(Mar.14-17) — The complete six-part encyclopedic series is a multidisciplinary work that weaves theory and performance into a four-hour-long hybrid event. Israeli choreographer Netta Yerushalmy and a cast of 20 dancers and scholars, ranging in age from 20 to 68, perform deconstructed installments of Vaslav Nijinsky’s "Sacre" (1913); Martha Graham’s "Night Journey" (1947); Alvin Ailey’s "Revelations" (1960); a mix of Merce Cunningham works "Rainforest," "Sounddance," "Points in Space," "Beach Birds" and "Ocean" (1968-1990); dance numbers from the 1969 Bob Fosse film "Sweet Charity"; and a response to George Balanchine’s "Agon" (1957) that includes none of the original choreography.

"Paramodernities" boasts a radical and undefinable rethinking of the canon, involving virtually no music. Each section was created as an independent unit with a distinct creative process that features text, read live by scholars and writers from various fields who place the dances within a larger context. The cast joins Yerushalmy in generating questions about the different paths taken by the modern tradition in dance and beyond. Within each installment, fundamental tenets of modernism are explored, such as sovereignty, spectacle, race, feminism and ableism.

Featuring dancers Michael Blake, Gerald Casel, Marc Crousillat, Brittany Engel-Adams, Joyce Edwards, Stanley Gambucci, Taryn Griggs, Magdalena Jarkowiec, Nicholas Leichter, Jeremy Jae Neal, Hsiao-Jou Tang, Megan Williams, Netta Yerushalmy; and scholars/writers Thomas F. DeFrantz, Julia Foulkes, Georgina Kleege, David Kishik, Carol Ockman, Mara Mills, Claudia La Rocco, with lighting by Tim Cryan and costumes by Jarkowiec.

Thu. 3/14 at 7:00pm

Fri. 3/15 at 7:00pm

Sat. 3/16 at 7:00pm *AUDIO DESCRIPTION*

Sun. 3/17 at 3:00pm

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:00pm



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New York, NY 10011





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