Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the New York premiere of Abdul Latif’s EYESPOT
Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the New York premiere of Abdul Latif’s EYESPOT from March 26-28, 2020 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC.
Choreographer Abdul Latif premieres EYESPOT, an evening of original work set to classical Brahms compositions overlaid by live vocal rhythms. Latif’s hybrid choreography embodies a ferocious intricacy and fearless physicality, tracing a movement etymology that connects multi-armed Hindu god modality and theorizations on da Vinci’s Vesuvius Man with intersections between classical ballet port de bras and house vogueing. In EYESPOT, Latif remixes Brahms’ Three songs for 6 part Choir, Op. 42 with vocal rhythm percussion compositions, performed live by Latif himself, and accompanied by bassist Ron Wasserman (New York City Ballet Orchestra member and New York Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra founder).
This season, which marks the premiere of Mr. Latif’s artist collective, harnesses the talents of collaborators including dancers Georgina Pazcoguin (NYCB) and Calvin Royal III (ABT), plus visual artist Chellis Baird, lighting designer Jimmy Lawlor, scenic designer D’Vaughn Agu, sound designer Avi Amo and costume designer, Hollie Nadel.
Initiated in 2013 and underway with its next stage of producing, Abdul Latif – D2D/T is a New York based urban-contemporary dance entity dedicated to the creation of original works by Abdul Latif and nurturing the careers of young artists, while stimulating the imagination of diverse audiences through collaborative partnerships.
Visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac for complete and up-to-date information on the 2019-2020 Season.
Image courtesy of EYESPOT by Richie Gunner