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8Jan/14

DANCE GOTHAM 2014

Ronald K. Brown’s powerful TORCH is part of Dance Gotham festival at NYU’s Skirball Center (photo by Ayodele Casel)

Ronald K. Brown’s powerful TORCH is part of Dance Gotham festival at NYU’s Skirball Center (photo by Ayodele Casel)

New York University, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 La Guardia Pl. at Washington Square South)
January 10-12, $18
212-352-3101
www.focusdance.us
www.nyuskirball.org

Part of Focus, the annual celebration of American dance, the seventh edition of Dance Gotham moves into the NYU Skirball Center this weekend, boasting an all-star lineup curated by American Dance Festival director Jodee Nimerichter. The January 10 program consists of the multimedia, unconventional The Very Unlikeliness (I’m Going to KILL You!) by Chris Yon (makes / dances), Stephen Petronio Company’s bold and beautiful Like Lazarus Did (LLD), Rosie Herrera Dance Theater’s immersive food-related Dining Alone, and Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ New Second Line, which was inspired by Hurricane Katrina. Saturday night brings together Paul Taylor 2’s Arden Court, which recently joined the Alvin Ailey repertoire; Adele Myers and Dancers’ Einstein’s Happiest Thought, which examines different usages of the word “fall,” particularly regarding imbalance; Gallim Dance’s Fold Here, Andrea Miller’s piece incorporating cardboard boxes; and Ronald K. Brown/Evidence’s Torch, a touching tribute to the life and memory of former Brown student Beth Young, who passed away in January 2012. And January 12 features David Dorfman Dance’s Come, and Back Again, about messiness, family, and love; Hubbard Street 2’s By the Skin of My Teeth, choreographed by Gregory Dolbashian; Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre’s mysterious Transparent Walls; and preview excerpts from LeeSaar the Company’s latest work, Princes Crocodile.

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