Artichoke Dance Company Celebrates 20th Anniversary at the Manhattan Movement & Art Center
Artichoke Dance Company
Artichoke Dance Company Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Performances April 22 – 24 at the Manhattan Movement & Art Center
Program Includes New, Re-envisioned and Revived Selections Honoring Two Decades of Unique Dance Creations
WHAT: Artichoke Dance Company will be presenting its 20th anniversary celebratory season with two evening shows and one matinee performance.
Each concert will include the works Overflow — a piece illuminating the nature of water with live music by Joshua Davis and set by Ian Trask — and Return/Repeat — highlights from previous productions re-envisioned into an original dance with a new score by Joshua Davis. Performances will also include revivals: Commuter Connection: A Rush Hour Romance (April 22), Falling with Grace and The Family Tree (April 23), and Falling with Grace and POW! (April 24).
Commuter Connection: A Rush Hour Romance (2003) brings select audience members onstage to play commuters who surreptitiously intervene in a romantic encounter. Falling with Grace (1996) will reunite creators/company co-founders Amy Drum, Daniel Gwirtzman and Lynn Neuman on stage. The Family Tree (1996/Creator: Amy Drum) is a raucous retelling of the Adam and Eve story. Drum will appear in its Saturday performance. POW! (1999/Creators: Daniel Gwirtzman and Lynn Neuman) is a comical throwback to early James Bond films and will be performed by Gwirtzman and Neuman.
WHO: The Brooklyn-based Artichoke Dance Company is known for humorous theatrical athleticism, confronting contemporary social issues with intelligence and wit, forward thinking collaborations, and integrative community programs. Led by Artistic and Executive Director Lynn Neuman, it collaborates with scientists, architects, visual artists, composers, musicians, designers and filmmakers to create groundbreaking works infused with forward thinking perspectives around climate change.
Additional 20th Anniversary performers: Toby Billowitz, Malinda Crump, Aiden Feldman, George Hirsch, Genna Mergola, Maya Orchin, Maxx Passion and Sandra Passirani.
Choreography: Lynn Neuman
Music: Joshua Davis (Overflow, Return/Repeat)
Lighting Design: Peter Jakubowski
Set: Ian Trask (Overflow)
WHERE: Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street, Manhattan
WHEN: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm
TICKET PRICE: General Admission: $25; Students/Seniors: $15
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