American Dance Institute

American Dance Institute

Arte Institute suggests ADI/NYC from June 2 until July 2, 2016 in New York.

Over five weeks in Summer 2016, ADI will premiere 5 new works at the The Kitchen – a performance space with a long history of supporting innovative artists and progressive work. A unique bi-city initiative, ADI/NYC & ADI/MD will support a total of ten Incubator residency and performance weeks for five leading American choreographers, culminating with New York Premiere presentations at The Kitchen by Yvonne Rainer, Jane Comfort, Brian Brooks, Jack Ferver, and Susan Marshall.

Yvonne Rainer
The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually
June 2 – June 4

The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually is an ongoing work-in-progress that interweaves formal dance and personal themes of aging and mortality with humor and diverse texts — intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers — dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. 

Brian Brooks
June 9 – June 11

Control and chaos collide in Wilderness, by the critically acclaimed and award-winning Brian Brooks with live music by Sandbox Percussion. Within the walls of a pristine white room, an enigmatic world exists at the intersection of order and impulse. Like molecules of compressed energy, eight dancers hurtle through composer Jerome Begin’s relentless percussion score and rise to choreographer Brian Brooks’ signature challenge to suspend the limits of the body and the imagination. Alternately combative and intimate, Wilderness is tempered by moments of both restraint and fluidity, revealing the opposing sides of the human condition. 

Jane Comfort and Company
You Are Here
June 16 – June 18

You Are Here is an ode to urban dwellers, the millions of citizens who live on top of each other, participate in the daily pedestrian dance of the sidewalk, street, and transit system, and who are part of a massive improvised narrative. It explores how we interact without looking at or touching each other, how we recharge at home each night, and how we head back onto the city’s stage again each morning, ready for more. 

Susan Marshall & Company
A collaboration between Susan Marshall, Suzanne Bocanegra, and Jason Treuting
June 23 – June 25

Choreographer Susan Marshall, composer Jason Treuting and visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra come together in Chromatic. Inspired by Josef Albers’ 1963 masterpiece of color theory Interaction of Color, Chromatic generates its energy from collisions of color, sound, action, object and scale. The artists perform this work themselves – constructing and deconstructing, making and remaking. 

Jack Ferver
I Want You to Want Me
June 30 – July 2

I thought I would try to make something for everyone. You know, like ballet or a good subscription audience kind of play. I consider myself a populist, but some people really hate my work. They even hate me they hate my work so much. So I thought: ‘Well, why don’t I make a really pretty ballet or a play about a straight couple and their issues?” So that’s what I’m going to do. Oh, I also just wanted to say, that not everyone is going to make it. I don’t mean make it to the show. I mean make it out of the show alive.’ – Jack Ferver on I Want You To Want Me

The Kitchen – 512 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011 
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