After its success in The Joyce’s 2013 Ice Hot: A Nordic Dance Festival, Denmark’s leading contemporary dance company returns with Artistic Director Tim Rushton’s Black Diamond, a futuristic tale beginning with the company’s dancers performing against a diamond-shaped black backdrop that, in the second act, transforms into shining silver. The piece is set to works by Philip Glass, contemporary Romanian composer Alexander Balansecu, and Danish electronic music composer Anders Trentemoller, with sounds ranging from tempo-filled electronic beats to lyrical tracks to the just plain noisy. All of this contributes to this startling exploration of the duality of experience and of hope making its way out of darkness as dancers move in light and shadows across the stage.
Program includes nudity.
Support for The Joyce’s presentation of Danish Dance Theatre provided by the American-Scandinavian Foundation and the Royal Danish Consulate General, New York. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.
His (Rushton’s) dancers- drawn from all over the world- are striking: strongly muscled, sturdy and secure, yet astonishingly light in jumps and lifts.