Through Gardens - Postponed
Due to caution against the spread of COVID-19 and with the health and safety of artists, audience, and the community of 184 Eldridge Street in mind, all Performance Project @ University Settlement events have been postponed for the remainder of March. Please check back for updates on when events will be re-scheduled. Thank-you for your understanding and stay well!
a dance solo by Oxana Chi
In celebration of the 75 anniversary of the end of World War II
Friday, March 13 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 14 @ 7pm
$15 General Admission ($20 at door)/$10 Seniors and Students($15 at door)
Cash only at door
An epic dance solo grappling with topics of migration, borders, and movement in the 20th and 21st century. An ode to women's power of resilience and hope.
Oxana Chi recalls the tragic story and beautiful art of Chinese-Jewish-Russian dancer Tatjana Barbakoff, a successful expressionist dancer and political activist in the 1920s/1930s. The dance blends Western & Eastern dance styles, and blurs the boundaries between traditional and contemporary aesthetics. "Through Gardens" creates an intimate and incisive universe, showing how the loaded legacy of deportation resonates in our present society.
The piece premiered in Berlin, Germany in 2008 and toured Germany, France and Indonesia. Oxana Chi was honored as an Ambassador of Peace for her tribute to Tatjana Barbakoff.
Idea, Choreography & Dance by Oxana Chi
Music composed & performed by Ensemble Xinren
Soundtrack by Laszlo Moldvai (piano, hang stil-drum)
Live music by Layla Zami (woodwinds: chalumeau) and Mara Rosenbloom (piano)
Stay around for our SPECIALS after the dance performance (included in the admission)
TALK-BACK on Friday 13
Professor Jens Richard Giersdorf (Marymount Manhattan College, Professor of Dance Studies) and Dr. Layla Zami (Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute) in discussion with dance-maker and trendsetter Oxana Chi.
CONCERT on Saturday 14:
Company member Mara Rosenbloom presents her brand new record with Flyways
With Mara Rosenbloom (piano), Anaïs Maviel (voice & surdo drum) and Rashaan Carter (bass)
In "I know what I dreamed", the new trio Flyways sets Adrienne Rich's poetry to melody, and extends it into a set length work, balancing composed narrative within a dynamic level of improvisation. Adrienne Rich had a vision of a society where no human dominates another, and also a rich and complex awareness of what it means to inhabit, express, and sustain love; in expression of this work, the music flows from concentrated lyricism to the uninhibited sounds of the moment.
For more information, visit: http://www.oxanachi.de/productions/through-gardens.html
Special Thanks: Asia Art Archives in America
(image: Sebastian Loeder)
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