Brooklyn's JKing Dance Company to Present RELINQUISH at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 5/3
Brooklyn based JKing Dance Company (JKDC) will be presenting 'RelinQuish' --'LISTEn' and 'Com•part•men•tal•Eyes' ~ section A and B, at The Ailey Citigroup Theater / Joan Weill Center for Dance in Manhattan on May 3. The performance by the all-female company features original choreography by JKDC Founder and Artistic Director Joyce King. Described as 'Dramatic Contemporary,' JKDC's amalgam of ballet, jazz, modern, and acting brings an intimate view to our repertory-intermingling the physicality and emotion of dance to stimulate communication on sensitive topics.
In 'LISTEn', King examines disruption of innocence through trauma, and the way a singular event, such as the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, can irrevocably change our lives. King's newest work, 'Com•part•men•tal•Eyes'~section A and B', is a meditation on the divisions and power structures that exist within us; exploring how the mind protects itself, how we attempt to protect others, and questioning the efficacy of protection.
"Our goal is to inspire the audience to examine possible preconceptions about mental disorders," says King. "These works mark our initial look into such topics, with an expanded project on mental disorders planned for May 2015."
Known for their accessibility, JKDC will offer a Q & A following the performance. Their desire for these "talk back" sessions is to bring a deeper understanding of JKDC's work and process and to gain feedback from the audience's experience.
Tickets for JKDC's 'RelinQuish' on May 3 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater / Joan Weill Center for Dance (405 W 55th St, NY NY) are on sale now via http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/569156. For more information on JKDC visit www.JoyceKingDance.com.