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8Aug/10

CAMILLE A. BROWN & ANDREA MILLER / KATE WEARE & MONICA BILL BARNES

Kate Weare will present the world premiere of BRIGHT LAND at the Joyce this week

Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. at 19th St.
April 9-14, $10-$39
212-242-0800
www.joyce.org

This week the Joyce will be hosting four excellent companies performing in repertory over six days, with pairs of exciting groups appearing on alternate nights Monday through Saturday. On August 9, 11, and 13, Camille A. Brown will present, with her new ensemble, the world premiere of CITY OF RAIN, with music by Jonathan Melville Pratt; GOOD AND GROWN, with music by Saycon Sengbloh and Wes Montgomery; the New York premiere of the duet BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, with Brown and Juel D. Lane; the Katrina-inspired NEW SECOND LINE, with visual art by Moses Ball; and GIRLZ VERSE 1, an all-female piece with music by Wunmi Olaiya and M.I.A. On those same nights, Miller’s Gallim Dance will perform WONDERLAND, a longer work that was inspired by Cai Guo-Qiang’s installation “Head On,” in which ninety-nine wolves crash into a glass wall, seen here at the Chinese artist’s 2008 Guggenheim retrospective. On August 10, 12, and 14, the Kate Weare Company makes its Joyce season debut with the world premiere of BRIGHT LAND, featuring live music by the string band the Crooked Jades, while Monica Bill Barnes will update its piece ANOTHER PARADE, about the relationship between performer and audience, using a vast array of music ranging from classical to classic R&B. In addition, on Saturday afternoon, all four companies will present excerpts from their works in a family-friendly production that should be a blast.

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