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4Dec/12

DOUG ELKINS CHOREOGRAPHY, ETC.: SCOTT, QUEEN OF MARYS / MO(OR)TOWN REDUX

SCOTT, QUEEN OF MARYS is one of two works being presented by Doug Elkins at Baryshnikov Arts Center this week

Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman Performance Space
450 West 37th St. between Ninth & Tenth Aves.
December 5-8, $20, 7:30
212-811-4111
www.bacnyc.org
www.dougelkinschoreography.com

Former B-Boy and House of Ninja member Doug Elkins hip-hops his way into the Baryshnikov Arts Center with a pair of exciting works running December 5-8, performed by his New York–based company, Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc. Going back to 1994, Scott, Queen of Marys is a tribute to Willi Ninja, the dancer-choreographer who made vogueing popular in the 1990s and was one of the stars of Jennie Livingston’s Paris Is Burning documentary. The piece features music by Mio Morales and will include Javier Ninja, Willi’s protégé. The two-time Bessie-winning Elkins will also present the New York premiere of Mo(or)Town Redux, an updated version of his 1990 Accumulation/Mo(or)town, which was inspired by José Limón’s 1949 The Moor’s Pavane. A mash-up of Shakespeare’s Othello and Berry Gordy’s Motown Records, the piece will be performed by Kyle Marshall, Donnell Oakley, Alexander Dones, and Cori Marquis taking on the roles of Othello, Desdemona, Iago, and Emelia, respectively, with Motown music and later R&B. And watch out for the handkerchief.

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