"Critical Junctures"
Thu, Jun 21, 2018 - 8:00pm
Fri, Jun 22, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sat, Jun 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Graham Center of Contemporary Dance
55 Bethune Street
New York City, NY 10014
United States

seniors and disabled $15
Kids 12 or under are free.


Vencl Dance returns to Graham Center of Contemporary Dance June 21-23 with "Critical Junctures," an evening of contemporary modern dance by Susan Vencl with music by Arlene Sierra. The concert premiers "Intersections," a 35 minute sextet, and presents a 33 minute reconstruction of Vencl’s 2016 meditation on randomness and unpredictability, "Long Before Afterward."
After Vencl’s 2016 concert at the Graham Center, a 15 minute section of its featured piece, "Long Before Afterward," was selected for Triskelion’s Collab-Fest Showcase (November 2016). Fitting it to Triskelion’s space required reconstructing it; insights primarily about spacial principles of weight and overlap emerged. To explore them further, Vencl continued the reconstruction process after the Showcase. After that she began choreographing her new work, "Intersections," which will be danced in this upcoming concert to recordings of three works by acclaimed composer Arlene Sierra: "Insects in Amber," "Meditation on Violence" and "Four Love Songs." "Intersections" will be preceded by two Sierra solos: "Cricket-Viol" for singing violist and "Art of Lightness" for flute. Violist Wendy Richman and flutist Laura Cocks will perform live, with the music as the sole visual element.