world premiere of (like a vase)
Dance By Neil Greenberg
DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP
DANCE BY NEIL GREENBERG
in the world premiere of
(like a vase)
Nov 9 - 13 at 7:30pm
New York, NY, August 25 – Dance Theater Workshop, the preeminent U.S. based center for contemporary dance and performance, presents Dance by Neil Greenberg in the world premiere of (like a vase). Using extravagant and full-bodied dancing, Neil Greenberg’s (like a vase) explores the tensions created by the seemingly inescapable human desire to make meaning. Six dancers engage with complex and idiosyncratic movement material — culled from videotaped improvisations, learned verbatim — that serves as both a shifting object of contemplation and a vast container for redoubled meanings. With this new work Greenberg seeks to create room for the viewer to experience performance more as one might encounter an art object… like a vase.
(like a vase) features an original score by Zeena Parkins, performed live by Parkins (harps, keyboards), Shayna Dunkelman (percussion) and Preshish Moments (electronics), lighting design by Michael Stiller, and performances by dancersJohnni Durango, Paige Martin, Luke Miller, Mina Nishimura, Colin Stilwell, and Greenberg.
“Mr. Greenberg’s artistry resonates through its confluence of the random and the necessary; the continuous stream of motion in which no one moment is particularly important and each is beautiful." - The New York Times
Performances will take place at Dance Theater Workshop in the Bessie Schönberg Theater, November 9 - 13 (Tuesday – Saturday) at 7:30pm. There will also be a Coffee and Conversation pre-show talk on Nov 9 (Tuesday) at 6:30pm, aPost-show Talk on Nov 12th (Friday) with Jordan Peimer, Program Director of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and a free wine reception following every performance (Tuesday – Saturday). Tickets are 0 and are available online at dancetheaterworkshop.org, over the phone at 212.924.0077, and in person at the box office. Dance Theater Workshop Members, Students and Seniors are eligible for a 25% discount (5 Tickets). Box office hours are Monday – Friday from 5pm-9pm and Saturday – Sunday from 12pm – 8pm. Dance Theater Workshop is located at 219 West 19th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.