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Caitlin Trainor Dance down by the Riverside
CAITLIN TRAINOR DANCE
Photo: Screenshot from "Orbit"
CAITLIN TRAINOR DANCE
Program of All Trainor Premieres including "Kaitlyn and Caitlin"
Duet for Guest Artist Kaitlyn Gilliland and Caitlin Trainor
Costumes by famed fashion designer Christian Siriano
November 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 PM
Theater of the Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive (120th Street)
Tickets: $25; $20 for students & seniors
Dancers: Aaron R. White, Winston Dynamite Brown, Landes Dixon, Leslie Ziff, Aditi, Dhruv, Emily Craver, Katherine Maxwell, Katherine Moore, Anna Brown Massey, Natalie Golbuff, Jenny Levy, Kate Griffler
Guest: Kaitlyn Gilliland
Music: Major Spurlock, Robert Boston
Costumes: Christian Siriano
Caitlin Trainor presents her Trainor Dance in a program of three premieres, including "Kaitlyn and Caitlin," a dance conversation between guest artist, former New York City Ballet member Kaitlyn Gilliland, on pointe, and choreographer Caitlin Trainor, barefoot, November 14-16, 7:30 PM at the Theater of the Riverside Church. Two of the new works also have costumes created for them by famed fashion designer Christian Siriano.
Along with the new duet, Caitlin, a popular member of the dance faculty at Barnard College/Columbia University for the past eight years, will premiere "Freefall," in which she explores the theme of falling, finding many different and imaginative ways of executing this action.
The program's third new work, "Talk Radio," has the clever Trainor spinning a radio dial and coming up with a collage of themes and sounds from 1980s radio shows, finding music and talk ranging from Mozart to Ella Fitzgerald to advice to callers from Dr. Ruth. (Question: What should I do about sexual boredom? Dr. Ruth: shake things up - say: We're going to do it right now, in the middle of the afternoon - come on - no excuses!)
Founded in 2011, Trainor Dance is known for its physicality and intelligence, and for addressing wide-ranging topics with curiosity, humor, and verve. Trainor Dance aims to expand the notion of what dance can be and engages both traditional and non-traditional dance audiences. The Company has appeared in Newcastle, England, and in the U.S. at Skidmore, SUNY Purchase, Joyce SoHo, and other venues around NYC. Trainor's choreography has been performed at Universities around the U.S. and in England. A native of Rhode Island, Caitlin holds degrees from Skidmore College (B.S. in Dance Performance and Choreography) and Mills College (M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography). As a dancer she performed with ensembles as varied as the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the companies of Amy Marshall and Sean Curran.