Part of Shared Ecologies: An Evening of Dynamic Dance Collaborations!
October 15 & 16, 2016
Performance @ 7 pm
And, catch a pre-show installation with Bridge & Olive Dance @ 6 pm
CPR | Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
DIRECTIONS: CPR is located at 361 Manhattan Avenue between Jackson St. and Withers St. Take the Brooklyn-bound L Train to Graham Avenue (3rd Stop in Brooklyn). Exit right out of turnstile, Left down Graham Avenue, Left on Jackson Street, Right on Manhattan Avenue
Join us on Saturday, October 15th or Sunday, October 16th, 2016, at the Center for Performance Research (Brooklyn, NY), for an evening of contemporary dance featuring ClancyWorks Dance Company and Left Side Labs. “Shared Ecologies: An Evening of Dynamic Dance Collaboration,” represents a paradigm for learning across generations and an interest in effective models for dance creation in the 21st century.
While 20th century dance pioneers echoed the pattern of having choreographers break away from their mentors, Left Side Labs and ClancyWorks are collaborating on this concert to offer a new model for contemporary dance presenting in which artists can commit fully to advancing another’s artistic vision while simultaneously advancing their own unique voice. This concert embodies a shared principle that dance making can reach its greatest potential when knowledge, resources, and the stage, are shared.
Special to this evening’s collaboration is a long-standing history of these dance makers working together to support one another’s vision. Within the framework of a true 21st century arts ecosystem in which strong partnerships allow resources to be extended, these choreographers are interested in contributing to a cause larger than their own.
ClancyWorks Dance Company, based in the Washington, D.C. enters our 16th season of presenting dances that shift perceptions through performance to advance positive social action. Under the direction of Dr. Adrienne Clancy, Clancy’s work has been touted by the Washington Post as “a tour de force of unpredictable partnering” and has earned a reputation for award winning educational programs as well as nuanced partnering work that is simultaneously athletically physical and philosophically driven by questions. “When Adrienne Clancy hits a wall, literally or figuratively, she doesn't retreat. She climbs it." (Washington Post).
Clancy will present three works that highlight challenges of the 21st century. Catching Dreams asks how might we continue to hold onto simple ideas and aspirations in a world that moves so quickly and is becoming so complex? How can we ensure that our dreams do not transform into our nightmares? The Art of Letting Go queries the constant struggle to turn obstacles into opportunities within personal relationships. Stalked by Time, a new duet with collaborator Sandra Lacy, questions the personal benefits of the fast paced workaholism forced upon many of us as we try to keep up with the mundane tasks of life with too little time to accomplish most necessary daily tasks.
Bridge and Olive Dance is a contemporary dance duo that strives to reach new audiences through multi media productions that are humorous, thoughtful, a little outrageous and always collaborative. Always striving to reach new and unsuspecting audiences, they revel in performing in guerilla-esque situations where dance is not expected.
This particular event will feature Olivia Wingerath, Meghan Meehan, Bridget Struthers, and the unintelligible babble of foreign podcasts.
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