Picked by: HD
Why: Paul Taylor is characterized in this month’s Dance Magazine as creating choreography that represents “extreme moods”. Next weekend, DC has the opportunity to see this in person. As part of “Catalyst”, a mixed repertory evening at The Harman Center for the Arts, CityDance Ensemble will embody two aspects of Taylor’s choreographic personality. Last Look, a frightening journey to the brink of sanity in contrast with a lighter work – their first showing of Images.
CITYDANCE IN CONCERT: CATALYST
Saturday, March 13, 2010 • 8pm
Sunday, March 14, 2010 • 4pm
Lansburgh Theatre • Harman Center for the Arts
450 7th Street NW • Washington, DC
Concluding a blockbuster performance season featuring a standing ovation at the inaugural 2009 VelocityDC Dance Festival and October’s sold-out Latitude performances at The Kennedy Center, CityDance’s U.S. season finale featuring the Washington, DC premiere of Paul Taylor’s Images and a collaboration between Artistic Director Paul Gordon Emerson and Grammy nominee Christylez Bacon promises to be an event that should not be missed.
The groundbreaking concert features:
* CityDance’s premiere of Paul Taylor’s masterwork Images
* An encore performance of Paul Taylor’s powerful Last Look (as seen at the 2009 VelocityDC Dance Festival last fall)
* A premiere of Paul Gordon Emerson’s new work Little Adorations with live accompaniment by Grammy nominee Christylez Bacon
* A first look at +1/-1 by Choreographer-in-Residence Christopher K. Morgan. +1/-1 will have its world premiere at the Gala Opening Night of the Sareyyet Ramallah Dance Festival in Ramallah in the Palestinian Territories on April 19 when CityDance takes the stage with the Sareyyet Ramallah Dance Company.