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Free Public Dance: REVIVAL by Dances for a Variable Population
DANCES FOR A VARIABLE POPULATION
Revival, an outdoor public dance project that re-imagines the works and ideas of celebrated 20th century choreographers as performed by non-professional senior dancers. In utilizing the founding dance languages of Lester Horton, Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Helen Tamiris, Daniel Nagrin, Pearl Primus and Katherine Dunham, Revival connects a multi-generational dance company with seven guest choreographers with a lifetime of experience in each technique.
In a project of historical and technical exploration, Revival celebrates the past performing careers of these artists and the impacts these techniques have had on dance history. Through exploration across dance studios, libraries, senior and recreation centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Revival will bring audiences the stylized musical revue walk of the Cotton Club, the quirky gestures of Paul Taylor, and the emotion-driven hellos and poignant farewells of Martha Graham.
This one of a kind event will be free to the public and an opportunity to see new possibilities in beautiful movement distilled from the seminal techniques of legendary geniuses, to see the eloquence of the older brain/older body, and to see older artists create.
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