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Streaming November 9 through December 6

Michela Marino Lerman's Love Movement: Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon

Streaming Monday, November 9 at 5pm ET through Sunday, December 6 11:59pm ET

Approximate Run Time: 50 minutes

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Michela Marino Lerman has established herself as one of the world’s brightest stars of tap. Love Movement, her ravishing troupe of exquisite musicians and dancers, performed during The Whitney’s Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon, curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran and Whitney performance curator Adrienne Edwards. This exhilarating 50-min work from 2019 will leave you breathless.

This live performance by Michela Marino Lerman’s Love Movement was presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art on December 7, 2019 as a part of "Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon", a series of live in-gallery performances presented over nine weekends from September 27, 2019 through January 4, 2020, curated by artist Jason Moran and Adrienne Edwards, the Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance. The performance occurred on the occasion of the Whitney’s presentation of the exhibition Jason Moran (September 20, 2019–January 5, 2020), overseen by Adrienne Edwards with Clémence White, senior curatorial assistant, and Mia Matthias, curatorial assistant. Jason Moran was organized by the Walker Art Center, and curated by Adrienne Edwards with Danielle A. Jackson. Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon was produced by Raul Zbengheci, performance producer, with Danielle Sheli Levy, assistant performance coordinator, and Mikaela Berry, production assistant.

Learn more about Michela Marino Lerman.

 

Pioneer Winter Collective: Reprise (excerpt) + Gimp Gait

Streaming Monday, November 9 at 5pm ET through Sunday, December 6 11:59pm ET

Approximate Run Time: 52 minutes

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Pioneer Winter Collective is Miami-based a group of allies, activists and artists in their own right, whose bodies and voices transform their social, political, and cultural landscapes. PWC is a national touring contemporary dance and physical theatre company, rooted in social justice, community, and queer visibility. Recognized in Dance Magazine's 2019 "25 to Watch" PWC is a contemporary dance and physical theater company that democratizes performance in public spaces, museums/galleries, stage, and film.

Two works by Pioneer Winter Collective, Gimp Gait, and an excerpt from Reprise, showcase the company’s brilliant versatility. Under the leadership of artistic director & choreographer Pioneer Winter, the avant-garde troupe has received acclaim for its daring and provocative performances. Reprise blends contemporary dance and personal narrative to explore queer experiences and intersectionality, (in)visibility, and power; and the 5-minute Gimp Gait is a remarkable “solo for two,” with Winter and Marjorie Burnett, a dancer with cerebral palsy.

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Sankofa Danzafro: Fecha Limite (Expiration Date)

Streaming Monday, November 9 at 5pm ET through Sunday, December 6 11:59pm ET

Approximate Run Time: 53 minutes

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One of Sankofa Danzafro’s most recent works, Fecha Limite (Expiration Date), is a full length dance and music portrait of the daily struggle of the Afro-Colombian and Native communities and their fight to keep their lands while treasuring their traditions and legacy in a society shaped by racism.

The Pacific Coast of Colombia is where most of the country’s Afro-descendent population live. They coexist and share the lands with the native tribes, but because of the richness and biodiverse nature of the territory, the region has always been land of violence, conflict, exploitation, and abuse of the communities.

Many powers want to own and control the Pacific region. It has been used as a route for drug trafficking; farmers and families are forced daily to migrate to other territories, to abandon all they have and know, while being confused with members of the “guerilla” movement while working the land.

Social leaders are being killed every day for defending their territory.

For this reason, the Afro-descendent population is mourning. Chanting of resistance and commemoration, together with the sound of drums, they create a space for reflections. Traditional dance opens a dialogue with the reality and serves as tool of resilience. The performers portray the fight for social justice as they rewrite the narratives of a community and ask for social change.

Learn more about Sankofa Danzafro.

 

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers In Concert

Streaming Monday, November 9 at 5pm ET through Sunday, December 6 11:59pm ET

Approximate Run Time: 50 minutes

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The all-volunteer Thunderbird American Indian Dancers is the oldest resident Native American dance company in New York. Since its formation, director Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers have visited and performed in almost all fifty states, where they have learned from a wide variety of Indian peoples. The Thunderbirds pledged to help preserve and perpetuate the culture and traditions of the American Indian people through their songs and dances, and their ceremonies wherever possible, and to bring before the general public a more realistic picture and greater understanding of the American Indian people through dance performances, lectures, pow wows, and workshops.

Watch several of the company’s stellar works in Thunderbird American Indian Dancers In Concert, showcasing the troupe’s vibrant, propulsive, and powerful social dances. Director Louis Mofsie again serves as the concert M.C. of this 50-minute work, introducing and explaining the significance of the dances performed, including the Hoop Dance (Plains), a Stomp Dance (Iroquois), and a Buffalo Dance, a dance of the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest.

Learn more about Thunderbird American Indian Dancers.

 

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Programs of The Joyce Theater Foundation are also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council with special thanks to Speaker Corey Johnson; and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Major support has also been provided by Ford Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation. Key support has been provided by National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts and its National Dance Project, Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The SHS Foundation.