360° Dance Company presents an evening including the world premieres of “Regular Chain of Being,” choreographed by Lauri Stallings, and “Near Dark”, choreographed by Artistic Director Martin Lofsnes, from Oct. 18-20, 2012 at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, NYC. Performances: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night Gala), Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
The Special Opening Night Gala performance on Oct. 18 will include Erica Dankmeyer performing Jane Dudley’s “Time is Money,” as well as an excerpt from Lauri Stalling’s “MAKTUB,” 360° Dance Company’s inaugural reconstruction and commission.
360° Dance Company presents it’s 2012 New York City season at Ailey Citigroup Theater with two world premieres, a New York premiere and a new reconstruction. Regular Chain of Being, choreographed by Lauri Stallings, is a journey of the “inter-human” for two, set to Bellini’s Casta Diva. This is the company’s second commission by Ms. Stallings and was created in collaboration with gloATL, Atlanta, GA. Martin Lofsnes’ new piece Near Dark is the artistic director’s response to five passages from the writings of artist Edward Munch.
The New York premiere of “Purpura” (A Mi Padre) is a new dance theater work with text and choreography by Ricardo Flores. The work follows a man swirling through images of hopes, dreams, memories; striving to come to terms with the inevitable passing of time. The evening will also feature a new reconstruction of Pauline Koner’s “The Shining Dark,” a story based on Helen Keller with music by Leon Kirchner. Finally, Alessandra Prosperi’s Satsang (2010) is an exploration of the notion that humans cannot thrive alone, and that the need for each other is greater than we often come to realize.
Dancers: Christopher Bloom, Erica Dankmeyer, Carrie Elmore-Tallitsch, Yuko Giannakis, Hana Ginsburg, Danelle Morgan, Martin Lofsnes, Alessandra Prosperi, Romain Rachline, Jerome Stigler. Apprentices: Sarah Beth Haarmann, Elaine Gutierrez, Aaron Hopper, Luca Marino
Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Martin Lofsnes, 360° Dance Company’s mission is to present classic modern dance masterpieces juxtaposed with original contemporary dance works, in order to simultaneously preserve and develop the modern dance lineage. Comprised primarily of former principal dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company, as well as other professional artists, 360° combines the grit and passion of the legacy’s founders with the fearless exploration and innovation of today’s modern dance world.
Following a wildly successful premiere season at the Bærum Kulturhus in Oslo, Norway, 360° Dance Company has been featured in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Sitelines Festival and the Reverb, American Dance Guild, Philadelphia Fringe and Colorado Summer Dance Festivals. The company has also performed at The Overture Center (Madison, WI), Sam Houston University (Huntsville, TX), SUNY/Purchase, Hofstra University, Merce Cunningham Studio, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Williams College, MS51 and Dartmouth College. 360° has spent summer residencies at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center and Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp, and has been regularly featured in the Historic Dance Theater Foundation’s “Dance is a Weapon” lecture demonstration series.
In June 2010, 360° presented its premiere NYC Season at the esteemed Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts). The company returned to DTW in June 2011 for another full-length performance season, hailed as “Uniformly powerful [featuring] exhilarating glimpses of our modern dance heritage performed…with equal parts passion and reverence” (Gus Solomons in Solomons Says). 2012 marks 360° Dance Company’s Fifth Anniversary Season, which included a preview event on June 16, 2012 at the Ailey Studios, and a fully produced performance season at the renowned Ailey Citigroup Theater in October 2012.
For more information about 360 Dance, visit www.360fullcircle.net.