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8Jan/11

WALLY CARDONA: INTERVENTION #4: ROBERT SEMBER

Wally Cardona will team up with Robert Sember for INTERVENTION #4 at BAC on January 8

Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 West 37th St.
Saturday, January 8, $15, 8:30
www.bacnyc.org
www.wcvismorphing.org

In such widely praised works as REALLY REAL, A LIGHT CONVERSATION, SITE, and EVERYWHERE, Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer Wally Cardona has continued to investigate the architecture of space as well as human emotion and interaction. In 2005’s EVERYWHERE, commissioned for BAM’s Next Wave Festival, he placed barriers across the floor as dancers made their way through an ever-changing maze that led to a thrilling and surprising conclusion. In 2007’s site-specific SITE at DTW, Cardona again used objects to deconstruct and reconstruct the stage set in another of his “landscape” works. In addition to often incorporating physical objects into his pieces, Cardona also regularly collaborates with a diverse array of individuals, including sound artist Phil Kline, teacher and dancer Rahel Vonmoos, the music groups ETHEL and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, video artist Maya Ciarrocchi, and interior designer Douglas Fanning. For his current project, INTERVENTION, Cardona is holding residencies in several cities, where the host institution selects a local expert not from the field of dance for him to work with for five days, creating a single, unique performance. This past week Cardona has teamed up with Robert Sember, part of the Ultra-red activist art collective, a former researcher for Columbia’s Department of Sociomedical Sciences, and a Vera List Center Fellow at the New School, for INTERVENTION #4, which will take place tonight at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on West 37th St. Cardona will be back at BAC on February 12 for INTERVENTION #5 and March 26 for INTERVENTION #6 before heading to Washington, DC, with the fascinating project. Meanwhile, Paris-based choreographer Jennifer Lacey is participating in similar residencies, called MY FIRST TIME WITH A DRAMATURGE, which will eventually come together with Cardona’s INTERVENTION and music by Berlin-based composer Jonathan Bepler for the more expansive TOOL IS LOOT. Tickets are only $15 to see one of Brooklyn’s most innovative and creative choreographers in a one-time only performance tonight, so don’t miss it.

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