Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater Brings Comic Approach to PS21

Ordinary Festivals(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Ordinary Festivals, a dance-theater piece for 300 oranges, seven performers, and two knives, is among those that will be performed by Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17, 2013, as part of PS21’s comedy-themed season.

Also on the program is Oashisu, a subtle meditation on continual tectonic shifts, seismic surprises and deep calm set to the original music for Japanese instruments by James Nyoraku Schlefer. The piece explores the Japanese concepts of  “ma” (a creative space in which the essence of artistic relationships are made tangible) and “kansha” (simultaneous gratitude and appreciation). Rounding out the program is A Season of No Regrets, set to original live music by David Schulman.

Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig

Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig

Maryland-based Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater is led by artistic directors Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig, who have gained an international following for creating and presenting American dance theater at its funniest and most compelling.

“Our performances create an irresistible environment that invites the audience on a journey that awakens the senses, challenges the mind, opens the heart,” says Sara Pearson. “With imagery rich in humor, mystery, and beauty, the audience doesn’t merely observe, but vicariously participates in the experience.” Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater consists of ten dancers, one composer/musician, and one lighting designer/stage manager.

The Tent at PS21 is located at 2980 Route 66 in Chatham, NY. For information or to order tickets, please call 518.392.6121 or visit PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. Tickets will also be available at the door until the show sells out.




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