92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL
Tina Croll + Company: One Rhinoceros, 3 Birds and a Pineapple
March 18 & 19, 8 p.m.; March 20, 3 p.m.
NEW YORK, NY: Tina Croll + Company present five original works from past and present with a cast of more than 15 dancers, including the world premiere of One Rhinoceros, 3 Birds and a Pineapple, a new work for six female dancers. In this 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.
Balkan Dreams II (2007), originally an evening-length collaboration with the twelve-piece Balkan Brass band Zlatne Uste, explores the variety of rhythms and moods found in the traditional music of Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, and Romania. There will be live music by Zlatne Uste on opening night, Friday, March 19.
She Rides a Tiger (2012) is part of a series of dances on the theme “Sanghe Shakti Kalau Yuge,” which means “In this Dark Age Strength is in Unity” in Sanskrit and is set to music by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.
Walkabout (1995) is an exploration of complex rhythms, with light, athletic choreography and playful with music by John Cage.
The Stamping Ground (2008) is an investigation of group energy in movement and space using large groups. Up to 16 female dancers will perform an array of ancient folk dances in sublime unison.
WHAT: 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival
WHEN: Thurs, Feb 11-Sun, March 20
WHERE: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
TICKETS: $25-$35 at www.92y.org/HarknessFestival or 212.415.5500