Plus, the U.S. Premiere of Israeli ChoreographerÂ Roy Assafâ€™sÂ GirlsÂ
Acclaimed contemporary dance collectiveÂ New DialectÂ returns to OZ Arts Nashville on February 22-24 for three innovative evenings of dance theater inspired by women and their resilience.
In a culture that values strength, contemporary dance collective New Dialect works through concepts of weakness and limitation.
In November 2016, Nashville-based dancer, choreographer and New DialectÂ artistic director Banning BouldinÂ woke up suddenly unable to feel her legs, feet, arms, hands and torso. A devastating diagnosis of multiple sclerosis followed. But so, too, did the urge to study new skill sets that would allow her to choreograph without full use of her dancing body.Â Limitation EtudesÂ is the result.
Bouldin has created a dozenÂ EtudesÂ in the series with more than 63 dancers nationwide.Â The Triangle, which will have its world premiere at OZ Arts, represents the most potent discoveries of the series.
The primary goal, Bouldin says, is to create a work that â€œboth challenges individual and social perceptions of weakness, and illustrates new ways of construing â€˜disabilityâ€™ as an opportunity to uncover new strengths that could not exist without imposed systems of limitation.â€
In addition to the performance by Bouldinâ€™s nationally acclaimed contemporary dance collective,Â The TriangleÂ includes collaborations in sculpture and conceptual fashion to create a surrealistic landscape for the choreography.Â Greg Pond, a multimedia artist, curator and professor at the University of the South, provides set design in his second collaboration with New Dialect.Â Tony Perrin, dancer, designer, and curator of the November 2018 OZ Arts event Ghosted, provides costume design in his first collaboration with New Dialect.
New Dialectâ€™s roots run deep at OZ Arts. The collective premiered its first work at OZ Arts in 2014, and several more key collaborations have followed.
The 2018 program also includesÂ Roy Assafâ€™s celebrated workÂ Girls, performed by New Dialect in its U.S. premiere. In the piece, the Israeli choreographer considers the movements often identified with the female gender, from frailty to grace and frivolity to sexuality. Assaf made his mark touring with internationally recognized choreographerÂ Emanuel GatÂ as both performer and choreographic assistant. He began independently choreographing in 2010 and has since created a number of critically acclaimed works for renowned dance companies such asÂ Goteborgsdanskompani (Sweden), LA Dance Project (USA), and Batsheva (Israel).
New Dialect |Â The TriangleÂ &Â Girls
with special guest choreographer Roy Assaf
Friday, February 22, 2019
Doors 7:00 PM, Performance 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Doors 6:00 PM, Performance 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Doors 1:00 PM, Performance 2:00 PM
Run time: 80 minutes, no intermission
Tickets available atÂ www.OZArtsNashville.org
About OZ Arts Nashville
Â Since opening in 2014, OZ Arts Nashville, a 501(c)(3) contemporary arts center, has changedÂ the cultural landscape of the city. Housed in the former C.A.O. cigar warehouse owned by Nashvilleâ€™s Ozgener family, OZ ArtsÂ brings world-class performances and art installations to the city, and gives ambitious local artists opportunities to work on a grand scale. The flexible 10,000 square-foot, column-free venue, nestled amidst five acres of artfully landscaped grounds, is continually reconfigured to serve artistsâ€™ imaginations, and to challenge and inspire a diverse range ofÂ curious audiences.Â OZ Arts is supported in part by Metro Arts â€“ Nashville Office of Arts + Culture.
For more information, please visitÂ http://www.ozartsnashville.org/.
Now throughÂ June 2019 at OZ Arts Nashville
â—Â Â Â Â Â Â Renowned contemporary dance collectiveÂ New DialectÂ presentsÂ Banning Bouldinâ€™sÂ The Triangle, in addition to the U.S. Premiere of Israeli choreographerÂ Roy Assafâ€™sÂ GirlsÂ (February 22, 23 & 24, 2019).
â—Â Â Â Â Â Â A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos QuartetÂ (March 22 & 23, 2019) tells the story of one of the most influential music groups of our timesâ€”while that group performs live.
â—Â Â Â Â Â Â ChoreographerÂ Windship BoydÂ and students of Glencliff High School collaborate forÂ Papalagui ExposedÂ (May 8, 2019), a moving performing piece that delves into modern societyâ€™s views on nature, time and money.
â—Â Â Â Â Â Â Jakob LewisÂ ofÂ Nashville Public Radioâ€™sÂ NeighborsÂ gathers some indie podcast friends forÂ The HEARD Live!Â (June 13, 2019). Â Â