Dance

Empty moves (parts I & II)

 
 
Oct 27—Oct 30, 2010
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 1hr 5min, no intermission
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday October 27, 2010
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NY Premiere (Empty moves part II)

Ballet Preljocaj
Music by John Cage
Choreography by Angelin Preljocaj

"Angelin Preljocaj owns an expressive vocabulary potentially far richer than that of many modern choreographers."
—The Telegraph (UK)

Whether putting a modern spin on the classics (Snow White, with costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier) or creating blazingly original works (N, Ballet Preljocaj; Le Parc, Paris Opera Ballet), French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj challenges conventional ideas about form and content. In Near Life Experience (2004 Next Wave), performed to electro band Air, he explored the limits of extreme sensation.

This season, Ballet Preljocaj makes a rare New York appearance with Empty moves (parts I & II). Set to a live recording of John Cage's Empty Words-a meditation on the sensuality of words freed from language-Empty moves follows suit, relishing in the body's remarkable ability for precise line, clarity, and form.

Empty moves (parts I & II), 2007 creation
Coproduction Festival Montpellier Danse 2007

Empty moves (part I), 2004 creation
Commission and co-production Biennale nationale de danse du Val-de-Marne
2006 Restage, co-production The Joyce Theater's Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work