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Deborah Zall Project presents dances by Dudley, Maslow, Sokolow, Zall

Deborah Zall Project presents dances by Dudley, Maslow, Sokolow, Zall

Company:

Deborah Zall Project

Location:

Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street, 11th floor
New York, NY

Dates:

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:00pm daily through May 13, 2017

Tickets:

http://deborahzall.com/

Company:
Deborah Zall Project


THE  DEBORAH  ZALL  PROJECT  PRESENTS  'IN  THE  COMPANY  OF  WOMEN' 
WORKS  BY  JANE  DUDLEY,  SOPHIE  MASLOW,  ANNA  SOKOLOW  and  DEBORAH  ZALL



Friday & Saturday, May 12 & 13 at 8 PM
Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street, 11th floor
Tickets: $30; $15 for students/seniors
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com

Dancers:
Nya Bowman, former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company
Jennifer Conley, former member of the companies of Martha Graham and Pearl Lang
Erica Dankmeyer, soloist with Martha Graham Dance Company, 1996-2006
Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, principal dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company, 2002-2015
Sandra Kaufmann, former member of the companies of Martha Graham and Pearl Lang                                                                         
Lauren Newman, member of Martha Graham Dance Company, 2010-2016
Caterina Rago, former member of Martha Graham Dance Company
Special Guest: Kenneth Topping, former principal with Martha Graham Dance Company and director of Graham II


 

The Deborah Zall Project will present a program of works by legendary modern dance choreographers Jane Dudley, Sophie Maslow and Anna Sokolow, along with dances by Deborah Zall, May 12 & 13 at 8 PM at the Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune St.   Zall has gathered an ensemble of artists, all former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company, to perform these timeless works that have been reconstructed by Abigail Blatt, Lynn Frielinghaus, Samantha Geracht, Martin Lofsnes, and Zall.

Deborah Zall had the honor of working directly with the great modern dance pioneers Dudley, Maslow and Sokolow.    "It is essential for young dancers and choreographers in the field to know the history of their art," she remarked, "and I feel compelled to pass along to the new generation these archival works and the inspiring lessons I learned from these masters."



Program
TIME IS MONEY  (1932)  
Jane Dudley/poem by Sol Funaroff, read by Margaret Klenck
Staged by Martin Lofsnes, custodian for the Jane Dudley Estate.
performer:  Erica Dankmeyer

CANTE FLAMENCO  (1944) 
Jane Dudley/traditional music
Staged by Martin Lofsnes
Dudley's response to the Fascist takeover in Spain.
performer:  Nya Bowman

"Dusty Old Dust" from DUSTBOWL BALLADS  (1941)
Sophie Maslow/Woody Guthrie
Reconstructed by Lynn Frielinghaus
Reconstruction courtesy of Abigail Blatt (daughter of Sophie Maslow) on behalf of the Estate of Sophie Maslow
performer:  Jennifer Conley

"Andante Amoroso" from LYRIC SUITE  (1953)
Sophie Maslow/Alban Berg
Reconstructed by Samantha Geracht
performer:  Jennifer Conley

KADDISH (1945/1984)
Anna Sokolow/Maurice Ravel
Kaddish is a Jewish prayer for the dead that celebrates life. 
Sokolow created Kaddish in 1945 as a testament to victims of the holocaust and a renewal of Sokolow's Jewish heritage. 
In 1984, she restaged the solo for Deborah Zall, who is now passing it on.
performer:  Erica Dankmeyer

"A Point of Doctrine" from THE VILLAGE I KNEW (1954)
Sophie Maslow, Samuel Matlovsky
Reconstructed by Abigail Blatt, Lynn Frielinghaus, Deborah Zall
performers:  Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch and Kenneth Topping

GEORGE SAND (excerpt)
Deborah Zall/Chopin
Text adapted by Mary Humphrey Baldridge
The joy of love is but a moment, then despair of love.
performer:  Sandra Kaufmann

SHADOW OF HER SISTER
Deborah Zall/Robert H. Waldman
Inspired by F. Garcia Lorca's La Casa de Bernarda Alba
performers:  Lauren Newman, Caterina Rago

AMANDA
Deborah Zall/Stephen Weinstock
Inspired by Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie
The mirror has one truth.
performer:  Erica Dankmeyer

SONNET
Deborah Zall/Eugene Lester
Inspired by the work of Edna St. Vincent Millay
dancer: Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch
poem spoken by Jennifer Conley

MARY TYRONE
Deborah Zall/Arnold Schoenberg
Inspired by Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night
performer: Nya Bowman
 

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