Pam Tanowitz Dance & FLUX Quartet
June 27, 2015
June 27, 2015
“The dance steps, phrases and constructions by the choreographer Pam Tanowitz are among the finest being made anywhere today.”
Bard SummerScape 2015 presents the Fisher Center debut of New York’s Pam Tanowitz Dance this summer, showcasing the choreography of Bessie Award-winner Pam Tanowitz. A triple bill, the program features the world premiere of Tanowitz’s Untitled (solo for Ashley Tuttle), set to music by Mexico’s Carlos Chávez – subject of the 2015 Bard Music Festival – and danced by former American Ballet Theatre principal Ashley Tuttle. Bookending the new work are two of Tanowitz’s most recent ensemble pieces, Broken Story (wherein there is no ecstasy) and Heaven on One’s Head, named “Among 2014’s Best” by the New York Times, with live music from FLUX Quartet, which “has brought a new renaissance to string quartet music” (Village Voice).
Pam Tanowitz has proven herself “the wittiest choreographer since Mark Morris” (New York Times). Offering an unflinchingly post-modern treatment of classical and modern dance vocabulary, her work is marked by its “sharp, off-kilter energy [and] strange skewed beauty” (Dance Magazine). Since founding Pam Tanowitz Dance in 2000, she has been recognized with the 2009 Bessie Award, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 2013-14 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University.
Meet the Artists:
Post-performance conversation June 27
Pre-performance talk June 28 at 2 pm