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This week: Tara O'Con, Lang Dance

This week: Tara O'Con, Lang Dance

Dates:

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 6:50am

Plus a photo recap of The Worlds of Oliver Sacks!

This Week

 
  Photo: Robert O'Con
 

Studio Series
Tara O'Con
Frame

 

May 3 & 4 at 6pm 

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Tara O’Con’s Frame explores ideas surrounding the role of cinematic tone in the performance of movement. Three months into the first phase of choreographic exploration, O’Con approaches the work as a cinematographer might approach a film. How are actions framed by the space? When are the performers zoomed in and zoomed out from the viewers' point of view? When is the duration of images sustained versus choppy? How do all of those factors affect the experience of building and releasing tension? Analyzing how the performer’s focus guides that of the viewer, the work also questions how sustained images or durational movement can resonate when cut by abrupt stillness or change. 

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Photo: Ian Douglas

 

Lang Dance
Spring Performance

 

May 3 & 4 at 7:30pm 

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Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts and New York Live Arts are dedicated to emphasizing research and experimentation within the movement-based arts in the collegiate field. This new partnership will feature seasonal performances including premieres of original dance works created by guest choreographers. The spring performances feature works by guest artist John Jasperse, Lang faculty Neil Greenberg and Movement Research Artist-In-Residence. Each performance series will also highlight student-choreographed works. All works will be performed by students of the Eugene Lang College dance program.

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  Photo: Matt Murphy
 

Pam Tanowitz
The Spectators

 

May 15 - 18 at 7:30pm 
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Driven by a distinct vision for reimagining classical ballet vocabulary in an ultra-post-modern framework, Pam Tanowitz’s dances elegantly layer full-bodied dancing with a clear visual design. The Spectators continues Tanowitz's investigation of dance steps as objects and will explore decorative movements alongside practical and structural movements. Consisting of a series of interrelated solos, duets and ensemble pieces, The Spectators is set to music by Annie Gosfield played live by The FLUX Quartet and an original score by Dan Siegler.

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Spring
BASH 

 

May 21 at 7pm
The Edison Ballroom
240 W 47th St 

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Honorary Chairs Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy and Chrissy Teigen invite you to join them at the New York Live Arts Spring BASH on Tuesday, May 21 at the Edison Ballroom. This year’s BASH honors Bebe Miller and features cabaret performances by a wide range of performers, including: dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; Kyle Abraham; Jerome Begin; Christopher Lancaster; John Kelly; Jodi Melnick, Alicia Hall Moran; Richard Move & MoveOpolis!; and more! Tickets are now on sale starting at 50.

Your support for the BASH benefits New York Live Arts and the DTW Commissioning Fund. The fund supports the commissioning of new works for the Live Arts stage, carrying forward Dance Theater Workshop's 46-year history of sustaining progressive art.

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Photo: Ian Douglas

 

Live Ideas: The Worlds of Oliver Sacks
Photo Recap

 

With over 100 panelists and artists joining us for five days of performances and discussions, our inaugural Live Ideas festival, exploring The Worlds of Oliver Sacks, was an event unlike any other. If you were not able to attend the festival or want to relive the experience, please take a moment to peruse this photo recap featuring images by Ian Douglas and Cherylynn Tsushima.

 

 

Photo: Lois Greenfield

 

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Summer Workshop

 

Jul 29 - Aug 3, 2013   
New York Live Arts

Deadline to Apply: May 13, 2013 

 

 

The Company’s Summer 2013 workshop will focus on the process and material from one of the Company’s latest works, Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? Each day will include the opportunity to engage in technical challenges, gather tools for making material and build a new work to be performed on the final day of the workshop. Ideal for pre-professional and professional dancers seeking to rejuvenate, challenge and expand their skills as movers, makers and collaborators. Led by Jennifer Nugent (Company dancer 2009-2013), Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director, and the Company. Workshop will be held at New York Live Arts.

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Asian Cultural Council

May 5 - 7
5
New York Live Arts 

 

To launch the celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Asian Cultural Council is presenting the work of four extraordinary contemporary choreographers – all based in Taipei, and all ACC grantees.

 

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