July 20–August 10, 2014
  • Pam Tanowitz Dance
  • eighth blackbird
Friday, July 25, 2014 7:30 PM
Damrosch Park Bandshell

Pam Tanowitz Dance
PASSAGEN
featuring Pauline Kim Harris
The Spectators (excerpt)
featuring FLUX Quartet

Freedom teases form and the graceful traditions of ballet and modern dance fracture in gorgeous, post–modern moments, set to contemporary scores performed live. The onstage vitality of violinist Harris, playing John Zorn’s PASSAGEN, and FLUX Quartet, performing Annie Gosfield’s score, as well as recorded music by composer Dan Siegler, augment witty excerpts from Tanowitz’s acclaimed The Spectators.

eighth blackbird
Erase
by Andy Akiho (New York Premiere)
Murder Ballades
by Bryce Dessner (New York Premiere)
Counting Duets
by Tom Johnson/Études by György Ligeti
these broken wings 3
by David Lang

This exuberant, triple Grammy–winning contemporary classical sextet tackles a wide-ranging program, including N.Y. premieres by forward-looking young composers (Dessner of The National/Clogs, steel pan innovator Akiho) and contemporary masters (Bang on a Can’s Lang, the influential Ligeti).

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