There Might Be Others by choreographer Rebecca Lazier and composer Dan Trueman
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – Saturday, March 19, 2016
New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street, NYC
Polish dancers Agnieszka Kryst, Jan Lorys, Ramona Nagabczynska, and Pawel Sakowicz will be joining the cast of There Might Be Others, a collaborative dance and music performance inspired by composer Terry Riley’s seminal work In C. Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Lazier, it features an international cast of 15 dancers and is performed with a live score by Dan Trueman in collaboration with acclaimed ensembles Mobius Percussion and So Percussion.
It examines the role of presence, performer agency, and collective decision-making to create emergent composition. It builds on traditions of open work in dance and music, in which performers compose in real time with predetermined content.
The project was developed over a two-year period during residencies in Turkey, Canada, and Poland. Along the Polish team, performing New York dancers Asli Bulbul, Simon Courchel, Natalie Green, raja feather kelly, Cori Kresge, Christopher Ralph, Anna Schön, and Saúl Ulerio. Rhonda Baker and Sara Coffin from Canadian partner Mocean Dance join the cast; and from Turkey Tan Temel, artistic director of TORK Dance.
Musicians include Mobius Percussion, So Percussion (March 16, 17, 18) and members of Mantra Percussion (March 19).
There Might Be Others was commissioned by New York Live Arts, and is made possible with support from Lewis Center for the Arts, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, The American Turkish Society, Polish Cultural Institute New York, Özyegin University, The Province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and Mocean Dance. Development support provided by a Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, the Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, TORK Dance Art, Yildiz Technical University, U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, and Canada Council for the Arts.