Kamila (2017) is inspired by the poetry and music of Leoš Janáček’s song cycle, The Diary of One Who Disappeared. Lavagnino’s interpretation plays with the connection between Kamila (Janáček’s muse and love interest) and the Gypsy. His unfulfilled desire for Kamila generated the emotional intent for the character of the gypsy and her relationship with the young farmer portrayed throughout the song cycle. Supported by The Rockefeller Brothers Foundation and an NYU Faculty Grant.
Veiled (2016), a work for a female cast of six, explores the idea of preserving physical and internal grace in the face of oppression. Martin Bresnick’s, suspenseful score creates a mood that the dancers embody, referencing the plight of Islamic women.
Summertime (2017) is a duet inspired by Edward Hopper’s painting Summer Evening, set to Janis Joplin’s recording of George Gershwin’s Summertime.
RU (2014) inspired by a novel of the same name written by Kim Thúy, RU describes a young woman’s life as a post-Vietnam War political refugee. The dancers, in costumes reminiscent of the traditional Vietnamese áo dài dress, move inside composer Scott Killian’s shadowy landscape, their movement suggestive of contrasts between struggle and grace, stoicism and despair.
Date & Time: Wednesday June 27 & Thursday June 28, 7:30 pm
Jack Crystal Theater at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
111 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Advance Tickets: $15.00 General Admission
At-the-door Tickets: $20.00 (cash or check only) | $10.00 with valid student ID
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