Danspace Project Presents
Allyson Green Dance
Acclaimed choreographer Allyson Green grew up on the border of Mexico in El Paso, Texas. She relishes crossing borders, from international artistic collaborations to the merging of dance and interactive technology. Green explores human relationships with passionate dance, luminous video projections, and live music in “Migrations”, three contemporary works that traverse physical, emotional and musical boundaries.
“Abandon” is a fluid, elegant duet for Green with Carolyn Hall set against a video desert landscape of light installations created by Peter Terezakis, with a sound score by British composer Alan Stones.
“Full Circle” charts the joy and grief of a woman’s life. Set to Beethoven's classic String Quartet Op. 18 in F Major, this work features New Haven women of all ages, participants in a week-long Festival residency with Allyson Green Dance. The music will be performed by Peter Bucknell, Felix Fan, Judith Ingolfsson, and Nurit Pacht
The evening concludes with “Nada Que Declarar (but everything to say)”, which reflects upon Green’s years of border crossings, real and imagined. Newly commissioned for the Festival, the work is set to the poignant music of Bach’s Solo Cello Suite No. 6, performed by cellist Felix Fan, and danced by Lux Boreal, and Carolyn Hall. Tom Ontiveros lights the evening works
“Nada Que Declarar” was commissioned by the International Arts and Ideas Festival in New Haven, CT. and is made possible, in part, with funds from the Danspace Project 2005-2006 Commissioning Initiative with support from the Dans/Creation Fund. The presentation of Lux Boreal is supported by CONACULTA (Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de Mexico) and by Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, Mexico. “Full Circle” was commissioned by the La Jolla Music Society SummerFest Festival. This evening’s presentation is supported by a UCSD Academic Research Award.