Vicky Shick and Dancers: Another Spell (Commission Reprisal) – Danspace Project
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Vicky Shick and Dancers: Another Spell (Commission Reprisal)

Photo: Ian Douglas

Please arrive on time. There is no late seating for this performance.

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Danspace Project has commissioned over 500 works since 1994. This winter we reprise a recent Danspace commission, coinciding with the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP).

Another Spell, Vicky Shick’s sixth Danspace Project commission, premiered at Danspace Project in Spring 2016. Wrote Claudia La Rocco in Artforum, Another Spell “showed yet again how skilled this echt downtown choreographer is at placing incongruent moments next to each other and letting them float down the same gossamer stream.”

Situated inside a small village of women, a camaraderie between dancers Jodi Bender, Donna Costello, Lily Gold, Laurel Jenkins, Marilyn Maywald Yahel, Heather Olson, and Shick herself, guides them through their movement—authentic and feigned—as they offer stereotypes, awesome idiosyncrasies, robust exuberance and, at times, the inexplicable. Explained Shick, “My obsessive passion for trying to decipher nuance, detail, intimacy and the quirkiness of the everyday bubbles here. With an abiding commitment to ongoing work, we are recycling some cherished set and costume pieces—scattering and dancing them in a new landscape.”

Set and Costume Piece: Barbara Kilpatrick
Sound Design: Elise Kermani
Additional music composition: Todd Lent
Lighting Design: Kathy Kaufmann

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