The Second Avenue Dance Company/2015 (SADC) annual spring show will feature new and repertory works by Merce Cunningham, Shannon Gillen, Bill T. Jones and Cora Bos-Kroese.
Second Avenue Dance Company/2015 (SADC) and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts will present its annual spring concert series this year for five performances beginning April 2 and running through April 6. The spring series will feature new and repertory works by four noted choreographers - Merce Cunningham, Shannon Gillen, Bill T. Jones and Cora Bos-Kroese - and also highlight selected works choreographed by students in the Department of Dance at NYU Tisch. All proceeds benefit the Tisch Dance Scholarship Fund.
Presented each night will be two world premieres and two repertory works, including:
• Bill T. Jones’ Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? (2012), which responds to Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, reflecting the wistful and melancholic sentiment of the score as well as its precision and restraint;
• Tisch alumna Shannon Gillen’s premiere of SONS + DAUGHTERS ventures into the kinetic architecture of crowd movement alongside the physical and psychic implications of what it means to riot;
• Cora Bos-Kroese’s premiere of Two Ways Towards explores the coexistence of the two identities within us, and shifting equilibrium seeking balance to be one;
• Tisch faculty member Rashaun Mitchell has staged a Merce Cunningham MinEvent comprised of choreography from works Cunningham created during the last three decades of his life. The MinEvent is set to an original score composed by current student Jonathan Matthews and performed live by students.
The selected student choreographers, whose diverse works will rotate in repertory, are Alison DeFranco, Lorena Delgado, Nico Gonzales, Nicholas Jon and Leslie Miller.
The SADC/2015 Major Dance opens Thursday, April 2 and runs for 5 performances through Monday, April 6, 2015. Curtain is 8 p.m. Admission is $10; seniors $5 and students with ID are free. Performances will take place in the Fifth Floor Theater, 111 Second Avenue, New York City. For reservations and information, call 212.998.1982 (Mon.-Fri. between 1 and 5 p.m. only).