ALWIN NIKOLAIS 2010: A Centennial Celebration
2010 marks the centennial of the birth of the visionary choreographer Alwin Nikolais (1910-1993). To celebrate his work and legacy, Henry Street Settlement is mounting this once-in-a-lifetime weekend of reunions and re-creations.
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience Nikolais' work in the theater that served as his long-time artistic laboratory. Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company remounts the iconic Imago Suite (1963), Kaleidoscope (1956), and Noumenon (1953), and the Abrons' Dance Ensemble performs the perennial audience favorite, Tensile Involvement (1953). Curated and performed under the direction of Alberto Del Saz and Murray Louis.
During his tenure as the Artistic Director of the Henry Street Playhouse (1948-69), Nikolais pushed beyond the boundaries of contemporary dance to create hallucinogenic wonders of movement, lighting, sound, and setting. A pioneer of multimedia technology, Nikolais' prolific imagination shaped 20th century performance and continues to inspire -- and astound -- artists and audiences today.