April 26 - May 26, 2019
Curated By Nicky Paraiso
The stages of La MaMa will bloom again this spring with the exquisite sights and sounds of La MaMa Moves!, our wildly popular annual festival devoted to the very best in dance from New York and around the world. Take advantage of our new flexible 3-show and 5-show subscriptions to feast on a wide variety of options: post-modern, experimental, hip-hop and house, ethnic-fusion, burlesque, swing dance, aerial, hula, and more. La MaMa Moves! is a smorgasbord of passion and artistry of the kind that challenges the audience’s perceptions and reflects La MaMa’s longstanding dedication to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.
For our 2019 season, La MaMa Moves! features a thrilling line up of artists, representing the best of New York, as well as the global dance and movement scene. The choreographers of this season’s La MaMa Moves! 2019 are mostly powerful women at different stages of their respective artistic development. They are from places and nations as disparate and diverse as Norway, the USA, China, South Korea. This season’s male choreographers are from Italy, Canada and the USA. They have all made their work on the physical body corresponding and connecting with their passionate awareness of the current political and social world they all live in and inhabit. Indeed, to use choreographer Mia Habib’s dictum, they have re-identified and reclaimed dance as a “physical poem of protest.”
we want miles, in a silent way
April 26 - April 28 in The Downstairs
Choreography by Marco Valerio Amico & Rhuena Bracci
Italy’s renowned Gruppo Nanou brings a unique and spiritual approach to Miles Davis’s albums, Birth of the Cool (1949), Kind of Blue (1959), and Bitches Brew (1969). The trumpet is removed from the melodies; shifting and silencing Davis’s “voice,” in order to isolate and examine the work’s thrillingly elegant choreographic language, flights of improvisation, and composition methodology.
All – a physical poem of protest
May 3 - May 5 in The Downstairs
Choreographed by Mia Habib
Brilliant Norwegian choreographer Mia Habib’s deeply insightful ALL - a physical poem of protest takes aim at the physical mass of the human body and its power, in a thoughtful and emotional analysis of the simplest actions: running, walking…. But it’s more than that. ALL is a real-time negotiation between strangers, taking the audience on a journey, inviting us to truly inhabit the many spaces we all occupy.
but the sun came up and we were here
May 3 - May 5 in The Ellen Stewart Theatre