Philadanco reconstructs Bad Blood, a highly physical and seldom-performed piece by Ulysses Dove as part of an evening of dance at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Dove’s innovative work has premiered at the New York City Ballet (Twilight, Red Angels, 1994), as well as with world renowned companies, such as the Dutch National Ballet, the Basel Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, London Festival Ballet, and Groupe de Recherche Choreographique de l’Opéra de Paris, where he spent three years as assistant director (1980–83). Dove passed away in 1996, and has been continuously revered for his explosive, forceful dances he brought to the stage.
“I’m always looking for work that challenges my dancers, and this is even more demanding because of the structure of the work,” says Joan Myers Brown about the company’s premiere of Bad Blood. “It’s about relationships, but a lot of the lifts are ‘death-defying’ and it requires the dancers to have the utmost trust in each other.”
Ulysses Dove: Bad Blood
Gene Hill Sagan: Suite En Bleu
Rennie Harris: Philadelphia Experiment
Donald Byrd: Bamm
A string quartet drawn from the Philadelphia Sinfonia youth orchestra performs John Harbison’s Thanks, Victor.
Judy Hussie-Taylor has served as Executive Director of Danspace Project, a New York City venue for independent experimental choreographers, since 2008. Hussie-Taylor served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2012 and 2013, a Performance LOI panelist in 2014, and as the Performance panel chair in 2015.
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