Visceral Dance Chicago Celebrates 5 Years With A New York Debut

Visceral Dance Chicago's, now celebrating their fifth anniversary season, will travel to New York City to premiere a work by Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Recipient, Danielle Agami as well as returning audience favorites, January 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College.

With an original composition by Glenn Kotche, drummer from groundbreaking American rock band Wilco, Agami's Pick a Chair delves into the simple workings, habits and attitudes of everyday life. Through an exploration of the ordinary, Agami investigates the artistic and human experience.

Artistic Director Nick Pupillo's She Three returns to the stage, bringing three of Visceral's female dancers to the forefront in this technically masterful and harmonious work. Brian Sidney Bembridge's specific and intriguing lighting is featured throughout She Three, creating a formidable and tangible connection between the dancers onstage.

Marguerite Donlon's dynamic, dark-humored Ruff Celts returns to Visceral's current repertoire. Inspired by the personalities of the dancers, Donlon uses a mixed score of contemporary Irish and German composers. Fusion of contemporary and deconstructed technical vocabularies define this sharp-witted, quirky, full-company work that has become a crowd favorite.

Returning to the Company's offerings is Montreal-based Mark Godden's Minor Threat, an incredibly technical ballet which showcases each of the dancers' versatility and strength. Choreography to Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor No. 20, Mark Godden's Minor Threat is a delicate and vigorous creation, graced with vernacular episodes that are as grounded and as heavenly as its score".

Pupillo's most recent creation Synapse, commissioned for Visceral Dance Chicago by the Harris Theater for Music and Dance with support from the Pamela Crutchfield Dance Fund through the Imagine Campaign, is an LED-light immersive experience that has stimulated the Chicago audience with a responsive interaction of music, dance and lighting. Electrical energy joins together the driving house beat of Darryl Hoffman's work with the technicality and provocativeness of Visceral Dance Chicago.

Visceral Dance Chicago's repertory evening will take place January 18, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, located at 524 W 59th Street, accessible by the 1, A, B, C or D trains to Columbus Circle. Tickets are $75, $45 and $25, and available online through www.visceraldance.com.



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