Beth Soll & Company in A Concert of New Dances By Beth Soll
The Construction Company and Dance Projects, Inc. present
The Construction Company and Dance Projects, Inc. present:
Beth Soll & Company in
A concert of new dances by Bet Beth Soll & Company in
A concert of new dances by Beth Soll
New music by Carolyn Lord.
Performances: Friday and Saturday, March 2nd and 3rd at 8 p.m.
The Construction Company, 10 E. 18th Street in New York City, just north and east of Union Square. Admission is 5.
Reservations: 212-927-0476 or email@example.com
Beth Soll & Company will perform a concert of four premieres by choreographer Beth Soll, described by critic Iris Fanger as “. . . a consummate professional, always mesmerizing in performance.” (Dance Magazine, January 2011). Scrimmage, inspired by Soll’s observation of students playing Frisbee on a sunlit lawn, features five dancers moving through complex, shifting sports patterns. The compelling aspects of athletic events are framed in Scrimmage so that they become emotionally evocative, thereby transcending the focus on competition that is an essential aspect of games. At the same time, the intricate spatial relationships draw attention to the abstract, formal beauties of physical activity. The five dancers, Karesia Batan, Jennifer Mellor, Jocelyn Ordiales, Erin Pellecchia, and Julia Sabangan dance to new music composed by Carolyn Lord and performed by Veronica Burke and Catherine R. Burke.
Diagram is a duet for Victoria Dombroski and Lindsey Miller in which charted, stubbornly linear paths co-exist and contrast with the expressive movement of the dancers. Diagram suggests a relationship in which the dancers’ focus is shaped by the challenges of the virtuosic movement and frequent changes in energy. The dramatic aspect of the dance is heightened by the accompaniment of 20th century harp music. In Covert Transformations Soll performs a dance of ambivalent sensuality to fragments of music from the cabaret, jazz, and classical traditions. Within her oblique acknowledgements of the audience’s presence and her persistent reliance on formal strategies of performance, Soll explores subtly different personae and moods. In Tribute, Soll makes references to choreographic approaches and movement from the experiments of the 60s. Accompanied by an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Soll speaks directly to the audience in fragments of foreign languages about the frustrations and joys of the human attempt to communicate. Lighting design for the concert is by YuChen(Nick) Hung.
Reservations: 212-927-0476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dancers: Karesia Batan, Victoria Dombroski, Jennifer Mellor, Lindsey Miller, Jocelyn Ordiales, Erin Pellecchia, Julia Sabangan, and Beth Soll.
Musicians: Catherine R. Burke, Veronica Burke and Carolyn Lord.
Lighting: YuChen(Nick) Hung
More information about the concert and the company can be found at: bethsollandcompany.org