On Tuesday April 30th, photographer Matt Murphy and I dropped in at Amanda Selwyn's studio (housed in an art gallery!) on Leonard Street to watch a rehearsal for her newest work, IT'S A GAME. Click on the above image to enlarge.
Here is the performance information:
Dates: June 27th-29th, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Venue: New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, NYC
Ticket information here.
This new evening-length dance-theatre piece brings elements of a chess game into play. Inspired by designer Alexander McQueen and by the magic of Harry Potter, the dancers create a fantasy world of power dynamics, competition and stratagems. Amanda's choreographic language shows both lyricism and athleticism, with some fresh explorations of the art of partnering.
Here are some of Matt's images from the rehearsal:
Torrey McAnena, Victor Larue
Randall Smith, Victor Larue
Victor and Sarah
Sarah and Emily
Randall and Emily
In the past two seasons, Amanda Selwyn has produced two very enjoyable and well-crafted works: FIVE MINUTES in 2011, and DETOUR in 2012. So I'm very much looking forward to seeing IT'S A GAME when it debuts at NYLA in June.