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New works by Dawn Poirier - Katie Swords - Adrienne Westwood

New works by Dawn Poirier - Katie Swords - Adrienne Westwood


VIA Dance Collaborative


The LABA Theater at the 14th Street Y 344 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave) New York, NY 10003


Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Friday, December 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 8:00pm, 3:00pm



VIA Dance Collaborative

VIA DANCE COLLABORATIVE presents its seventh New York season, featuring new works by Dawn Poirier, Katie Swords and Adrienne Westwood, on Thursday, December 15 at 8pm; Friday, December 16 at 8pm; and Saturday, December 17 at 8 pm & 3 pm.  

Tickets 5 at SmartTix.Com or (212) 868-4444

Danced by Beth Edwards, Lindsay Lee, Kathryn Logan, Pamela Pietro,
Dawn Poirier, Katie Swords, Hsiao-jou Tang, and Sarah Zitnay 
Lighting by Carrie Wood with Emily McGillicuddy
Costumes by Elizabeth Sargent
Original sound by Jim Briggs and Rudy Thomas 

The program for the evening features the premiere of 3 new works:

 • Adrienne Westwood’s " · · · " is a duet featuring two dancers with 16 hand-crank music boxes sewn into their clothing. An exploration of time, memory, and childhood objects, it is danced by Pamela Pietro and Katie Swords. Its development was supported by residencies at The Firkin Crane in Cork, Ireland and Silo at Kirkland Farm.  

• Dawn Poirier’s "Plus X." Set to the music of Tom Waits, this kaleidoscopic duet loosely threads together time and various love stories, highlighting the threshold exchanges in and out of the infamous subject of love. The work is danced by Beth Edwards and Lindsay Lee.

• Katie Swords’ "Pick me." looks at five women and their attempt to reach potentially unattainable ideals. The work examines the obsessive nature of wanting to be (or at least seem) perfect and the desperate things we often do to feel a part of something “bigger” than ourselves. Developed through a residency at the Silo at Kirkland Farm, the work is danced by Beth Edwards, Kathryn Logan, Dawn Poirier, Hsiao-jou Tang, and Sarah Zitnay.


These performances are made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; and with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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