MODERN MOVEMENTS DANCE FESTIVAL 2017

MODERN MOVEMENTS DANCE FESTIVAL 2017

AS220 presents the second annual Modern Movements Dance Festival from April 1st through 23rd at the AS220 Black Box Theatre (95 Empire Street, Providence), featuring seven dance artists and companies that celebrate the creativity, ingenuity, and experimentation of modern dance. Modern Movements is sponsored by 95.5 WBRU, Motif Magazine, LaBrie Dance, and Blackman Insurance.

Ronald Kevin Lewis – The Light Show
April 6th and 7th at 7:30 PM / April 8th, 2 PM and 7:30 PM
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The Light Show, a new work by The Low Mountain Top Collective is an exploration of narratives surrounding what it means to be alive and wounded, to exist in shadow and light, to move from a place that is a merger of the personal,political and spiritual. Our investigations will take us from infra red beginnings, through the visible spectrum of light to ultra violet light and beyond. As we journey through these waves of light we carry with us our stories full of life, and full of wounds. The prime questions of our journey are what roles do our wounds play in our physical and meta-physical transformation?

Bill Evans Rhythmic Tap Ensemble
April 9th at 4 PM / April 10th at 7:30 PM
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For the third consecutive year, dance icon Bill Evans will celebrate his birthday by doing what he loves most at the AS220 Black Box Theatre. He will be joined by tap artists Kristen Socci and Courtney World, and jazz pianist Greg Woodsbie, all of whom performed with him  at AS220 last April. Also, Mark Yonally, one of the rising tap stars on the world stage, and a former Evans student and company member, will be dancing with him again for the first time in a decade. The entertaining and thought-provoking program will include choreographed and improvised rhythm tap works, both reconstructed classics created by the African American masters who originated this art form and new cutting-edge works by Evans and Yonally that are moving tap forward through fusion with theatre and other dance styles.

Doppelgänger Dance Collective – Myths, Legends & Questions
April 13th, 14th, 21st, 22nd at 7:30 PM / April 23rd, 2 PM
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As the anchor performance of their second season, Doppelgänger Dance Collective will present new interdisciplinary works at AS220s 95 Empire Black Box in April 2017 as part of their Community Live Arts Residency.  DDC will premiere a dance film, directed by Andy Russ in collaboration with poet Laura Brown Lavoie, and students from the Jacqueline M Walsh School for the Arts, as well as two new works by Rhode Island-based choreographer Heidi Henderson and a piece by Boston-based choreographer Alissa Cardone.

MMDF Mixed Bill 2017
April 15th and 19th at 7:30 PM
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Featuring: Ali Kenner Brodsky + Andy Russ, Amorphous Dance Collective, Denizen Arts, Orlando Hernandez