By Walter Rutledge
The Gotham Dance Festival concludes this week at The Joyce Theater, located at 175 Eighth Avenue. The two-week festival will present five programs that feature the work of more than ten choreographers. One of the highlights will be Working Women a program celebrating the choreographic work of American women, both established and emerging talents. The festival runs thru Sunday June 10.
The performance schedule is: Tuesday June 5, at 7:30pm; Working Women Gotham Dance Festival celebrates the choreographic work of American women, in a special one night only concert to benefit the programs of Gotham Arts Exchange. The program will include new works and audience favorites from Pam Tanowitz (world premiere); Kate Weare (The Light Has Not The Arms to Carry Us); Camille A. Brown (solo from Mr. Tol E. Rance); Carolyn Dorfman (Keystone); Loni Landon (World Premiere of Don’t Forget to Go Home); Jodie Gates (duet from Delicate Balance); Jane Comfort (excerpt from Beauty) and Monica Bill Barnes (excerpt of Love, Oh Love).
Wednesday June 6, at 7:30pm and Thursday June 7 at 8pm Bodytraffic brings to The Joyce a trio of works by distinctive global choreographers. Barak Marshall, who tracks between Israel and the West Coast, provides a world premiere, as does The Bakery’s Richard Siegal, right out of Paris and London. Belgian choreographer Stijn Celis’s eerie outing, Fragile Dwellings, inspired by homelessness and delivered within artist Erwin Redl’s incandescent light installation, rounds out the evening.
Friday June 8 at 8pm, Saturday June 9 at 8pm Sunday June 10at 2pm Gallim Dance is a high-voltage, New York-based company of rising choreographer Andrea Miller, is returning to The Joyce after its sold-out run in August 2010. Miller, an alumnus of Ohad Naharin’s Ensemble Batsheva, has been creating an award-winning body of exuberant and captivating work since founding Gallim Dance in 2007. Miller now presents her newest creation, a world premiere that explores the boundaries between art and the artist.
Tickets are $10-$39 and are available at 212-242-0800 or joyce.org.
In Photo: 1) Matthew Presscott and Tara Keating 2) Camille A Brown 3) Hai Cohen and Lillian Barbeito 4) Jonathan Royse Windham and Arika Yamada
Photo Credit: 1) Portia Jones 2) Alan Kimara Dixon 3) Grant Barbeito 4) Franziska Strauss