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Parsons Dance Summer Shows

by Michelle Brandon
April 17, 2012
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787 1178
PARSONS DANCE
Summer Shows
at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
June 6-7, 2012
Parsons Dance returns to the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center from June 6-7, 2012, with a program that includes Round My World, a new piece by David Parsons that debuted at the Joyce earlier this year, as well as the choreographer's stroboscopic masterwork Caught. Manhattan Movement and Arts Center is located at 248 West 60th Street (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $35. Tickets are available by phone at 212-787-1178 or online at www.manhattanmovement.com.

"One of the great movers of modern dance" (The New York Times) and "one of modern dance's great living dance-makers" (New York Magazine), David Parsons and Parsons Dance return to Manhattan Movement and Arts Center this summer with 2012 premiere work Round My World.

Round My World is set to intriguing, multi-dimensional, digitally-layered music by renowned solo cellist and composer, Zoe Keating. Keating makes intricate, complex and entrancing ribbons of sound which David Parsons wraps and unwraps around six dancers. Frequently creating circular shapes, the dancers propel, twist, tangle and flow; they rise and fall, forcibly rush and gently meander. They encounter and separate, connect and disconnect, to each other, to the music and to audiences who are mesmerized by their fluidity and athleticism. The New York Times described the work as "Ingenious . . . remarkable . . . striking . . . pretty shapes, prettily drawn by attractive dancers . . . Round My World has curves in the right places . . . everyone is thrilled."

In addition to Round My World the program will include David Parsons' 2003 classics Swing Shift and Hand Dance, with music by Kenji Bunch, as well as, the seductive samba rhythms of Nascimento. Caught, Parsons' masterwork that creates the illusion of flight through the use of light and the athleticism of a solo dancer, will also be featured in both performances.

Dancers: Eric Bourne, Sarah Braverman, Melissa Ullom, Steven Vaughn, Christina Ilisije, Jason Macdonald, Ian Spring, Elena D'Amario, and apprentice Christopher Bloom.

Parsons Dance will perform June 6-7, 2012 at 7pm at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center.

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center is located at 248 West 60th Street (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $35. Tickets are available by phone at 212-787-1178 or online at www.manhattanmovement.com.
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