February/March 2021 Dance Calendar

CHARMAINE PATRICIA WARREN | 2/25/2021, midnight
We are still virtual, and as we close out Black History Month here are a few more events to add ...
Mariana Valencia

We are still virtual, and as we close out Black History Month here are a few more events to add to your February dance calendar and to begin your March calendar. On March 1, the Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its 2021 digital spring season with the premiere of choreographer and performer Mariana Valencia’s brownout, a solo created, directed, and performed by Valencia. Filmed at locations in upstate New York, brownout “…uses a series of movement and sound scores to play with narrative, abstraction, and inference. Generating a visual essay through the ‘stage’ of the camera, brownout shifts the frame from one lens to the next with a focus on loss and lack,” according to the release. After the March 1 premiere, brownout will be available to view until March 15. Get access here––https://bacnyc.org/performances/performance/mariana-valencia

CONTINUING IN FEBRUARY:

Feb. 24 – 27––Dance Theatre of Harlem continues their month of virtual screenings––this last week includes talks and an investigation of Firebird, John Taras’ choreography to Stravinsky’s familiar score and sets and costumes by Geoffrey Holder. The DTH production was created in 1982. Get access here––https://www.youtube.com/user/DanceTheaterofHarlem

Feb. 27––The 92Y will premiere TRIBE’s BLACK HOLE 360° Video Art, a multidisciplinary, interactive piece merging choreography, photography, video and lighting and featuring the photography series by Alex Apt, 3D imaginary by Lucca Del Carlo, original music by Sivan Jacobovitz, with performers Shamel Pitts, Mirelle Martins, and Tushrik Fredericks. BLACK HOLE 360° Video Art will be available to view until March 6. The event is free with registration. Get access here––https://www.92y.org/event/black-hole-360-video-art

Now through Feb. 28––Kyle Marshall Choreography releases the performance recording of COLORED a work that “…navigates the beautifully twisted spectrum of blackness that dance artists Oluwadamilare Ayorinde, Kyle Marshall, and Myssi Robinson,” from BAM’s 2019 Next Wave Festival, notes the release. To get tickets for the virtual watch party, please follow this link. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at kmchoreostaff@gmail.com