Second Avenue Dance Company/2008 Presents a Preview of Works in a Fall Concert, Oct. 18-20


Preview of Works by Guest Choreographers Trisha Brown and Jessica Lang

The Second Avenue Dance Company will present its fall concert series featuring previews of one work each by guest choreographers Trisha Brown and Jessica Lang, in three performances from October 18-20, 2007. The concert series will also include work by eight student choreographers. These previews also include Tisch student design in lighting and costuming.

The featured previews are: Prayers, Jessica Lang’s new contemporary pointe work for seven women, to the music of Pergolesi and Des Prez, showcasing the diverse abilities of the dancers, and Trisha Brown’s Canto/Pianto (excerpts) 1997/98, an abstract retelling of the Orpheus myth to Monteverdi’s opera L’Orfeo, restaged by former company member Stacy Spence. The student choreographers with seven dances are: Kristen Arnold/Silas Reiner, Bryan Campbell, Alana Isiguen, Jacob Peter Kovner, Jason Luks, Megan Madorin, and Bergen Wheeler.

The three-performance concert series opens Thursday, October 18 and runs through Saturday, October 20. Curtain is 8 p.m. Admission is free. Performances will take place in the Fifth Floor Theater, 111 Second Avenue. For detailed information, call 212.998.1982, Monday through Friday, between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Second Avenue Dance Company is the resident dance company of the Department of Dance, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. It comprises students in their final year of training and is designed to serve as the dancers’ transition into the professional world of dance. Cherylyn Lavagnino is chair of the Department of Dance at the Tisch School of the Arts. Lavagnino and Jaclynn Villamil co-direct the Second Avenue Dance Company.

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