May 28, 2015
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May 31, 2015

ALTIPLANO (WORLD PREMIERE): Jane Comfort & Company

“Jane Comfort is one of the most fertile minds in the theater of mixed forms.”
– The New York Times

CHOREOGRAPHY BY JANE COMFORT AND COMPANY
LIGHTING DESIGN BY JOE LEVASSEUR
SOUND AND MUSIC COMPOSITION BY BRANDON WOLCOTT

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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!

The show is produced under the following program(s):

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

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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.

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