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Over five weeks in Summer 2016, from June 2- July 2, ADI will premiere 5 new works at the The Kitchen. ADI/NYC will support a total of ten Incubator residency and performance weeks for five leading American choreographers, culminating with New York Premiere presentations at The Kitchen by Yvonne Rainer, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Jane Comfort & Company, Susan Marshall & Company, and Jack Ferver

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Jack Ferver
I want you to want me
June 30–July 1, 8pm
July 2, 2pm and 8pm

“I thought I would try to make something for everyone. You know, like ballet or a good subscription audience kind of play. I consider myself a populist, but some people really hate my work. They even hate me they hate my work so much. So I thought: ‘Well, why don’t I make a really pretty ballet or a play about a straight couple and their issues?’ So that’s what I’m going to do. Oh, I also just wanted to say, that not everyone is going to make it. I don’t mean make it to the show. I mean make it out of the show alive.”
– Jack Ferver on I Want You To Want Me


Yvonne Rainer
The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually
June 2–4, 8pm

“The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there’s nothing left to move? (Moving On)” is an ongoing work-in-progress that interweaves formal dance and personal themes of aging and mortality with humor and diverse texts — intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers — dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. The power of language as a trajectory that runs parallel to the music (Gavin Bryars’ “The Sinking of the Titanic”), and the dance movement, at times interrupting it in media res, continues to be an important coordinate in Rainer’s work. All three elements combine to create a somewhat melancholy ambiance. The performers in “Dust” have been given the freedom to initiate and/or abort the movement phrases as they wish, making spontaneous decisions and exercising options throughout the 45-minute duration of the piece.

Brian Brooks 
June 9–11, 8pm

Choreographer Brian Brooks will examine and amplify the living, moving body in his next piece. A sculptural installation will immerse his group’s latest dance in a type of three-dimensional map, designed and constructed by Brooks with lighting designed by third time collaborator Joe Levasseur. Building upon a series of works that have stretched tension cables, fluorescent lights, and other industrial materials to surround both performers and audience, his new (untitled installation) aims to capture each passing moment as experienced by the dancers.

Jane Comfort & Company
You are here
June 16–18, 8pm

The new work will focus on the dance of humanity as performed each second in the urban theater as people go about their daily lives. The myriad encounters that occur as people cross, flow, interrupt, circle and redirect their topography will translate into formal structures, with the implied narratives that underlie many of these moments of connection.
Solos, duets and other small groupings will emerge from the crowd, with the focus following one coupling for a while before being swept to another perspective as the traffic shifts, almost as changing camera angles. The overall narrative is one of a people co-existing in all its thousands of hive-like ways, creating one community.

Susan Marshall & Company 
June 23–25, 8pm

A collaboration with Susan Marshall, Suzanne Bocanegra and Jason Treuting.
Choreographer Susan Marshall, composer Jason Treuting, and visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra perform live real time color experiments using line, light, movement, shape and sound. Inspired by Josef Albers’ 1963 masterpiece of color theory, Interaction of Color, Marshall, Treuting, and Bocanegra push into the internal logic and emotion of color utilizing improvisatory systems devised from the structure of Albers’s book, a primer for understanding color used by artists and art students all over the world. Using their own bodies, they explore the subjectivity and humanity of individual perception in relation to color and color history.

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