DIXON PLACE PRESENTS A NEW DANCE COMMISSION "REPERCUSSION"
REPERCUSSION is a unique multidisciplinary collaboration encompassing live percussion music, movement and text. It was choreographed by Kora Radella, BOOMERANG’s co-artistic director, internationally renowned dance artist, known for exploring dance-focused collaborative projects incorporating musical, visual and literary influences. Developed in number of residencies (including a summer stay at the Watermill Center, led by the legendary theatremaker Robert Wilson), REPERCUSSION emerged from the ensemble’s collaboration with percussionist Greg Saunier, of avant-garde punk rock band Deerhoof. His playing, the sound, and the actual instruments – snare drum, cymbal, and bass drum – create an auditory and visual frame for intentionally off-balance, acrobatic movement by members of BOOMERANG Adrian Galvin and Matty Davis. The work also utilizes fragments of yet unpublished new writings by the essayist, cultural critic and MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde, whose quotes on memory and active forgetting have been turned into songs. The costumes for the piece were designed and produced by the avant-garde fashion collective threeASFOUR, known for their work with such artists as Björk, Yoko Ono, and Matthew Barney.
REPERCUSSION was well received in a workshop by Robert Wilson who praised it as “brilliant and exceptionally strong work which made me listen.”
Hailed as the “punk Mozart’s of dance,” BOOMERANG is a dance and performance project created in 2012 by codirectors Matty Davis & Kora Radella with founding member Adrian Galvin. Recognizing the body as an evolving warehouse for physical & psychological life events, BOOMERANG conveys the eclectic histories that everyday people face and those working around them. BOOMERANG has performed their work throughout New York City, as well as in Barcelona, Berlin, Chicago, Cleveland, Grand Rapids & Pittsburgh. BOOMERANG was shortlisted as 1 of 20 juried finalists for the Grand Jury Prize at ArtPrize7.
REPERCUSSION will play a limited run of six performances only – March 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th, at 7:30 PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $19 in advance, $22 at the door, and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-4111.
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