Ivy Baldwin Dance
Choreography by Ivy Baldwin
Brooklyn-based choreographer Ivy Baldwin celebrates her company’s 15th anniversary season, making her BAM debut with a new work commissioned by BAM and incubated during Baldwin’s time as the 2014 Harkness Foundation Artist in Residence at the BAM Fisher. The evening-length piece—created in collaboration with performers Anna Carapetyan, Lawrence Cassella, Eleanor Smith, Ryan Tracy, and Katie Workum—features a score composed and mixed live by Justin Jones and additional music composed and performed by Tracy.
Set within a sculptural landscape created by installation artists Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen and featuring costumes by Brooklyn-based fashion designer Alice Ritter, Oxbow explores the inexorable nature of the two forces that contain us all: space and time, geology and chronology. The result is a unique and alluring work by an artist described by dance critic Deborah Jowitt as a “hunter-gatherer sort of choreographer—foraging for one thing, finding another, and mixing them together in weird, mysterious, and compelling ways until they have only misty affinities with their natural states."
Music and sound design by Justin Jones
Additional music by Ryan Tracy
Set design by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen
Lighting design by Michael O'Connor
Costume design by Alice Ritter
Ivy Baldwin is the 2014 Harkness Foundation Artist in Residence at the BAM Fisher.