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"The Window: Visions and Ordinary Rituals," A Concert of New Dance and Music

"The Window: Visions and Ordinary Rituals,"  A Concert of New Dance and Music


Beth Soll & Company


The Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10014


Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:30pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:00pm



Beth Soll & Company

Dance Projects, Inc. presents Beth Soll & Company in a premiere performance of the full-length dance, The Window: Visions and Ordinary Rituals, a work that exemplifies the enigmatic, thought- provoking, and uniquely inventive work of choreographer Beth Soll. Also on the program is Ms. Soll’s solo, Dance for Ina (2017), which was created in honor of Ina Hahn, with whom Soll danced in the 1970s. Ms. Hahn danced with Doris Humphrey and also worked on Broadway with noted choreographers Michael Kidd, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, and Helen Tamiris.  

The Window: Visions and Ordinary Rituals, with music by New York composers Carolyn Lord and Dewey Emadoo, was inspired by the current interest in meditation practices and by rituals in both everyday life and more official contexts. Within the dance, visions of peaceful, meditative movement interludes are juxtaposed with unofficial and sometimes athletic, secular rituals with descriptive titles, such as: The Ritual of Showing-Off, Fashion Meditation, Community Ritual, and The Ritual of Competition and War.  Also integrated into the piece are the visionary, serene dances, Sorrow Meditation, The Window, Meditation, and Walking Meditation. Inserted between two of the dances will be a recounting of the fairy tale “The Scarlet Flower,” a Russian version of Beauty and the Beast, a story about a flower that symbolizes the deep truth of spirituality.  Dancing in the concert with Beth Soll are Karesia Batan, Bridget Cronin, Kristen Hedberg, Michelle Micca, Emma Pressman, and Lea Torelli.

ADMISSION: General: $18. Seniors (65+) $15. Children (5-10) $5
RESERVATION + TICKETS: https://bethsollandcompany.brownpapertickets.com or at bethsbron@gmail.com. Tickets also available at the door (cash only)

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