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Nancy Karp + Dancers presents piano piano
The Paul Dresher Ensemble Rehearsal Studio
Oakland, CA
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Nancy Karp + Dancers presents piano piano
Seating Limited: Advanced Purchase is strongly encouraged.
Reception to follow Opening night and Closing night performances.

Nancy Karp + Dancers embarks this fall on one of our most adventurous new projects, "piano piano" made for the Dresher Ensemble space in West Oakland. The work invites the audience through the buildings hallways, balconies, and central floor space. The dancers relationship to the architecture and the many spaces that appear to be fixed, will inform how the piece emerges.  

"piano piano" is an Italian expression that means:  slowly slowly, gradually, gently, carefully, quietly, take your time / don't rush - you'll figure it out. Karp writes: I absolutely love this concept as a way of making decisions and going about life. It is this counteraction to the fast pace immediate culture of most everything in our contemporary world that will be at the heart of this new work; not only the pace and gradual unfolding of the performance, but part of the process in creating the work's movement vocabulary, music/sound choices, quality of lighting, & the response/treatment of the Dresher industrial space.

"piano piano" collaborators are:

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Nancy Karp
Composer: Jay Cloidt
Production Designer: Jack Carpenter
Dancers: Chris Black, Nick Brentley, Sonsherée Giles, Katie Kruger, Amy Lewis, and Nol Simonse
Pianist: Marja Mutru

Dancers in photo: Chris Black, Nick Brentley
Photo credit: John Hefti


The Paul Dresher Ensemble Rehearsal Studio (View)
Released upon purchase
Oakland, CA 94607
United States


Arts > Dance

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Nancy Karp + Dancers / New Arts Foundation
On BPT Since: Nov 07, 2017
Nancy Karp

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