Back by Popular Demand - PETER KYLE brings full length solo back for a second look
PETER KYLE DANCE
at Triskelion Arts’ Aldous Theater
118 North 11th Street, 3rd floor (between Berry and Wythe)
Brooklyn, NY 11249
June 8-9, 2013 at 8pm
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – PETER KYLE BRINGS FULL LENGTH SOLO, 100 DAYS, BACK FOR A SECOND LOOK
New York, May 6, 2013 - Following its sold-out premiere in Fall 2012 Triskelion Arts brings back choreographer Peter Kyle’s 100 DAYS, an extended solo chronicling one hundred days of borrowed movement for a second updated run. Wearing a stunning nude unitard by Garo Sparo under Andrew Dickerson’s moody lighting, and dancing to William Catanzaro’s mesmerizing score Kyle navigates a choreographic line between dance, documentary and invention. The work evolved out of one hundred consecutive days of observations between summer and fall 2012. Testing his versatility and endurance as a performer, 100 DAYS is a tour de force assemblage of impressions showcasing Kyle’s expressive range and physical nuance. All performances take place at 8pm in the Aldous Theater at Triskelion Arts, located at 118 N. 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (b/t Berry and Wythe). Tickets are 5 (general admission). Each performance includes a post-performance discussion allowing audiences to meet and converse with the artist while viewing original source video footage of Kyle’s observations. During the Q & A Kyle will also reveal newly collected movements from his most recent and ongoing observations.
Hailed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as "vibrantly rich" and by Timeout NY as "exquisitely choreographed", Kyle's work reveals a unique appreciation for the theatricality of human experience. His dances appeal to seasoned dance fans and new audiences alike. Choreographically 100 DAYS reveals Kyle’s interest in pioneering new forms. The project was sparked by a letter sent from Rainer Maria Rilke to his wife in which he implored her to “look, look, look”, and take detailed notes during her travels in Egypt so that he might vicariously enjoy the experience. As a result, Kyle began questioning how consciousness, imagination and physicality are linked in dance. Wanting to appreciate what is seen and encountered in day-to-day travel led to daily observations of people moving in transit, at work, and at play from July 1 - October 8, 2012. He then set about learning the movement sequences as exactly as possible with the intention of sharing the borrowed discoveries in public performances. The 60-minute work is a mash-up of those one hundred movements taken from all walks of life--old, young, fat, hunched, athletic, kooky, slow, fast, male, female.
Finding inspiration in the compelling movements that every body expresses, and discovering fascinating complexity in the coordination of his subjects, Kyle has come to see this research as a mechanism for reconsidering the value of dance as a vital record of the human condition. Waking up, as it were, to the wealth of movement in the surrounding environment and arranging it for performance has resulted in a potent chronicle of Kyle’s one hundred daylong “human safari.” Ever hear the maxim, "If you put it onstage, no one will believe it"? Well, believe it, these personae are real. Or are they? At what point does the observer influence the source material by the mere fact of translating it into their body? At what point does consciousness transform mundane movement into sublime motion? With 100 DAYS Kyle explores: “What makes movement so compelling?” and ponders in reply “Could it be the revelation of seeing it, as if for the first time?”
Peter Kyle is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, filmmaker and Artistic Director of Peter Kyle Dance, which he founded in 2006. His critically acclaimed choreography has been commissioned/performed across the United States and internationally in Scotland, Norway, Germany, Cyprus and China. In New York City his company has performed at One Arm Red, Abrons Arts Center, Chez Bushwick, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, DNA, 3LD Art & Technology Center, the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, and Triskelion Arts, where he serves on the Board of Directors. Outside of New York, PKD has performed at SUNY New Paltz, University of South Carolina, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Bates College, Wesleyan University, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Sandnes Kulturhus in Norway, DanceBase in Edinburgh, Scotland, and RSTR4 in Munich, Germany, among others. Kyle toured as a soloist with Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance between 1992-1999, and remains an active proponent of that company’s legacy, including as the only performer Murray Louis has selected to revive his 1984 solo, Frail Demons, which he continues to perform regularly. Kyle has also performed with Mark Morris Dance Group, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Gina Gibney Dance, Works/Laura Glenn Dance and the theater company P3/east, among others. His ongoing Tiny Dance Film Series (www.tinydancefilms.com) has been installed internationally since 2006, most recently during a tour to China. He has received awards or grants from Concours Internationale de Danse de Paris, Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Washington State Arts Commission, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, American Music Center, and New York Foundation for the Arts, among others. In 2011 Kyle was named to a five-year term on the Fulbright Specialists Roster. He is a highly regarded teacher of dance and movement for actors and has taught at numerous colleges and university faculties including University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, and many others as a guest artist. Currently, he serves on the faculties of Marymount Manhattan College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Bard College, while conducting residencies and workshops internationally. Kyle holds a BA in Dance and German Area Studies from Kenyon College, and an MFA in Dance from University of Washington.
Purchase tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/316722)
Walk-up guests may pay by cash or check at the door. Seating is limited
Transportation: L train to Bedford Ave. or G train to Nassau Ave.
Please visit www.triskelionarts.org for more information
Information about Peter Kyle Dance is available at the company website,
FACT SHEET: BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – PETER KYLE BRINGS FULL LENGTH SOLO,
100 DAYS, BACK FOR A SECOND LOOK
CONTACT:Peter Kyle, Artistic Director, Peter Kyle Dance
WHAT:Choreographer Peter Kyle re-premieres his updated tour de force, evening-length solo, 100 DAYS built entirely from borrowed movements gathered over one hundred days of studying one hundred every day people as they moved through their lives.
WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013-Sunday, June 9, 2013
WHERE: Aldous Theater
118 N. 11th Street, 3rd Floor (b/t Berry & Wythe)
Brooklyn, NY 11249
WHO:Conceived, arranged and performed by Peter Kyle
Music by William Catanzaro
Costumes by Garo Sparo
Lighting by Andrew Dickerson
OVERVIEW: New York City based Peter Kyle Dance exists to further the art of dance and all the arts through collaboration. Creating innovative performances, education and outreach programs the company celebrates a fundamental belief in the power of the imagination and the beauty of humans in motion.
TICKETS:5 at the door (cash or check only) or in advance at Brown Paper Tickets
Seating is limited
INFO:Triskelion Arts, 718.599.3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Kyle Dance, 347.218.1820 or email@example.com