Second Avenue Dance Company/2016 (SADC) and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts will present its annual spring concert series year beginning March 31, featuring new and repertory works by four noted guest choreographers-Gregory Dolbashian, José Limón, Vita Osojnik, and Netta Yarushalmy.
Second Avenue Dance Company/2016 (SADC) and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts will present its annual spring concert series this year for five performances beginning March 31 and running through April 4. The spring series will feature new and repertory works by four noted guest choreographers-Gregory Dolbashian, José Limón, Vita Osojnik, and Netta Yarushalmy - and also highlight selected works choreographed by students in the Department of Dance at NYU Tisch.
Performances will take place March 31-April 4 at 7:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the Dance Scholarship Fund. Each night there will be two world premieres and two repertory works, including:
Limón Dance Company member Kristen Foote has reconstructed José Limón’s Suite from Mazurkas. The work was first performed August 15, 1958 at the American Dance Festival and pays tribute to the heroic spirit of the Polish people. After disappearing from the stage for 20 years, the dance was reconstructed and noted in 1985 by Ann Vachon and Ray Cook;
Avalanche 19, an original work by Gregory Dolbashian, is a visual representation of the power that a single catalyst can have on an entire environment. Avalanche 19 serves up an aesthetic that explodes, twists and deconstructs the parameters of the physical and spatial possibilities of movement and perception;
Slovenian artist Vita Osojnik’s new Random acts of kindness is a movement piece for 31 dancers, that in process and execution develops a strong and responsible individual serving as a support system in creating a functional and meaningful collective;
Tisch alumna Netta Yarushalmy's Pictograms, originally commissioned by the American Dance Festival in 2014 explores the stage as a two-dimentional space. The viewer’s mind and eye are drawn to graphical and sculptural sensibilities as the work plays with flatness, shapes, and images.
The selected student choreographers, whose diverse works will rotate in repertory, are Angie Conte, Justin Faircloth, David Gourov, Patrick Needham and Maddie Schimmel.
The SADC/2016 Major Dance opens Thursday, March 31 and runs for 5 performances through Monday, April 4, 2016. Curtain is 7:30 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 Jack Crystal Theater, 111 Second Avenue, 5th floor, New York City. For reservations and information, call 212.998.1982 (Mon.-Fri. between 1 and 5 p.m. only).