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Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud

Twerk Event

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altered natives’ Say Yes
to Another Excess – TWERK


 

Bengolea and Chaignaud skim the line between popular dance and trained choreography, drawing on their immersion in club culture from London to New York. With dancers Alex Mugler, Ana Pi, and Elisa Yvelin—as well as London grime scene DJs Elijah and Skilliam of the label Butterz—they move from Martha Graham’s technique to house, challenging the expressive, communal, poetic, and discursive powers of dance. Curated by Matthew Lyons.

altered natives’ Say Yes to Another Excess –TWERK is part of DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas, New York City, May 1-18, 2014, organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with additional support from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Institut français, Région Poitou-Charentes, and FUSED, a program from New England Foundation for the Arts’s National Dance Project in partnership with FACE and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. http://frenchculture.org/DANSE

May 3–5, 8pm
Tickets $20

altered natives’ Say Yes to Another Excess – TWERK is part of DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas, organized by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with support from The French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Institut Français, Région Poitou-Charentes, and FUSED, a program of NEFA’s National Dance Project in partnership with FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (S.A.C.D.). Additional support at The Kitchen provided by the Barbara L. Goldsmith Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Jerome Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Chez Bushwick and The Invisible Dog Art Center provided artistic residencies for the development of TWERK.


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