"Ascending Bird" – Starring Lil Buck, Patricia Delgado, Sara Mearns, more... | Finale of "DEMO: Now"
This piece was created as the finale for "DEMO: Now," directed by Damian Woetzel with choreography by the Artists, and features movements and themes from the rest of the show.
Performed by Lil Buck and Ron “Prime Tyme” Miles,
with Patricia Delgado, Jason Collins, Victor Lozano,
and Sara Mearns, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener
Music: Persian traditional, arranged by Colin Jacobsen and Siamak Aghaei
Music performed by Brooklyn Rider, with Johnny Gandelsman - violin, Colin Jacobsen – violin, Nicholas Cords – viola, Michael Nicolas – cello
Savannah Harris – cajon
Caroline Shaw – violin
DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Now
in The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
March 7, 2018
New Artistic Initiatives are funded in honor of
Linda and Kenneth Pollin.
Former New York City Ballet principal dancer turned director/choreographer/thought leader Damian Woetzel—who was recently named as the next president of The Juilliard School—curates and hosts the third season of his interdisciplinary DEMO series.
This installment presented recent commissions and D.C. premieres from some of today’s most creative voices in dance and music. The evening included a new work choreographed by Pam Tanowitz, with music by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw, and the Kennedy Center premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s solo Fandango, danced by New York City Ballet star Sara Mearns and set to the music of Boccherini.
Additional artists included the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider, Memphis jookin street dance pioneer Lil Buck, and former Merce Cunningham Dance Company performers and modern dance luminaries Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell.
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