"An expert in compressing and expanding time" (New York Times), Tere O’Connor presents two works as part of NY Quadrille. In Undersweet, a duet with Silas Riener and Michael Ingle, O’Connor explores the relationship between façade and unexpressed sexual desire in dance. The piece shifts through varying degrees of artifice and reality to a musical score incorporating selections from Jean Baptiste Lully’s Atys. Also on the program is the world premiere of Transcendental Daughter, a trio created with Natalie Green, Eleanor Hullihan, and Silas Riener that harnesses rhythmic complexity as its central voice. With an original score by O'Connor's long-time collaborator James Baker, Transcendental Daughter is a vehicle for rumination that investigates qualities that resonate in both dance and consciousness.
Commissioning support for the NY Quadrille has been provided by The Joyce Theater’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work. Special support for The Joyce’s presentation of the NY Quadrille provided by Howard Gilman Foundation and Michael Rubin Architects. Underwriting support provided by Michael and Nancy Feller. Major support for The Joyce’s Closing the Gap Initiative promoting female choreographers provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
The inventiveness and richness of what O’Connor has constructed is astonishing. Also how masterfully he has built Bleed to grow and change without anything seeming superfluous or excessive.