Volume 5, Number 5 | February 2 – 8, 2006
7 Days in Dance
ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTERS It’s APAP weekend, so there’s dance going on everywhere, every minute, much of it for free. Some places won’t let you in unless you’re wearing a presenter’s badge, but lots of companies and showcases would welcome extra bodies. One out of town American company, Lingo Dancetheater (see below) worth seeing is performing at Joyce SoHo, which means you’ll have to pay, but it’s worth it. You can check for showcase listings on the conference page at artspresenters.org.
LINGO DANCETHEATER KT Niehoff’s Seattle company has timed its New York City debut for APAP. Whether it turn out to be a smart move or not, it affords the rest of us an opportunity to see some interesting work from elsewhere. The 70-minute work for seven dancers being presented, “Relatively Real,” explores the relativity of identity and perception, using androgyny, alter-ego, voice, media, sound, and physical alteration. Eight mobile set pieces and gender-bending costumes complement the visual design. Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer St. $15 at 212-334-7479. Jan. 20 at 7 p.m., Jan. 21 at 9 p.m., Jan. 22 at 4 p.m.
PERIDANCE ENSEMBLE To commemorate its 21st Anniversary Season, the Peridance Ensemble has created an exciting Gala Series spotlighting beloved works from over two decades of performance history, showcasing the company’s bold take on artistic expression and classical interpretation. Included on the program are two new solos and a duet created specifically for guest dance artists Elizabeth Parkinson, principal of Movin’ Out, and Jose Manuel Carreño, principal with ABT. Don’t miss the first on stage pairing of these two distinguished performers! The event will be enhanced by the addition of the percussion duo PercaDu performing in a central production by Israeli composer Avner Dorman. Opening night gala tickets include reception and meet and greet with choreographer Igal Perry and dancers. The closing night gala benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS. Jan. 26-29, Thu. & Fri. at 8 p.m., Sat. at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sun. at 5 p.m. $35/$25 for students, $100 for gala and reception at 212-505-0886 or ticketcentral.com. John Jay College, Gerald Lynch Theatre, 899 Tenth Ave., btwn. 58th & 59th Sts.
BEN MUNISTERI DANCE PROJECTS The DTW debut program of Munisteri features the world premiere of “Tuesday, 4 a.m.” set to Stravinsky’s “Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra,” and also includes the New York premiere of “Thunderblood,” set to Evren Celimli’s original score for violin and bass, which is played live, as well as the recent “Not Human,” set to a musical collage which mixes animal sounds, Debussy, Devo, and Brian Eno. “Turbine Mines,” set to the “Blade Runner” soundtrack, also returns this season. Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th St. Jan. 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. Fri. additional show at 10 p.m.$25/$15 for students, seniors at 212-924-0077 or dtw.org.
Moving Men This new series provides an opportunity for men choreographers and dancers to showcase their work as emerging artists in the dance community. The mission of this series is to show works created by male choreographers working with men and women dancers, and pieces created by women choreographers working with all men dancers. Arthur Aviles, artistic director of Arthur Aviles Typical Theater and director of The Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, curates, exploring a Manhattan-Bronx artistic exchange. This month features works by Tom Pearson, Carlo Quispe, Raymond, and Pavel Zustiak. Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, btwn. Stanton & E. Houston Sts. $12 at 212-219-0736 or dixonplace.org. Jan. 24 at 8 p.m.