Dance calendar January 2015
CHARMAINE PATRICIA WARREN | 1/16/2015, 4:10 p.m.
Before the month is out, see Raja Feather Kelly and Tzveta Kassabova as they come together in their self-produced weekend titled “Super We,” at Danspace Project, Jan. 29 to Jan. 31. Kelly and Kassabova first met after working under artistic director Sara Pearson of Pearsonwidrig Dance Theater in Maryland. Both then performed with David Dorfman Dance and Colleen Thomas Dance and found that they enjoyed one-on-one collaboration. “Super We” is the culmination of two years of development.
According to the press release, “The title piece, ‘Super We,’ is a movement journey that parallels the relentlessness of contemporary life. Rapid and interminable, the performance relies on rhythm as movement, as sound, as pattern and as metaphor. The collaborators highlight the complexity of human interaction, both through and with each other and through and with space.”
For more information, visit www.danspaceproject.org.
ALSO THIS MONTH
Jan. 14 to 16: Illystyle & Peace Productions comes to BAM/Fisher with their special blend of hip-hop styles—locking, breaking, popping and house—with tap, step and modern dance in “IMpossible IZZpossible,” a celebration of the African roots of American contemporary dance. For more information, visit www.bam.org.
Jan. 15 to 17: Chen Dance Center will present “Spring 2015 newsteps,” its semi-annual emerging choreographer’s series featuring six choreographers selected through an open audition, including Randy Reyes, Gwen Rakotovao, Ana Sosa, Emily Craver, Elisha Clark Halpin and Andrea Ollarvide. For more information, visit www.chendancecenter.org.
Jan. 16: Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform as part of NJPAC’s annual Martin Luther King celebration. Pastor Jerry Sanders of Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, N.J., will be a guest speaker. For more information, visit www.njpac.org.
Jan. 24 to Feb. 1: Robyn Orlin and Compagnie Jant-Bi will present the American premiere of “At the same time we were pointing a finger at you, we realized we were pointing three at ourselves…” The work is described as referencing “Le Feu de Lion,” or “Fire of the Lion,” a traditional Senegalese coming-of-age dance created to rid young males of their fear of lions. The performance will take place at the Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair, N. J. For more information, visit www.peakperfs.org.
To be listed, send a press release to Amnewsdancecalendar@comcast.net.