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FIVE POINTS: Five World Premiers by TAKE Dance Company and PULSE

TAKE Dance Company

December 15, 16, 17 NYC

TAKE (tak-eh) Dance Company, founded by former Paul Taylor dancer Takehiro Ueyama, has come together with PULSE, one of the foremost “new music” groups in NYC, to create an evening of work representing five points of view on provocative themes. Delivered by five choreographers, five composers, and five musicians, each piece delineates a given perspective on the exigencies of life and the light and shadow of what it takes to be human. With the customary intelligence and questing spirit that colors all of TDC’s and PULSE’s work, the collaboration delves into ephemeral and rhetorical questions that demand an equal effort from its audiences.

“Summer Collection 2012” is a collaboration between choreographer Take Ueyama and composer Melissa Dunphy based on the relationship between beauty and terror. Influenced by painter Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” the piece is about our subjective vision and its deceptivity.

“The Substance of Things Unseen” choreographed by Kile Hotchkiss to the music of Joseph C Phillips, Jr. is a study on how sound visually impacts matter.

“From Over Here” by choreographer Milan Misco and composer Jamie Begian, is a visual contemplation on how some of the less obvious internal sensations, such as enlightenment and confusion, are processed.

“Views From the Inside” created by composer JC Sanford and choreographer Jill Echo uses a “sonic palette” to examine and express universal truths.

“Unclearly Departed” a collaboration between choreographer Kristen Arnold and composer Joshua Schneider deals with how we respond to changes in our bodies, such as the phenomenon of phantom limb syndrome.

The evening promises to be as visually and aurally stimulating as it is thought provoking. The wedding of talents by artists dedicated to pushing the boundaries of composition even further is an ideal way to create a forum for expanding both speculation and debate.

Dec 15,16 & 17
Cunningham Studio
55 Bethune St.
General Admission: $30
Students and seniors: $15
(Advance sale only)