Tom Gold Dance presents 6th NYC Season
TOM GOLD DANCE
TOM GOLD DANCE
PRESENTS SIXTH ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY SEASON
TUESDAY, MARCH 14 AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 7:30PM
AT THE GERALD W. LYNCH THEATER
NEW YORK CITY PREMIERES OF TOM GOLD'S OASIS AND SERVED;
WORLD PREMIERE WORK
New York, NY-Tom Gold Dance presents its sixth annual New York City season, Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. The Company will give the local premieres of Tom Gold Dance Founder and Director Tom Gold's Oasis and Served. Details about a third work, a World Premiere, will be announced at a later date.
Scheduled performers currently include dancers Sara Adams, Marika Anderson, Daniel Applebaum, Meagan Mann, and Kristen Segin of New York City Ballet; Allynne Noelle of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet; Zachary Guthier, most recently of Los Angeles Ballet; and James Shee, most recently of the National Ballet; and pianist Xak Bjerken.
In 2017, Tom Gold Dance is a City University of New York Dance Initiative (CDI) resident artist, a collaboration that will allow the Company to rehearse and offer additional public activities at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater.
Oasis was commissioned by the St. Louis Ballet as part of its October 8, 2016 Vision: Where Ballet and Fashion Meet program at The Touhill Performing Arts Center pairing three choreographers with three emerging fashion designers. Set to John Zorn's "Lucifer" from the Book of Angels, Oasis explores the composer's exotic and jazz-infused constructions through an imagined group meeting at a desert retreat. Oasis completes Gold's Zorn trilogy, following Shanti (2003) and La Plage (2013).
Gold began to develop Served in July 2016 as a participant in the 13th annual National Choreographers Initiative (NCI) in Irvine, California. While watching a tennis match on television, Gold observed similarities to ballet, not only in the sport's power physicality, and intensity, but also its rhythm, balance, technical discipline, and virtuosity. Set to Schubert's demanding Wanderer Fantasy, Served explores these qualities through the articulated steps of a "dancers' club." Allynne Noelle and Zachary Guthier, who appeared in Served during the NCI's culminating public workshop presentation at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, July 30, 2016, will reprise their roles in the New York Premiere at the Lynch Theater. Served will be performed to live accompaniment.
"We can't wait to return to the Gerald W. Lynch Theater for our annual New York City season," says Gold. "These works will demonstrate the wide range of traditional classical dancing across multiple and contrasting musical styles in our trademark mix of sophistication and fun. I am especially excited to introduce some of the original dancers from Served to New York audiences, and, as part of our effort to feature live music in all self-produced Tom Gold Dance events, to work with the highly accomplished pianist Xak Bjerken."
"After a productive and fulfilling year that included the Company's European premiere of Tom's adaptation of November Steps," adds Executive Director Alexander Zaretsky, "we look forward to welcoming new and familiar faces to our home city performances. We are especially grateful for the chance to partner directly with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater to enhance the public's awareness of and access to high quality and original dancing through the CDI residency program."
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:30PM
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30PM
Both performances are at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 West 59th St. (between 10th and 11th avenues).
Tickets, $25-$50, on sale as of Friday, December 16, 2016, can be purchased online at ticketcentral.com; by phone at (212) 279-4200, 12-8pm daily; or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th avenues), 12-8pm daily. $10 student tickets with valid ID, in person only. Please note that advance in-person ticket purchase is only available at 416 W. 42nd Street; in person, performance-night ticket purchase is available at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater.
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