Baryshnikov Arts Declares Digital Season
The approaching digital season at Baryshnikov Arts Middle will function the premieres of seven video works that the group commissioned in September from artists together with Kyle Marshall, Bijayini Satpathy and Justin Hicks. The debuts start on Feb. 1 with the discharge of Satpathy’s “Vibhanga,” a chunk that pulls on classical Indian dance types, and conclude in late June with Marshall’s “STELLAR,” a choreographed outgrowth of improvisation periods that he’ll conduct on Zoom this spring. Every video will probably be obtainable to stream on-demand at no cost at bacnyc.org for 2 weeks.
“It’s an enormous experiment for us, however why not?” Mikhail Baryshnikov, the middle’s founder and creative director, stated in e mail. “When has there ever been a greater time to get inventive and reimagine what we do?”
Baryshnikov stated he was intrigued by the dynamics of sharing artwork over the web. “Work offered on a digital platform is type of an enormous blind date,” he stated. “With such international attain, the chances that somebody will make an actual connection to what they’re seeing are limitless.”
Dance-based work makes up nearly all of the slate: Mariana Valencia’s solo “brownout” will probably be obtainable March 1-15 and Stefanie Batten Bland’s collaboration with the set up artist Conrad Quesen, “Kolonial,” will comply with in Might.
However a number of extra interdisciplinary tasks will even be on provide. Hicks’s “Use Your Head for Extra” combines discovered sound and spoken textual content to create a sequence of portraits (Feb. 15 to March 1); Holland Andrews’s “Museum of Calm” consists of vocal music, meditation and efficiency artwork (March 15-29); and Tei Blow’s digital set up, “The Sprezzaturameron” makes use of online game expertise to inform the story of artists in an apocalyptic near-future (Might 17-31).
Baryshnikov Arts will even proceed to share performances from its archive all through the spring. Scheduled highlights embody the New York premiere of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s dance duet “Verklärte Nacht” from 2019 (April 8-15) and a 2018 live performance efficiency by the Tesla Quartet and the soprano Alexandra Smither (April 15-22).
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