can I have it without begging

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can I have it without begging, an inter-generational live music and dance collaboration between choreographer Megan Williams and award-winning composer Eve Beglarian, will have its world premiere at Danspace Project, March 26 – 28, 2020. can I have i... more

can I have it without begging, an inter-generational live music and dance collaboration between choreographer Megan Williams and award-winning composer Eve Beglarian, will have its world premiere at Danspace Project, March 26 – 28, 2020. can I have it without begging is comprised of four connected repertory dance works in conversation with existing compositions from Beglarian’s catalogue as well as two newly commissioned world premiere pieces. It features performers from Megan Williams Dance Projects, live music, vocals from the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and an all-star cast of new-music luminaries. Williams and Beglarian first met as girls in 1974, but only collaborated for the first time in 2016, when they performed together in an exploration of Play Like A Girl with Beglarian on toy piano. They have been laying the groundwork for a more expansive collaboration ever since, and have prepared an event that celebrates strategic beauty, messy structure and their shared commitment to the poetic in life and art. Performers will include dance artists Megan Williams, Esmé Boyce, Robert Mark Burke, Derek Crescenti, Réka Echerer, Mary Lyn Graves, Chelsea Hecht, Courtney L... more

can I have it without begging, an inter-generational live music and dance collaboration between choreographer Megan Williams and award-winning composer Eve Beglarian, will have its world premiere at Danspace Project, March 26 – 28, 2020. can I have it without begging is comprised of four connected repertory dance works in conversation with existing compositions from Beglarian’s catalogue as well as two newly commissioned world premiere pieces. It features performers from Megan Williams Dance Projects, live music, vocals from the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and an all-star cast of new-music luminaries.

Williams and Beglarian first met as girls in 1974, but only collaborated for the first time in 2016, when they performed together in an exploration of Play Like A Girl with Beglarian on toy piano. They have been laying the groundwork for a more expansive collaboration ever since, and have prepared an event that celebrates strategic beauty, messy structure and their shared commitment to the poetic in life and art.
Performers will include dance artists Megan Williams, Esmé Boyce, Robert Mark Burke, Derek Crescenti, Réka Echerer, Mary Lyn Graves, Chelsea Hecht, Courtney Lopes, Amelia Pagliaro, Joshua Tuason and Michael Wang. Musicians will include Eve Beglarian, Tristan Kasten-Krause, bass; Thomas Feng, keyboard; Margaret Lancaster, flute; Huizi Zhang, keyboard; Amy Garapic, percussion and members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

The evening features costume design by Barbara Erin Delo, lighting design by Kathy Kaufmann and sound design by Sam Crawford.

Four World Premiere Dances

My Great Desire is a world-premiere ballet set to five sections of Beglarian’s Machaut In The Machine Age series. The work interrogates and agitates the classical lexicon while forging a narrative around attention, longing, and the finely drawn and oft-severed line between desire and love. Beglarian has been writing responses to 14th-Century Guillaume de Machaut’s secular songs since the 1980s and has added a new vocal piece for these performances.

Five Things is a reboot of a duet that premiered in the 2018 DANCE NOW Festival, and now features performances by Williams and Esme Boyce; and Swift Bird (Another Five Things), a solo for Williams that explores the vulnerability and perseverance of the aging solo performer. Both musical works are based on Chinese Zen sayings – the first written in response to the events of 9/11 and the second a newly commissioned companion to it.


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can I have it without begging

can I have it without begging
03/26/2020 08:00 PM
Thu, March 26
8:00PM
$
25
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Danspace Project
New York, NY
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Schedule

March 26, Thursday 8:00PM
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Admission

25

Category

Theater

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