Harkness Dance Festival–this weekend!

Maria Bauman shows 50 Ways to Say… in the Harkness Dance Festival.

Kendra Ross & Maresa D'Amore-Morrison perform the piece in the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival.

50 Ways to Say …
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king who was cursed to roll a huge boulder up a mountain, only to watch it roll back down, & to repeat this throughout eternity. From lynching, to police brutality, to hate crimes, Sisyphus’ boulder continues to fall back down the mountain–as was evidenced by the death of Sean Bell in 2006, shot at 50 times by NYPD officers.

March 18-20, 2011 (Friday & Saturday evenings, Sunday matinee)
92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, NY, NY
for tickets: 212-415-5500

Jawole Zollar curates. In choosing artists and a focus for this year’s festival, Zollar writes “I am interested in exploring issues of intimacy and relationships—how people learn about one another, support each other and the surprise of unexpected connections. The invited artists, Maria Bauman and Souleymane (Solo) Badolo represent an intersection of these curiosities.” The Blind Dates is inspired by work from Linda Bryant during the time of her leadership at Just Above Midtown gallery. Two people will come together in the afternoon to discover the “creative partner” they will perform with that evening!