For NY Quadrille, Pam Tanowitz Dance presents the world premiere of Sequenzas and Furtive Moments, a new dance in two parts with the first set to “Berio Sequenzas” for violin, viola and trombone, and the second set to “Furtive Movements” by Ted Hearne. Both scores will be performed live by members of The Knights, an orchestral collective based in New York, who previously accompanied Pam Tanowitz Dance at The Joyce. The evening-length work will highlight the unique arrangement of The Joyce Theater for NY Quardille by placing the musicians at various locations throughout the theater. Sequenzas and Furtive Moments will feature former Merce Cunningham dancers Melissa Toogood and Dylan Crossman, alongside four other dancers.
Commissioning support for the NY Quadrille has been provided by The Joyce Theater’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work. Special support for The Joyce’s presentation of the NY Quadrille provided by Howard Gilman Foundation and Michael Rubin Architects. Underwriting support provided by Michael and Nancy Feller. Major support for The Joyce’s Closing the Gap Initiative promoting female choreographers provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
There is a distinguishing wit about Pam Tanowitz’s choreography. Without trying to make her audience laugh, she seems to have a rare instinct for how steps, positions and groupings can be connected or taken apart to inventive, entertaining and surprising effect.