May Dance Events Announced At 92Y

May 2018 DANCE EVENTS AT 92Y have been announced. See the full lineup below!

PERFORMANCES - Fridays at Noon | THE BODY IN ACTION: LIZ GERRING WITH SHANNON GILLEN AND ABBY ZBIKOWSKI

Fri, May 4, 12 pm, tickets from $10

Choreographers Liz Gerring, Shannon Gillen and Abby Zbikowski are known for their bold, space-eating, no-holds-barred heroic dances, championing the physical realm of freedom and release in their own distinct ways. Dancers from their companies perform a program including: The Liz Gerring Dance Company with little-seen duets; VIM VIGOR previewing a new work; and Bessie Award-winner Abby Zbikowski showcasing duets from throughout her career. Liz Gerring, guest curator for this program, leads a discussion with the artists following the performances.

Fridays at Noon | FLOWERS CRACKING CONCRETE: EIKO & KOMA IN PERFORMANCE AND CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR ROSEMARY CANDELARIO

Fri, May 11, 12 pm, tickets from $10

After more than 40 years as an acclaimed duo whose innovative and influential modern and postmodern dance was central to the American avant-garde dance scene, Eiko Otake and Takashi (Koma) Otake are now exploring solo work. Following solo performances (details TBA) by both Eiko and Koma, author Rosemary Candelario - whose book Flowers Cracking Concrete: Eiko & Koma's Asian/American Choreographies is the first in-depth study of Eiko & Koma's work - talks with them about their history, the recurring themes of their work and what it's like to perform as soloists for the first time.

Fridays at Noon and Dig Dance | A WEEKEND OF PROGRAMS WITH David Parker AND THE BANG GROUP EXPLORING AND CELEBRATING JAMES WARING AND Aileen Passloff

Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20

James Waring, a revered figure in New York's experimental dance world in the 1950s and 60s worked with and inspired many members of the Judson Dance Theater and beyond. David Parker was introduced to his work while a student of Aileen Passloff - Waring's muse and colleague - at Bard College in the 1970s. Parker's kinship with Waring, an artist whose refusal to conform to preconceptions about high and low art, ballet and modern, popular and serious dance, inspired his own works.

Program details below.

Fridays at Noon | David Parker'S FAMILY SUITE: CHOREOGRAPHIC FOREBEARS JAMES WARING AND Aileen Passloff

Fri, May 18, 12 pm, tickets from $10

This special program mixes works by David Parker with those of seminal, avant-garde choreographer James Waring and acclaimed choreographer, dancer, director, actor and teacher, Aileen Passloff, revived especially for this event. A discussion with Parker and Passloff follows the performances.

On the program:

David Parker - We're Not Married (1990)

Danced by The Bang Group's Jeff Kazin and Nic Petry

One of Parker's first dances, it's his first mixing of tap and modern, and is about an intimate relationship between two men who - at that time - couldn't marry.

David Parker - The Velcro duet from Slapstuck (2004)

Danced by guests from 10 Hairy Legs

David Parker - Two Timing (2015)

Danced by The Bang Group's Jeff Kazin and Chelsea Ainsworth

This work, commissioned by the New York Theatre Ballet, uses a dancer in pointe shoes to beat out one half of Steve Reich's "Clapping Music" while the other half is performed by a barefoot dancer using only body percussion.

James Waring - An Eccentric Beauty Revisited (1972)

Danced by New York Theatre Ballet

Dig Dance Weekend Series | UNDER THE SKIN: DANCES BY JAMES WARING, Aileen Passloff AND David Parker

Fri, May 18, 8 pm, tickets from $25

Sat, May 19, 8 pm, tickets from $25

Sun, May 20, 3 pm, tickets from $25

David Parker, rhythm-inspired choreographer, traces his roots, exploring the choreography of James Waring and Aileen Passloff. Passloff restages rarely seen works by Waring including solos Tender Buttons (1972), danced by Amber Sloan and set to text by Gertrude Stein, and Octandre (1958) danced by Nic Petry to Edgar Varese's "Octandre" which was originally created for Aileen Passloff.


All Programs Subject to Change

About 92Y
92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world's best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday, launched by 92Y in 2012 and now recognized across the US and in a growing number of regions worldwide as a day to celebrate and promote giving. These kinds of initiatives are transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y's digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.

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