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Everywhere All the Time
Oct 24—Oct 27, 2018
Dance | Music

Seán Curran Company and Third Coast Percussion


From his roots in Irish step dance to a four-year run as an original member of STOMP, Seán Curran comes alive to the beat of a drum. In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the choreographer and his company collaborate with Grammy Award-winning, Chicago-based ensemble Third Coast Percussion for a landmark evening of new and classic work inspired by the primordial nature of percussion.

First, they reimagine the hallmark 2000 piece Abstract Concrete, a spirited study of pairing and partnership set to a loose, kinetic rhythm. Then, Curran himself performs as part of a quartet in the tour-de-force body percussion work Quadrabox Redux. Finally, the company presents the New York premiere of Everywhere All the Time, set to celebrated composer Donnacha Dennehy’s Surface Tension, a “magnificently energetic” (The New York Times) piece inspired by the Irish bodhran drum, with set design by the late landscape architect Diana Balmori.


Abstract Concrete
Music by Third Coast Percussion and David Skidmore
Costume design by Liz Prince

Everywhere All the Time
Music by Donnacha Dennehy
Costume design by Liliana Casabal

Choreography and direction by Seán Curran
Set design by Diana Balmori
Lighting design by Robert Wierzel
Visual design by Mark Randall

Commissioned by BAM and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

1hr 20min
Balcony seating is only accessible by 70 stairs.
Leadership support for dance at the BAM Harvey and the BAM Fisher provided by:
doris duke charitable foundation
Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by:
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
Faith, Reason, and Dance
Since the beginning of his career, dancer and choreographer Seán Curran has asked questions of faith, reason, and humanity. This New Yorker piece explains how there exists “so much life in his movement, which he has transferred expertly to his company.”
Everywhere all the time New Yorker Profile
Everywhere all the time NPR Tiny Desk
Third Coast Percussion: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Third Coast Percussion performs their latest, water-inspired arrangements with “precision and subtlety” for NPR’s Tiny Desk series.
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