Pam Tanowitz Dance Makes Bard SummerScape Debut with Triple Bill Featuring the Music of FLUX Quartet
Saturday, June 27 at 8 pm
Meet the Artists post-performance talk June 27
Bard SummerScape presents a triple bill of Pam Tanowitz Dance this summer, featuring the world premiereof Tanowitz’s Untitled (solo for Ashley Tuttle), set to music by Mexico’s Carlos Chávez – subject of the 2015 Bard Music Festival. Tanowitz draws on Chávez’s modernist language in an en pointe solo created for former American Ballet Theatre principal Ashley Tuttle. Tuttle will dance to a live rendition of the Chávez sonatina by another trusted Tanowitz collaborator, Grammy Award-nominated violinist Pauline Kim Harris, with Michael Scales, music director of New York Theatre Ballet, on piano. Bookending the new work are two of Tanowitz’s most recent ensemble pieces, Broken Story (wherein there is no ecstasy) and Heaven on One’s Head, named “Among 2014’s Best” by the New York Times, with live music from FLUX Quartet, which “has brought a new renaissance to string quartet music” (Village Voice).
In this week’s issue, The New Yorker says “Keep an eye out for Melissa Toogood and Dylan Crossman, two former Cunningham dancers who bring a real élan to Tanowitz’s tricky footwork.”
See a short video preview of Heaven on One’s Head by clicking here.