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Peter Kyle Dance

Peter Kyle Dance


Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:35am

at Triskelion Arts' Aldous Theater

at Triskelion Arts’ Aldous Theater
118 North 11th Street (between Berry and Wythe)
Brooklyn, NY 11249
October 18-20, 2012 at 8pm


New York, September 24, 2012 - Triskelion Arts presents Peter Kyle Dance in 100 DAYS, a tour
de force solo built entirely from borrowed movements gathered over one hundred days of studying
one hundred everyday people as they moved through their lives. Performances are October 18-
20, 2012 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Celebrating Kyle's versatility and testing his endurance as
a performer, the roughly 60-minute work is an assemblage of movements observed between July
1 and October 8, and re-embodied for a truly unique performance. The work features original
music by Argentinian composer William Catanzaro, costumes by Garo Sparo, East Village
couture designer and star of "Unleashed by Garo" (Sundance Channel), and lighting design by
Andrew Dickerson. All performances take place at 8pm in the Aldous Theater at Triskelion Arts,
located at 118 N. 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (b/t Berry and Wythe). Tickets are
5 (general admission) and each performance features a post-performance gathering allowing
audiences to interact with the artist.

Hailed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as "vibrantly rich" and by Timeout NY as "exquisitely
choreographed", Peter Kyle's work reveals a unique appreciation for the theatricality of human
movement. His dances appeal to seasoned dance fans and new audiences alike. Choreographically,
100 DAYS reveals Kyle’s interest in pioneering new forms. The project was sparked by a letter
sent from Rainer Maria Rilke to his wife in which he implored her to “look, look, look”, and take
detailed notes during her travels in Egypt, so that he might vicariously enjoy the experience. This
gave rise to Kyle questioning how consciousness, imagination and physicality are linked in dance.
Wanting to appreciate what is seen and encountered in day-to-day travel led to daily observations
of people moving in transit, at work, and at play from July 1 - October 8, 2012. He then set about
learning the movement sequences as exactly as possible with the intention of sharing the borrowed
discoveries in public performances. The 60-minute work will be a mash-up of those one hundred
movements taken from all walks of life--old, young, fat, hunched, athletic, kooky, slow, fast, male,

Finding inspiration in the compelling movements that every body expresses, and discovering
fascinating complexity in the coordination of his subjects, Kyle has somewhat unexpectedly
come to see this research as a mechanism for reconsidering the value of dance as a vital record
of the human condition. Waking up, as it were, to the wealth of movement in the surrounding
environment and arranging it for performance has resulted in a potent chronicle of Kyle’s one-
hundred-day-long “human safari.” Ever hear the maxim, "If you put it onstage, no one will
believe it"? Well, believe it, these personae are real. Or are they? At what point does the observer
influence the source material by the mere fact of translating it into their body? At what point
does consciousness transform mundane movement into sublime motion? With 100 DAYS,
Kyle explores: “What makes movement so compelling?” and ponders in reply “Could it be the
revelation of seeing it, as if for the first time?”

Peter Kyle is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, filmmaker and Artistic Director of Peter Kyle
Dance, which he founded in 2006. His critically acclaimed choreography has been commissioned/
performed across the United States and internationally in Scotland, Norway, Germany, Cyprus and
China. In New York City his company has performed at One Arm Red, Abrons Arts Center, Chez
Bushwick, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, DNA, 3LD Art & Technology Center, the 92nd Street
Y Harkness Dance Center, and Triskelion Arts, where he serves on the Board of Directors. Outside
of New York, PKD has performed at SUNY New Paltz, University of South Carolina, University
of Nevada-Las Vegas, Bates College, Wesleyan University, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center,
Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Sandnes Kulturhus in Norway,
DanceBase in Edinburgh, Scotland, and RSTR4 in Munich, Germany, among others. Kyle toured
as a soloist with Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance between 1992-1999, and remains an active
proponent of that company’s legacy, including as the only performer Murray Louis has selected
to revive his 1984 solo, Frail Demons, which he continues to perform regularly. Kyle has also
performed with Mark Morris Dance Group, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Gina Gibney Dance,
Works/Laura Glenn Dance and the theater company P3/east, among others. His ongoing Tiny
Dance Film Series (www.tinydancefilms.com) has been installed internationally since 2006, most
recently during a tour to China. He has received awards or grants from Concours Internationale
de Danse de Paris, Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Washington State
Arts Commission, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, American Music Center, and New York
Foundation for the Arts, among others. In 2011, Kyle was honored by being named to a five-year
term on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. He is a highly regarded teacher of dance and movement
for actors and has taught at numerous colleges and university faculties including University of
Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, and many others as a guest artist. Currently, he serves on
the faculties of Marymount Manhattan College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Bard College, while
conducting residencies and workshops internationally. Kyle holds a BA in Dance and German
Area Studies from Kenyon College, and an MFA in Dance from University of Washington.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/

Walk-up guests may pay by cash or check at the door. Seating is limited.

Transportation: L train to Bedford Ave. or G train to Nassau Ave.
Please visit www.triskelionarts.org for more information.

Information about Peter Kyle Dance is available at the company website,
www.peterkyledance.org. Pleaese contact Peter Kyle directly to request photos
(info@peterkyledance.org or 347.218.1820)

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