American Premiere of More Mouvements für Lachenmann

Bowerbird, in cooperation with the 2011 FringeArts Festival, presented the American premiere of French choreographer Xavier Le Roy’s stunning More Mouvements für Lachenmann, with members of the Viennese music ensemble Klangforum Wien. Le Roy has gained eminence in Europe with a series of works that redefine choreography as an art form, one that focuses on the behavioral aspects of everyday movement. About this work, Le Roy has noted, “It is something between a theater, a choreography, and a concert performance.” Selected members of the Philadelphia dance community engaged with the choreographer in a series of workshops on improvisation techniques.

References

thINKingDance writer Carolyn Merritt reported on Pasión y Arte’s highly successful First Philadelphia Flamenco Festival with Rosario Toledo.

Collaborators & Colleagues

William Parker is a leading figure in the New York creative jazz scene. Renowned as a composer, bassist, and multi-instrumentalist, he is also an educator and author.

WXPN’s yearlong Center-funded project Zydeco Crossroads continues with a free dance party featuring the Grammy-award winning zydeco funk band Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band.

Two Center-funded performance projects presented by FringeArts at the 2015 Fringe Festival—Available Light and After the Rehearsal/Persona—have gained positive reviews in The New York Times.

The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance is an evening-length autobiographical dance, the culmination of Philadelphia-based breakdancer Raphael Xavier’s 30 years of experience in hip-hop genres. Xavier, a 2013 Pew Fellow, plays with the rhythms of rap, break dancing and narrative to draw parallels between the performer’s body and the stage itself.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Susan Warden is an independent choreographer who served as artistic director for 940 Dance Company at the Lawrence (Kansas) Arts Center.

Grants & Grantees

Eleone Dance Theatre is a Philadelphia-based troupe dedicated to dance that celebrates intergenerational and multicultural themes.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Conductor Mark Shapiro is music director of the Prince Edward Island Symphony, and artistic director of Cantori New York and the Monmouth Civic Chorus.

Grants & Grantees

SoMoS, the culmination of Merián Soto’s ambitious Branch Dance series, encouraged audiences to participate in meditative movement with the dancers.

Grants & Grantees

Artistic Director Nichole Canuso likes to explore “dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.”

Ballet répétiteurs such as Ruanne work one-on-one with dance artists to articulate and find the essence of a character or particular portrayal that becomes distinctive to their physicality.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Susan Warden is an independent choreographer who served as artistic director for 940 Dance Company at the Lawrence (Kansas) Arts Center.