COIL A Winter Dance Festival

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Opened Jan 19, 2006
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Sample the future of dance. Top-flight choreographers and companies from Australia, Israel and New York City present an extraordinary cross-section of the best in contemporary dance. Featuring: BalletLab in Amplification Presented in association with The Joyce Theater In their highly anticipated U.S. premiere, Australia's foremost contemporary dance company unleashes unsettling work utilizing inventive media, fiercely rigorous dance and twisted humor. In Amplification, choreographer Phillip Adams deconstructs a car accident to examine the thresholds of the human body with both scientific fascination and morbid curiosity. LeeSaar The Company in Herd of Bulls Saar Harari charts an intrepid and haunting journey through violence and its emotional aftermath. Herd of Bulls returns to P.S. 122 after an acclaimed October 2005 premiere. With turbulent grace, visceral impact and arresting precision, four dancers manifest one soldier's attempt to reclaim his humanity. Adrienne Truscott in They Will Use the Highways Founding member of the Obie and Bessie Award-winning LAVA dance company and one-half of the Wau-Wau Sisters, Adrienne Truscott makes a U-turn back to P.S. 122 to continue a free association begun along the New Jersey Turnpike. A madcap existential exercise unfolds as Truscott and collaborators elaborate on the downright weird and ephemeral nature of creating dance. Helen Herbertson in Strike 1 Strike 1 provides a portal into a strange and shadowy world, a world of apparitions, through an intense language of feverish action and mesmerizing imagery. Helen Herbertson's movement is subtly sculpted by Ben Cobham's lighting. Together, the award-winning collaborators deftly blur the lines between reality and fantasy and delve into the realm of the imagination. Helen Herbertson performances are FREE.

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