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From April 10-16, 2016, AS220 presents its inaugural Modern Movements Festival. This week-long festival presents seven dance companies and choreographers, with events including eight performances and six workshops led by participating artists.
Ranging from tap dance, to new media performance, to dance theatre, to exploration of stillness, the works by these artists allow us to think again about what dance could or should be.
Thursday April 14 at 8pm and Saturday April 16 at 2pm: the first of two mixed bills of performance curated by Festival Directors Betsy Miller and Marc Boucai. Bill # 1 will feature new and revised work by local theatre/dance maker Ronald Kevin Lewis, Boston-based choreographer Grant Jacoby and NYC-based intermedial dance artist Ashley Ferro-Murray. Ronald Kevin Lewis will present Heurisko: A play about found things. Part 1. Alabama, a dance-theatre work about Alabama, cotton, and American slavery that blends poetry, sound, movement and politics into a seamless collage. Grant Jacoby and Dancers will present two pieces that interrogate love, camp, and movement- the quartet Bloom (we were drowning, but we looked beautiful while doing it) and a solo entitled Talons with Teeth. In Through Practice, New York and California-based intermedial artist Ashley Ferro-Murray creates a somatic exploration of the contemporary relationship between biomedicine and new media, based on the transformation of her own body into a medical posthuman during her three-year battle with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.