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PROVIDENCE, RI: Doppelganger Dance Collective in Kennedy Plaza

PROVIDENCE, RI: Doppelganger Dance Collective in Kennedy Plaza


Doppelganger Dance Collective


Greater Kennedy Plaza
30 Exchange Ter
Providence, Rhode Island 02903


Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 12:30pm, 5:15pm
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 12:30pm, 5:15pm



Doppelganger Dance Collective

Doppelgänger Dance Collective will present two days of outdoor, site-specific performances in Kennedy Plaza.

Premiering a newly created duet by Rhode-Island native Kellie Ann Lynch, Baryshnikov and Davidson will bring their expressive athleticism to play in a gritty, on-the-pavement interpretation of Lynch's work.  

Accompanied by composer and musician Caitlin Scholl, who has created an original electronic score for this work, the sound and music will transform this vital public space into a forum for unexpected and surprising movement and sound.

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Doppelgänger Dance Collective (DDC), co-founded in 2015 by dancers Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson, fosters the creation and performance of original, contemporary choreographic work for duet performance. Completing each others movement from the start, they conceived of a performance project that framed or captured this shared duality, their immediate bodily complicity. DDC is the tangible result of these dialogues and showcases a commitment to technical and expressive challenges and to the inclusion of live music in performance. Sharing the directorial role, they offer choreographic commissions to a diverse group of dancemakers each season. In the 2016/2017 season, DDC commissioned Heidi Henderson, Paul Singh, Sydney Skybetter, and B.J. Sullivan. DDC has been presented at The Dance Complex (MA), Keiter Center (MA), The Veteran's Memorial Auditorium (RI), Blackfriars Theatre (RI), Aurora (RI), and produced their own concert and symposium at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University (RI). DDC will appear this summer at Seattle International Dance Festival (WA), Canterbury (NH), Kennedy Plaza and Trinity Repertory Company (RI). Shura is an interdisciplinary performer and choreographer working in both dance and theatre. She has performed with Betsy Miller Dance Projects, Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Festival Ballet Providence, Bridge Rep of Boston, and Elemental Theatre Collective, among others, and her work has been presented by Brown University, RISD Museum, the Providence Fringe Festival, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, and Earthdance's Moving Arts Lab. Shura instructs in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs and other higher education institutions across the region. Danielle completed her training at LÉcole Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, in Montréal before joining Jeune Ballet du Quebec as a soloist and touring internationally. Since, she has worked with Ballet West, Ballet Espressivo, Opera Ontario, Debra Brown, and Productions Fila 13. She currently dances for Prometheus Dance Company, Lorraine Chapman the Company, Zoe Dance Company, and teaches at The Boston Conservatory. Danielle is also a choreographer who presents work in Canada and the US.

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