Tom Gold Dance To Premiere APPARATUS HOMINUS At Turnpark Art Space
Returning to the Berkshires for the fourth consecutive summer, Tom Gold Dance will give the World Premiere of Company Founder and Director Tom Gold's Apparatus Hominus, Friday, July 27 with an encore presentation Saturday, July 28 at TurnPark Art Space, a new cultural, recreational, and exhibition space on the site of a former lime quarry in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. These performances will be held outdoors in the Park's stone amphitheater.
Inspired by the Park's natural landscape and unique sculptural art, which includes site-specific installations by Gene Montez Flores, Nikolai Silis, and Konstantin Simun, Apparatus Hominus, for four dancers, is set to selections from Nico Muhly's Drones and his soundtrack to the 2013 film Kill Your Darlings. Apparatus Hominus draws its name, in part, from the many inventive objects of metal found across the Park's 16 acres.
Currently scheduled to perform Apparatus Hominus are Tiffany Mori, Shoshana Rosenfield, Mary Elizabeth Sell, and James Shee, collectively representing New York City Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada and St. Louis Ballet. Artists are subject to change.
Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 5:30PM. Turn Park Art Space, 2 Moscow Road, West Stockbrige, MA, 02166.
Tickets, $30 (general admission), are available at the TurnPark Art Space box office at 2 Moscow Road and online at tomgolddance.org/turnpark. Seating extremely limited. While meant to take place rain or shine, TurnPark reserves the right to cancel or postpone this program in the event of severely inclement weather.
About Tom Gold Dance
The mission of Tom Gold Dance is to bring the past, present, and future of classical dance to audiences in New York and around the world. Founded in 2008 by former New York City Ballet soloist Tom Gold, Tom Gold Dance aspires to the highest level of artistry expressed through a traditional classical dance vocabulary, including in more than a dozen works by Gold, envisioned for and set directly on the Company. Tom Gold Dance performs regularly in New York City, and has traveled to France, Spain, Italy, Bermuda, Israel, Cuba, and Bulgaria. Company highlights include three consecutive summer appearances in the Berkshires, and presentations of Gold's adaptation of November Steps at Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri in Città di Castello, Italy, and the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain. Tom Gold Dance celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, and will produce its inaugural fall season this November. Learn more at tomgolddance.org.
About Tom Gold
Internationally recognized dancer, choreographer, and instructor Tom Gold is the Founder and Artistic Director of Tom Gold Dance. A 2016 National Choreographers Initiative participant, Gold has created original works for his eponymous company, as well as for Vassar College, the Bermuda Arts Festival, Oregon Ballet Theater, the New York City Ballet Choreographic Institute, St. Louis Ballet, and many other dance academies, companies, festivals, television, and special events, including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Bravo
series Odd Mom Out starring Jill Kargman, and the New York City Fringe Festival for which he won the 2016 award for Overall Excellence for his work in the Joey Variations: A Play With Dance. A 21-year member (1987- 2008) of New York City Ballet where he rose to the rank of soloist, Gold is the choreographer and performer of the 2wice Arts Foundation's DOT DOT DOT, an interactive iPad application by Abbott Miller of Pentagram.
About TurnPark Art Space
Founded by Igor Gomberg and Katya Brezgunova, TurnPark Art Space is a new and exciting cultural and recreational space located in West Stockbridge, MA. Spread over 16 acres of a former quarry, the diverse and stunning landscape incorporates hills, meadows and a dramatic 65 ft. vertical-drop, with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The park, designed by Alexander Konstantinov and Grigori Fateyev, features a natural park, outdoor sculpture collection, gallery, outdoor amphitheater and a gift shop, as well as ongoing exhibitions, a live performance program, and site-specific children's areas.