ANIKAYA Dance Theater presents the world premiere of "Entangling" at Dixon Place
ANIKAYA Dance Theater
ANIKAYA Dance Theater
presents the world premiere of Entangling
at Dixon Place
October 24, 2015
$20 in advance/$15 at the door
$10 student rush and seniors
161A Chrystie Street
New York Ny 10002
Entangling is a collaboration between US-based choreographer Wendy Jehlen and Lacina Coulibaly, a contemporary choreographer and dancer from Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Inspired by the phenomenon of Quantam Entanglement, in which two atoms become linked to each other, Entangling explores how we are inextricably and consequentially connected to each other. Entangling investigates the interlacing of the internal, physical energy between two human beings. As they move together, each individual becomes invested in the other, and there develops a sense of deep interdependence.
Entangling has been developed in New York City, Boston and Bamako, Mali.
The creation of this work was made possible by the Estate of Sylvere M. Hyacinthe grant for dance diplomacy, a 2015 Choreographic Residency at Boston Center for the Arts, and a rehearsal space grant from Donko Seko in Bamako, Mali.
Viewers have described Entangling as...
"Sensual, organic, powerful, the creation of life." - Naheem Allah, Theater Artist, US
"O Poema de sentir..." (A poem of sensation.) - Patricia Lima Prafula, Performing Artist, Brazil
"Sobre sentir e tocar" (On sensing and touching.) - Evelin Bandeira, Dancer, Brazil
"Emotional and full of beauty and raw" - Rachel Eliza Hope, Dancer, US
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey.
Nearby Subway Stops:
F to 2nd Avenue
J/Z to Bowery
6 to Spring
M to Essex
B/D to Grand
Wendy Jehlen is a storyteller whose unique approach to movement incorporates elements of a wide range of movement styles including Bharata Natyam; Odissi; Capoeira, Kalaripayattu, West African dance, Butoh, and wide-range of Contemporary dance styles. Jehlen's emotionally powerful choreography has been created and performed in the United States, Canada, Italy, India, Japan, Mali and Brazil. Past works include The Deep (2015), an improvisational work for twenty dancers exploring images of the ocean; Lilith (2013) a solo on the first woman; The Knocking Within (2012), an evening-length duet on a disintegrating relationship; Forest (2010), a journey through the archetypal forest; The Moth (2007), commissioned by the Jahan-e-Khusrau festival in Delhi; and He Who Burns (2006), a trio on the figure of Iblis (Satan). Jehlen has received funding from the American Institute of Indian Studies (2002, 2014), The Boston Foundation's Brother Thomas Fellowship (2011-12), the Boston Dance Alliance (2013), the Massachusetts Cultural Council (2012), the Ford Foundation/Arts International (1996), the Puffin Foundation (2001, 2005), the Tokyo American Center (2002), the National Endowment for the Arts(2005), the Fulbright program/United States Educational Foundation in India (2005-2006), the National School of Drama, India (2006, 2011, 2013), the Alliance Francaise de Madras (2006), the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (2011) and the Consulate General of Chennai (2011), among others.
Raised in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Lacina Coulibaly trained in West African dance and European contemporary dance, dancing with the Ballet National du Burkina Faso, Compagnie Salia Nï Seydou, and Irène Tassambedo, before co-founding Kongo Ba Teria with Souleymane Badolo. Reshaping traditional values to speak to present day concerns, Kongo BaTeria is a leading promoter of contemporary dance in West Africa. From 1996-2000, Compagnie Kongo Ba Téria performed on many African stages in countries such as Senegal, Ivory Coast, Benin, and Cameroon. Since 2000, the company has toured throughout Europe to France, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, and Germany. Coulibaly and Badolo's creations have won international awards, including the Pan-African competition SANGA. Coulibaly's recent work includes a solo, which he has presented at Cornell, NYU and Stonybrook University, among other venues, and guest appearances with internationally known Faso Dance Theatre. Coulibaly is a featured artist in the documentary Movement (R)evolution Africa, which documents the emergent experimental African dance scene. He has taught at the University of Florida and Brown University, and is currently on faculty at Yale, the New School and Sarah Lawrence.