Experience some of the best dance across the country with The Joyce Theater's sixth annual American Dance Platform, dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.
Curated by Renae Williams Niles, the Chief Content and Engagement Officer at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this year’s American Dance Platform program features performances by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Collage Dance Collective, Robert Moses’ KIN, COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet, The TL Collective, and DIAVOLO.
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Celebrating its 27th season, the San Francisco-based Robert Moses’ KIN is known for eclectic movement, demanding choreography, ferocious dancing, and provocative themes. The Company brings the East Coast premiere of The Soft Solace of a Slightly Descended Lost Life (Suck It), an immersive performance focused on the fractured heritage, risk, and theft of solace and safety from everyday life. Multidisciplinary and poetically transcribed through dance, spoken word, suspended sculptural installation, and projection design, Soft Solace features the diverse dancers of Robert Moses’ KIN, choreography, storytelling and sound design by Moses, with collaborators Eugene Korsunskiy (sculpture), Ian Winters (projections), PC Muñoz (voice), G. Chris Griffin (lighting), and Jamielyn Duggan (costumes).
Founded in 1994 by master choreographer Dwight Rhoden and the legendary Desmond Richardson, COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet returns to The Joyce to serve up thought-provoking and entertaining contemporary ballet performed by “utterly transfixing” (Billboard Magazine) dancers. Inspired by the enlightened awareness and challenging morality of today’s generation, WOKE examines humanity and today’s political climate set to a remix of music by Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, Diplo, and more. Choreographed by Dwight Rhoden, WOKE is a stunning work “galvanizing protest rally of a ballet” (Hyperallergic).
Major support for The Joyce’s presentation of the American Dance Platform was provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.