Dance calendar for September 2014
Charmaine Patricia Warren | 9/4/2014, 1:24 p.m.
Kyle Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, has been the resident commissioned artists at New York Live Arts from 2012 to 2014. The company will present a suite of all-new world premiere works created during his residency. In all, there are four works—one evening-length, two ensemble works and a trio—taking place over two programs, titled “The Watershed” and “When the Wolves Came In,” which runs Sept. 23 to 27 and Sept. 30 to Oct. 4.
Ever the thinker and lover of music, Abraham’s premieres “explore two totemic triumphs in the international history of the Civil Rights Movement, the 150 year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20 year anniversary of the abolishment of Apartheid in South Africa. The works feature visual design by acclaimed conceptual artist Glenn Ligon and original music performed live by world renowned jazz artist Robert Glasper, accompanied by two musicians and a vocalist,” according to the release. For more information, visit www.newyorklivearts.org.
ALSO THIS MONTH
Sept. 3-6: The DANCENOW Joe’s Pub Festival, which asks artists “to create a clear and complete artistic statement of five minutes or less for the specifics of the [very small] stage at Joe’s Pub,” returns with works by 40 choreographers and companies, including Tze Chun Dance, Jamal Jackson, binbin Factory, Harlem Dance Club, the Feath3r Theory/Raja Feather Kelly, Malcolm Low and many more. An encore performance happens Sept. 13. For more information, visit www.joespub.com.
Sept. 12 and 13: Kicking off the annual Fall for Dance Festival (Oct. 8-19) is the second season of free dance performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, in association with the Public Theater. Featured artists this year include Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Lil Buck and New York City Ballet. For more information, visit www.NYCityCenter.org.
Sept. 14-20: The U.S. premiere of Trajal Harrel’s “Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church: The Series” comes to the Kitchen. This first presentation of the entire series in one sitting responds to the original question posed five years ago: “What would have happened in 1963 if someone from the voguing ballroom scene in Harlem had come downtown to perform alongside the early postmoderns at Judson Church?” This event is co-presented by the Kitchen. For more information, visit www.thekitchen.org.
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