"BECQUEREL", is a physical response to the events surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, 1986. While not a literal translation of Chernobyl, "BECQUEREL" embodies the fear of radiation poisoning and the delay in notification to the people of Chernobyl and neighboring Pripyat. "BECQUEREL" hopes to evoke some of the unknown physical consequences, loss of relationships, inability to disconnect from an environment, and trying to rid the body of radiation without scientific knowledge and understanding.
Artistic Director & Choreographer: Shawn T Bible
You are cordially invited to a fall showcase of DANCE IQUAIL's new works-in-progress featuring work by Christopher Ralph, Ja'Mailk & our Executive Artistic Director Iquail Shaheed.
This event will also include live music performed by students of the Juilliard School in selections by John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder & Gil Scott Heron.
its certainly going to be a GREAT time not to be missed.
This evening-length performance showcases a collection of Mr. von Howard's work along with Guest Choreographer Elizabeth Gillaspy and an original score by Dance Composer Marc S. Langelier.
DARK CHAPTERS is an assemblage of five movement stories - explorations of the human experience conceived by choreographer and Artistic Director Christian von Howard. This evening-length program of collected works from the company's repertory reflects on themes ranging from the historical imagining of von Howard's ancestry during the Victorian Age to present-day personal and physically driving interpersonal relationships. DARK CHAPTERS is inspired by the emotional and temporal sensations of the mind and body; its passions and appetites.
The performances feature an impeccable ensemble of performing talent from the VON HOWARD PROJECT's dynamic cast of New York dance artists, which includes company member Ellenore Scott, Season 6 finalist from So You Think You Can Dance, as well as the beautiful skill and grace of current and former dancers from Ailey II.
Artistic Director: Christian von Howard
Guest Artists: Elizabeth Gillaspy (Choreographer) and Marc S. Langelier (Composer)
Lighting Designers: Michael Jarett, Roma Flowers
Performers: Elizabeth Alvarez, Corrine Bates, Beth Brandt, Courtney Cook, Felix Cruz, Jasmine Domfort, AJ Guevara, Ryan Houston, Whitney Hubbard, Youthen Joseph, Christina Carlotti Kolb, Aqura Lacey, Nikolai McKenzie, Allison Meyer, Major Nesby, Kim Palmer, Kaila Pettus, Allison Ploor, Autumn Proctor, Emily Reynolds, Courtney Sauls, Ellenore Scott, Ryan Smith, De'Anthony Vaughan, Christian von Howard, Elizabeth Washington, Rohnie D. Williams, Sharrod Williams
Th-Sun September 6-9, 2012
Presenting 34 Contemporary Dance Companies from U.S. and International
Honoring Master Dance Artists ELAINE SUMMERS and DIANNE McINTYRE
Gala Reception following Thursday night performance
Location: Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre/The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue) Midtown Manhattan