Annie Kloppenberg & Company Announces Tenth Anniversary Performances
Kloppenberg, "a choreographer of nuances" according to The Boston Globe, will be showcasing repertory highlights from her company's ten years on November 16 and 17 in Cambridge, MA. Discounted tickets are available to anyone who brings a concert program from another professional Boston area dance performance in the last month and/or non-perishable food items for donation for Thanksgiving.
The darkly compelling Expert Witness (2011) features an original sound score by Albert Mathias, who has won a BESSIE award for his work with Bebe Miller. In The Waters at Whose Edge We Stand (2005), three women fall, cradle, and support one another with care, urgency, and sometimes, desperation. In both Indelible Marks (2009), which includes visuals by mixed media artists Nicole Gibbs and Lily Skove and This Terrain: traveled, traced, trampled underfoot (2008) with an original score by Michael Wall, ideas about body, desire, and landscape unfold in movement explorations inspired by the landscape architectural idea of "Desire Lines." Simple and precise episodes in This Dance Needs a New Title- choose your own… (2007) develop in an ever-unpredictable way. It's funny, but uncomfortably so. The performers judge an empty chair, describe a prom dress with blue plastic plates, and admonish the audience for potentially having missed a beautiful part of the dance. Between II, which premieres a week earlier in the "Fashionless Dance Concert" at the Dance Complex, presents formal investigations of the space between two bodies that begins with almost clinical attention and becomes intensely personal. Kloppenberg and Kendra Portier of David Dorfman Dance will premiere a brand new duet.
Finally, joining Kloppenberg's company is a group of young dancers from Concord Academy Summer Stages Dance where Kloppenberg was a choreographic fellow this past summer. Excerpts A Simple Form of Matter, which premiered its workshop version at the ICA and is the company's next research project, will give audiences a taste of what's to come for this vibrant company. Kloppenberg is on the board at Green Street Studios, co-curates the weekly class series Moving Target Boston through which she has forged collaborations with the ICA, World Music/CRASHarts, and NYC's DNA Dance. Kloppenberg teaches and performs nationally with the improvisational ensemble, Like You Mean It, and has worked with a variety of noted artists including Guggenheim and Ford Fellow Bebe Miller and Boston's Rebecca Rice, among others. Kloppenberg is Assistant Professor of Dance at Colby College and holds an MFA from The Ohio State University and a BA from Middlebury College. November 16 &17, 8pm; Nov. 17, 4pm $20 General Admission, $15 BDA & Seniors, $12 Students $2 Discount with a non-perishable food item for donation
*** For $10 tickets, please bring a program from ANY professional Boston Dance Concert in the last month AND a non-perishable food item for donation.*** Reservations: 617.864.3191 More information: www.anniekloppenberg.com