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The March

Dec 10—16, 2023

By Big Dance Theater
Choreography by Tendayi Kuumba, Annie-B Parson, Donna Uchizono

Run time: 80 minutes

What happens when we dance together? And what happens when we don’t?

An evening of dance comprised of three distinct dances created by three acclaimed choreographers. This intergenerational group: 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) have joined forces to interrogate our very human compulsion to move together in time. Each dance maker experiments with “getting big” both in scale and emotion, moving as one voice, as one body, and the necessity behind this impulse.

Co-commission with PAC NYC, American Dance Festival, Spoleto Festival USA and The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron).

Additional production support for The March is provided by the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

Photo: Whitney Browne.

Post-show Discussion: Dec 15

Dec 15
The Sharing Economy
Sara Pereira da Silva (Executive Director of Big Dance Theater) moderates a conversation with The March company members Stacy Dawson Stearns, Chanel Stone, Pamela Pietro, and Paz Tanjuaquio around horizontal, inclusive, and collaborative structures in dance and how these impact artists’ quality of living and sustainability.

Production Advisory

Production contains flashing video and strobe light effects.

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The New York Times 

 

Big Dance Theater’s work is always surprising, always thought-provoking, and always a joy to watch.

The Boston Globe 

 

Choreographers:

Tendayi Kuumba
Tendayi Kuumba’s half body photo where she is carrying two bags. Long braided hair.
Tendayi Kuumba Choreographer
Annie-B Parson
Annie-B Parson smiling to the camera in a portrait photo. Straight black hair put down.
Annie-B Parson Choreographer
Donna Uchizono
Curved hand under her head. Straight black hair put down.
Donna Uchizono Choreographer

Dancers:

Mawu Ama Ma'at Gora
Mawu Ama Ma'at Gora
Brooke Ashley
Brooke Ashley
Stacy Dawson Stearns
Stacy Dawson Stearns
Natalie Green
Natalie Green
Meg Harper
Meg Harper
Hsiao-Jou Tang
Hsiao-Jou Tang
Kashia Kancey
Kashia Kancey
Joanna Kotze
Joanna Kotze
Jennifer Nugent
Jennifer Nugent
Devin Oshiro
Devin Oshiro
Pamela Pietro
Pamela Pietro
Kendra Portier
Kendra Portier
Jin Ju Song-Begin
Jin Ju Song-Begin
Chanel Stone
Chanel Stone
Paz Tanjuaquio
Paz Tanjuaquio
Isabel Umali
Isabel Umali
devika v. wickremesinghe
devika v. wickremesinghe

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