Burnt Sugar/Danz

Hey People,

Another exciting Performance of Burnt Sugar/Danz (formally Dance Conduction Continuum)

The Baryshnikov Arts Center
Tuesday June 29 @ 7:30pm
Studio 4A

Please join us for an informal showing of the
2009 Summer Stages Dance/Baryshnikov Arts Center Artists Residency Project: Burnt Sugar/DANZ

Directed by Greg Tate with Bessie award winner Germaul Barnes and Guggenheim Fellow Gabri Christa, Performed and conducted by a rotating group of choreographers.

QUESTION:Why can’t choreographers come together and create spontaneous new ensemble work the way musicians do?

Burnt Sugar/DANZ answers to the contrary :Yes they can’.
Gabri Christa and Greg Tate created Burnt Sugar/Danz in 2002 after Christa was exposed to the music of Tate’s Burnt Sugar Arkestra–a multi-genre ensemble greatly inspired by Butch Morris CONDUCTION system for improvising orchestras. Their recombinant project, Burnt Sugar/Danz, draws upon the cream of NY music, choreographic and dance-performance talent to create innovative, never-before-seen works, live, and in real time. Adopting Morris’ baton gestures and hand-sign vocabulary to dance, Burnt Sugar/Danz presents an alchemical blend of spontaneously composed music and choreography. The results are consistently exciting for both participants and audience. The project has to date performed @The United Nations, Central Park Summer Stage and Symphony Space

Choreographers/Performers include: Germaul Barnes, Gabri Christa, Lisa Green, Paloma McGregeor, Alysia Ramos, Manelich Minniefee, Daniel Gwirtzman, Christian von Howard, Baraka de Sole, Telly Flower, Ashley Carter, Francesca Harper, Kyle Abraham, Ediie Stockton, Ayo Jackson

We hope to see you at:
The Baryshnikov Arts Center
Tuesday June 29 @ 7:30pm
Studio 4A

RSVP by Tuesday 6/22 or sooner.

As the third showcase of the Summer Stages Dance/Baryshnikov Arts Center Artists Residency Project, this performance of Burnt Sugar/DANZ promises to be a very special evening of dance, music and improvisation.

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