Marquee.TV Fall Dance Season Listings
Marquee.TV Unveils First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Dance Season for Fall 2018
New online TV service brings touring productions to home audiences
New York & London, Thursday 20th September 2018 – Marquee.TV (www.marquee.tv), the online TV service for arts and culture programming, has announced its fall dance season. In a digital first, the platform will roll-out a catalogue of cutting-edge dance performances that are currently or have recently toured major venues and festivals across North America and the UK, including Sadler’s Wells, the Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, Fall for Dance, Canada’s National Arts Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival. This new approach from Marquee.TV will enable dance lovers to experience first hand the critically acclaimed performances that they’ve read about, but until now, have been unable to see.
The Marquee.TV fall season kicks off on September 20th with two important programmes from New York based artists. Jonah Bokaer’s Rules of the Game features Bokaer’s highly regarded collaboration with Daniel Arsham and Pharrell Williams, and is joined by Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music, which applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Play and Play includes Jones’s seminal and two-time Bessie-award winning work D-Man in the Waters, a “joyful tour-de-force” originating from the height of the AIDS crisis, embedded with motifs of loss, hope and triumph throughout the choreography.
The opening weekend of the fall season will also feature the first of four performances from this season’s featured artist - acclaimed Belgian dancer and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who catapulted into pop culture consciousness for his recent choreography of Beyonce and Jay Z’s music video Apes**t.
The line-up, which will unfold over the course of the 12 week season, aligns with the upcoming New York, London and Toronto dance seasons and gives audiences the opportunity to further engage with the work of dance artists that they will see or read about in reviews this fall. Acclaimed works such as Sutra (returning to White Light Festival 10/ 17; Marquee 10/11); Fractus V, fresh off a worldwide tour that included a stop at Jacob’s Pillow in July this year, and Faun (live on Marquee to coincide with World Ballet Day, October 2), which is being mounted by the Paris Opera Ballet in February ‘19, are expected to draw international audiences to Marque’s all-access platform this season. Details of the full programme and a sample of complementary live events are included below.
“Marquee’s Fall digital dance season is the beginning of an exciting evolution for the entire dance field,” according to Head of Content Marc Kirschner. “Marquee‘s goal is to have audiences be able to dig into a choreographer’s history the way they dive into the back catalog of a band that they’ve just discovered. By presenting these works that are current, important and critically acclaimed, Marquee is able to both deliver a great experience for audiences, and inspire them to visit local theaters to see these artists live.”
Kirschner added, “We also want to give more experienced audiences the opportunity to be challenged. Dance isn’t always safe or comfortable, but one thing this season does illustrate is that what happens on dance stages often reflects what is happening in the world. It’s fair to say that Marquee.TV’s fall dance season is a truly representative and inclusive offering and does not shy away from the controversial.”
The fall season will launch September 20, and over 300 hours of additional dance, opera and theatre programmes are now available to access via the Marquee.TV platform. Marquee is available on iOS and Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Smart TVs for $8.99 (£8.99 in the UK) per month.
Pictured: "Zero degrees" started as a desire of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to dance a duet with British-Bengali choreographer and dancer Akram Khan.
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