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Pam Tanowitz's "The Spectators" (UPDATED)

Pam Tanowitz's "The Spectators" (UPDATED)


Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 11:10am



presents the world premiere of

Pam Tanowitz’s

The Spectators


May 15 - 18 at 7:30pm


New York, NY, April 12, 2013 (Updated April 23) – New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of Pam Tanowitz’s The Spectators, May 15 – 18 at 7:30pm. Described as a “clear-sighted postmodernist” (The New Yorker) with a “distinguishing wit” (The New York Times), Tanowitz is known for creating choreography with an “inventive, entertaining and surprising effect” (The New York Times).


Driven by a distinct vision for reimagining classical ballet vocabulary in an ultra-post-modern framework, Tanowitz’s dances elegantly layer full-bodied dancing with a clear visual design. The Spectators continues Tanowitz’s investigation of dance steps as objects, and will explore decorative movements alongside practical and structural movements. Consisting of a series of interrelated solos, duets, and ensemble pieces, The Spectators is set to music by Annie Gosfield played live by The FLUX Quartet and includes an original score by Dan Siegler. The work features lighting design by Davison Scandrett and costumes by Renee Kurz. Performing the work will be dancers Andrew Champlin, Maggie Cloud, Dylan Crossman, Pierre Guilbault, Sarah Haarmann and Melissa Toogood. The run will also feature a special post-show event on Friday, May 17th, with a free extended set by The Flux Quartet.


Performances will take place in New York Live Arts’ Theater. Come Early Conversations and Stay Late Discussions will also be featured with two shows (see complete schedule below). Tickets are 0 and 5. Tickets may be purchased online at tickets.newyorklivearts.org, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box office hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8pm.

The Spectators is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts. The Spectators was created during a residency provided by The Joyce Theater Foundation, New York City, with major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Spectators is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The Spectators also receives support from New Music USA's 2013 Live Music For Dance Program and the New York State Council on the Arts.


Listing info:

Pam Tanowitz

The Spectators

May 15 - 18 at 7:30pm

New York Live Arts Theater, New York Live Arts

Tickets: 0, 5

T: 212-924-0077 | www.newyorklivearts.org

219 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Box Office hours:

Monday-Friday 1 - 9pm | Saturday-Sunday 12 - 8pm


Schedule of Related Events:

May 16 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation with Composer Dan Siegler, moderated by William Petroni


May 16 Stay Late Discussion

May 17 Special post-performance set with The FLUX Quartet

New York Live Arts is a reserved seating house.

FEE-FREE tickets
are available for purchase by calling the box office at 212-924-0077
and will be available online at newyorklivearts.org.

New York Live Arts Members, Associated Artists, Students, and Seniors are eligible for
20% discounts to theater performances.

Box Office hours:
Monday – Friday 1 - 9pm and Saturday-Sunday 12 - 8pm.

Unless otherwise noted, performances take place at New York Live Arts located at
219 West 19th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues.

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