Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co and Natalie Marrone and the Dance Cure

Performances

Reynolds Industries Theater

Friday, June 23, 8:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 7:00pm

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Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co. revive Young’s 30 year-old Interleaving, a piece combining four separate dances. This unusual choreographic concept uses these four dances that have traditional beginnings, middles, and ends, but instead of a linear presentation of those sections, Young has grouped them together: all four beginnings are performed sequentially, then all four middles and, finally, all four ends. “A busy tapestry of focused, flowing movement… like an activated Jackson Pollock painting.  The dancers are splendid. The choreography is inventive… Mr. Young has a nice eye for character.”–The New York Times

About Bill Young
Bill Young, winner of recent Guggenheim and New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowships, was born and raised in Durham, NC.  He attended Oberlin College with a double major in music and science, but spent most of his time there participating actively in the development of a new dance form: contact improvisation.  He began presenting his dances in San Francisco in 1978 while dancing with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company.  His work was shown in numerous venues throughout the Bay Area, and on California PBS Television.  In 1983, he moved to New York where he has danced with Douglas Dunn, Randy Warshaw, and Merce Cunningham (on video).  

In 1988 he established his company, which has been presented in NYC at the Joyce Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, Danspace Project,  PS 122, Movement Research, Symphony Space and the 92Y (among others), and on repeated international tours, including performances in Austria, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Canada, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Russia, China, Finland, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela.   

Now an international group of artists (featuring dancers from the US, Greece, Africa, China, Albania, and Venezuela).Young has created over 70 works and currently teaches at the Juilliard School.


The evening will begin with a performance by North Carolina’s Natalie Marrone and the Dance Cure, chosen from eighteen entries by a jury of local arts presenters consisting of Aaron Greenwald, Executive Director of Duke Performances, Sharon Moore, Director of NC State LIVE, and Amy Russell, Director of Programming for Carolina Performing Arts.