Ever wonder how dances are created? Are you curious about the questions artists ask as they create? Joyce SoHo opens its doors for work-in-progress rehearsals with its Artists-in-Residence. Next up is Pontus Lidberg on Monday, May 24th at 2 PM.
Labyrinth Within is Swedish-born choreographer Pontus Lidberg’s new creation for camera. Lindberg has been developing the work over the last three years and it is finally taking shape this spring and summer. The project takes off from the worldwide success of his 2007 dance-film The Rain. The new creation features some of the world’s foremost artists in their fields, including Pulitzer Prize Award-winning composer David Lang, world-renowned cellist Maya Beiser, New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan, and the choreographer and director Pontus Lidberg. The cast also includes stellar dancers from the US and Sweden: Gabrielle Lamb and Giovanni Bucchieri. The end result of the project will be a new dance piece created for the camera, as well as a chamber version of the same choreography for stage.
During the open rehearsal, in addition to screened excerpts of The Rain, sections of Labyrinth Within will be shown and rehearsed. A Q&A with the artists will follow the open rehearsal.
Monday, May 24th from 2 to 4 PM at Joyce SoHo: 155 Mercer Street between Houston and Prince. FREE with reservation: call 646.792.8377.