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2018-2019

Calendar of Armitage Choreography, Exhibitions and Performances by Armitage Gone! Dance.

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Karole Armitage and Armitage Gone! Dance are 2018-2019 National Sawdust Artists in Residence! 


TRINITY LABAN – LONDON, ENGLAND

New Work

Armitage choreographs a new work for Transitions Dance Company, the UK's leading student dance company of Trinity Laban, London, featuring fourteen superb international dancers at the start of their stellar careers.

February - June 2019 - Touring throughout Europe


NATIONAL SAWDUST – BROOKLYN, NY

Art of the In-Between: Dia de los Muertos and Donkey Jaw Bone

In ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN the body meets borders in two dance productions choreographed by Karole Armitage and performed by Armitage Gone! Dance in celebration of New York's Mexico Now Festival. Dancers move between divergent worlds, celebrating Mexico’s rich mixture of indigenous and European cultures, to explore the morphing self.

The evening opens with Dia de los Muertos – a joyful, subversive comedy of screwball surrealism for a gang of dancing skeletons.

Donkey Jaw Bone follows, inspired by Mexico’s theatrical wrestling form, Lucha Libre sitting at the border of sport, dance and ritual with live music performed on pre-Columbian instruments. Invoking connections between sometimes contradictory domains: rural and urban, tradition and modernity, ritual and parody, machismo and feminism, politics and spectacle. The pre-Columbian instruments include the teponaztli (a pitched slit-log drum) and the quijada (a donkey jawbone). The dance draws on Balanchine’s Agon, ancient and contemporary minimalism, drag queen style and re-enacts documentary Lucha wrestling matches. 

Live music is performed by Juan Lucero and Peter Basil Bogdanos with Armitage Gone! Dancers Ahmaud Culver, Megumi Eda, Sierra French, Alonso Guzman, Yusaku Komori and Cristian Laverde-Koenig. Light design is by resident designer, Clifton Taylor.

October 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

October 20, 2018 - 10:00pm


PARAMOUNT THEATRE - BOSTON, MA

Schoenberg in Hollywood

Armitage directs and choreographs Schoenberg in Hollywood, a new Boston Lyric Opera commission with music by Tod Machover and a libretto by Simon Robson. Schoenberg in Hollywood is inspired by the life of the composer Arnold Schoenberg, who spent his final decades in Los Angeles after fleeing Nazi Germany in 1933.Upon settling in Los Angeles by way of Boston, Schoenberg found himself at a crossroads. He was introduced to Harpo Marx, looked for ways to make his work accessible to a wider public (he considered, then rejected, a commission to compose music for eventual blockbuster film The Good Earth), rediscovered his heritage, and stuck to his artistic guns even when the lure of greater fame called. 
The production will be presented at the Paramount Center’s Robert J. Orchard Stage, featuring baritone Omar Ebrahim in the title role.

November 14-18, 2018

JAPAN SOCIETY – NY, NY

You Took a Part of Me

You Took a Part of Me is a wired, dance production with choreography by Karole Armitage for her 5-member company, Armitage Gone! Dance, inspired by the 16th Century Noh play, Nonomiya. It explores erotic entanglement, unresolved attachments and the search for harmony that are hallmarks of Noh Theater. It embraces new technologies created by MIT Media Lab designers with live, commissioned music by Reiko Yamada. The lead role, by Armitage’s longtime collaborator, Megumi Eda, highlights sinuous, erotic movement executed with ferocious intensity in a dream-like state.

Choreography: Karole Armitage

Advisor: Melissa McCormick (Harvard professor Japanese culture)

Composer/electronics: Reiko Yamada

Flute, koto, shinobue, shamisen: Yuki Isami

Costume Design: Peter Speliopoulos

Chromoskin Smart Makeup: Cindy Hsin Liu Kao, MIT Media Lab, Living Mobile Group

Inflatable Design: Jifei Ou, MIT Media Lab, Tangible Media Group

Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

Sound Design: Seth Torres

Dancers: Ahmaud Culver, Megumi Eda, Sierra French, Yusaku Komori, Cristian Laverde-Koenig

April 12, 2019

April 13, 2019

You Took a Part of Me is made in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and is supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Howard Gilman Foundation, Helen F. Whitaker Fund & Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and with funding from The Armitage Foundation New Works Fund.

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LOCATION IN NEW YORK CITY 

WOMEN / CREATE: A Festival of Dance

Dates in late spring 2019 forthcoming. 

 


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