SYREN Modern Dance 8th New York Season
SYREN Modern Dance presents the New York premieres of "Dolce" and "Toward Home", as well as the return of "the last of the leaves" in six evenings accompanied by live music in the company's Eighth New York Season March 29-April 3 at Howard Gilman Performance Space at Baryshnikov Arts Center.
On March 29-31, SYREN will present "Dolce" and "the last of the leaves". "Dolce" is a rich and joyful exploration of the different relationships women share. Set to the playful and passionate score by Edvard Grieg, the music of "Holberg Suite" leads the way as the six ladies of SYREN lusciously move through space in groups, duets, and trios. The movement vocabulary is filled with jumps, turns and intricate partnering and is tightly connected to Grieg's versatile score.
Highly physical, "the last of the leaves" uses the driving and churning idiosyncrasies of John Adam's "Shaker Loops" to explore the mysteries surrounding the cycles of human life. Birth, illness, death, and the different energies needed to experience them, are points of departure for this piece as eight dancers journey through qualities both distant and tender.
On April 1-3, SYREN will present "Toward Home", an exploration of home through music and dance. The cast of eight dancers and six instrumentalists move through a vivid landscape of departure, love, loss, adventure, and reinvention. Lush movement and nuanced physical details are intertwined with charged and colorful music that ranges from the lyrical and melodic to the wild and electric. These journeys converge as the path toward home is found, abandoned, and re-created.
March 29*-31, 7:30PM
"Dolce", Edvard Grieg's "Holberg Suite"
"the least of the leaves", John Adams' "Shaker Loops"
Featuring Artemis Chamber Ensemble
Conducted by Matthew Oberstein
*March 29 will be the Opening Night Gala Performance with a pre-performance reception starting at 7PM. Artwork from the "Dance on Canvas" Partnership will be on display and available for bidding on in a silent auction.
April 1-2, 7:30PM
April 3, 3PM
"Toward Home" Composed by Damon Ferrante
Featuring The Paumanok Trio, Simon Boyar, Oren Fader, Mat Fieldes
Artistic Directors: Kate St. Amand & Lynn Peterson
Choreographer: Kate St. Amand
Dancers: Sonja Dale, Bryant Henderson, Chanelle Lagacé, Xuexin (Nico) Li, Brigitte Mitchell, Jeremy Neal, Lynn Peterson, Kyleigh Sackandy, Chihiro Shimizu
Lighting Design: Kate Ashton
Costume Design: Naomi Luppescu, Elizabeth Payne
Set Artist for "the last of the leaves": Xéna Lee
Baryshnikov Arts Center - Howard Gilman Performance Space
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
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