Baruch Performing Arts Center EYESPOT

Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the New York premiere of Abdul Latif's EYESPOT from March 26-28, 2020 at 7:30pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $11-$26 a... more

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the New York premiere of Abdul Latif's EYESPOT from March 26-28, 2020 at 7:30pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $11-$26 and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/ALatifEyespot.   Choreographer Abdul Latif premieres EYESPOT, an evening of original work set to classical Brahms compositions overlaid by live vocal rhythms. Latif's hybrid choreography embodies a ferocious intricacy and fearless physicality, tracing a movement etymology that connects multi-armed Hindu god modality and theorizations on da Vinci's Vitruvian Man with intersections between classical ballet port de bras and house vogueing. In EYESPOT, Latif remixes Brahms' Three songs for 6 part Choir, Op. 42 with vocal rhythm percussion compositions, performed live by Latif himself, and accompanied by bassist Ron Wasserman (New York City Ballet Orchestra member and New York Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra founder).   This season, which marks the premiere of Mr. Latif's artist collective, harnesses the talents of collaborators including dancers Georgina Pazcoguin (NYCB) and Calvin Royal III (ABT)... more

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the New York premiere of Abdul Latif's EYESPOT from March 26-28, 2020 at 7:30pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $11-$26 and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/ALatifEyespot.
 
Choreographer Abdul Latif premieres EYESPOT, an evening of original work set to classical Brahms compositions overlaid by live vocal rhythms. Latif's hybrid choreography embodies a ferocious intricacy and fearless physicality, tracing a movement etymology that connects multi-armed Hindu god modality and theorizations on da Vinci's Vitruvian Man with intersections between classical ballet port de bras and house vogueing. In EYESPOT, Latif remixes Brahms' Three songs for 6 part Choir, Op. 42 with vocal rhythm percussion compositions, performed live by Latif himself, and accompanied by bassist Ron Wasserman (New York City Ballet Orchestra member and New York Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra founder).
 
This season, which marks the premiere of Mr. Latif's artist collective, harnesses the talents of collaborators including dancers Georgina Pazcoguin (NYCB) and Calvin Royal III (ABT), plus visual artist Chellis Baird, lighting designer Jimmy Lawlor, scenic designer D'Vaughn Agu, sound designer Avi Amo and costume designer, Hollie Nadel. Running time: approximately 2 hours.
 
Initiated in 2013 and underway with its next stage of producing, Abdul Latif - D2D/T is a New York based urban-contemporary dance entity dedicated to the creation of original works by Abdul Latif and nurturing the careers of young artists, while stimulating the imagination of diverse audiences through collaborative partnerships. 
 
Latif's breakout work was a commission as part of the 2015 Joffrey Ballet/Winning Works Concerts. An inaugural Lincoln Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Lincoln Center Institute, Latif has also been awarded the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship. Following his Lincoln Center Institute residency, Latif received the Chicago Winning Works Prize and the National Capezio ACE Finalist Award. Latif premiered his 2015 commission, A Year From Now Ago, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, in concert with his full-length work, 20/20. In 2017, MATCH[ed]-Latif's first choreography and visual arts installation, supported by Gallery 151, Wallplay and Alfa Development and premiering at the Fire Island Dance Festival with Glenn Allen and Línda Celeste Sims (Alvin Ailey). In 2018, commissioned for The Joyce Theater Ballet Festival, Latif created Alas~ for the Ashley Bouder Project, performed by dancers of New York City Ballet. Latif is currently a Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU 2019 - 2020 Fellow.


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Baruch Performing Arts Center EYESPOT

Baruch Performing Arts Center EYESPOT
03/26/2020 07:30 PM
Thu, March 26
7:30PM
$
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

Baruch Performing Arts Center

55 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010
Box Office: (646) 312-5073

Schedule

March 26, Thursday 7:30PM
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Category

Dance

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