Laura Pawel Dance Company To Return To Chen Dance Center For PLAIN AND FANCY

Laura Pawel and her ensemble of dancers and musicians return to Chen Dance Center for the premiere of Plain and Fancy and repertory works. Pawel and her dancers and composer/musicians are longtime collaborators, remaining true to a style of set movement and music, combined with sections of improvisation in both the movement and music and improvised talk in many of the dances. March 17 & 18 at 7 PM at the Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street in New York's Chinatown.

The New Group dance called Plain and Fancy is set to the cool jazz sounds of The Cecilia Coleman Quartet, on piano, bass, trumpet and saxophone. The Quartet will also play for Comfortable Silence,a 2016 duet for Stacey Berkheimer and Laura Pawel.

Also on the program is a company favorite entitled (something we may have thought but not said out loud): How are you is a greeting, not a question, created in 2016 to music by keyboard artist/composer Phil Stone.

?Flickers, ?premiered in 2015, is inspired by dream fragments, flickers of thoughts, memories of something you were going to say but can't quite remember. Music is by the duet called Barebones (Gene Caprioglio on guitar and Dr. 88 on harmonica). Barebones will also perform their music for Easy for you to say, ?called "wonderfully funny" by Christopher Atamian, writing in SLSG following the group work's 2010 premiere.

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