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Presented by NYU Gallatin School*
Symposium: The Alchemy and Effort of Restaging Dance
March 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2021 | Times Vary | Zoom
In any comprehensive restaging, a dance work has the possibility to exist squarely in the present and, at the same time, offer audiences a unique perspective on a choreographer’s past. The Alchemy and Effort of Restaging Dance symposium will address restaging from the perspectives of choreographers, stagers, and dancers working in a broad spectrum of genres.
Symposium panel topics will address restaging works of choreographers from the past versus the present; the responsibility of inheriting a piece or a particular role; the economics and legalities of setting a work; and methods of imparting the technique, vocabulary, and style underlying a choreographer’s vision and company culture. Highlights include a screening of If the Dancer Dances, a feature-length documentary about the transmission of dance from generation to generation, and performances by renowned dancers of various works that have benefited from successful restagings, resulting in an immediacy that makes them at once relevant, and alive.
*The Alchemy and Effort of Restaging Dance is hosted by NYU’s Gallatin School and Wesleyan University: Arts and Humanities, the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Wesleyan Dance and co-sponsored by GIBNEY, NYU Institute of Performing Arts, NYU Tisch Department of Performance Studies, Tisch Open Arts Program, Steinhardt Dance Education, and The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU.
Photo credit (top banner): Stephen Petronio Company dancers Davalois Fearon and Nicholas Sciscione in “If the Dancer Dances”.
Photo credit (bottom photo gallery): Photo 1: Stephen Petronio Company dancers Davalois Fearon and Nicholas Sciscione in “If the Dancer Dances”. Photo 2: Former Merce Cunningham dancer Andrea Weber and Stephen Petronio Company dancers Jaqlin Medlock, Davalois Fearon, Joshua Tuason, and Gino Grenek in “If the Dancer Dances.”