Jun 1 9:00PM // Liberty Hall
OntheFloor is a live dance experience — the pilot project of The Dance Cartel, it's a fusion of the company's rigorous artistic approach with the vibrant social nature of dance. The Dance Cartel's repertory is supported by live musicians, video and DJ.
Choreographer Ani Taj Niemann draws on rhythmic influences from her research in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Points of departure include body rhythms like breathing or a heartbeat, to rhythms in speech and gesture, to the crucial place of rhythm in music itself - from the baterias of Carnaval to the 808 in your favorite house and hip hop beats.
Future OntheFloors in Liberty Hall:
Conceived and choreographed by Ani Taj
Co-directed by Sam Pinkleton
Dancers: Alexandra Albrecht, Aziza Barnes, Emily Bass, Audrey Hailes, Ani Taj, Josh Palmer, Justin Perez, Ryan Ross, Chinaza Uche
Live Music by Rose Blanshei & BatalaNYC
Featuring DJ Max Pearl & DJ Average Jo
MC'd by Chinaza Uche & Cyndi Perczek
Costumes by Soule Golden
Sound by John Albano
Lighting by Vadim Ledvin
Video by Harrison Boyce & Stephen Arnoczy