Digital Access to Dance November 2020
CHARMAINE PATRICIA WARREN | 10/29/2020, midnight
Since March, because of COVID-19, a full calendar of live dance performances was not possible. Venues that decided to roll out virtual offerings, some commissioned, many archival, continue into November. On Nov. 19, 44 current and former members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company will perform in the 1977 “Continuous Replay: Come Together” by Zane, in support of Black Lives Matter. The cast includes Arthur Aviles, Seán Curran, Rosalynde LeBlanc, Stefanie Batten Bland, Jennifer Nugent and many others, spanning across four continents and four decades of company history, with each dancer filmed in isolation. The event is in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, raising money for the Black Strategy Fund, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (BroSis), and Buy From A Black Woman. Get access here at https://newyorklivearts.org/.
October 31 – November 1: The Joyce opens its doors for live performances without an audience with seven dancers—Jared Brown, Lloyd Knight, Sara Mearns, Shamel Pitts, Annique Roberts, Cassandra Trenary, Michael Trusnovec—who will each separately perform “State of Darkness,” the 1988 work by Molissa Fenley. This weekend will feature Lloyd Knight (10/31 @ 5 p.m.), Cassandra Trennary (10/31 @ 8 p.m.), and Sara Mearns (11/1 @ 5 p.m.) closes the program. Get access at https://www.joyce.org/joycestream.
November – December: DANCE NOW has reimagined its fall festival at Joe’s Pub, creating an alternative virtual space in monthly “chapter” presentations. The November-December chapter will include performances by Orlando Hernández, Mariana Valencia and Nicole Vaughan-Diaz and archival works by Amber Sloan and TAKE Dance. The Artist-to-Audience Celebration happens Thursday, Dec. 3 and will honor Jane Comfort. The event will be hosted by Sara Juli. Get access at www.dancenow.online.
ALSO THIS MONTH:
November 7: The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance and the Dance Studies Association will co-host a program series exploring the politics, aesthetics and alchemy of African diasporic dance. Get access at www.dancestudiesassociation.org.
November 18: Darrell Grand Moultrie, Christopher Rudd, Pam Tanowitz and Gemma Bond have made new works for the American Ballet Theatre. These new commissions will be created in quarantined settings and filmed to premiere at ABT’s 80th Anniversary Fall 2020 Gala. Get access at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHWzHQb-KlMeAU9t2uANQhA.