For Immediate Release
January 30, 2014
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Brockport, NY – The spring dance season at The College at Brockport begins with a residency and performances by David Neumann, founder and artistic director of advanced beginner group. Sponsored by the Student Dance Organization, Neumann will perform four solos on Thursday and Friday, February 6 and 7, 2014, in Hartwell Dance Theater, Kenyon Street, Brockport. All tickets are $8.50 and will be sold through the Brockport Student Government Box Office, which can be contacted at (585) 395-2487, or by logging onto brockportsg.universitytickets.com.
In this informal concert, Neumann will walk the audience through his process, paying specific attention to his relationship to the solo form. Performing four solos that span his career — from his first choreographic endeavor, Dose, to his current work in progress, Action Orson, or, I Understand Everything Better — Neumann’s interest in the many ways language and movement interact will be of principal focus. Neumann and his troupe, advanced beginner group, believe in making multi-disciplinary dances from scratch, bringing a delighted embrace of our contradictory lives to gestures, words and proximity. He utilizes experimental dance-making approaches with a humorous outlook and an inclusive layering of disciplines to create complex, thought-provoking dance works that push the form. Neumannʼs explorations challenge his assumptions on “how to make a dance,” giving each work a distinct geography with which the viewers can examine their own assumptions. These approaches are born of the belief that there is always something more to think and feel; always another mind to engage in surprising ways; always a valuable effort in trying to bend habitual gestures around new shapes.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
350 New Campus Drive * Brockport, New York 14420-2931
(585) 395-2754 * FAX (585) 395-2723 * www.brockport.edu