Internationally acclaimed choreographer and Pacific Northwest Ballet ’s first Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo brings It Starts Now, a silky, cerebral, and spell-binding work to The Joyce. It Starts Now is an invitation to be fully engaged in the present and a contemplation of the nonlinear nature of time. Cerrudo’s eight dancers deconstruct the space of the theater in this dramatic, mind-bending world premiere.
“Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.”— Jorge Luis Borges
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The Joyce’s presentation of Alejandro Cerrudo: It Starts Now is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
It Starts Now is a Co-Production of Alejandro Cerrudo and Joyce Theater Productions. Lead support for the creation of It Starts Now generously provided by Meg and Tim Callahan Family, Pam Crutchfield, David Herro and Jay Franke, and Barbara and Richard Silverman. Special support provided by Dirk Denison and David Salkin, Lauren Robishaw, and Jane and Michael Strauss. Additional support provided by Joseph Morra. Commissioning support provided, in part, by The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater and The Joyce Theater Foundation’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work. The creation of It Starts Now was also supported, in part, by George Mason University’s School of Dance and Center for the Arts, and a guest residency at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park.
65 minutes with no intermission