La MaMa proclaims the lineup for the 17th version of the La MaMa Strikes! Dance Competition. Curated by Nicky Paraiso, the three-week competition will function new works by 9 dance artists/firms with daring and various approaches to efficiency. The 2022 competition will happen Thursdays via Sundays, April 14–Could 1, at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre and The Downstairs Theatre, 66 East 4th Avenue (between Bowery and Second Avenue), NYC. Efficiency occasions fluctuate. The performances can be streamed following the reside shows.
“This season’s choreographers are working with a myriad of points: reexamining the which means of house, researching postmodern dance as a racial assemble, and recognizing the important want for belief in our on a regular basis lives. These issues have arisen in a time of disaster, uncertainty and likewise reflection, questioning the methods we reply with our our bodies, our minds, our hearts. The artists on this season’s La MaMa Strikes! Dance Competition have taken on these points in inventive, considerate, deeply felt methods,” mentioned Paraiso.
The competition opens with Tiffany Mills Firm’s Homing, a dance-theater work impressed by the wealth of experiences that form and bind us in our properties. Bay Space-based choreographer Gerald Casel will current his firm’s latest work, Not About RaceDance, a efficiency response to the racial dynamics of postmodern dance. From Colombia, Compañía Cuerpo de Indias will current its acclaimed work Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen). Valetango Firm will current Confianza (Belief), a piece that highlights the choreographic potential of radical interdependency via tango’s legacy of improvisation. And John Scott returns to La MaMa together with his newest work, Cloud Research, which makes use of the concept of clouds as a touring dreamy mass and service of storms to discover the dynamic between two dancers.
There can even be two shared evenings. The primary options Johnnie Cruise Mercer and Jesse Zaritt. Mercer’s to land someplace unfelt is about being free, transferring via time, and what Mercer describes as a marathon of perpetually changing into. Zaritt’s No Finish of Element (III) is organized as a collection of bodybuilding and body-dissolving rituals that try and each make and unmake a self. The second shared program options Pele Bauch and Marina Celander. In A.Okay.A. Ka Inoa, Bauch explores the grey areas in ethnic identification via visible metaphor. Celander’s Stone She: Area Version explores our inside/exterior worlds and humanity’s disconnect from nature.
As a part of the competition, La MaMa and Motion Analysis will co-present Secret Journey: Cease Calling Them Harmful #3, a panel symposium and long-table dialogue inspecting tales about oppression, marginalization, prejudice and profiling, with Yoshiko Chuma and different artists TBA.
Tickets for La MaMa Strikes! are $25 prematurely/$30 day of present. College students/Seniors: $20 prematurely/$25 day of present. Two- and three-show packages can be found. Tickets can be found at www.lamama.org. For La MaMa’s well being and security protocols, go to www.lamama.org.