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CHOREOGRAPHER PETER KYLE RETURNS

CHOREOGRAPHER PETER KYLE RETURNS

Dates:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 5:00am

TO THE STAGE IN FULL LENGTH SOLO, 100 DAYS

CHOREOGRAPHER PETER KYLE RETURNS TO THE STAGE IN FULL LENGTH
SOLO, 100 DAYS

New York, September 18, 2012 - Triskelion Arts presents Peter Kyle Dance in 100 DAYS, a tour
de force solo built entirely from borrowed movements gathered over one hundred days of studying
one hundred every day people as they moved through their lives. Performances are October 18-20,
2012 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Celebrating Kyle's versatility and testing his endurance  as a
performer, the roughly 60-minute work is an assemblage of movements observed between July 1
and October 8, and re-embodied for a truly unique performance.

The work features original music  by  Argentinian composer  William Catanzaro, costumes by Garo Sparo,
East Village couture designer and star of  "Unleashed by Garo" (Sundance Channel), and lighting  design by Andrew
Dickerson. 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) and each performance features a post-performance gathering  allowing audiences to
interact with the artist.

Hailed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as "vibrantly rich" and by Timeout NY as "exquisitely
choreographed", Peter Kyle's  work  reveals a unique appreciation for the theatricality of human
movement. 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. This
gave rise to Kyle 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 will be 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 somewhat unexpectedly 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?”

Throughout the run of the performances audiences will have an opportunity to view source footage
from Kyle’s one hundred days of observations. Video clips will be  on view in the lobby of the
theater. Guests are also encouraged to join the artist by sharing their own movement observations
on the company’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peter-KyleDance/133035063472638).

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 honored by being 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/256984)
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,
www.peterkyledance.org. Please contact Peter Kyle directly to request photos
(info@peterkyledance.org or 347.218.1820)

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