After its successful 2013 Joyce Theater debut, as part of Ice Hot: A Nordic Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater Foundation proudly welcomes Danish Dance Theatre, one of Scandinavia’s leading dance companies, back onto its stage with the US Premiere of Artistic Director Tim Rushton’s Black Diamond.
Danish Dance Theatre has grown to be Denmark’s foremost contemporary dance company. Now under the artistic direction of Tim Rushton, Danish Dance Theatre will present the US Premiere of his latest work, Black Diamond, named “Best World Premiere” by Dance Europe.
Black Diamond begins with a dark stage exploding with silver confetti, evoking thoughts of a harsh landscape made of volcanos, black ash and rock walls. Dressed in futuristic black coats and geometrical accessories, Danish Dance Theatre’s company of 16 international dancers perform captivating new choreography that spans from organic pulsating rhythms to angular robotic movements. This acclaimed new piece also features the musical sounds of violinist Alexander Balanescu and composer Philip Glass, as well as the “beat king” Trentemøller. Destruction rules here as Tim Rushton aims to explore the duality of everything – the dark and light sides of man.
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