“Paradis” Returns to Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Simon Courchel and Pamela Vail in “Paradis”, photo by Kevin Kwan

Next month, New York Live Arts presents Yanira Castro | a canary torsi in the remount of Paradis at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  It premiered in June 2011 at the Garden to sold-out performances and glowing reviews, and was the first site-based dance work in the Garden’s 100-year history.  From July 8th to 10th, New York Live Arts will bring Paradis back, allowing audiences to revisit the work or see it for the first time.

Paradis is a performance and audio installation performed outdoors at twilight with live piano accompaniment. Inspired by the final section of Jean-Luc Godard’s 2004 film, Notre MusiqueParadis continues Castro’s exploration of the space between performer and audience member – the tension in the simultaneous experience of distance and intimacy inherent in the live event. Paradis features performers Peggy Cheng, Simon Courchel, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz (soloist), Pamela Vail, Darrin Wright, and Kimberly Young; live piano performed by Michael Dauphinais; and sound design by Stephan Moore.

Performances will take place at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Sunday, July 8th – Tuesday, July 10th at 8 PMTickets are $24 in advance, $30 day of performance. Seating is very limited.  Tickets are available online, by phone at 212.924.0077, or at the box office: Monday through Friday, 1 to 9 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8 PM.

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