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photo: Maria Baranova

photo: Maria Baranova

With A Time of Spring, Thierry Thieû Niang creates a platform where old and young, amateur and professional, text and movement can mix fluidly to tell the story of The Rite of Spring’s infamous opening as told in the diaries of its choreographer, Vaslav Nijinsky. A professional actor will read selections from the diaries. The second half of the performance will be a dance piece, inspired by both Nijinsky’s choreography and the themes of The Rite.

With Linda Blackstock, Jeff Burchfield, Geraldine Coleman, Adrienne Goldman, Jerry Goralnick, Juanita Howard, Lucy James, Mathew Lewis, Emily Jon Mitchell, Fabienne Poullain, Carl Roodman, Joseph Rosta, Aline Ruggieri, Jane Schreibman, Paul J. Schwartz, Thomas Walker, Alan Wynroth.

Reader: Stephen Greco
Runner: Ryan Frank

Thierry Thieû Niang is a dancer and choreographer who has been influenced by his work as a physical therapist. He has danced for choreographers such as Hela Fattoumi, Eric Lamoureux, Daniel Larrieu, Christine Gérard, Daniel Dobbels, and Odile Duboc. He began to choreograph after returning from a trip to Vietnam as part of his fellowship with the Villa Médicis in 1993. Since 2000 he has been working extensively in theater and opera with world-renowned institutions. He offers courses and choreographic workshops for children and senior citizens and works frequently in schools, at-risk communities, hospitals, and prisons, bringing in other collaborators including writers, musicians, and visual artists.

In partnership with The Abrons Arts Center
Production : (et) MAINTENANT! Production exécutive: AugurArt

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Suggested donation at the door $10

Part of DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Follow Thierry Thieu Niang: Vermont Performance Lab (VPL) and Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA) team up to bring French choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang to New England for a three-week workshop and residency. Working with 25 local participants ages 60-100 Niang stages a powerful re-imagining of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

Sunday, May 11

The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.

$10 suggested donation
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