|Kathryn Posin Dance Company with Meredith Monk
Thu, Feb 11 and Fri, Feb 12 at 8 pm, tickets from $35
The Kathryn Posin Dance Company reopens the historic Kaufmann Concert Hall to dance. On the stage where modern dance legends Martha and Merce performed, and where Ms. Posin made her debut, her company of leading ballet dancers from New York City Ballet and other companies will dance the revival of Laurie Spiegel’s WAVES, the modern dance classic that has been performed by Eliot Feld’s, Alvin Ailey’s and Jiri Kylian’s companies. The performance highlight is a new work by Meredith Monk and Theo Bleckmann performing the suite from Ms. Monk’s iconic Facing North. John Adam’s Century Rolls completes the program.
José Limón Dance Company: Dialogues
Fri, Feb 19 and Sat, Feb 20 at 8 pm; Sun, Feb 21 at 3 pm, tickets from $25
Artistic director Carla Maxwell and members of the Limón Dance Company explore one of José Limón’s important lost works, Dialogues which hasn’t been seen since the 60’s. Created in 1951, Dialogues provides an important link to the dances Limón created in reference to his Mexican heritage. Examine the tools and processes the Company used to capture this lost gem, and discover how it relates to Limon’s other works, then see a full performance of the dance.
Keely Garfield Dance: Pow
Fri, Feb 26 and Sat, Feb 27, 8 pm; Sun, Feb 28, 3 pm tickets from $25
A procession of intimate narratives about monsters and angels, and monstrous angels, Pow is a Frankenstein of a dance in which elements of other acclaimed dances Garfield has made are radically reconfigured, sutured, amplified and left to run amok, creating a shocking new version of events.
Pilobolus: It’s Both
Sat, Mar 5, 3 pm, tickets from $35 / children $25
Perfect for the whole family! When Pilobolus creates a performance of dances, they often use a process called “divergent thinking”—a collaborative approach involving a spontaneous and free-flowing sharing of ideas. For It’s Both, they began by asking: “What if we made a collection of dances, or several dances, about how things can be more than one thing?” It’s Both is movement, music and bodies coming together to create multiple meanings in dance, appropriate for all ages and includes elements of audience participation.
Tina Croll + Company: One Rhinoceros, 3 Birds and a Pineapple
Fri, Mar 19, 8 pm / Sat, Mar 20, 8 pm / Sun, Mar 21, 3 pm, tickets from $25
Croll shows company work from the past and the present. In her latest work Croll rejects a linear narrative in favor of a more kaleidoscopic vision. Solos and duets are intermingled with a chorus swirling through in geometric patterns—sometimes causing havoc.