Roulette to Present Sally Silvers' SURPRISE EVERY TIME 2-Day Festival, 9/28-29
Roulette, celebrating 35 years of new and adventurous performance, is thrilled to present Sally Silvers has been making dances for 30 years & her association with Roulette goes back almost as far. Following on the success of her highly acclaimed "A Prize Every Time" maverick choreographer Sally Silvers returns to Roulette with "Surprise Every time". Watch dance created live and on the spot as choreographers and theater artists start from scratch making something brand new and unexpected in front of your eyes!
Featuring work by Jerome Bel (via Skype), Bill T. Jones, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Nami Yamamoto, Mark Dendy, RoseAnne Spradlin, Susan Rethorst, Donald Byrd, Linda Austin,Li Chiao-Ping, Koosil-ja, Mary Overlie/Paul Langland, Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Alexandra Bellar, Gabri Christa, Rebecca Patek, Stanley Love, Gillian Walsh.
Sally Silvers has been making dances for 30 years & her association with Roulette goes back almost as far. She has performed and taught (improvisation, composition, repertory) nationally & internationally. Her theoretical writing, scores, and poetry have appeared in several journals including The Drama Review, an anthology of new writings by women published by Illinois University Press, and many poetry magazines. Silvers has received support for her choreography from the National Endowment for the Arts six times, twice from Meet the Composer/Choreographer Project for collaborations with John Zorn and Bruce Andrews, from the NY Foundation for the Arts, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, and from a Guggenheim Fellowship. Silvers is a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" winner, has co-directed 2 dance films, Little Lieutenant and Mechanics of the Brain, and choreographed 3 musicals for the Sundance Theater Festival in Utah. She developed her concept of "live choreography" (making work live in front of an audience) in the mid-90's. From 2006 to 2011, she danced in the recent new works of Yvonne Rainer.
Roulette - one of New York City's premiere venues for experimental music for over 33 years - has reopened bigger and better than ever. Located in a newly renovated 1920s Art Deco concert hall in Downtown Brooklyn, the new Roulette features two levels of seating for up to 400 people
(600 standing), an expanded multi-channel sound system, projection screen for film and multi-media events, state-of-the-art lighting system, modular stage, and a specially designed floor to accommodate dance. Teamed with bold new programming, the new Roulette promises to be one of the most exciting places in New York City - if not the country - to experience adventurous music and art.
More On: Bill T. Jones, Mark Dendy, Donald Byrd, Li Chi, Mary Overlie, Paul Langland.