Pam Tanowitz brings traditional forms into a modern day expression, in the “superbly suspenseful”, Sequenzas in Quadrilles, commissioned by the Joyce Theater. With unparalleled vigor and discipline Tanowitz continues her career long investigation of dance as object by throwing a net over material from sources as varied as 19th Century ballet, early modern dance, American jazz and the movement of pedestrians.
Premiere at The Joyce Theater,
Choreography by Pam Tanowitz
Light Design by Davison Scandrett
Costume Design by Reid Bartelme & Harriet Jung
Set Design by Suzanne Bocanegra
Music: "Sequenzas for Viola, Trombone and Harp" by Luciano Berio, "Stuttered Chants" by David Lang
Performed live by members of The Knights
“Tanowitz communicated via crisp shapes and patterns rather than story, exploiting the floor as much as the air. A lucid, dazzling performance, Sequenzas calls out for a longer run.” - Elizabeth Zimmer
The Village Voice
Support for the commission of Sequenzas in Quadrilles provided by King's Foundation and the Joyce Theater's Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work with additional support provided by The Joyce Foundation with major funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support for the creation of this work was provided, in part, by New York City Center Choreography Fellowship and Fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University.
Photos by Christopher Duggan