March dance calendar 2014
Charmaine Patricia Warren | 3/13/2014, 1:37 p.m.
Dance in March offers up contemporary flamenco with Rocio Molina and cantaora Rosario La Tremendita, as well as contemporary ballet from the San-Francisco-based Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet.
The Baryshnikov Arts Center, in partnership with Flamenco Festival New York, brings acclaimed flamenco performer Molina and La Tremendita in the U.S. premiere of “Afectos” (March 20-22). For this collaboration, bassist Pablo Martín will join “the fiery dancer and powerful singer [to] create a dynamic interplay between movement and music, weaving together a series of intimate, emotive vignettes,” according to the press release. For more information, visit www.bacnyc.org.
In the same week, King’s LINES Ballet returns to the Joyce Theater (March 18-23). After missing their New York stop last year, thankfully, they are back!
LINES brings the New York premiere of “Constellation,” a work wherein King “explores the orientation of our bodies to light,” according to the release. “Constellation” is a collaboration with visual artist Jim Campbell and Israeli mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani. The collaborators and the 11 dancers promise “a work that is luminous and lucid, encompassing and intimate. Over the course of the piece, the dancers interact with the LED spheres—strings of light drape the dancers’ bodies, and lighted globes are tucked in their hands or the crooks of their knees,” notes the release.
The dancers are Robb Beresford, David Harvey, Courtney Henry, Ashley Jackson, Babatunji Johnson, Yujin Kim, Michael Montgomery, Caroline Rocher, Jeffrey Van Sciver, Meredith Webster and Kara Wilkes. Costumes are by LINES Ballet Creative Director Robert Rosenwasser and couturière Colleen Quen, and lighting design is by Axel Morgenthaler.
Also this month
March 8-29: The 14th annual BAAD!ASS Women Festival at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, aimed at celebrating the empowerment of women through art, culture and performance, opens this year with Sole Sisters/choreographers Jennifer Chin, Jessica Danser-Schwartz, Valerie Green, Shizu Homma, Nadine Martinez, MAWU, K. Rizz and Yuko Snowbunny. For more information, visit www.bronxacademyofartsanddance.org.
March 12: Renegade Performance Group’s Artistic Director André M. Zachery will perform as part of the first Inception to Exhibition Spring Dance Festival, a multidisciplinary organization serving artists in the fields of dance, theater, music, film and visual art. For more information, visit www.renegadepg.com.
March 14-16: Under Artistic Director Jelon Vieira, DanceBrazil’s annual season will close out the Joyce Theater’s Brazil Festival with its trademark movement vocabulary, live music and Brazilian culture personified. New York premieres are “Búzios” by Guilherme Duarte and “Gueto” by Vieira. Viera’s 2013 work “Fé do Sertão” will round out the program. For more information, visit www.joyce.org.
March 14-16: Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion takes part in the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival’s “Stripped/Dressed” series, where he will share and talk about his 2010 work “The Radio Show.” For more information, visit www.92y.org.
March 15-23: The Peridance Center’s two-week festival returns. Week one will feature Peridance Contemporary Company in three premieres by Robyn Minkeo Williams, Bryan Arias and Artistic Director Igal Perry. In week two, as part of Flamenco Festival New York, Manuel de Falla will present “El Amor Brujo,” featuring Spanish flamenco cantaora Rocio Bazán and more. For more information, visit www.peridance.com.
March 21-23: The REVERBdance Festival returns with performances at the Baruch Performing Arts Center with a variety of national and international choreographers, including Abdur-Rahim Jackson/aB-LiV dAnCe, Mike Esperanza/BARE Dance Company, Sidra Bell Dance, Bradley Shelver/Steps Repertory Ensemble and many more. For more information, visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.
March 22: Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance in Brooklyn celebrates Women’s History Month with “On Her Shoulders: Celebrating the Legacy of Women Artists of the African Diaspora,” featuring works by Something Positive, Jamie Jewels and Francine Ott. For more information, visit www.cumbedance.com.
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