"Unfinished: A Way Out" at Dixon Place
Three dancers express literal and figurative acts of repetition through an immersive sequence of ritualized patterns related to the many connotations of completion, including Latsky’s current interest in death and dying. Whether spanning a linear path or rhythmically pounding on a spot, each section explores different movement styles while integrating the individual characteristics of the dancers – Meredith Fages’s speed and precision, Jerron Herman’s limitless vigor, and Jillian Hollis’s juicy dynamism. Featuring the fashion of notorious gown designer Timothy Westbrook, original music composition by world-renowned concert pianist John Bayless, and arrangements by experimental musician Ximena Borges, Unfinished: A Way Out exemplifies the company’s dedication to diversity, accessibility, and inclusive collaboration.
“Heidi Latsky-a choreographer and dancer of uncommon intelligence and fluidity…” ~The New York Times
Meredith Fages is a “remarkable dancer…adept in some society of the future, [a] primal, near-aquatic creature slipping around in a watery world…” ~Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal
“…the inexhaustible” Jerron Herman ~The New York Times
“…Red-haired [Jillian] Hollis moves voluptuously, powerfully.” ~Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal
Ximena Borges is the “pop diva of opera” ~Parenthesis Magazine
“John Bayless has an extraordinary imagination, sly wit, tremendous musicality and an imposing technique…” ~High Fidelity Magazine
This Dixon Place commission was supported with private funds from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Jerome Robbins Foundation and New Music USA; and public funds from the NY State Council on the Arts w/the support of Gov Andrew Cuomo, and the NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs in partnership w/the City Council.
Support from New Music USA is made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Howard Gilman Foundation, Helen F. Whitaker Fund & Aaron Copland Fund for Music.
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