Photo: Anja Hitzenberger

Photo: Anja Hitzenberger

David Zambrano

Soul Project

April 19-21, 2012
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00PM
$20 ($15 Danspace Members)

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April 19-20, 2012 [Thu-Fri] at 8PM
& April 21, 2012 [Sat] at 6:30PM and 9PM

David Zambrano's Soul Project has been performed extensively throughout Europe and it had its U.S. premiere at Danspace Project in January 2010 as part of PLATFORM 2010: i get lost, curated by Ralph Lemon. These performances at Danspace Project are the second in Zambrano’s seven-city United States tour produced by MAPP International Productions.

Soul Project is a dance piece conceived, directed, and performed by Amsterdam-based David Zambrano in collaboration with a talented international cast from across the globe: Mozambique, Slovenia, Slovakia, and South Korea. Noted by Gia Kourlas in The New York Times for his “uncanny sense of weight and instinctive pounce,” Venezuelan-born Zambrano, a self-described “fulltime movement researcher,” was an active participant in New York City’s downtown dance scene in the 1980s before moving to The Netherlands. He has received innumerable awards, grants, and honors for his unique approach to movement.

In Soul Project dancers mingle with the audience. As the music begins – live recordings of soul music including Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, Bettye Lavette, Gladys Knight & The Pips – dancers emerge, each following their own movement quest to embody the dance as deeply and powerfully as the singer reveals the song. The order of the solos and their location in the space is a function of chance, making each night’s performance unique. The audience is invited to mingle, get close to the cast, and witness the dance from any angle they choose.

Performers Edivaldo Ernesto, Nina Fajdiga, Milan Herich, Peter Jasko, Horacio Macuacua, Young Cool Park, and David Zambrano
Lighting Design Ellen Knops
Technician Natasja Giebles
Costume Design by Mat Voorter in collaboration with Pepa Martinez
Soul Project is a production of David Zambrano/Stichting Bolinga
U.S. Tour Produced by MAPP International Productions

Funding Credit
This presentation is supported, in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Cultural Services. It is also supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The U.S. tour of Soul Project is made possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust. In 2006, the creation of Soul Project was supported by The Netherland Fund for the Performing Arts and was coproduced by Charleroi Danses (Belgium) and DWA (Amsterdam).