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Ghosts...and More: A Spectacular Two-Week Season

Ghosts...and More:  A Spectacular Two-Week Season


Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance


The Ailey Citigroup Theatre / The Joan Weill Center for Dance


Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 10, 2008 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 3:00pm



Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance

 Time Lapse Dance presents "Ghosts . . . and More," an electrifying two-week season offering the world premieres of Jody Sperling’s "Ghosts" and "Bang for the Buck," as well as the New York premiere of "Ballet of Light."
Full details: http://www.timelapsedance.com/events/ghosts-and-more
Wed - Fri, October 8-10 at 8pm
Fri-Sat, October 17-18, at 8pm
Sun. October, 19, at 3pm
“extraordinary” —Marcia Siegel, The Boston Phoenix
“it was perfect” —John Rockwell, The New York Times
“a vision of glory” —Elizabeth Zimmer, Gay City News
Tickets: 0 (adult); 5 (students/children)
Reservations: 212.868.4444 (smarttix)
The program:
With her trio "Ghosts," Sperling transports the billowing undulations and iridescent illuminations of modern-dance pioneer Loie Fuller into an experimental 21st-century context. Sperling’s "Bang for the Buck" is a comic circus-collage that probes the relationship between a performer’s effort and the audience’s “payoff.”
Students from Barnard College guest to perform Sperling’s delightful "Ballet of Light," a retake on Loie Fuller's original 1908 work. This cinematic spectacle takes the viewer on a geographic voyage through the sea, the frozen north, blazing fires, the heavens and finally into a garden of butterflies. Rounding out the program is a revival of Sperling’s trio "A Leg Up," which riffs on the exuberant antics of acrobats and contortionists captured in early films.

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