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New York, NY 10024
Soaking WET is a series of choreographic evenings curated by David Parker, whose company, David Parker and The Bang Group has been the first and only resident-dance company of the West End Theater since January 2003.
The intimate and friendly West End Theater will once again play host to the Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, May 19-22, two performances, two different programs daily. The early performances will be shared by Joshua Bisset/Shuagroup and Katy Orthwein; the later shows will feature the ensembles of Larry Goldhuber and Christopher Williams.
Thursday-Saturday at 8:30 PM; Sunday at 4 PM
Director/choreographer Goldhuber will present two excerpts from Smite, a work that rewrites classic lessons in morality, twisting them into dance narratives that confront our country’s perpetual state of war. Set to original commissioned music by Geoff Gersh, the first excerpt, “David & Goliath,” will be performed by the choreographer joined by Roy Fialkow (of the Trockaderos). Two recent graduates from Manhattanville College, Alexandra Montalbano and Elyse Desmond, will perform a more abstract excerpt to a collaged soundtrack by composer Gersh of Biblical names.
Williams will present excerpts from his latest work, Il Giardino d’Amore, excerpted for an ensemble of five and set to Alessandro Scarlatti’s 18th century serenata Il Giardino di Amore, inspired by the mythic lovers Venus and Adonis. Dancers are Christiana Axelsen, Andrew Champlin, Raja Kelly, Kyle Gerry and Justin Lynch. Costumes are designed by Andrew Jordan.
More details at Soaking WET Dance Series.