Above: Annmaria Mazzini, photographed by Jaqi Medlock
Mazzini Dance Collective's debut season at Ailey Citigroup Theater has been announced; the performances will take place on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 3:00 PM. Choreography by Annmaria Mazzini and Orion Duckstein, two beloved alumni of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, will highlight the Collective's premiere New York City season.
Dancers: Audra Bailey, Elizabeth Bragg, Yon Burke, Megan Cohl, Emily D'Angelo, Jake Deibert, Rachel Holmes, Andy Jacobs, Sara Mulry, Corinna Nicholson, Samantha Silvers, Sylvana Tapia, Kristi Tornga, Johnny Vorsteg, and Evelyn Wheeler. Francisco Graciano (courtesy of the Paul Taylor Dance Company), Orion Duckstein, Annmaria Mazzini, and Rob Sedgwick will also appear, along with musicians Billy Heston, Billy Short, and Bryan Weghorn from the American Modern Ensemble.
Program includes two premieres by Annmaria Mazzini: PLAYING WITH ANGELS, to the music of Composer-in-Residence Robert Paterson, performed live by the guest artists from the American Modern Ensemble. CRIMINAL COMMONERS, with music by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, St. Vincent, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, Pulp, and Goldfrapp, and featuring an original piece by Damian Eckstein. And - from 2011 - Annmaria's TOWER, set to the music of Pierre Jalbert.
Two works by Orion Duckstein will be performed: WHEN WE RISE, a duet to be danced by Ms. Mazzini and Mr. Duckstein to the music of Zoe Keating; and INTRODUCING MRS. STEPHEN P. BAXTER, to music by Les Baxter.
Tickets are $25, available HERE. For discounts on groups of ten or more, contact the Mazzini Dance Collective office at 212-662-8750.