Volume 5, Number 6 | February 9 – 15, 2006
7 Days in Dance
HEATHER KRAVAS/ANTONIJA LIVINGSTONE & PO.V.S. TANZE Choreographic collaboration is the name of the game in an imaginative double bill of works by Heather Kravas/Antonija Livingstone and PO.V.S. Tanze. In “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – a situation for dancing.” (sic), a world premiere set to music by Moondog, choreographers Heather Kravas and Antonija Livingstone created a four-part investigation of the subversive nature of a shadowy character. A different section of the serial production will be shown each night. Moscow’s choreographic collective PO.V.S. Tanze makes its DTW debut with the U.S. premiere of “3petiX.” Each of the three linked, non-narrative sections of the dance, choreographed and performed by Albert Albert and Alexandra Konnikova, presents a dramatically different look at intense isolation. Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th St. btwn. Seventh & Eighth Aves. Through Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $20 at 212-924-0077 or dtw.org.
CURT HAWORTH Curt Haworth’s “Descent” is a 24-hour snapshot of a city on the brink of war. Jagged metal, talking heads, people running away from what they don’t want to face; the party never stops. The capital orates, placates, and threatens. Protesters gather. Nerves are tense. It’s time to lash out or grasp love wherever you can find it. The work features the music of Andy Russ, set design by David Fritz and John Allaire, and performance by Leslie Kraus, Heather McArdle, Rebecca Pearl, Peter Sciscioli, and Jason Akira Somma. Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, 131 10th St. at Second Ave. Through Feb. 12 at 8:30 p.m. $15 at 212-674-8194 or danspaceproject.org.
BRINK Jack Ferver & Matthew Rogers present a new work exploring the unconscious terrain of love—quickly changing tactics and mediums, from abstract theatre to classic American texts, and from violence to tenderness. “Curb,” by Jen Rosenblit, investigates the tendency to stop and start over, plaguing the landscape while repetition becomes a meter for the venerability of situational beginnings & endings. Curated by Kimberly Brandt. Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, Second fl., btwn. Houston & Prince Sts.
Feb. 10 & 11 at 8 p.m. $12 or TDF, $10 students & seniors at 212-219-0736.
RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY Richard Alston and his acclaimed British dance company return to The Joyce, completing a coast-to-coast U.S. tour. Season highlights include “Such Longing,” a dance as lyrical and as melancholy as the music of Chopin, which subtly pays homage to Jerome Robbins’ “Dances At A Gathering”— all performed to live music played by pianist Jason Ridgway. The warmth and abundance of Italy inform the sensually melting “Fever,” accompanied by the passionate voices of Monteverdi madrigals. And “Gypsy Mixture” features the wild sounds of Romanian village bands remixed by Latin club DJs—a truly hybrid form of music that inspires this full-company dance of unabashed celebration. The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave. at 19th St. Feb. 14 – 19, Tue.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $38 at 212-242-0800 or joyce.org.
NEW YORK CITY BALLET The Winter Repertory includes works by Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and heir apparent Christopher Wheeldon. For schedule information, nycballet.com. New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, 63rd & Broadway. $30-$86 at 212-870-5570. Through Feb 26.