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SOAKING WET RETURNS TO THE WEST END THEATER MAY 19-22

SOAKING WET RETURNS TO THE WEST END THEATER MAY 19-22

Company:

Various

Location:

West End Theater

Dates:

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:00pm daily through May 22, 2016, 8:30pm daily through May 22, 2016

Tickets:

www.brownpapertickets

Company:
Various

SOAKING WET RETURNS TO THE WEST END THEATER MAY 19-22
2 PERFORMANCES EACH DAY
EARLY SHOWS: shared program of JOSHUA BISSET/SHUAGROUP and KATY ORTHWEIN
LATE SHOWS:    shared program of LARRY GOLDHUBER and CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
 
May 19-22  (Thursday-Saturday at 7 PM & 8:30 PM; Sunday at 2 & 4 PM)
West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street (2nd floor of the Church)
Tickets: $20
Reservations: www.brownpapertickets    or   1.800.838.3006


The intimate and friendly West End Theater will once again play host to the Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, May 19-22, two performances, two different programs daily.   The early performances will be shared by Joshua Bisset/Shuagroup and Katy Orthwein; the later shows will feature the ensembles of Larry Goldhuber and Christopher Williams.
 
PROGRAM A
Thursday-Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 2 PM
 
THE SHUA GROUP
Choreographed by Joshua Bisset in collaboration with Malik Nashad Sharpe
        Take it All explores masculinity and racial perceptions through an intimate and ruthlessly physical duet.  The work is the second in a series of collaborative engagements between the two dance artists which confront the boundaries of their perceptions of each other.  Performers are Joshua Bisset and Malik Nashad Sharpe; Laura Quattrocchi designed the set, which is a tapestry of sanitary napkins.
www.shuagroup.org
 
KATY ORTHWEIN DANCE PROJECTS
The Orthwein dancers vacillate between steadiness and abandon, intimacy and space, exploring how time can seemingly suspend, then cascade in this second phase of Mirage, an ongoing project with dancers Jean Freebury, Minna Liimatainen, Orthwein and Jessica Weiss.   The original score is by Cynthia Hopkins, costumes are by Joy Havens, and an added projection element of super-8 film footage has been added for the Soaking WET series. 
www.katyorthweindanceprojects.com
 
PROGRAM B
Thursday-Saturday at 8:30 PM; Sunday at 4 PM
 
LAWRENCE GOLDHUBER
Director/choreographer Goldhuber will present two excerpts from Smite, a work that rewrites classic lessons in morality, twisting them into dance narratives that confront our country's perpetual state of war.   Set to original commissioned music by Geoff Gersh, the first excerpt, "David & Goliath,"  will be performed by the choreographer joined by Roy Fialkow (of the Trockaderos).  Two recent graduates from Manhattanville College, Alexandra Montalbano and Elyse Desmond, will perform a more abstract excerpt to a collaged soundtrack by composer Gersh of Biblical names.
www.bigmanarts.com
 
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
Williams will present excerpts from his latest work, Il Giardino d'Amore, excerpted for an ensemble of five and set to Alessandro Scarlatti's 18th century serenata Il Giardino di Amore, inspired by the mythic lovers Venus and Adonis.   Dancers are Christiana Axelsen, Andrew Champlin, Raja Kelly, Kyle Gerry and Justin Lynch.  Costumes are designed by Andrew Jordan.
www.christopherwilliamsdance.org
 
 

www.thebanggroup.com
 

[Pictured: Kathy Orthwein Projects. Photo by Steven Schreiber]

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