Including Guest Choreographers Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Crystal Pite, Kendra Portier and Nathan Trice – Performances, April 2 – 7 at 8 p.m., to Benefit Dance Scholarship Fund
Performances, April 2 – 7 at 8 p.m., to Benefit Dance Scholarship Fund
Second Avenue Dance Company/2014 (SADC) at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts will present its annual spring concert series this year for six performances beginning April 2 and running through April 7. The spring series will feature new and repertory works by four noted guest choreographers—Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Crystal Pite, Kendra Portier, and Nathan Trice—and also highlight selected works choreographed by students in the Department of Dance at NYU Tisch.
Presented each night will be two world premieres and two repertory works, including:
- Tisch School alumna Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s new Shadows, a haunting work divided into five sections and performed by two casts, inspired by tribalism, migration and the Jungian’s interpretation of the shadow;
- Crystal Pite’s intense Dark Matters (excerpts), adapted from the second of two distinct Acts that together make the full work, is pure dance, with choreography that aspires to the impossible purity and grace of a marionette, while grappling with the essential question of free will, and the conflict inherent in manipulation;
- Kendra Portier’s new Harm of Will, a visceral work investigating the individual within and versus the group, and the gorgeous yet unnerving strength in letting oneself be seen, heard, and witnessed; and
- Nathan Trice’s intimate Conversations, an exploration of the contemplative, reflective moments between four couples, and how those moments develop into passionate exchanges.
The selected student choreographers, whose diverse works will rotate in repertory, are Avery-Jai Andrews, Kerry Kim, Molly McSherry, Bailey Moon and Indah M. Walsh.
The SADC/2014 Major Dance opens Wed., April 2 and runs for six performances through Mon., April 7, 2014. Curtain is 8 p.m. Admission is $10; seniors $5 and students with ID are free. All proceeds benefit the Tisch Dance Scholarship Fund. Performances will take place in the Fifth Floor Theatre, 111 Second Avenue, New York City. For reservations and information, call 212.998.1982 (Mon.-Fri. between 1 and 5 p.m. only).