Leslie Satin & David Botana
Yvonne Rainer’s “Three Satie Spoons” was originally a solo dance in three sections choreographed in Robert Dunn’s workshop at the Cunningham studio and performed by the choreographer at the Living Theater in 1961.
Inspired by Muhammad Ali–his life, legacy, and his lineage–the Peggy Choy Dance Company explores Ali’s fight for justice by re-imagining the seminal moments in his struggle while packing a punch with a fusion of the martial arts and hip-hop dance that is directly inspired by the greatest boxer of all time. This homage includes reflection upon his fighter bloodline via his daughter, Laila Ali, making this performance true evidence of a Diva with a twist.
“For This Reason I Am Naming This Dance” is a playfull look at the creative process. Created with the graduating class of NYU Tisch’s School of The Arts, this work deals with process, performance, virtuosity, collective creative process, objects, text, and humor.
“In Nine Squares (Private)”, two people (David Botana and Leslie Satin) trace a series of encounters, images, and suggestions of narrative within a geometric landscape.
Mary Seidman and Dancers premieres excerpts of the company’s newest evening length work: The Messier Project, a modern dance work for six stunningly beautiful dancers with composer Bruce Lazarus’ live piano performance of four sections of his original musical score, Messier Catalogue of Star Clusters and Nebulae. Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History, adds 3-D video projections, flying the audience on a journey through the stars.