New Gibney Dance platform launches w/ pieces by Keely Garfield & Mariangela Lopez
Keely Garfield & Mariangela Lopez
GIBNEY DANCE LAUNCHES GRIT: GIBNEY REPERTORY INITIATIVE FOR TOMORROW WITH WORKS BY KEELY GARFIELD AND MARIANGELA LOPEZ PERFORMED BY GIBNEY DANCE COMPANY MAY 11–14
PART OF CELEBRATORY 25TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF PERFORMANCES, PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND NEW INITIATIVES
GRIT: Gibney Repertory Initiative For Tomorrow
WOW by Keely Garfield & repairing permissions by Mariangela Lopez (premiere)
Wednesday–Saturday, May 11–14 at 8 p.m.
Studio C at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
WOW by Keely Garfield
In a dramatic act of sincerity, WOW deploys a panoply of performance devices—pantomime, musical theatrics, back-up dancing, and faux pas de deux set to songs by Kate Bush performed live by Matthew Brookshire and the Company. As people go missing, guns go off, resources are hoarded and the world heats up, choreographer Keely Garfield takes a stand for the sake of our humanity. Protesting against skepticism and scorn, and appealing directly to the heart, Garfield says: Bring in the clowns! Love is all there is!
Choreography: Keely Garfield
Music: Matthew Brookshire (inspired by the recordings of Kate Bush)
Costumes: Keely Garfield
Performed by: Gibney Dance Company
Keely Garfield was commissioned by GRIT to re-envision WOW for Gibney Dance Company.
repairing permissions by Mariangela Lopez
Venezuelan-born artist and former Gibney Dance Company member Mariangela Lopez creates a powerhouse work for 25 dancers that unpacks and upends the notion of building community. In an oneiric landscape of broken systems, repairing permissions attempts to protect the integrity of 25 individuals that have been “incorrectly” altered.
Choreography: Mariangela Lopez
Music: Jason Grisell
Costumes: Christiane Joy
Performed by Gibney Dance Company and Community Members (names TBA)
Mariangela Lopez was commissioned by GRIT to create repairing permissions for Gibney Dance Company.
Photo credit: Scott Shaw
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