Gifted women of dance revive community connection – courtesy of DVP


Myna Majors (Baba Olatunji Drum and Dancers), Shirley Black Brown Coward (Audelco Award, Black Nativity), Ellen Graff (Martha Graham Dance Company), Naomi Goldberg Haas (Dances for a Variable Population), Audrey Hubbard Madison (Charles Moore Dance Theater), Elizabeth Keen (Paul Taylor, Helen Tamiris/Daniel Nagrin), Marnie Thomas Wood (Martha Graham Dance Company) and Alice Tierstein (Young Dancemakers Company).

Seven choreographers, rooted in American Modern Dance and Broadway, veterans of the dance kingdom, gather to celebrate women, dance and the beauty of age with free public performances in two free performances.

According to its producer, Naomi Goldberg Haas, the program, REVIVAL 2, brings 20th Century dance to life through the bodies that danced it. Participating choreographers in their 60s, 70s, and 80s are transmitting a legacy of dance to a next generation. Dance is an ephemeral form, held in the minds and bodies of its dancers, and passed from person to person. This project continues that tradition, with a focus on seven remarkable older women choreographers and dancers.

Revival2 | Queensbridge Park, Long Island City | Sat June 9, 4 pm
also: Grant’s Tomb, Harlem | Sat June 16, 5 pm, 7 pm

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