MultiLingual stems from the idea that there are hundreds of movement languages existing in the world of contemporary dance today. New Dialect strives to expose Nashville dancers to as many of these languages as possible, and from excellent sources, so that their bodies are able to speak a variety of today's choreographic voices with fluency. As a Nashville-based contemporary dance company, we aim to inspire audiences with fresh, new, world-class dance works right here at home.
The evening will open with the debut of Fight/Flight, a twenty-minute dance choreographed by Banning Bouldin in collaboration with artist New York-based artist Emily Clayton and the dancers of New Dialect. The work is inspired by Clayton's series Coupling and is a continuation of her research into the disruptive and intimate dynamics of powerful partnerships.
Next up will be a short film documenting Phase 1 of a new dance work created for New Dialect by Idan Sharabi. The film will offer audience members an inside look at the process of this award-winning choreographer from Tel Aviv, as he shares his movement language with the dancers of New Dialect.
The evening will end with the world premiere of a duet created and danced by Ana Maria Lucaciu and Banning Bouldin, which will be set to live, original music by Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin, a Juilliard-trained violinist who has arranged works for the Kronos Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma, and Jay-Z. Praised by the New York Times as, "strikingly original and soulful," Ljova's new score promises to provide a passionate soundscape for Lucaciu and Bouldin in their work created specifically for this event.
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