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Second Avenue Dance Company/2008 Spring Concert Will Feature the Work of Trisha Brown, Jessica Lang, Mark Morris, & Christopher Williams

February 21, 2008
N-293, 2007-08

Performance Dates: April 2-7, 8 PM

The Second Avenue Dance Company/2008 has announced it will present its major spring concert series from April 2-7, featuring the work of four noted guest choreographers-Trisha Brown, Jessica Lang, Mark Morris, and Christopher Williams. The series will premiere two new works by Lang and Williams. It will also include work rotating in repertory by five student choreographers.

The two world premieres are: Prayers, Jessica Lang’s new contemporary pointe work for nine women, to the music of Pergolesi and Des Prez; and The Voyage of the Húi Corra, Christopher Williams’s dance for four men and a chorus of 12 women that was inspired by early Irish adventure tales known as voyaging and set to excerpts of the 14th century Le Messe De Tournai. Also featured will be: excerpts from Canto/Pianto (1997/98), Trisha Brown’s abstract retelling of the Orpheus myth to Monteverdi’s opera L’Orfeo, restaged by former company member Stacy Spence; and New Love Song Waltzes (1982), Mark Morris’s important early work for five men and five women to the music of Johannes Brahms’s Neue Leibeslieder Waltzes, Opus 65.

The student choreographers and their works are: Kristen Arnold & Silas Reiner and Drift to Winter, Bryan Campbell and Ticker, Philip Montana and Meetings Along the Edge, and Bergen Wheeler and quo.

The six performance series opens Wednesday, April 2 and runs through Monday, April 7, 2008. Curtain is 8 p.m. Admission is $10; seniors and students with ID, $5. All proceeds benefit the Tisch Dance Scholarship Fund. Performances will take place in the Fifth Floor Theatre, 111 Second Avenue. For reservations and 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 in the Tisch School of the Arts at 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. Lavagnino and Jaclynn Villamil co-direct the Second Avenue Dance Company.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Tisch School of the Arts, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Richard Pierce | (212) 998-6796


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