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2011 New York Season


The Joyce Theater


When: Tuesday-Sunday, February 15-20

Tues.-Wed. 7:30pm; Thurs.-Fri. 8pm; Sat. 2pm & 8pm; Sun. 2pm & 7:30pm

Where: The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue @ 19th Street, NYC

Tickets: $39, $25, $19, $10 JoyceCharge 212-242-0800 •

The Company: Terese Capucilli, Christine Dakin, Kevin Predmore, Virginie Mécène, Helen Hansen French, Rika Okamoto, Junichi Fukuda, Jeanene Winston, Jason Jordan, So Young An, Alexander Brady, Kurt Douglas, Lauren Jaeger, Ninia Agustin, Catherine Correa; Apprentices: Min Young Lee, Anne O’Donnell, Stephanie van Dooren

Guest Artists: Martine van Hamel, Clifford David

Live Narration:Christine Dakin, Clifford David, Kim Sykes, Jane Beller

Recorded Narrations: Jacqulyn Buglisi, Diana de Vegh, Donald Borror, Richard Ferrone, Jeffrey Hover, Sarah Kanter, Carol Mondo, Marcus Naylor, Graciano Nunez, Chris Spiwak, SJ van Heerden.

Composers/Musicians: Daniel Brewbaker

Lighting Design: Jack Mehler, Clifton Taylor

Set Design: Jack Mehler, Debora Mache,

Costume Design:A. Christina Giannini

Production Stage Manager: Jim French


The Program: Letters of Love on Ripped Paper (W), Requiem

Choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi, a passionate descendant of Martha Graham, moves us with sublime images that touch the heart and embrace the soul. In the world premiere of Letters of Love on Ripped Paper, Buglisi is inspired by letters that extol different forms of love - romantic love, love of country, love of self - a range of wonderful letters from Pliny to Calpurnia; Queen Victoria to Prince Albert; Napoleon to Josephine; Zelda to Scott, and many more.   Buglisi's magnificent dancers and expressionistic theatricality are accompanied by an original score by Daniel Brewbaker, whose works have been performed by renowned orchestras and soloists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Frederica von Stade, Carter Brey, and St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra.


Completing the program is Requiem, one of Buglisi's classics, rich with her voluptuous visual sense and musicality.    Set to Faure's soaring Requiem, the work for five women was described by Anna Kisselgoff as "a stunning piece...extravagant and beautiful"  (The New York Times).   Requiem was inspired by the 17th century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi who, forced by the oppression of her society, used her brushes to win the admiration of kings and eventually her own legal right as an independent woman.  


Buglisi Dance Theatre's 2011 season is made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in NYS's 62 counties, and through the generous support of the Arnhold Foundation, Howard Bayne Fund, New York Community Trust, O'Donnell Green Music and Dance Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, and American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program.

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