IVY BALDWIN DANCE + MANITOGA PRESENT THE PREMIERE OF "QUARRY"
IVY BALDWIN DANCE + MANITOGA
On September 21 and 22, Ivy Baldwin Dance will present Quarry, a site-specific performance work at Manitoga, the former home and 75-acre woodland garden of the late American industrial designer Russel Wright. Quarry takes inspiration from Wright’s desire to blur lines between outside and inside, nature and the man-made, and from his deep commitment to experimentation with form and material.
It is vital to Baldwin at this moment in history to examine the arc of humans’ relationship to nature, and, through Quarry, to contextualize the lessons of Wright himself — “long before climate change was a presence in every conversation, Wright lived a metaphor in miniature by confronting and resuscitating a ravaged landscape, integrating thoughtful architecture and the loving restoration of its native surroundings.”
At its fall premiere, Quarry will magnify Wright’s vision and Manitoga’s dramatic variations on scale and intimacy as the audience experiences the property and performers from great distances, overlooking the quarry, viewing dancers on mossy roofs, and following smaller performances into the surrounding woodlands.
Quarry is choreographed by Ivy Baldwin and features performances by Katie Dean, Kay Ottinger, Kayvon Pourazar, Tara Sheena, Eleanor Smith, Saúl Ulerio, and Katie Workum. Music composition and sound installation is by Baldwin’s longtime collaborator Justin Jones. With costume design by Mindy Nelson and set design by Michael Drake and Baldwin.
Performances are on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, at 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Rain date: Sunday, September 29, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Tickets start at $45 and are available at Brown Paper Tickets. Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center is located at 584 NY-9D, Garrison, NY 10524. For directions, go to: https://www.visitmanitoga.org/directions.
Quarry is being developed during creative residencies at Manitoga, Marble House Project in Vermont, Center for Performance Research, Yaddo, and Mount Tremper Arts in New York, and the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy. Quarry is supported, in part, through the 2019 Manitoga Artist Residency Program. Additional support has been provided by the William and Karen Tell Foundation, the Fund For Good Work, and Ivy Baldwin Dance Commissioning Circle Members.
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