(NEW YORK, N.Y.) – Contemporary choreographers Anna Peretz Rogovoy and Garnet Henderson will present their second shared evening of dances at the Flea Theater, in the Tribeca section of Manhattan, on December 13 and 14 at 7pm, and December 15 at 3pm.
Rogovoy and Henderson will each debut new works in this hourlong evening of contemporary dance that offers a look at how these emerging choreographers contend with content, meaning, structure, and form.
For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit the website of the Flea Theater.
Rogovoy and Henderson are both New York City-based dance artists who work with formally rigorous and technically astute movement. Henderson and Rogovoy first co-presented their work in June 2019 at HERE Arts Center after several years of offstage dialogue.
“After several years of watching Garnet’s work, I became interested in how our dances might inform each other as well as an audience,” says Rogovoy, a Berkshire native whose early dance training included Albany Berkshire Ballet’s Cantarella School of Dance in Pittsfield, Mass., before dance studies at Bennington College. “I noticed that we share an attention to detail and an interest in fully realized, even athletic dancing. I’m particularly drawn to how Garnet attends to time and to the performer persona — or lack thereof.”
Henderson responds, “I first encountered Anna’s work through Rebecca Hadley, a performer with whom we have both worked for several years. In Anna I found an artist who shared my interest in formal rigor and revealing the effort of performance. I admire her ability to create a distinct world in each of her dances and find that we are often working through the same questions with complementary yet divergent results.”
Rogovoy’s contribution to the program, Major Crater, is a quartet exploring disruption and variation in pattern and cycle. Drawing abstract inspiration from the natural world (shifts in texture and volume of light at dusk) as well as pre-existing art works (George Balanchine’s Serenade), Major Crater’s emergent narrative is one of availability and resilience. Danced by Rebecca Hadley, Pareena Lim, Michael Parmelee, and Rogovoy.
Henderson’s Our, a duet performed by Henderson and Rebecca Hadley, grew out of a previous duet entitled Our Bodies Get Too Far Apart. The work carries forward themes of striving individually and together, evolving into an examination of interdependence and reliance. It asks what we owe to one another and what it means to need another person.
Anna Peretz Rogovoy is from Western Massachusetts, earned an undergraduate degree from Bennington College, and lives in Brooklyn. Her dances have been presented at HERE Arts, University Settlement, the 92nd St Y, Triskelion Arts, JACK, Eden’s Expressway, the Judson Memorial Church, Vital Joint, and the Tank (NYC); The Cocoon Theater (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.); and No. Six Depot (West Stockbridge, Mass.). She has been an artist-in-residence at Bennington College and was a 2016-2017 Oye Group commissioned artist. Rogovoy has performed in works by Merce Cunningham, Mina Nishimura, and Dana Reitz, among others.
Garnet Henderson grew up in the mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Her work has been presented in New York at HERE Arts, the West End Theater, the 92nd Street Y, Triskelion Arts, and Gibney Dance. She was a Women in Motion 2017-2018 commissioned artist. Garnet holds a BA cum laude in Dance and English Literature from Columbia University and has performed in works by Ori Flomin, Kyle Abraham, David Parker, Larry Keigwin, Reggie Wilson, Colleen Thomas, Heidi Henderson, Faye Driscoll, Mark Dendy, and Jordan Morley. A regular contributor to Dance Magazine, her writing has also appeared in The Guardian, WIRED, Glamour, VICE, and others.
The Flea Theater, founded in 1996, is located in Tribeca at 20 Thomas Street (between Broadway & Church Streets) — accessible from the A/C/E, 1/2/3, and J/M/Z at Chambers Street, the N/Q at Canal Street and the R/W and 4/5/6 at City Hall.
David Parker and Jeffrey Kazin, who also co-direct the Bang Group, are the Flea’s co-directors of dance programming.
The Flea Theater
December 13 & 14, 7pm
December 15, 3pm
Tickets start at $20 and are available online, via phone, and in person via the Flea Theater box office.