By Big Dance Theater
Choreography by Tendayi Kuumba, Annie-B Parson, Donna Uchizono
What happens when we dance together? And what happens when we don’t?
An evening of contemporary dance in three parts, presented in-the-round. Created by an intergenerational trio of acclaimed choreographers, Tendayi Kuumba (recently seen in David Byrne’s American Utopia and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf), Big Dance Theater co-founder Annie-B Parson (David Byrne’s American Utopia), and Guggenheim Fellow Donna Uchizono (State of Heads) who have joined forces to interrogate our very human compulsion to move together in time. How does it change us, shape us, deepen us, and lift us? How has it been used, weaponized, sexualized, and politicized? What is the power of moving in precise unison? What happens when we dance together? And what happens when we don’t?
Co-commission with PAC NYC, American Dance Festival, Spoleto Festival USA and The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron).
Photos of Brooke Rucker, Hsiao-Jou Tang, and Devika Wickremesinghe by Jai Lennard.
It’s hard to do justice to the freewheeling brilliance of Big Dance Theater.
—The New York Times
Big Dance Theater’s work is always surprising, always thought-provoking, and always a joy to watch.
—The Boston Globe
Chita Rivera Outstanding Female Dancer on Broadway 2022 as Lady in Brown in the Tony Nominated Broadway Revival of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. Tendayi is an international dancer, choreographer, singer, & songwriter, & Spelman College grad.
Annie-B Parson co-founded Obie and Bessie Award winning Big Dance Theater in 1991. Her work with Big Dance has been commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Sadler’s Wells/London, The Old Vic/London, The National Theater of Paris/Chaillot, the Kitchen, The Museum of Contemporary Art/Chicago, The Walker Art Museum, and many other theaters.