Part of the 2010 New Wave Festival
NY Premiere of Empty Moves (Part II)
Artist Talk with members of Ballet Preljocaj:
Oct 29, post-show (free for same-day ticket holders)
For this piece, choreographed for two women and two men, Preljocaj draws his inspiration from John
Cage's Empty Words--recorded at a 1977 performance in Milan that includes not only the words and segmented units of sound derived from Henry David Thoreau's writings as read by Cage, but also the booing and jeering of his increasingly hostile audience. The dancers move with concentrated grace and force, echoing the unwavering calm and steadiness of Cage's voice. A clean, flowing alphabet of poses and steps--in contrast to some of Preljocaj's earlier works--is revealed through the dancers' movements.