Richard Kornberg & Associates announces this week's dance listings (beginning January 3rd).
Armitage Gone! Dance
A Salon with excerpts from post-modern ballet Itutu. From Picasso to today, Africa aesthetics are everywhere. Share a glass of wine with Choreographer Karole Armitage, Dance Theatre of Harlem's Artistic Director Virginia Johnson and composer Lukas Ligeti as they discuss the influences of Africa in ballet, music and design. Itutu is "a sexy, richly layered hit" (NY Times). Created and performed in collaboration with Lukus Ligeti and Burkina Electric, the score mixes African pop, Western club electronica and the ancient rhythms of Burkinabé.
Abrons Art Center (Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand Street)
January 10, 2010 8pm
Tickets are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or visiting http://www.theatermania.com
The Joyce Theater
Acclaimed Argentinean dancer and choreographer Yanina Fajar - whose work was last seen at The Joyce in the 2007 sold-out production entitled Tango Fire - returns to New York City to heat things up for the start of 2011 with Tango Inferno, featuring some of the finest and most exquisite tango dancers performing today. Tracing the evolution of tango from its origins in Buenos Aires' red-light district to today's dance halls and ballrooms, Tango Inferno embodies the excitement and heated passion of this spirited Argentine art form. The company's ten brilliant dancers are accompanied by the live music of Quatrotango, the world renowned tango band created by Gabriel Clenar and Hugo Satorre.
The Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.
January 11 - 23, 2011
Tuesday & Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday & Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm, and Sunday at 2:00pm & 7:30pm.
There will be a free post-performance "Dance Chat" dialogue following the Wednesday, January 12 performance. ($44 for Joyce Theater members) and can be arranged through JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at www.joyce.org.
Tickets range from $10 - $69 ($44 for Joyce Theater members) and can be arranged through JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at www.joyce.org.
PS122 2011 COIL FESTIVAL DANCE PRESENTATIONS
Single tickets are from $20 except where otherwise noted, $15 for students / seniors.
Tickets are available via www.ps122.org and by calling TheaterMania at 212-352-3101 and at the Box Office, located at 150 First Avenue at East 9th Street (open from 4PM to curtain on performance-days).
The BodyCartography Project
Symptom; NY PREMIERE
Downstairs of PS122
150 First Avenue at East 9th Street
Fri, Jan 7 5PM / Sat, Jan 8 5PM / Sun, Jan 9 4:30PM / Mon, Jan 10 6:30PM
Join "twins", dancer Otto Ramstad and visual artist Emmett Ramstad, as they examine the human body, investigate notions of social bodies versus biological bodies, and explore the gaps between seeing, knowing and empathy. Symptom inspects the slippage between subjective and objective understandings of the human body, where a symptom acts as an indicator, trait, feature, mark or sign that is open for interpretation. Sound composed by electro-acoustic instrumentalist Andrea Parkins. Co-created by Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad. Composer Andrea Parkins. Researcher and theorist Aren Aizura. Performed by Otto Ramstad and Emmett Ramstad.
Since 1998 the BodyCartography Project's co-directors Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad have created numerous dance, film and installation works. Their work extends from intimate solos for the street or stage, to large community dance works in train stations, dance films in national parks, to highly complex works for site or stage amidst installations, video and sound. Their work has been produced across the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Europe, Russia and South America. Recent highlights include a commission for the Lyon Opera Ballet and the premiere of their work 1/2 Life with a physicist, composer Zeena Parkins and visual artist Emmett Ramstad at Performance Space 122, NYC, the Southern Theater and Art of This Gallery in Minneapolis. They are featured artists in the first book about site dance in the USA published by University of Florida Press titled Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces and 2010 McKnight Fellows.
Upstairs of PS122
150 First Avenue at East 9th Street
Fri, Jan 7 10PM / Sat, Jan 8 7:30PM / Sun, Jan 9 7:30PM
Horror movies will never be as terrifying and shocking as the human psyche. They act as metaphors - scary stories that offer a release or escape from the more devastating twists and turns of an unquiet mind. Without ghosts to explain haunted houses, we are left with the painful sites of crumbling careers, failing marriages, and abused children. In Rumble Ghost, as the flimsy membrane between an American horror movie classic and the fragility of the human condition deteriorates, the darkest place in the world is shown to be right up there-in your mind.