Tom Gold Set for 2WICE: DANCING FROM PAGE TO STAGE TO SCREEN at the Guggenheim Museum, 1/27
Tom Gold, founder of Tom Gold Dance; Patsy Tarr, 2wice founder and publisher; Abbott Miller, creative director and editor; Ben Nicholas, videographer, will present and discuss the teams lasted app, DOT DOT DOT, as part of the Guggenheims Works and Process series on January 27 at 7:30pm.
In this interdisciplinary presentation that combines performing arts and science, Tom Gold of Tom Gold Dance was invited to be a part a new app, DOT DOT DOT, that is taking Dance into the next realm. Tom Gold, Directed by Ben Nicholas with Creative director Abbott Milller of Pentagram with music composed by Charles Yang created this new app that was produced by 2wice arts Foundation The app is a synthesis of Dance, Music, Art, Film and Technology for the next generation of viewers. Nancy Dalva to moderate
The app, starring Tom Gold, who appears, multiplies and disappears with the tap of your finger. Tom, as choreographer and dancer, is at your command. It is an interactive dance game by using the latest technology to propel dance throughout the world. In this app, Tom Gold, wearing Thom Browne clothing, choreographed a 3 minute dance that was set into many segments with additional choreography during the 2 day shoot at bathhouse studios.
Performing to an original violin score by Charles Yang, Tom is engaging, charming, and an extraordinary dancer jumping, turning, spinning, sliding, tapping, disappearing between, behind and among the columns, playing hide and go seek with you, the viewer. Swipe and the camera now goes close up revealing a far distant Tom dancing among the columns, swipe again, sit back to enjoy a three minute dance that Tom, a former New York City Ballet soloist and now head of his own ballet company, created especially for the iPad.
Talk & presentation to take place on Monday, January 27 at 7:30 pm at The Guggenheim Museum, NYC. Tickets for the performances are $35, $30 members. Tickets are available at the Box Office or by calling 212 423 3587.
Tom Gold DANCE: Tom Gold Dance was founded in 2007 by former New York City Ballet soloist Tom Gold. Since 1999, Mr. Gold had been organizing groups of dancers for brief tours abroad, and as his career at NYCB drew to a close, he decided to put more energy into these tours. He envisioned Tom Gold Dance as a core group of dancers who would be based in New York but would perform internationally. His goal was to give these dancers the opportunity to perform new works created specifically for them, as well as established ballets that they might not otherwise have a chance to take on. Tom Gold Dance has since performed in France, Spain, Israel, Bermuda, and Italy.
Tom Gold: Tom Gold is an internationally known dancer and choreographer. He was a soloist with New York City Ballet for 21 years, where he performed leading roles in works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, and William Forsythe. In 2002 Susan Stroman created the ballet Double Feature for Mr. Gold. He has performed as a guest artist with THARP!, Donald Byrd the Group, New York City Opera, and many companies throughout the U.S. He can also be seen in the Warner Brothers film version of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, as well as many Live from Lincoln Center telecasts.
Mr. Gold has created works for New York City Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Orlando Ballet, Balanchine on Broadway at Studio 54, An Evening of Tango at the Miller Arts Center, Ballet Academy East, Ballet School of Stamford, The Cuyahoga Youth Ballet, the Manhattan School of Music, and Vassar College and Kykuit. He choreographed a ballet for a "Works and Process at the Guggenheim" program presented at the Miller Arts Center, and created works for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Performance: January 27 at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $35, $30 Members. Call (212) 423-3587, M-F, 1-5 PM or visit www.worksandprocess.org or www.tomgolddance.com. Performance takes place at the Peter B. Lewis Theater - ENTER VIA RAMP AT 5th AVE & 88th ST, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue at 88th Street. Subway - 4, 5, 6 trains to 86th Street; Bus - M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue.
WORKS & PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM: For over 28 years and in over 350 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works, offered audiences unprecedented access to our generation's leading creators and performers, and hosted post-show receptions for the audiences and artists to continue the discussion. Each 80-minute performance uniquely combines artistic creation and stimulating conversation and takes place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. www.worksandprocess.org