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Desperate and looking for love, Anna is a woman at a karaoke bar waiting for a date she matched with online. Each night, her date is a different guest performer (male or female) whose identity is unknown to her until the moment of performance. There is no script. All dialogue is created on the spot by the performers, and directions are sent via text messages and phone calls by the director. The ending is undefined, so what happens is entirely up in the air. This is one of LA's best-kept secrets. A hidden gem and an untethered night of theatre (and karaoke) set in a real dive-bar where anything can—and does—happen. No two shows are ever the same.
(Contemporary Dance Ensemble) is dedicated to the continued development of dance on the campus and in the community by fostering collaboration across artistic and academic disciplines. By integrating the foundational techniques of modern and ballet with contemporary and popular forms of movement, music, and multimedia, we create an environment for the creation and performance of original work by two faculty artistic directors, visiting artists, and students. This fall, CoDa collaborates with the Departments of Theatre and Music in a newly conceived production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by Jean-Bernard Bucky. Titled The Tempest: A Gyre, this dance theatre production will include live performance by WiPE (the Williams Percussion Ensemble). Recent projects include a restaging of co-director Erica Dankmeyer's Treeline; the premiere of Vanish, a new piece by co-director Janine Parker, and an original Rite of Spring with live piano accompaniment of Stravinsky's iconic score.
Samuel Beckett's groundbreaking 1957 drama.
The most powerful and visionary builder in New York City history is confronted by a groundbreaking urban theorist leading a revolt against his plan to demolish her neighborhood, igniting a conflict that will shape the cities of the future and the lives of those who call them home. This is a story about New York City, and about cities, in general. It's about the people who live in those cities and how the decisions made on their behalf, by those with authority and those who resist that authority, tangibly impact their lives. It's about two brilliant, visionary urban theorists, each of whom turned their theory into practice, and in so doing changed the landscape of New York and the field of urbanism forever. And it's a story that continues to this day.
In April 2015, Kusika and Zambezi members performed in New York City as part of a celebration of The Clark Center for the Performing Arts at the historic 92nd Street Y and returned to Jacob's Pillow's Inside/Out stage in July. We are continuing to expand our study of dance and music from the African continent and the African Diaspora this year with a focus on the Caribbean. Our work strives to reflect the global impact of the continent's people in history and contemporary life.
The iconic Ronald K. Brown, the first Mellon Fellow in Choreography at Williams, brings a program that will include The Subtle One, Brown's extraordinary new collaboration with the renowned jazz pianist Jason Moran. The Subtle One dances through the mystic and inspirational relationship between spiritual beings and the society they inhabit. In Arabic, "Al-Lateef" or "The Subtle One" means "the one who whispers things into existence." The dancers and the music affect each other with this softness. Performers move as "subtle ones," affecting one another and the audience as they perceive the world.
Sankofa is Williams College's step team founded by two female students in 1996. The now co-ed team performs stepping, a percussive dance form created by black fraternities in the mid-1900s that is influenced by military drill, South African gumboot, West African dance, and hip-hop. The word Sankofa is from the Akan language of Ghana that translates in English to "stepping forward while looking back." Sankofa uses this concept to reach back and stay true to its roots in order to step forward, reflecting the organization's mentality. The highly dynamic team has been known to incorporate everything from pop music and spoken word to breakdance and gymnastics in its choreography in order to create loud, high energy, and incredibly astounding performances.
Taylor Mac, whom TimeOut called "ragingly original and bracingly radical" and "the best cabaret performer in New York," is an Obie Award-winning playwright, actor, and singer-songwriter engaged in one of the most fascinating and ambitious performance projects in memory.
His Decades Project is a series of 24 concerts exploring 24 decades of popular song in America. Mac, who has a sweet, powerful voice and the bantering chops of a veteran drag performer, transforms into a bedazzled creature in performance to lead audiences into a decidedly personal history of music, ideas, and ways of being. For this performance at Williams, Mac will focus on the 1770s, 1780s, and 1790s.
- With France on the verge of revolution, a young Madame Tussaud, Marie Grosholz, is called from her post at Versailles back to Dr. Curtius' Wax Salon in the heart of Paris. There she is introduced to the most influential people in Paris, including Maximilien Robespierre, who takes a particular interest in her art. As the revolution descends, Marie is forced to confront the remains of those she has befriended—whose waxen images must be set with signs that identify them as 'patriots' or 'enemies'. Written by award-winning Canadian playwright Trina Davies, Waxworks is an exploration of the tales we're told, the heroes and villains we create, and the life of an extraordinary artist who developed the first world-wide entertainment brand.
Come dance with the musicians of Zambezi Marimba Band.