ZviDance to Premiere Premiere SURVEILLANCE, 6/11-14
Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance will premiere Surveillance, a contemporary dance and multimedia piece that explores the realities behind the surveillance camera. ZviDance's home season will be presented from June 11 - 14, 2014 at the New York Live Arts Theater, 219 W. 19th Street, New York City. Performances: Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30pm, & Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $25 ($18 for Live Arts Members & Associate Artists, students, and seniors) and are available at newyorklivearts.org or by phone at (212) 924-0077.
Recognized by The New York Times as creating one of Alastair Macaulay's TOP TEN DANCE FAVORITES OF 2013, ZviDance will present its newest work, Surveillance, for five performances only at New York Live Arts, June 11-14, 2014. Experience the groundbreaking collaboration of contemporary dance, interactive video design and animation as ZviDance explores how we respond to the omnipresence of this technology in our daily lives. Video streams will be recorded, projected and resampled throughout the evening in live and pre-recorded feeds - blurring the lines between voyeur and exhibitionist. Scott Killian's provocative sound design will use real-time recordings of audiences footsteps, conversations between audience members, and the sound of performers breath to add an aural architecture of inhabitance and domination. Ultimately, Surveillance is a dance piece that examines how and why as a society we consent to this technology in our private lives.
ZviDance brings its audiences a passionate vision of community in a modern age. A collaborative alliance among artists, the company's stirring work celebrates diversity by melding movement genres into the distinct dance vocabulary constantly evolving and refusing to succumb to dialectics of the medium. Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner and Executive Director, Nikki Chalas, the company is shaped by a collaborative model of creation, involving the ensemble and designers from the initial research phase, so as to constantly push the methodology and ethics of a creation process within an inter-disciplinary format. In the last 20 years of existence, ZviDance has received critical praise and stable funding for its artistic projects, a work that fearlessly refuses to be bounded to specific thematic or aesthetic dogma. The company performs frequently at home in such New York venues as the Joyce Theater, Dance Theater Workshop and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. ZviDance has toured across North America to festivals such as Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival, and abroad to Germany, Poland, Russia, Israel, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Japan.