Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Walking In Two" Opens on Thursday

Tom Pearson Third Rail Projects
Donna Ahmadi Mantis Dance Theater
"People tend to think traditional when it comes to American Indian art. In “Heritage Series: Contemporary First Nation,” Dance New Amsterdam shakes up this assumption, presenting new work by two choreographers who very much belong to the 21st century. " – Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

DNA PRESENTS: Heritage Series Contemporary First Nation Walking In Two
From The New Yorker:
"Two choreographers of Cherokee descent team up for an investigation of ethnic identity. Pearson’s “Walking in Two” restages and deconstructs a Wild West show, while his “Ceremony” casts a Japanese-American dancer in a solo that Pearson originally made for himself. Ahmadi’s “Scalp Lock” uses masks and puppetry to untie the metaphor of a warrior hair style. A gallery installation tracks the history of Native American performers and the story of a man who, in 1942, tried to make Columbus’s journey in reverse."

November 11 - 14
Performance Times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm,
Sunday at 3:00pm
Ticket Prices: $17 general,

$12 DNA members, $14 students/seniors

For tickets CLICK HERE

Plus Kissing the Gunner's Daughter in the DNA Gallery

DNA’s Gallery Hours are 9:00am – 10:00pm
Monday – Sunday
Closes November 15
There is no charge for admission to the exhibit.
Dance New Amsterdam
280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
Entrance at 53 Chambers Street


For more information, visit dnadance.org.

DNA’s Heritage Series Contemporary First Nation was made possible with support from American Express.

Walking in Two is presented by Dance New Amsterdam. Additional support for the work came from Materials for the Arts/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs/Department of Sanitation, Chashama (Scalp Lock), and by Third Rail Projects with support from The Lucky Star Foundation and individual and institutional donors.

DNA's presentation of Kissing the Gunner's Daughter was funded, in part, by a grant from New York State Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick through the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The creation of Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, as part of The Drifting Encyclopedia, was originally presented by Arts World Financial Center and made possible, in part, by the River To River Festival.