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West Fest
April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

TBG returns to WestFest for two performances on the 28th & 20th performing on a mixed bill program with Jeff Sykes, Dance Traveler by Young Hoon Oh, Donnell Oakely Makes Dances, Christina Noel & The Creature,  Alethea Pace,  Trezon Darcy, and Amanda Hamline

 

 

 
 

Brooklyn Dance Festival
May 6, 2017

The Bang Group brings David Parker's Turing Tests to The Brooklyn Museum's Glass Pavilion as part of the Target First Saturday. It's all part of the Bang On A Can marathon.  C'mon down.  It's Free!!
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Marymount Manhattan College
May 11, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Premiere of new work by David Parker created for students at Marymount Manhattan College.

 
 

Soaking WET
May 18, 2017 - May 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Soaking WET #37 features new work by Ellen Cornfield/Cornfield Dance, Ben Munisteri, Lorraine Chapman & Bronwen MacArthur, Deirdre Towers and BOINK!

For tickets to Ellen Cornfield/Cornfield Dances, click here
For tickets to Boink!, Lorraine Chapman & Bronwen MacArthur, Ben Munisteri, and Deirdre Towers, click here

The Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, returns to intimate home base of West End Theater, May 18-21, with two different programs, two performances daily. Program A features Cornfield Dance; Program B will be shared by Boink!, Boston-based Lorraine Chapman & Bronwen MacArthur, Ben Munisteri, and Deirdre Towers. Since 2003, the Soaking WET (W=West, E=End, T=Theater) has presented 137 choreographers and hundreds of dancers performing a stunning variety of works.

PROGRAM A: (Thursday-Saturday at 7 PM; Sunday at 2 PM)

ELLEN CORNFIELD and CORNFIELD DANCE:
Dancers: Ellen Cornfield, Pierre Guilbault, Ruth Howard, Vanessa Knouse, Logan Pedon, and Joshua Tauson
The Company will perform Ms. Cornfield's newest work, "Close-up," which continues her investigation of depicting the emotional and psychological forces that shape people in their behavior.
Collaborators are costume and set designer Andrew Jordan and composer Andreas Brade, who will perform his work live. "Close-up" is supported in part by the Harkness Foundation for Dance and the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust.

Active in the dance field for over 45 years as dancer, teacher and choreographer, ELLEN CORNFIELD began her modern dance studies at UC Berkeley, moved to NYC to perform with the Merce Cunningham Company, and formed her own ensemble, Cornfield Dance, in 1989. Her work has been seen regularly in NYC, throughout the U.S., and in London, Holland, France, and Belgium. Her performers have been described by Gus Solomons jr as "...among the most proficient, technical and kinetically expressive dancers around."



PROGRAM B: (shared program - Thursday-Saturday at 8:30 PM; Sunday at 4 PM)

BOINK!:
The Company will present an excerpt from "Falling," a dance and film collaboration between dancer/choreographer Dylan Baker, editor Christopher Huth, and producer Lauren Haffner Addison. Why do we dream? What from our dreams do we carry into our conscious lives? As something we all experience, so little is still understood about why we dream and what it all may mean.

BOINK! aims to connect communities through performance and outreach by way of modern dance and dance on film.

LORRAINE CHAPMAN and BRONWEN MacARTHUR
The choreographers collaborate here for the second time on a duet created via long-distance exchanges and intensive shared time. The piece progresses out of responses to movement material sent back and forth and includes improvisational structures. MacArthur's riveting physicality and Chapman's ability to develop character promises a unique experience.

LORRAINE CHAPMAN danced in NY with Feld Ballets/NY, in Canada with Ballet British Columbia, and in Boston with Amy Spencer, Marcus Schulkind, Jose Mateo, and others. She has received many awards in her home base of Boston, and presents her work in regular home seasons. BRONWEN MacARTHUR is a member of Bebe Miller Company and director of the MacArthur Dance Project, which she formed in 2007. She has also been on faculty at the U of the Arts in Philadelphia and currently serves as Lecturer in the Yale School of Drama, at UMass/Amherst and at Smith College.


BEN MUNISTERI presents the premiere of Tin (50), the second in Munisteri's elemental series. Like every element, tin has a fixed number of protons (50) and other quantitative information that lends itself to Munisteri's brand of formalist choreography. The duet is set to original music by Derek Muro.

Native New Yorker BEN MUNISTERI and company have appeared at The Joyce, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Whitney Museum, Central Park SummerStage, and other NYC venues. Supported by several grants from the NEA, the company has toured to Jacob's Pillow, other U.S. Festivals, and to Germany.


