LMCC presents the 18th annual River To River Festival, Downtown New York City’s completely free summer arts festival, from June 18-29, 2019.
Performances and events celebrate artistic and creative diversity in all its forms throughout spaces in Lower Manhattan. This year’s festival encourages the discovery of what arises when we all slow down.
All events are free and all are welcome.
ditch explores the interactions among the forces of gentrification; the history of community activism, especially in response to Hurricane Sandy; the current pressure of development that exacerbates income inequality; as well as the ecological interactions between the life at the edge of the island in the Lower East Side. The choreography is developed from the rhythms, tones and spatial inflections of movement generated by flows of people, the traffic, weather and water along the river’s edge. ditchaccesses and creatively explores the embodied knowledge that signals both danger and safety. How do we sense impending disasters? How do we seek safe havens?
Exploring the possibilities of signaling through murky territory and dense movement, the choreography asks questions such as: What appears as a beacon? What is an orienting feature in an unstable system? The piece investigates squeezing and tightening as both a generator of movement and as choreographic strategy. The work aims to emanate an urgency and disquiet that drives the performer and viewer towards unexpected openings.
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Performances at Melville Gallery, South Street Seaport Museum:
- World Premiere: June 23 at sunrise, 5:30am
- June 26, 7pm
- June 28, 7pm
Plus! an iLANDing Workshop, Pier 35 East River Esplanade:
- June 23, 11am, Pier 35
(Closest entrance at Rutgers Slip)
Composer and sound artist: Jeff Kolar
Performers/dancers: Courtney Cooke, Madeline Mellinger, Kaitlin Fox
Costume designer: Susan Becker
Lighting designer: Ben Demarest