KDNY Dance Presents Presents GOING, 3/18

By: Feb. 01, 2011
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New York-based contemporary dance company KDNY Dance is pleased to announce their 2011 Season, an evening of World Premieres choreographed by Kathleen Dyer and set to original music by Cristina Spinei and Zoe Keating, lighting design by Dans Maree Sheehan, and video projection by Heather Kemp. Going will play four performances only at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Joan Weill Center for Dance (405 West 55th Street at Ninth Avenue, NYC). Performances begin Friday, March 18 and continue through Sunday, March 20.

The examined journey is as important as the destination; changing even the view of the destination. KDNY's Going is an evening of traveling encounters, which encourage us to embrace both the light and dark aspects of our true nature. In KDNY's three premieres, Vinegar Hill, Formula and Going, choreographer Kathleen Dyer uses oscillating environments, tensions in camaraderie, and honest anticipation of the journey to uncover powerful realizations about oneself as a part of a whole and as whole, apart.

Vinegar Hill (Premiere) mysterious and aggressive, set against a mountainous backdrop, a quartet of women wrestle and clamor over each other in a competitive bid for control. Vinegar Hill glimpses the souring of camaraderie as the desire for autonomy erodes the relationships that once bound them together.

Going (Premiere) While traveling along a bucolic road, created through projected video, we meet a series of individuals, each with a story to tell. How did they come to be on this road at this moment? Where do they hope to end up? Amidst the twists and turns of the road ahead, the intimate details of their stories are revealed.

Formula (Premiere) is an escalating layering of duets set to Zoe Keating's optimistic looping cello composition "Sun will Set." Insistent melodies and inventive links reinforce the necessity of allies as the best medicine for progress.

Evergreen (2009) Inspired by a painting of a violent storm brewing over a single blade of grass, Evergreen considers the potent resiliency in nature and pursues this elusive quality, harnessing the power that it can bring to one's life.

Going plays the following schedule through Sunday, March 20:

Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $20 ($15 students and seniors) and are now available online at www.kdnydance.com or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater 1 hour prior to performance.

Running Time: 90 minutes

Website: www.kdnydance.com