Malcolm Low presents Speakeasy/DEVOTION, an abstract multidisciplinary dance on the themes of faith, ritual and passion – in religion, sports, art, sex – and our devotion to all of it. With dance, video, music, text and puppetry, the work is rooted in his experience as an African American Pentecostal gay man. We will explore the parallels and contrasts of the various ecstasies experienced by these followers and believers, fans and players. Malcolm Low is happy to be collaborating with Onome Ekhe as Art Director/Dramaturg and Ben Coleman as sound designer.
Malcolm Low is from Chicago, first trained with Joseph Holmes, Hubbard Street, Homer Bryant and the Ruth Page Foundation, and performed with Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Co., Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Ballet British Columbia, Ronald K. Brown, Stephen Petronio, Complexions, Zvi Gotheiner and Dancers, Margo Sappington, Reggie Wilson, Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot, & 5 years with Bill T. Jones. Malcolm currently works with Ralph Lemon and David Thomson. Low choreographed “One Forgotten Moment” on Alvin Ailey 2 in 2012. He has been showing his own work since 1999, in recent years at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2011), Summer Stage at Red Hook Park (2011), Main Stage (2012) and Dixon Place (2014). Low was awarded a Fund for New Work/Harlem Stage Gatehouse Grant (2009), a BAX Passing It Down Award (2011), a Choreographic Fellowship in Robert Battle’s New Directions Choreography Lab at Alvin Ailey (2011), the MCAF from the LMCC (2012), and the MCAF and LMCC Space Residency Grant (2014). Low is Artist in Residence at Queensborough Community College for 2014 and was awarded a MAP Fund grant for his work In The Thrust… (2014).
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