In Dire Circumstances
Spring Dance Series I
The Club
March 3 - 5, 2006
Friday & Saturday 10:00pm
Sunday - 5:30pm
Tickets $15

Box office 212.475.7710

Wallie Wolfgruber & Friends in Dire Circumstances is a program of dance, music and video. The evening of unique and thought provoking solos and duets choreographed by Ms. Wolfgruber will be performed by herself, Janet Forward and special guest Lawrence Goldhuber. Live music will be played by ABT pianist Colin Huggins.

The evening includes Wallie Wolfgruber’s “ striking” (New York Times) signature solo Hatch and the 2004 duet American Blessings, a New York City premiere in which graceful dance sequences are juxtaposed against the harsh images of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. The concert includes the film, A Hands-On Affair (created in collaboration with Alvin Booth), the sexiest two fingers you ever saw, and a world premiere solo choreographed for
Mr. Goldhuber.


About Wallie Wolfgruber:
Born in a Bavarian village near the Alps, Wallie Wolfgruber was a principal member of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and has performed in Europe, Asia, Middle-and South America, Canada and in over 30 states of the US. Her credits include performing with the Rod Rogers Dance Company, Donald Byrd/The Group, the Ohad Naharin Dance Company and Sung-Soo Ahn, among others. Her own work has been presented nationally as well as in Canada, France and Germany, and in New York City by dancenow, 40up at the Duke Theater on 42nd Street, the Joyce Soho and Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, has extensive national and international teaching experience and is currently an Associate Professor at SUNY Brockport. Most recent activities include: Screening of her video A Hands-On Affair (created with Alvin Booth) at the Dance on Camera West International Festival in Los Angeles; commissions for two works from Florida State University, one of them as part of the dance & technology production Aqueous Myth; performing David Grenke’s signature duet Vespers at DTW in 40 FORWARD; presenting an evening of works at the University of Rochester; teaching and creative residency at FSU.

About Lawrence Goldhuber:
Work includes the commissioned premiere of Julius Caesar Superstar at Danspace project, The Life and Times of Barry Goldhubris at the Joyce Soho, TBA Festival at PICA in Portland, OR, and PS 122 in NY, The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and creating and appearing in The Cost of Living with British group DV8 Physical Theater in Sydney, London and Hong Kong. Born in New York City, Goldhuber received a New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award in 1995 for “sustained achievement as an influential presence in modern dance” and served as the host for the 2002 awards. He is the recipient of a 2002 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography, as well as funding from the Jerome, Harkness, and Bossak/Heilbron Foundations, and The American Music Center. Goldhuber worked with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company from1985-95, touring worldwide and creating roles in such landmark dances as Still/Here. His company, Goldhuber & Latsky performed internationally from 1997-2001 and received many commissions for new work.

About Janet Forward:
Janet Forward grew up in Rochester, NY where she was a competitive ice skater before discovering her love for dance. She performed with the Elizabeth Clark Dance Ensemble and Elizabeth Hallmark Dance Works and received a BS in Dance at SUNY Brockport. She recently moved to NYC and, in addition to dancing with Wallie Wolfgruber, performed with Sasha Foreff at the Alvin Ailey Theater. Janet served as Ms. Wolfgruber’s choreographic assistant setting “Janet Went Forward” at Florida State University.

About Colin Huggins:
Colin Huggins studied music in Atlanta GA and Germany at the Braunschwieg
Offenliche Musik Schule. Performance collaborations include Gus Solomons Jr.,
Johann Renvall, and Linda Kent. He is currently a staff musician at American Ballet Theater, Barnard College, Mark Morris Dance Center, Ballet Academy East, and Dance New Amsterdam. He is recently returned from Colorado where he worked with Julliard and Alvin Ailey scholarship students and learned how to ride horses.


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