From the folks at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC):
The Spring 2018 Dance Series presentations of works-in-progress will each culminate a weeklong residency in the Rudolf Nureyev Studio. The series of public performances aims to highlight BAC’s role in providing essential support to art-makerswith work-in-progress showings 2018 artists Marguerite Hemmings, Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, and Michelle Boulé.
The Dance Series begins February 23 at 7PM with Jamaica-born, New York-based Marguerite Hemmings, who will share sketches of a new work based on dance styles that develop on the street—in dancehalls, social settings, and in response to social conditions. On April 20 at 4PM, members of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre—from Palestine, the U.S. and Europe—will hold an open rehearsal led by choreographer Samar Haddad King. A conversation will follow with Haddad King and her collaborator, playwright and theater director Amir Nizar Zuabi. Finally, on May 11 at 7PM, New York’s Michelle Boulé will share her work-in-progress Field (working title), examining relationships between the scientific research of traditional and contemporary healing practices and aesthetic form.
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