NY Spring Season 2013
Two Weekends – Two Programs. Works by Igal Perry, Ohad Naharin, Dwight Rhoden, Enzo Celli, Sidra Bell – 4 World Premieres
- Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, 126 East 13th Street
- Opening Night Gala, followed by a reception
- Saturday March 9 at 8:30 PM- ALL PREMIERES by Perry, Naharin, Rhoden, Celli, and Bell
Naharin, Rhoden, Celli, Bell, Perry (premiere and «Conflicted Terrain»)
- Sunday March 10 at 2 PM
- Saturday March 16 at 8:30 PM
- Sunday March 17 at 6 PM
Naharin, Rhoden, Celli, Bell, Perry (premiere and «Twilight» excerpt)
- Sunday March 10 at 6 PM
- Sunday March 17 at 2 PM
The internationally acclaimed Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (PCDC) is pleased to announce its New York Spring Season, spanning two weekends: March 9th & 10th and March 16th & 17th. Performances The Company’s will take place at Peridance’s resident venue, the Salvatore Capezio Theater and include premieres from choreographers Ohad Naharin, Dwight Rhoden, Enzo Celli, Sidra Bell, and Igal Perry, performed by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Igal Perry, Artistic Director, and Yarden Ronen, Executive Director Yarden Ronen.
The Company has solidified itself as a mainstay of the New York dance scene, and is prepared to unveil its exciting new repertory with four world premieres by Igal Perry, Italian Enzo Celli and New York-based Dwight Rhoden and Sidra Bell. Each program will also include a company premiere by world-renowned choreographer, Ohad Naharin.
PCDC’s repertory expands this season with a moving excerpted duet by Batsheva Dance Company’s Artistic Director, Ohad Naharin, from his work “Mabul” (1992).
Inspired by the striking images of rural landscapes, frequent in Salvador Dali’s paintings, Igal Perry’s new creation for the season, titled “Infinity,” is set to the famous Adagio movement of Beethoven’s “Sonata Hammerklavier”. The work, which depicts the delicate vulnerability of the human image against a background of vast, open spaces, derives its style and timbre from the music’s sustained and often haunting passages.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet choreographer and co-artistic director Dwight Rhoden’s new piece for the Company embodies his unique and dynamic style. Mr. Rhoden, recently described as “one of the most sought out choreographers of the day” by the NY Times, merges his highly athletic and virtuosic choreographic style with PCDC’s talented artists. This new work reflects Mr. Rhoden and Igal Perry’s long-standing collaboration which has included an exchange of creations on both companies.
Choreographer Enzo Celli unveils «I’m Here», a dance inspired by Primo Levi’s Holocaust memoir, «Se questo è un uomo,» which calls upon society to remember the past in order to avoid future misdeeds. This artistic collaboration between PCDC and Mr. Celli celebrates 2013 as a year of cultural exchange between Italy and the United States. This project aspires to bring together three worlds – the American, Italian, and Jewish – and unite them in their common love for life and freedom. Celli’s deep understanding of both Italian and Jewish cultures is physicalized in gestural movement and a sensitive, evocative mix of dance and drama.
For the second consecutive year, New York based choreographer Sidra Bell brings her visually stunning work to PCDC. With her numerous internationally acclaimed choreographic residencies, PCDC is proud to proclaim Bell as a frequent collaborator. The Company performed her work “The Ungathered” in its 2012 Spring Season to audience acclaim. In this year’s creation, titled “Vivian & Paul,” Ms. Bell explores a new direction of expression, which involves partnering, and the close proximity of dancers’ bodies.
The company also revives two works by Igal Perry: the dynamic ballet «Conflicted
Terrain,” and two abstract duets from “Twilight.” “Conflicted Terrain,” is choreographed to Henryk Górecki’s “String Quartet # 3,” and features an on stage live string quartet led by cellist Nan-Cheng Chen. Live musicians’ relationships and dynamics morph as the dancers and musicians advance through ever-changing patterns, thus altering the traditional relationships between dancer and accompaniment. Excerpts from “Twilight” are classical in style, with both partnering and movement sequences venturing into a realm of deep, expansive movement, ranging in energy from soft and sustained to unexpected, sharp and fast paced sequences.
©2013 Danza Ballet