Wednesday, April 12, 2006

critical moves -- this friday

a new series of contemporary dance

featuring artists from Boston, Western MA, New York & West Africa
Lacina Coulibaly (from Burkina Faso)
Nell Breyer w/ dancers Joe Seitz and Justin Norris
Zack Fuller w/ live music by Jonathan Vincent & Katt Hernandez

Friday, April 14, 8:00 p.m.

Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street, Cambridge, MA

$16 general admission; $12 students and members of Boston Dance
Reservations at 617-864-3191 or buy at the door (cash only)

Critical Moves is curated by Alissa Cardone
More information:

Coleman/Freedman: Performs three works which all explore the interface of projected video and live dance action and mark a new direction in the work of Terese Freedman and Jim Coleman. “talking heads” offers an elusive debate between one live and 3 virtual talking heads over the virtues and pretenses of contemporary dance; “on turning ten (after billy collins)” is a surreal autobiographical look at the life of 10 year old Zoe Coleman, set to a sound collage score that includes Billy Collins’ poem of the same title; “written in the body” is a collaboration with visual artist Neal Parks exploring the relationship of artist and muse, featuring live drawing, projected video imagery and live dance.

Zack Fuller: premieres “Stations” with live music by Jonathan Vincent and Katt Hernandez. A grotesque/beautiful, spiritual/toxic, collaborative, dance/music/no words theatre performance: medieval in its structure.

Lacina Coulibaly: Hailing from Burkina Faso director and choreographer of the acclaimed La Compaigne Konga Ba Teria, Lacina is in Boston until May 2006 as the result of his ongoing residency at Brown University in Providence, RI. Lacina has been working for years to develop his own unique style that exists at the intersection between the traditional styles of his home country, the expressions that emerge from the exploration of the self, and the techniques of European modern dance.

Nell Breyer: Capoeira’s history molds oppression and self-defense, fight and play out of the same act. As two people approach extreme closeness, their split reactions belie vacillating cycles of trust, betrayal, freedom, suppression, power and helplessness that litter our history, politics and personal experience. (Originally premiered 2002 for the Dancespace Project at St. Mark’s Church)


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