Volume 5, Number 42 | October 19 – 25 , 2006
7 Days in Dance
DANCE BY ALAN DANIELSON Internationally acclaimed choreographer Alan Danielson (photo by Carlos Mario Lema) returns to Danspace Project with a program of works that includes two premieres. “Foreign Relations” is a duet that explores opposites while building connections. The work, commissioned by Festival Art (Bogotá, Colombia), features text by Reneé D’Aoust. “Scarlatti Sonatas,” a group work concerning discovery and memory, showcases music composed by Domenico Scarlatti and played live by pianist Melinda Haas. Rounding out the program is “Cave,” a duet that investigates change, both gradual and sudden. Geraldine Cardiel, Jennifer Chin, Alan Danielson, Sadie Gilbertson, Robert Regala, and Pam Wagner perform. Carol Mullins lights the works. 131 E. 10th St. at Second Ave. Oct. 5-8, Thu.-Sun. 8:30 p.m. $15 or TDF; 212-674-8194.
Dancemakers NYC Dana Hash-Campbell, a former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in conjunction with Long Island University and the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, is producing a showcase of fourteen dance artists in a repertory program spanning two evenings. On Friday see works by Alexandra Beller, Gerald Casel, Aviva Geismar, Hash-Campbell, Ray Tadio, Barbara Mahler, Ashley Searles, and Molly Rabinowitz. Saturday’s program offers dance by Erin Dudley, Daniel Gwirtzman, Amy Larimer, Misty Owens, Anne-Rene Petrarca, Rebecca Stenn, Debra Wanner, Hash-Campbell, and Tadio. Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, One University Place, Long Island University, Brooklyn. Oct. 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m. $25/$15 students & seniors; 718-488-1624.
LIZ LERMAN DANCE EXCHANGE Liz Lerman founded her group 30 years ago and has been making audiences’ hearts tremor ever since. Her boundary-breaking choreography combines explosive dancing, personality, humor, and sensitivity, lending itself to any style, or any venue. At DNA, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange will perform excerpts of their searing piece “Small Dances About Big Ideas,” commissioned by the Harvard Law School on the anniversary of the Nuremburg trials. A collaborator with her experiences, the world around her, and the dancers beside her, Lerman’s choreography is always fresh, stretching the expressive range of contemporary dance. Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway, enter on Chambers St. Oct. 6-9 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 8 matinee at 3 p.m. $25; ticketcentral.com.