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Choreographer Kyle Abraham
and NYCB's Taylor Stanley
join forces for a powerful collaboration
Please find below the link to a beautiful short film, co-produced by New York City Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts:
"Ces noms que nous portons" is a world premiere solo choreographed by Kyle Abraham for NYCB Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley. The film was shot on June 30 on the Josie Robertson Plaza, lit in celebration of Pride. Kyle and Taylor have written the following statement about their collaboration on Ces noms que nous portons, and encourage viewers to learn more about and consider supporting Black Lives Matter, the LGBTQ Freedom Fund, and The Okra Project.
A message from Kyle Abraham and Taylor Stanley
When we first worked together on "The Runaway" for NYCB in 2018, an instant bond was created. There was a synergy of shared experiences and shared narratives. And although our pathways and audiences may differ, we share a united sense of a weighted experience that holds our history and our art form alike.
This collaboration aims to celebrate our queerness and our color in a way that hopefully stresses its importance, its fragility, and its strength. We dance, and create dances for those who have yet to see themselves on a stage. We dance, and create dances for our community and beyond. We dance, and create dances to nourish our souls. We make dances to reflect, to ask, to heal.
We want to honor the lives of those who we have lost due to the color of their skin or their identity. May they remain close to our hearts and at the forefront of our actions as we continue to create, reflect, and dance. For the both of us, we commemorate our history....in PRIDE.
D.C.'s Chamber Dance Project Announces
Virtual Open Rehearsal of
a new duet by Christian Denice
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5pm
Chamber Dance Project, Washington's premier contemporary ballet company, welcomes the public to view a virtual open rehearsal of a new duet by Christian Denice - a part of his larger work, Dwellings - on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 5pm, over Zoom.
Denice will create the duet on dancers Grace-Anne Powers and Austin Powers in preparation for Chamber Dance Project's 2020/21 season. This is an intimate evening with the artists who shape the Project's distinctive profile and will provide a preview of upcoming works and a conversation with audience members - wine and cheese optional!
Tickets for the open rehearsal are $10 and are available for purchase at chamberdance.org/virtualrehearsals/.
There is also a members-only virtual open rehearsal on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5pm that is free to members, reservations available at chamberdance.org/virtualrehearsals/. Additionally, members can join Chamber Dance Project for their newest virtual series, Great Works. Over the next four months, Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning will be hosting a members-only ballet film club featuring the most influential ballets in the last hundred years. Participating members will be given a video link in the beginning of the month, along with some historical background to watch and review. Then on the third Thursday of the month, members will come together with Bruning to discuss the ballet and its impact.
For more information and to become a member, visit chamberdance.org/greatestworks/.
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