Von Howard Project to Present '10', 11/1-2
Von Howard Project, 10, Christian von Howard
The VON HOWARD PROJECT presents 10 as part of its exciting 10th Anniversary New York City Performance Season on November 1-2, 2013 at 7:30pm. These two evenings of dance feature the work of Christian von Howard, Artistic Director of the VON HOWARD PROJECT.
The program presents four New York City premieres, which includes Tiny Sisters, an ensemble work powered by the dynamic music of Kevin Keller, Jerome Begin and Chris Lancaster. Von Howard will also present a new solo, SMOKE, which features company guest artist Daniel Gwirtzman, along with the New York debut of a witty duet called OKCupid and his latest company work, Surfacing.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/476309. For more information or to make reservations call 800.765.7198.
10 represents the coming of age journey of East Coast choreographer Christian von Howard. This 10th Anniversary Performance Season showcases the physical and visual evolution of von Howard's powerfully diverse movement language. The concert features the VON HOWARD PROJECT's dynamic cast of New York City dance artists with special guest Daniel Gwirtzman. Mr. Gwirtzman, a New York City choreographer, Director of the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company and longtime dance colleague of Mr. von Howard, graces the stage alongside the company in a new solo by von Howard called SMOKE, a dense work that illustrates a dark struggle between the visual and physical confinements created by the psyche.
Tiny Sisters explores the relationship of five women bound together by similar situations. Together with the music of Kevin Keller, Jerome Begin and Chris Lancaster, Tiny Sisters reveals a complex struggle between faith, self-love, and the choice between freedom and self-imprisonment for many young women. De Materie, one of the company's early repertory works, is a contemporary ballet that reflects a science project of sorts: a systematic organization and deconstruction of bodies moving in and around each other in space. Surfacing is inspired by the music of composer Michael Wall. This work delves into the ideas and situations wrapped around community and the often unspoken need for isolation. Surfacing, is von Howard's latest work which premiered in Bulgaria in April 2013 as part of the Dance It! 2013 Festival sponsored by the Iliev Dance Art Foundation.
Von Howard, a former New Jersey Arts Council Fellow, has spent the last decade refining a complex body of work that is often guided by the human experience; an intricate cycle of physically exhaustive moments that examine spirituality, love, interpersonal relationships and reactions to cultural stereotypes.
VON HOWARD PROJECT presents 10 November 1-2, 2013 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25.00 General Admission and $15 for Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased online by going to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/476309. To make reservations or for more information please call 1.800.765.7198. To purchase tickets in person, the box office will open 1 hour before each performance. Performances take place at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, which is located at 405 West 55th Street and 9th Avenue.
Artistic Director: Christian von Howard
Lighting Designer: Michael Jarett
Performers: Beth Brandt, Linda D'Amico, Jasmine Domfort, Shuaib Dee Elhassan, Daniel Gwritzman (Guest), Ryan Houston, Whitney Hubbard, Christina Carlotti Kolb, Jennifer Uzzi Landa, Major Nesby, Autumn I. Proctor, Courtney Sauls, Ellenore Scott, De'Anthony Vaughan, Christian von Howard, Rohnie D. Williams, Sharrod Williams
The VON HOWARD PROJECT (VHP), which was founded in 2003, is a Mid-Atlantic contemporary dance company based out of New York City and Richmond, Virginia. The mission of the VHP is to present an evolving viewpoint of dance as art with the goal of enriching and empowering enthusiastic audiences. This burgeoning company, diverse with its collective ensemble of talented dance artists and on-the-edge choreography, is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence and making the performing arts accessible to everyone.