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"...AND THEN IT WASN'T" + "WHEN WATER DRIES THE MOUTH"​

"...AND THEN IT WASN'T" + "WHEN WATER DRIES THE MOUTH"​

Company:

Pilar Castro Kiltz; Ni'Ja Whitson​ Adebanjo

Location:

Dixon Place: 161A Christie St, New York NY

Dates:

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:30pm

Tickets:

http://dixonplace.org/performances/and-then-it-wasnt-plus-when-water-dries-the-mouth​/

Company:
Pilar Castro Kiltz; Ni'Ja Whitson​ Adebanjo

Two dance pieces on one split bill. “…And Then It Wasn’t” choreographed by Pilar Castro Kiltz,

PLUS “When Water Dries the Mouth” choreographed by Ni’Ja Whitsona€‹ Adebanjo.

 

"...AND THEN IT WASN'T" BY PILAR CASTRO KILTZ

Written, Directed and Choreographed by Pilar Castro Kiltz

credit: Pilar Castro Kiltz

You think you’ve got it: The perfect fantasy, the perfect life, the perfect job, place, and  partner. Then you take a closer look. And nothing is perfect after all.

There it was, at your fingertips: The picture perfect vision of the picture perfect life. College flew by in a flash. YOLO / FOMO got you through. The dream job, the fantasy romance, the raging night-life, and the amazing apartment in the perfect neighborhood are all yours. Adult life was turning out just the way you planned it…And Then It Wasn’t.

Pilar Castro Kiltz is the founding Director of Ensemble Dance, a Dance Theater company based in NYC since 2011. After graduating with honors from Princeton University, she earned an MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch, and in 2013 completed an SDCF Observership with Rob Ashford on Broadway’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Dixon Place has presented work by Pilar/Ensemble Dance annually for 3 years. She is the Founder/CEO of More Canvas, an arts consulting and strategy firm. A choreographer, director, playwright, dancer, actor, writer, singer and violinist, Pilar seeks to synthesize the many elements of the performing arts including dance, music and theater.

 

www.EnsembleDancePilar.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ensemble-Dance/125617150859950

estimated runtime: 40 minutes

 

"WHEN WATER DRIES THE MOUTH"a€‹ BY NI'JA WHITSONa€‹ ADEBANJO

Choreographed by Ni’Ja Whitsona€‹ Adebanjo

a€‹Performers: Kirsten Flores-Davis, Carissa Matsushima, Alicia Raquel, Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo

Costumes: Ben Rosenberg

Choreographer Assistant/Production Assistant: Leah Moriarty and Rachel Russell

Vocal Composition & Performance:  Nia Witherspoon

credit: day for Flybird Photography

When Water Dries the Mouth is a ritual diptych exploring the layered consequences of faith, prayer and homophobia.  Inspired by the impact of Nigerian anti-gay laws on centuries-old customs of same gender intimacy; Ayaba is a study on absence and dispossession. Ayaba studies the emotional experience of deprivation. When Water Dries the Mouth is inspired by the recent abduction of 279 school girls in Chibok, Nigeria.

Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo is a 2013-2015 Movement Research Artist in Residence, a 2014-2015 BAAD! Artist in Residence, and Creative Capital “On Our Radar” Artist.  As a choreographer and performer they have worked alongside leading artists across disciplines such as: Sharon Bridgforth, Dianne McIntyre, Douglas Ewart, La Pocha Nostra and Alison Knowles.  Whitson Adebanjo has received awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Downtown Urban Theatre Festival Audience Award, LinkUp Inaugural Artist in Residence, John G. Curtis Jr. Prize, Archibald Motley Grant, 3Arts Visual Artist Award Nomination, and MFA Fellowship Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

https://vimeo.com/nijawhitson

estimated runtime: 40 minutes

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