DEIRDRE TOWERS presents the world premiere of Por La Noche Me Liaman, (In the night they call to me) which she choreographed to music by Paul Jared Newman.
Dancers: Amy Ashley, Elena Notkina, Francesca Marisol Cabrera, Amy Schofield
Musicians: Nelson Ojeda, piano - Brian Ford, violin
The work was inspired by the Siquiriyas, one of Flamenco's "deep songs" stemming from experiences of existential doubt.

DEIRDRE TOWERS and composer PAUL JARED NEWMAN have been performing flamenco and classical Spanish dance and music together for 15 years. Towers trained in Ghana, Spain, and New York in a variety of styles, Newman, a native New Yorker, studied classical guitar and composition at the U of Ca/Berkeley and SUNY/Stony Brook.

 
 

Bates Dance Festival
June 14, 2017 - June 22, 2017

David Parker, assisted by Jeff Kazin, will be teaching Choreolab at the renowned Maine festival.

 
 

Dance Now Boston
June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017

The Bang Group presents Dance Now|Boston's 4th annual season with new works by Boston choreographers Ian Berg, Jimena BermejoCarey MacKinley and McKersin Previlus alongside New York company LMnO3.

Inspired by the supper clubs of yore, the program will allow diverse Boston dance artists to be commissioned to create exciting new work for our city's cabaret stages.  David Parker himself has created 3 evening length works through Dance Now|NYC and found himself invigorated and transformed by creating sophisticated dance for these relaxed settings which are primarily associated with food, drink and entertainment. 

Additionally, TBG will present the inaugural Presenting the first Robert B. and Joan H. Parker Compassionate Action Award to social justice activist, Stanley N. Griffith.  (See The Bang Group's home page for more information about how you can be a part of this exciting evening!)

 

 
 

SNAP CRACKLE BANG!
June 17, 2017

Please join us to support our exciting new dance exchange

Dance Now | Boston

An evening to benefit The Bang Group

Inspired by the supper clubs of yore, the program will allow diverse Boston dance artists to be commissioned to create exciting new work for our city's cabaret stages.  David Parker himself has created 3 evening length works through Dance Now|NYC and found himself invigorated and transformed by creating sophisticated dance for these relaxed settings which are primarily associated with food, drink and entertainment

The evening will also feature the presentation of the first Robert B. and Joan H. Parker Compassionate Action Award to social justice activist, Stanley N. Griffith.  Stan Griffith has been a champion for civil and LGBTQ rights, fair and affordable housing and all efforts that raise up the human spirit. Joan and Bob Parker loved and admired him for his steadfast commitment to our greater good.

Joining The Bang Group for this special evening will be performances by Boston choreographers Ian Berg, Jimena Bermejo, Carey MacKinley and McKersin Previlus alongside New York company LMnO3 (Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis and Donnell Oakley)

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES / MORE INFORMATION / TICKETS, CLICK HERE

 
 

The Shaker Project
August 4, 2017 - August 6, 2017

The Bang Group's collaboration with renowned Boston choreographer, Lorraine Chapman, her company and the Cantebury Shaker Village in NH continues with a new work inspired by the tenets and ideals of The Shakers

 
 

MusikFest
August 10, 2017 - August 14, 2017

TBG returns to historic Bethleham, PA and the exciting MusikFest therein.

More information coming soon!

 
 

Nut/Cracked
November 26, 2017 - December 2, 2017

The 15th Anniversary season of Nut/Cracked kicks off with a residency and performances in Providence at Rhode Island College.

After working for a week with students (and incorporating some into the production!) along with community classes and lectures, Nut/Cracked will be presented on December 1 and 2 in the esteemed Nazarian Center

More information coming soon!

 
 

Nut/Cracked
December 8, 2017 - December 9, 2017

After last year's sold-out performances, Nut/Cracked 2017 continues with a triumphant return to The Dance Hall in Kittery, ME

More information coming soon!
 

 
 

A Mouthful of Shoes @ The Dance Hall
March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018

David Parker's evening of rhythm, A Mouthful of Shoes, will be presented at The Dance Hall in Kittery, ME

More information coming soon!

 
 

A Mouthful of Shoes
March 20, 2018 - March 23, 2018

TBG enjoys the hospitality of the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College as part of a residency accompanied by a performance of A Mouthful of Shoes.

More information coming soon!

 
 

A Mouthful of Shoes
July 2, 2018 - July 15, 2018

 TBG spends two weeks in residence creating a new work to be part of David Parker's evening of rhythm, A Mouthful of Shoes.

More information coming soon!

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