Live Arts Bard
Choreography by Beth Gill Bessie Award-winning choreographer Beth Gill makes her Fisher Center debut with a LAB-commissioned, intimate performance inspired by the imagination and subconscious. The dancers—a symbiotic pair with a mysterious and ever-present bond, a lone heroic female, an observer, and an otherworldly presence—inhabit a dreamlike, sensory-rich world that draws the audience into an immersive act of witnessing. Gill creates an intimate, surrealist work that builds on her acclaimed formalist choreography, while forging a new theatrical approach. Performed by Maggie Cloud, Jennifer Lafferty, Heather Lang, Stuart Singer, and Marilyn Maywald Yahel.
Lighting by Thomas Dunn
Music by Jon Moniaci
October 14 | Post-Performance Conversation
Join us for a post-performance conversation with the artists, moderated by Bard College Associate Professor of Dance, Leah Cox.
"These dancers are like electrical currents, and Ms. Gill, with her usual deft sensitivity, tunes us in to their vibrations."—Gia Kourlas, New York Times
Learn more about Beth Gill, a 2012 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant Recipient, from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts's website.
Listen to Beth Gill discuss her creative process in this video produced by the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Watch Beth Gill choreograph Catacomb in this Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University video.
Catacomb is cocommissioned by Live Arts Bard at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, The Chocolate Factory, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and developed as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Catacomb was made possible by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts; it is supported, in part, by the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards program and a 2015 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. General operating support was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Catacomb was made possible in part with a research and development residency and coproduction support by The Hatchery Project, a multi-year collaborative residency partnership between The Chocolate Factory Theater, the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, RED Arts and Vermont Performance Lab with lead support by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional funding by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional residency support was provided by Gibney Dance Center’s Dance in Process program, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and by a Creative Laboratory residency at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University.