Representing a radical shift from Jane Comfort’s history of text-driven works, Altiplano is an abstract dance that originates in movement structures that range from spare images of the desert to highly physical and complex configurations, like a flash flood or violent winds.It references the evolution of animals and social communication with its gradually increasing physicality and hive-like density.
Comfort, Levasseur, and Wolcott, Bessie Award winners, were equal partners in creating the work, sharing and shifting design responsibilities as one. Jane Comfort is a choreographer, writer, and director who has broken boundaries in dance performance since the late 70’s. She is a Guggenheim Fellow whose work has been performed throughout the US, in Europe, and in Latin America.
Jane took the time out of her busy week of rehearsals to sit down and answer ‘6 Questions‘ to let us know more about her inspirations, the abstract, the Peace Corps, and working with LaMaMa. Read more HERE!
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival continues to support La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance by featuring performance/installations, experimental film screenings & public symposiums which address dance artists’ engagement with the current political climate, as well as honoring diasporic histories and legacy, ancestral inspirations and inter-generational dialogue.