92Y Harkness Dance Center presents NYC Premiere of Bobbi Jene Smith's "With Care" (IN-PERSON + VIRTUAL)
92Y Harkness Dance Center
The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center's 2021-22 Mainstage Series continues with the New York City premiere of AMOC's With Care, created by Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with Keir GoGwilt. With Care is a visceral, moving work for two dancers (Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, both former stars of the Batsheva Dance Company) and two violinists (Keir GoGwilt and Miranda Cuckson). Building on the cross-disciplinary work of Smith's and GoGwilt's A Study on Effort ("chilling, thrilling rawness" — The New York Times), With Care investigates the dynamics of caregiving, carelessness, and loss through a theatrical fusion of dance, music, and spoken word.
In-person performance: Thursday, April 28, 8 pm ET
Streaming: Friday April 29, noon ET – Sunday, May 1, midnight ET
Tickets from $15 at https://www.92y.org/event/bobbi-jene-smith-and-or-schraiber
"The original impetus for With Care came out of the last section of my previous work with Keir, A Study on Effort," comments Bobbi Jene Smith. "This piece consists of seven efforts, the last of which is the effort of taking care. We thought to expand this study of emotional and physical labor into a theatrical context, investigating the dynamics of caregiving and taking between four characters. Adding Or and Miranda opened a world in which the dynamics of care spiral from empathy to apathy. The more our characters attempt to break free from this cycle, the more they become lost in the maze of their commitments to each other. Yet ultimately the only solace they find is in each other. Never stop caring."
With Care was co-commissioned by ODC Theater and AMOC (American Modern Opera Company) in 2018. All four artists are core members of the multi-disciplinary ensemble AMOC. It was announced last month that AMOC received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation "to support visionary artists in collaborative processes that re-envision a long-enduring art form in an artist-centric and contemporary manner."
Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber have been named artists-in-residence at L.A. Dance Project, for a two-year appointment commencing in August, and they have been invited by the Paris Opera to create a work with original music composed by Celeste Oram.
The Mainstage Series continues:
FUTURE DANCE FESTIVAL
In Person – Thu, May 26, 8 pm, $30 general admission / $10 student
Streaming – Fri, May 27, noon ET – Sun, May 29 midnight ET, $15
The Future Dance Festival builds on 92Y's rich legacy of presenting the work of pioneering dance artists who propel the art form forward.
In Person – Thu, Jun 23, 8 pm, $30 general admission / $10 student
Streaming – Fri, Jun 24, noon ET – Sun, Jun 26, midnight ET, $15
Jonathan Fredrickson, of Tanztheater Wuppertal, presents an evening length world premiere created specifically for the Kaufmann Concert Hall space.
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