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Pentacle's "Fall Further III" Oct. 13 at Ailey Citigroup Theater

Pentacle's "Fall Further III" Oct. 13 at Ailey Citigroup Theater




The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street. NYC


Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:30pm




Performances by David Dorfman Dance, danceTactics, Lorraine Chapman, LEIMAY,  The Moving Architects

Monday October 13 at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citicorp Theater, 405 West 55 Street  (at 9th Avenue)
Tickets: $15 at the door; $12 on-line purchases;  $10 for students & seniors
Reservations: 212.278.8111, ext. 3429 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/865925

Pentacle presents FALL FURTHER III, its annual Fall showcase event for artists from its roster.   This year Pentacle features four Gallery artists:  danceTactics performance group, LCTC - Lorraine Chapman the Company, LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya, The Moving Architects, joined by Roster artist DAVID DORFMAN DANCE.  One performance, Monday October 13 at 7:30 PM at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street.

David Dorfman Dance will perform "Do you think it's better if a lightbulb flickers before it goes out, or just goes out?"   In a reprise of the popular 2004 Lightbulb Theory, set to a haunting piano score by Michael Wall, the choreographer asks us to ponder this metaphorical question.   A moving elegy to a dying father, the work addresses issues of death, loss and life.

DAVID DORFMAN DANCE has performed extensively in NYC and throughout North and South America, Great Britain, and Europe, and has been honored with eight Bessie Awards for their work.  The Company is fresh off their successful DanceMotion USA educational exchange and performance tour of Turkey, Armenia, and Tajikistan, a residency at Bates Summer Festival, and a performance at BAM's Fisher Theater.

danceTactics presents an excerpt from "A Piece of Hamlets Machine."  In Thompson's work, Shakespeare, pop war culture, and the absurd find themselves at an intersection with no traffic rules.

danceTactics performance group thrives on seeking out challenges of discovery, and collaborating, under the direction of artistic director Keith A. Thompson, on researching the fusion of theater and contemporary dance.

LCTC latest, as yet untitled, dance/theater work examines and explores not the narrative but the stage directions of the great Kabuki play Benten kozo, in particular the Hamamatsu-ya and Mustering scenes.  The dance is meant to evoke story-telling without literally telling a story.

LCTC was formed by Lorraine Chapman, a choreographer who has always found a study of life and people as a powerful source of inspiration in her work.  Chapman blends her dynamic movement vocabulary with a compelling theatricality for her Boston-based ensemble.

Leimay will show excerpts from two works: "Becoming - Corpus," a kinetic experience of altered time and space, tracing the transformations among beings, the individual, and society; and
"Frantic Beauty Study 32," which unfurls the pursuit of beauty, revealing its inherent ambivalence.

NY-based LEIMAY, directed by Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya, develops, creates and tours individually and collaborate on works ranging from sculptural, video, and light installations to photography, training projects and contemporary performances.

The Moving Architects' "Demure as Dynamite" (Part I) represents the range of emotions in these danced portraits of women of the bible.

The Moving Architects, originally from Chicago, is directed by Erin Carlisle Norton, who, with her highly visual approach, seeks to channel her research of places, structures, their histories, and associated cultural transformations into choreography.


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