This February, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance will present "Tales of Hopper," a new theater-dance work inspired by the American realist painter Edward Hopper.
In a collaboration between choreographer Cherylyn Lavagnino and composer Martin Bresnick, "Tales of Hopper" uses dancers cast as figures plucked from selected Edward Hopper paintings. Human connections are illuminated though gestural movement steeped in subtext, with Bresnick’s original composition for piano, violin, and cello bringing emotional undercurrents to the surface. Transparent set pieces reference Hopper’s environments, contextualizing each of the eight vignettes as they unfold. "Tales of Hopper" marks a departure for Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, asking each of the dancers to step into the new roles of actor and collaborator in the company’s most character-driven work to date.
The full-evening performance will also include two Cherylyn Lavagnino repertory works: "Triptych" (Excerpt, 2012) and "Veiled" (2016).
TALES OF HOPPER – FEBRUARY 25 AND 26, 2020 at 7:30pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music – Mary Flagler Cary Hall - 450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018
$30 General Admission, $15/students & seniors.