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April, 25-27, 2019


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As part of its Dance-mopolitan Featured Artist Series, DANCE NOW is pleased to present acclaimed choreographer Zvi Gotheiner’s 2016 work On the Road, a multimedia dance piece inspired by Jack Kerouac’s famed novel of the same name. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, April 25–27, at 7pm, at Joe’s Pub.

Taking its cues from Kerouac’s generation-defining novel, On the Road contemplates the general upheaval of the 1960s and the Beat Generation's notions of social rebellion. As research for the work, Gotheiner took four of his dancers and media artist Joshua Higgason on a two-week coast-to-coast road trip retracing Kerouac’s route. Virtuosic in form and versatile in style, the resulting evening-length piece combines the exhilarating freedom of the road and the dynamism of music in a danced meditation on individuality and the startling new ways in which youth redefines self. Performed against the backdrop of Joshua Higgason's hypnotic video footage acquired along their journey, the work for seven dancers is set to an original score by composer Jukka Rintamäki. On the Road is performed by Chelsea Ainsworth, Alex Biegelson, Doron Perk, Isaies Santamaria Perez, Ying-Ying Shiau, Jessica Smith, and William Tomaskovic.

On the Road premiered at BAM’s Next Wave Festival in November 2016. This latest iteration has been reimagined for Joe’s Pub’s intimate space.

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