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Peridance Contemporary Dance Company's Spring Season

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company's Spring Season


Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:00pm

Two Weekends only!

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
Proudly Presents
NY Spring Season 2013
Two Weekends only!
Opening night Gala - all premieres! (Followed by a reception)
Saturday, March 9th at 8:30pm
Igal Perry, Ohad Naharin, Dwight Rhoden, Enzo Celli, Sidra Bell

Program A
Sunday, March 10 at 2pm | Saturday, March 16 at 8:30pm | Sunday, March 17 at 6pm
Perry (new work and 'Conflicted Terrain'), Naharin, Bell, Rhoden

Program B
Sunday, March 10th at 6pm | Sunday, March 17th at 2pm
Perry (new work and ‘Twilight’ excerpt), Naharin, Celli, Rhoden
The internationally acclaimed Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (PCDC) is pleased to announce its New York Spring Season, spanning two weekends: March 9th & 10th and March 16th & 17th. The Company’s highly anticipated season will take place at Peridance’s resident venue, the Salvatore Capezio Theater and include premieres from numerous renowned choreographers. Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, under the Artistic Direction of Igal Perry together with Executive Director Yarden Ronen, is excited to continue its nearly three decade-long dedication to creating and performing powerful dance that inspires audiences nationally and internationally. The Company has solidified itself as a mainstay of the New York dance scene, and is prepared to unveil its exciting new repertory with four world premieres by: Igal Perry, Italian Enzo Celli and New York-based Dwight Rhoden and Sidra Bell. Each program will also include a company premiere by world-renowned choreographer, Ohad Naharin. Repertory Descriptions PCDC’s repertory expands this season with a moving excerpted duet by Batsheva Dance Company’s Artistic Director, Ohad Naharin, from his work “Mabul” (1992). Inspired by the striking images of rural landscapes, frequent in Salvador Dali’s paintings, Igal Perry’s new creation for the season, titled “Infinity,” is set to the famous Adagio movement of Beethoven’s “Sonata Hammerklavier”. The work, which depicts the delicate vulnerability of the human image against a background of vast, open spaces, derives its style and timbre from the music’s sustained and often haunting passages. Complexions Contemporary Ballet choreographer and co-artistic director Dwight Rhoden’s new piece for the Company embodies his unique and dynamic style. Mr. Rhoden, recently described as “one of the most sought out choreographers of the day” by the NY Times, merges his highly athletic and virtuosic choreographic style with PCDC’s talented artists. This new work reflects Mr. Rhoden and Igal Perry’s long-standing collaboration which has included an exchange of creations on both companies. Choreographer Enzo Celli unveils "Primo," a dance inspired by Primo Levi's Holocaust memoir, "Se questo è un uomo," which calls on society to remember the past in order to avoid future misdeeds. This artistic collaboration between PCDC and Mr. Celli celebrates 2013 as a year of cultural exchange between Italy and the United States. This project aspires to bring together three worlds – the American, Italian, and Jewish – and unite them in their common love for life and freedom. Celli’s deep understanding of both Italian and Jewish cultures is physicalized in gestural movement and a sensitive, evocative mix of dance and drama. For the second year in a row, New York based choreographer Sidra Bell brings her visually stunning work to PCDC. With her numerous internationally acclaimed choreographic residencies, PCDC is proud to proclaim Bell as a constant collaborator. The Company performed her work “The Ungathered” in its 2012 Spring Season to audiences’ rave acclaim. In this year’s creation, titled “Vivian & Paul,” Ms. Bell explores a newdirection of expression, which involves partnering, and the close proximity of dancers’ bodies. The company also revives two works by Igal Perry: the dynamic ballet "Conflicted Terrain,” and two abstract duets from “Twilight.” “Conflicted Terrain,” is choreographed to Henryk Górecki’s “String Quartet # 3,” and features an on stage live string quartet led by cellist Nan-Cheng Chen. This haunting piece is filled with fast-paced, emotional movement that will draw audiences in with its powerful resonance and energy. Live musicians’ relationships and dynamics morph as the dancers and musicians advance through ever-changing patterns, thus altering the traditional relationships between dancer and accompaniment. Excerpts from the beautiful “Twilight” are classical in style, where both partnering and movement sequences venture into a realm of deep, expansive movement, ranging in energy from soft and sustained to unexpected, sharp and fast paced sequences.

We look forward to seeing you at our Spring Season!
Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, 126 E. 13th Street, NYC
Tickets: 0.00-5.00
Available for purchase at the Salvatore Capezio Theater box office or online.

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