Mark Dendy Dance & Theater Projects: Ritual Cyclical (world premiere)
Lincoln Center bursts with the propulsive movement of Mark Dendy’s 80 dancers, dancing to classic recordings by Kronos Quartet. Dendy, whose inventive choreography includes everything from Mozart operas to Rockettes extravaganzas, draws on the ritual movements shaped by public spaces to make full use of Hearst Plaza’s distinctive architecture, including its reflecting pool and grove. Viewers direct their own experiences by moving around and among the dancers.
Commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors and American Dance Festival in honor of the 80th Anniversary of ADF and the 40th Anniversary of Kronos Quartet.KRONOS at 40 is presented in association with Kronos Performing Arts Association, a nonprofit organization.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 7:00 PM
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Damrosch Park Bandshell
New York, NY
KRONOS at 40: Red Hot + FELA LIVE! (world premiere) featuring Tony Allen and Superhuman Happiness with Baloji, Abena Koomson, Kronos Quartet, Sahr Ngaujah, Sinkane and Kalmia Traver of Rubblebucket Musical Director: Stuart Bogie
Superhuman Happiness: Music from How to Survive a Plague (world premiere)
Kicking off the evening is the concert premiere of music from the haunting electro-acoustic score of the Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague, composed by Superhuman Happiness’s Luke O’Malley and Stuart Bogie.
The defiant spirit and groove-heavy music of Nigerian firebrand Fela Anikulapo Kuti lives on as Afrobeat icon and Fela’s master drummer Tony Allen teams up with the cinematic dance rockers of Superhuman Happiness (which unites members of Antibalas, tUnE-yArDs, and Iron and Wine) and stars of the next generation of Afrofuturist innovators.
Red Hot + FELA LIVE! is produced in association with Anthony Demby and Paul Heck for the Red Hot Organization.KRONOS at 40 is presented in association with Kronos Performing Arts Association, a non-profit organization.