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Dance @ The Tank Announces Spring 2009 New Works Series
March 5, 2009, 08:00
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NEW WORKS presents emerging choreographers in a solo or split evening format. New Works provides an opportunity for emerging choreographers to showcase evening length work, and other work that is less suited for group programs. New Works is curated by Tatyana Tenenbaum and Jeso O’Neill.

Movementpants photo by Olek

Spring Schedule:
Meredith Glisson – March 13th and 14th, 7:30pm – $10
Movementpants – April 23 and 24, 9:30pm – $10
Emily Pope-Blackman – April 27, 9:30pm – Price TBA
Talya Epstein/James McGinn – May 7 and 8, 7:30pm – $10
Cakeface – May 8 and 9 @ 9:30pm – Price TBA
Sawtooth – May 15 and 16, 7:30pm – $12 gen/ $10 students

Meredith Glisson – March 13th and 14th, 7:30pm – $10
Settler, the first of two pieces, relates to the hisory of the gypsy: its Indian and Egyptian orgins Western society’s cultural conclusions, and personal experiences of migration. La Plus Que Vive is a duet. Black and white. The loss of the rejected self hopes to find place, to regain the single awareness that there is a retry again. “…si, mais dessous les larmes il y a un rire, comme dessous la neige blanche il y a les roses rouges…”

Movementpants – April 23 and 24, 9:30pm – $15
Adrian Jevicki’s latest work deals with tough topics including mental disability and neurodiversity through humor, satire and movement. For this piece, Jevicki’s draws from his own experience growing up with autistic siblings.

Talya Epstein/James McGinn – May 7 and 8, 7:30pm – $10
Estrellita is like a National Geographic show where you’re watching a bug or small animal as its being stalked, attacked, and slowly eaten by a predator… except everything is made of Botticini Fiorito marble and you can taste the sweat in the back of your throat. In Untitled, the performers proceed to engage in aggressive task related force games with the audience. Through different levels of individual and collection participation the audience determines the pace of these activities, thus heightening the performers’ dependency on the audience.

Cakeface -May 8 and 9, 9:30pm – Price TBA
Inspired by grating encounters with “preachy vegans,” vice. (with mary kate) probes that which makes us feel “badass.” The work delves into the behaviors we adopt despite knowledge of their negative implications, including but not limited to ruthless carnivorous indulgences. Text and music mingle throughout as well as vocal samplings from a motivational badass, Popeye’s meat hoarding scam artist pal: Wimpy The Moocher.

SAWTOOTH – May 15 and 16, 7:30pm – $12 gen/$10 students
SAWTOOTH dancers are interested in dark humor, unexpected/unwelcome surprises, entitlement, indulgence, and exploring pleasures that range from kitschy to morbid. From self-launch to self-surrender, SAWTOOTH is interested in endless expansion and total collapse. This work is made possible in part by a Harkness Space Grant from the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center.


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