This playful and intelligent work will be performed throughout three of the Center’s spaces, with the dances using a striking movement language of robust dance phrases, gestures, and facial expressions. The physical shapes of selected art in the Center’s collections are incorporated into portions of the dance language, bringing viewers close-up and intimate with the performers, the museum, and the artwork, resulting in a unique performance.
The New York City based choreographer Ellen Cornfield began presenting her choreographic works after her tenure with the Merce Cunningham Company, where she was known for her spirited dancing. Her work exemplifies the exhilarating combination of heart and intellect, performed by dancers who “are among the most proficient technical and kinetically expressive dancers around.” Cornfield’s dances have a rigorous structure and revel in the use of space, time, and geometric relationships. Her work uses an elegant, full-throttle dance language, interspersed with quirky material suggesting stories that never become literal or obvious. This performance is presented with support of the Yale Center for British Art through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.
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