This week, Dance Theater Workshop presents Gallim Dance and Sidra Bell Dance New York in an evening of debuts and world premieres. Described as “a most original artist” by Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice, Gallim’s Artistic Director Andrea Miller brings her new work, For Glenn Gould, to the stage. For Glenn Gould is inspired by the two radically contrasting recordings that Glenn Gould made of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The 1964 version has a virtuosic quality, full of embellishments, while the 1981 recording is more introspective and edited, devoid of poetic interpretation, and feels as though Bach himself is absent. Drawing on the distinctions between the two recordings, Miller’s newest work is a portrait of an artist in transition, of what occurred between the two recordings, and an exploration of the creative process. Read The Jewish Week’s profile of Miller and her new work. And check out photographer Christopher Duggan’s post on his time in the studio with Gallim.
Sidra Bell Dance New York, led by choreographer Sidra Bell, presents POOL, a surrealist and futuristic work inspired by the recollection of a near drowning. POOL examines memory, dreams, and illusions as well as the line between order and disorder. The work features an eclectic and evocative music score and a cast of six dancers. Pamela Diamond of the Orange County Register wrote, “Every movement was impelled from an inner strength, as starkly beautiful and compelling as a prayer.”
Performances will take place at Dance Theater Workshop, January 18th through 22nd at 7:30 PM. There will be a Pre-Show Talk on January 18th (Tuesday) at 6:30 PM, a Post-Show Talk on January 21st (Friday) with Dance Magazine’s Editor in Chief Wendy Perron, and a free wine reception following every performance.
Fee-free tickets are $20 and are available online, over the phone at 212.924.0077, and in person at the box office. DTW Members, Students, and Seniors are eligible for $15 tickets. Dance Theater Workshop is located at 219 West 19th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.