2010) and Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012). The title of Mr. Pratt's score is Bind. Ms. Brown's work is about the emergence of a new generation, and she is using the inspiration of a whirlwind to depict their emergence – the power of the wind. She says: "Whirlwind can also be translated into an idea. When things enter the space might be expected, but how they do might not be."