Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dance in New York City: Nicholas Leichter's 20/20 at Joe's Pub Jun 8 & 9

From a release:

DanceNOW [NYC] / Dancemopolitan Series presents Nicholas Leichter
Price: $15 in Advance; $20 at Door
Joe's Pub, New York City
June 8 & 9, 2012

- Dancer/choreographer Nicholas Leichter and his protégé Bryan Strimpel explore the dynamics of age, race, sexuality, and performance personae in the world premiere of "Twenty Twenty," an exhilarating duet for two exceptional performers.

"Different in age (by almost twenty years), race, body type and sexual orientation, Strimpel seems to have absorbed and enhanced the qualities that have always been wildly magnetic about Leichter--an elastic body nevertheless given to delivering rapid, sharp, percussive language, the entire body as speech and gesture." -Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Infinite Body

"While with his idiosyncratic facial expressions and almost exhibitionist performance style, it is expected that Leichter performs his own work fabulously, Bryan Strimpel who is white, was absolutely incredible in the smoky funkiness of his dancing." -Carl Paris, Parallels Writer in Residence

"A propulsive, physical work in progress in which the astonishingly fluid young dancer Bryan Strimpel became a boy toy to the choreographer’s charismatic 'sugar daddy'" -Claudia La Rocco, NYT

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