2019 APAP Showcase

Sunday, January 6, from 4:15-4:29pm & 5:57-6:11pm
Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Studio Theatre
405 West 55th Street @ 9th Ave

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance presents two free showcase performances of as part of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference with The Construction Company.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6

Showcase #1: 4:15-4:29pm

Showcase #2: 5:57-6:11pm

Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Studio Theatre
405 West 55th Street @ 9th Ave

The company presents excerpts from Wind Rose which continues choreographer Jody Sperling’s collaboration with environmental composer Matthew Burtner. This new work visualizes local and global winds patterns which are being dramatically altered along with climate change. During the process, Sperling created a sequence of movements, each with a specific sound and rhythm. Burtner composed these movements into a fugue structure. The result is an integration of sound, movement, and airflow, with the dancers creating swelling gusts and subsiding breezes in complex rhythmic patterns. The dancers push the boundaries of Sperling’s Loie Fuller-influenced apparatus using it to whip and slap the air and in so doing they sculpt the wind so the audience feels the dance unfold.