Parsons Dance Family Matinee - The Joyce Theater

Date: 01/26/13
Hours: 2pm
Price: $10 and up
175 Eighth Ave. - 212-242-0800
Chelsea, NY 10011

Description: Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of dancer/choreographer David Parsons. Parsons Dance is committed to building new audiences for contemporary dance by creating American works of extraordinary artistry that are both engaging and uplifting to audiences throughout the world. Parsons Dance tours nationally and internationally, including an annual season in its home community of New York City. Parsons Dance includes eight full-time dancers and maintains a repertory of more than 80 works choreographed by David Parsons. The company will present a family matinee program that features kid-friendly Parsons Dance classics. "Dawn to Dusk" celebrates the diverse people and landscapes of Southern Florida. Set to the music of Grammy-Award winner Andrew Bird and Miami's legendary Tiempo Libre, Parsons Dance presents stunning choreography integrated with streaming high-definition footage of the dancers who also appear onstage. The backdrop fills the stage with powerful photographs by Clyde Butcher and footage captured by Blue Land Media of the dancers in four of Florida's most precious wildlife parks. Audiences will experience these locations, with their delicate ecology and unique challenges that have been preserved and protected for our use. From primitive to urban cultures and environments, David Parsons' newest work takes the audience on a journey from Dawn to Dusk. The program also includes David Parsons' 2005 Mozart-inspired work, "Wolfgang," ensemble classic, "In The End," with music by Dave Matthews Band, and David Parsons' stroboscopic masterwork, "Caught."