“Alan Danielson has a solid sense of craft and of human possibilities” xxxxxxxxxx New York Times
“His works are remarkable for their musicality and clarity, and their humanity.” xxxxx El Sol de San Luis ( Mexico)
a way here
The new evening length work explores the physicality and metaphor of distance and space in cooperation with artists from 3 continents. Choreographer Alan Danielson collaborates with dancers in New York City, Osaka (Japan) and Turku (Finland) to create sections of a work that will be woven together and premiered in New York City as part of Dancpace Project’s ’08-’09 winter season.
Working in compacted spaces and at great distances, the dances are shaped by the physical laws of bodies in space (gravity, momentum, spatial design) and the complexities of the creative process (12 dancers in 3 countries). It’s further complicated by time and language barriers, varying perspectives and cultural (dis)connections. Ultimately, the work bares the emotional weight of distance in relationships – separation, communication, memory, isolation, trust and commitment.
New York – Geraldine Cardiel, Robbie Cook, Alan Danielson, Whitney Hubbard, Elisa Schreiber, Alexandra Shilling, Yayoi Suzuki, Jessica Weiss and Gus Solomons jr
Turku , Finland – SALT (Sari Hannula, Niina Airaksinen, and Maria Nurmela)
Osaka , Japan – U-Air (Hiromi Uesugi and Yoko Nakayama)
Thursday, March 5 - Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 8:30 PM
Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street at 2nd Avenue
General Admission: $18.00 ($12 for members)
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