Chris Elam has been commissioned to create choreography for the ten dancers of the Danish Dance Theater for their new production entitled “Labyrinth” which premieres in Coppenhaggen in May 2008.
“Labyrinth” is a movable, moving art installation. It is not a traditional dance performance; it is a gigantic art installation created in close collaboration with artists within contemporary dance, music and video art. The piece will be performed on four stages located within a life-sized labyrinth through which the audience will actively walk during the performance.
The Danish Dance Theater is on a residency at the Joyce SoHo for October during which Chris will begin the choreography. You are invited to see the process during two free events: an open rehearsal and a work-in-progress showing, both described below.
Friday, October 19, 2007, 2:00-4:00 pm
Join us anytime between 2:00-4:00 pm as Chris Elam rehearses members of Danish Dance Theater in a section he is creating for DDT’s artistic director, Tim Rushton’s, larger work.
Thursday, October 25, 2007, 4:00-6:00 pm
Choreographers Tim Rushton, Chris Elam and members of Danish Dance Theater show their work in progress and take questions from the audience.
In addition, this Friday, Oct 12th, Chris Elam will be hosting After-Hours: a post-performance discussion with the Danish Dance Theater following a performance of their repertory at the Joyce Soho Theater in NYC.
Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer Street. RSVP Required: (646) 792-8377