Jessica Taylor/DAMAGEDANCE to Present a World Premiere Performance During NYC Season, 5/3-4
Jessica Taylor/DAMAGEDANCE, will present a world premiere during their New York City Season May 3-4, 2014 at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (248 West 60th Street, New York, NY). Artistic Director Jessica Taylor has revealed this season's repertoire, which offers two programs. Program A (Saturday, May 3 at 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm) features guest artist Antonio Brown of Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and Program B (Sunday, May 4 at 4:00 pm) features guest artist Nicole Corea of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. DAMAGEDANCE's season promises to deliver impressive talent, and innovative choreography.
"The world premiere of WannaBe is an exciting moment in my choreographic career," said Jessica Taylor. "This piece will emote my personal struggles with breaking through gender barriers. Gender identification is a timely theme, and I can't wait to share WannaBe with our audience this May."
WannaBe is a solo exposing expectations of gender identity. This dance is designed to be performed interchangeably either by a female or male dancer. Ximena Borges, one of Venezuela's most successful and versatile musical artists, has been commissioned to create a fresh sound score with her signature "looping" technique. DAMAGEDANCE Costume Director Laura Nitz is designing new costumes. The season also includes the company's latest sextet Our Masks, which plays with instincts of social survival in different settings - large groups, romance, friendships, relationships with oneself - and how personalities are adopted to accommodate each situation, as well as more DAMAGEDANCE repertoire favorites.
Jessica Taylor's choreography is "reminiscent of Picasso's monumental
dancers from his 'classical' period...If the chance comes to see more from them, take it," said Mark Harding, The Shimmy Skinny, Edinburgh. An emerging NYC-based dance troupe, DAMAGEDANCE explores the diversity of the human experience. Through performance and outreach, DAMAGEDANCE fosters a creative community dedicated to dance. DAMAGEDANCE believes great dance results from a confluence of committed physical and psychological intensity; when mind and body are equally invested, meaningful and resonant dance is created. DAMAGEDANCE strives to find this connection, making dances that are energetic, thoughtful, innovative, and heartfelt.
The 2014 DAMAGEDANCE season is supported, in part, by Black Balloon Publishing.
The 2014 DAMAGEDANCE Spring Benefit was sponsored by Mobile Commons.