Performance Mix Festival: 32 opening tonight!

Dialogue India: three perspectives || 7 PM

Kuldeep Singh

Kuldeep Singh’s BATTU is a traditional, pure dance piece in the repertoire of Indian classical dance of Odissi, post Indian independence. The piece extols the wall frieze sculptures of mighty Sun Temple of Konark (built in 13th c. AD) unfolding into elaborate patterns, set to the complex rhythmic cycles of Odissi pakhwaj (percussion instrument).

Mari Meade Dance Collective / MMDC

Mari Meade’s dialogue (excerpt) is a danced series of city-life conversations and interactions. Characters as diverse as a group of expectant mothers waiting for their doctors’ appointments and a trio of arguing male board room members share slices of urban life and the stressors, humilities, hubbub, and private moments of reflection therein.

Parijat Desai

India-born, U.S.-raised choreographer Parijat Desai’s JustLikeThat 4.0 is part of an ongoing exploration of language and state power using dance and experimental theater. Desai began the project in 2014 exploring badly written Indian news articles and turning them into song and dance. In the most recent iteration, she began to develop additional characters. Parijat was recently awarded Center for Performance Research’s Mertz Gilmore Late Stage Production Grant.
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LiftOff applications due Friday & Kickstarter shoutout!

Applications due this Friday, June 1!

LiftOff Creative and Project Development Residency

August 2018

The LiftOff Creative and Project Development Residency provides four physical-based performance artists with:

  • A minimum of 30 hours of rehearsal space
  • Two creative and project development feedback sessions facilitated by NDA director Karen Bernard or guest facilitator

There is no fee for the residency.

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Top pick: don’t miss Karen Bernard’s Showgirls!

Dance Enthusiast Top Pick!

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Karen Bernard’s Showgirls

At Brooklyn Studios for Dance

FINAL NIGHT: DON’T MISS IT!

Tonight, Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 PM

Brooklyn Studios for Dance (BkSD)
210 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11238

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This weekend: Karen Bernard’s Showgirls at BkSD

Karen Bernard's Showgirls, photo by Svetla Atanasova

This weekend:

Karen Bernard’s Showgirls

At Brooklyn Studios for Dance

– May 17, 18, and 19 at 8:00 PM –

Brooklyn Studios for Dance (BkSD)
210 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11238

Purchase tickets: via Facebook or via Eventbrite

This performance of Showgirls is the culmination of Karen Bernard’s spring residency at BkSD. Karen is known for creating a storm of references on the body. In Showgirls, she delves into a delicious deconstruction of glamour in decline. Using evocative imagery of a crumbling Venice juxtaposed with sumptuously adorned dancers in high heels who strut their stuff unapologetically, Bernard orchestrates a visually rich and thought provoking performance that swirls around the audience. Bernard’s Showgirls recognize their imperfections and deny those of the world around them, creating an emotionally charged and complex vision of nostalgia. Read more

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