Kelley Donovan & Dancers present
Kelley Donovan & Dancers will present Entwined, an evening-length work exploring connection and interdependency. Entwined will have it’s World premiere at Green Street Studios in Cambridge Ma on December 1st (tickets for Boston) and be performed for one night only at Gibney Dance Center on December 7th. Reserve a spot for NYC HERE
Kelley Donovan & Dancers collaboratively create dance that investigates the mysterious world of internal transformation and expresses the intimate self through movement, ranging from soft fluidity to athletic physicality. Blended gestures intermingle to explore a definition of strength that includes vulnerability. The electronic sound score created for Entwined contrasts the expressive in the movement, emphasizing vulnerability without narrative.
As the dancers entwine with, about, around one another the work explores our mutual interdependence and a material coexistence where everyone’s contribution is essential. The work echos the company’s collaborative process where each dancers individual contribution is valued. The cause and effect of small changes of consciousness, energy, visualizations in our interactions with others has a ripple effect which is abstractly expressed though movement.
A sequential use of the torso with abrupt energy changes and weight shifts explores the initiation of movement from the core and conveys an unfolding motion that is expressive of transformation. Spatial designs are explored as the complexity of the dance unfolds, material appears and reappears, is altered and transformed as the context changes and evolves.
Green Street Studio, 185 Green St., Cambridge, Mass http://www.greenstreetstudios.org
December 7th at 7:30pm
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th floor, New York, NY
$20 Suggested Donation, $12 for Student/Seniors
Call (617) 388-3247 for information and reservations. kddcompany.wordpress.com
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway 5th floor, Studio one
http://www.gibneydance.org for directions
Donations, $20 General, $12 for Student/Seniors/Salon members for tix:
Contact: email@example.com or Call (617) 388-3247 for info.
for clips of rehearsal and the process of making this work.
Kelley Donovan & Dancers create dance that investigates the internal world of transformation and expresses the intimate self through movement, ranging from soft fluidity to athletic physicality. With a sequential use of the torso with abrupt energy changes and weight shifts, dancers physically explore the theme of impermanence by never letting their weight settle for two long in one shape and move with an restless urgency toward the next physical event. A non-linear series of images and serpentine movement vocabulary gather strength in its accumulation of details, gestures and exchanges of energy.
Exploring the gray area between the extremes of purely classical modern dance and theatrical narrative, Donovan creates movement rich with imagery, experienced viscerally and expressive of transformation.
Dance Magazine said “Tempering strength with vulnerability, she can turn sharp edges into soft corners with sensuous fluidity.” The Boston Phoenix said ” The piece transcended the ordinary … Donovan’s movement, …, is lush and lyrical. Few choreographers today have such a clear sense of space and continuity. Donovan’s … other special gift is for composition, the building of patterns in time and space.“ The company’s work has been chosen among the best of the year by The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Boston Herald among others. The New York Times called her work “vibrant, imaginative…with a rare feeling for stage space.”