DANCERS, BUILDINGS and PEOPLE IN THE STREETS

2015 Danspace platform curated by claudia la rocco

In 2014 six pairs of artists were asked by PLATFORM 2015 curator Claudia La Rocco to participate in choreographic exchanges based on Edwin Denby's "three nodal points of Balanchine, Cunningham and Judson Dance Theater." Dance Dialogues are unique evenings of live movement exchanges, choreographic studies, and playful performance explorations.

 

KAITLYN GILLILAND & WILL RAWLS / SILAS RIENER & ADRIAN DANCHIG-WARING

DANCE DIALOGUES

 

Silas Riener worked with Adrian Danchig-Waring, a principal dancer at New York City Ballet. Due to Danchig-Waring's NYCB schedule he did not perform live but his choreographic ideas and exchanges with Riener were presented as part of the evening.

 

Premiere: February 19-21, 2015 at Danspace Project

Choreography: Silas Riener 

Dancers: Silas Riener

Costumes: Reid Bartelme

 

sara mearns & rashaun mitchell / sterling hyltin & jodi melnick 

DANCE DIALOGUES: starts and fits, no middles no ends: 8 unfinished dances

 

Rashaun Mitchell worked with Sara Mearns, a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, and performed a new work with her. He also collaborated and danced with Jodi Melnick, a choreographer and former dancer in the work of Trisha Brown, John Jasperse, and Twyla Tharp. 

 

Premiere: March 5-7, 2015 at Danspace Project

Choreography: Rashaun Mitchell, Sara Mearns, Sterling Hyltin, Jodi Melnick

Dancers: Rashaun Mitchell, Sara Mearns, Sterling Hyltin, Jodi Melnick

Costumes: Reid Bartelme

 

Two Perspectives on Platform 2015 by Yvonne Rainer

A Mashup of Ballet and Modern Dance by Tara Sheena

Review: In 'Platform 2015' the Beauty of Ragged Edges at Danspace Project by Deborah Jowitt

Review: In Platform 2015 Wills Rawls and Kaitlyn Gilliland Perform a Dance Dialogue by Deborah Jowitt

Houses Without Masters: Part 1 of 2 on "Platform 2015: Dancers, Buildings, and People in the Streets" by Siobhan Burke