Artists and Lovers
New York Theatre Ballet will perform Merce Cunningham's Cross Currents as part of the “Artists and Lovers” exhibit at the Ordovas Art Gallery (9 East 77th Street New York, NY 10075) on December 14, 2016 with two performances starting at 7:00pm and 7:30pm. Join Pilar Ordovas in an evening that features choreography and costume design by Merce Cunningham, music by Conlon Nancarrow and John Cage, and an introduction by Choreographer and Artist Jonah Bokaer. The first performance begins promptly at 7:00pm, the second at 7:30pm, and drinks will be served from 6:30-8:30pm. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by December 7, 2016 and for more information visit www.ordovasart.com.
Cross Currents, now a recurring piece of the New York Theatre Ballet repertoire, was first performed in London on July 31, 1964. The title comes from the way the three dancers' paths frequently intersect, and from the original rhythmic qualities of the ballet, wherein each dancer had their own, different rhythms, yet would harmonize at the end of the phrase. The original music, “Rhythm Studies for Player Piano” was written by Conlon Nancarrow.
Photo by Rachel Neville.
December 14: 7pm, 7:30pm