Events – Danspace Project
Artwork by Avery McCarthy.
Artwork by Avery McCarthy.

Douglas Dunn + Dancers: Antipodes

**Advance tickets for all performances of Antipodes are now sold out. A wait list will begin at the door at 7:15pm each evening. We plan on getting everyone in off the wait list!**

Antipodes is a new evening by renowned dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Douglas Dunn featuring design by Mimi Gross, an original score performed live by Steven Taylor & Laura Brenneman, and lighting by Carol Mullins. Dunn’s Dancers include: Jules Bakshi, Alexandra Berger, Douglas Dunn, Grazia Della-Terza, Emily Pope, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Jake Szczypek, Timothy Ward, and Christopher Williams.

In Dunn’s newest work, he asks: “If we could reach our obverse, would she be complementary? If we could see ourselves from behind, or look out of the backs of our heads, would our minds flip?” Antipodes traces a straight line, or an arc, between two distant places. The design by Mimi Gross and the music by Steven Taylor include what Dunn calls “internal oppositions.” The pathways of design, music and dancing run parallel, crisscross, or entangle.

The Thursday, February 2 performance will be followed by a discussion with Douglas Dunn and collaborators Mimi Gross, Steven Taylor and Carol Mullins.

This show runs approximately 65 minutes.

Performer Julie McMillan. Photo: Jessy Price
Performer Julie McMillan. Photo: Jessy Price

Benjamin Kimitch: Ko-bu

Ko-bu is a new evening-length dance by Japanese-American/NYC-based Benjamin Kimitch. A solo for dancer/collaborator Julie McMillanKo-bu seeks to create a sensory landscape in which to contemplate grief and loss through a series of articulated pauses and sustained images.

The choreography is developed through Kimitch’s research of the last compositions written by western composers in the classical music canon, such as Charles Ives, Richard Strauss, and Gustav Mahler, whose music serve as poetic guides. The choreography emerges from years of assembling religious images, in particular those of flying apsaras and Boddhisatvas featured in the historic Buddhist Dunhuang cave murals of northern China.

Performed by Julie McMillan
Lighting design by Kathy Kaufmann
Clothes by Tome
Music by Charles Ives: Orchestral Set No. 3
(Movements I and II edited by David Gray Porter; Movement III realized by Nors Josephson)

Please arrive on time. There is no late seating for this performance.

Initial research for this work began as part of the Dance and Process series in 2015 at The Kitchen. 

Benjamin Kimitch ​and ​Danspace Project pa​y​ respect to Lenape peoples and ancestors past, present, and future. We acknowledge that this work presented by Danspace Project is situated on the Lenape island of Manhahtaan (Mannahatta) and more broadly in Lenapehoking, the Lenape homeland.

Laura Shapiro. Photo: Ian Douglas.
Pepper Fajans. Photo: Cindy Lopez.

DraftWork: Pepper Fajans / Laura Shapiro

Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator.