Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) presents the fourth edition of its most interdisciplinary series, OB • ject • ob • JECT, from February 18 to 21, 2010, at its facility at 280 Broadway in New York City. OB • ject • ob • JECT celebrates the spirit of female collaboration as it blends dance, music, theater and new media in a shared performance setting.
Balancing the female voice within the dance community with the male virtuosity spotlighted in DNA’s series, In the Company of Men (ICOM), this edition of OB•ject • ob•JECT features work by Marýa Wethers & Daria Faïn, Giulia Mureddu, and Mariangela Lopez/Accidental Movement.
Target::furnace (phase one) is a collaborative solo project with dancer/performer Wethers and choreographer Faïn. The collaboration is inspired by Wethers’ love of strong women in action movies and is informed by Faïn's background in martial arts and Eastern energetic practices. The piece includes a live original score for bassoon, violin and percussion composed by Katherine Young and performed with Christine Bard and Erica Dicker, with costume styling by Lydia Rodrigues of Project No. 8, and an installation by architect & poet Robert Kocik.
Giulia Mureddu’s Bava is a duet for a dancer and a puppet. It attempts to show how through the raw exploration of unknown and remote aspects of our personalities, the monster hidden in all of us can emerge. The result is a touching duet with perverse tendencies. In Mureddu's work, the body is not always a dancing body, but sometimes also just a container of recognizable emotions, fears and desires.
Accidental #5, by Mariangela Lopez/Accidental Movement, is a performance platform where participants share individual experiences, personal memories and perceptions of their own environments by utilizing the power of the group to then build a collective experience. The accumulation of past/present experience determines what are we willing to expose.
Dance New Amsterdam celebrates its 25th year as an agent of experimentation for New York City dance arts. Founded in NoHo as Dance Space, DNA changed its name in 2005 in preparation for its relocation to 280 Broadway in the area of Manhattan known as New Amsterdam. DNA's 25,000 square foot facility is a pioneer infrastructure for the performing arts by housing both a professional theater and an education center – cultivating dance in all its forms and guiding dancers through the various stages of their career.
DNA was the first not-for-profit arts organization to move to Lower Manhattan after 9/11, and plays a critical role as an asset for the dance community, as well as a renewing force in downtown Manhattan’s cultural landscape.
For more information, visit www.dnadance.org.
Dance New Amsterdam (DNA)
February 18-21, 2010
280 Broadway, 2nd Floor
(entrance on Chambers Street)
New York City