Although we are slowly getting back to in-person events, there are still options for all. As part of the “Spotlight” series Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts will be on Gibney’s virtual platform Mar 24-26. Farrish will present Martyr’s Fiction which, according to the release, “…witnesses five venturing Black American and Women characters allowing themselves to finally dream, eruptively questioning reality, to reclaim life in a dance-theater narrative-film. Stemming from “who can afford to dream?” with lives based in survival and reality immersed in overwhelming surreal violence, each character pushes up against their boundaries-imposed and personal. In varying forms of film, histories, fantasy, and embodiment, their personal quests move through both imagination and reckon with truth as they transform. Immersing in stories of martyrs and unsung heroes, the narrative confronts what we think isn’t possible for ourselves—dismantling present conditions within American oppression.” For more information visit www.gibneydance.org
ALSO THIS MONTH:
(In-Person) Mar 3-5 – At New York Live Arts and a Live Feed creative residency and commissioning program, Philadelphia based and self-taught Hip-Hop dancer and Breaking practitioner Raphael Xavier (pronounced ZAH-vee-ay) will present The Music & The Mover. For more information visit www.
(Virtual) Mar 9 – Ni’Ja Whitson, as part of the Gibney series “Sorry I Missed Your Show” and will present their ongoing art/work constellation, The Unarrival Experiments to discuss darkness, ritual, and trans futurity. For more information visit www.gibneydance.org
(In-Person) Mar 16-19 – At Gibney, “Company Created” is an evening of works by Gibney Company Artistic Associates Alexander Anderson, Zui Gomez, Jesse Obremski, Kevin Pajarillaga, Marla Phelan, Jie-Hung Connie Shiau and Jake Tribus. For more information visit www.gibneydance.org
(In-Person) Mar 18 – 19 – Japan Society will present Waves Across Time: Traditional Dance and Music of Okinawa on the program is Michihiko Kakazu, who will perform highlights from the traditional repertoires of kumiodori and zo odori. For more information visit www.japansociety.org
(In-Person) Mar 22 – 27 – Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE returns to The Joyce with a yet to be announced program of works “…that utilizes music and movement rich in thematic content drawn from the African and African American diaspora,” according to the release. For more information visit www.joyce.org