ZviDance Presents the World Premiere of THE FIELD

ZviDance Presents the World Premiere of THE FIELD

ZviDance presents THE FIELD, an original dance piece from acclaimed choreographer and artistic director, Zvi Gotheiner, with longtime collaborators Scott Killian (composer), and Mark London (lighting designer), from March 14 – 16, 2024 at 7:30pm, and March 16 at 2pm, presented at New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. THE FIELD is a continuation and deepening of Gotheiner’s thematic exploration of the collisions between humanity and nature.

In March 2021, Artistic Director/Choreographer Zvi Gotheiner experienced a life-changing event—a stroke that paralyzed his left side. Since then he has been on a journey of exploring new ways to continue his creative practice of making dance and working with his dancers, while managing movement limitations in his own physical body.

THE FIELD utilizes group work, duets, solos and trios to explore a sense of space that is potent with the possibility of growth, and a deep connection to it, but also a space that is possibly infected with conflicts of ownership and possession. Drawing from his roots growing up in a kibbutz in Israel, where Gotheiner used to work in the field, the piece explores relationships to other kinds of fields, including magnetic fields, battlefields, agricultural fields and other ways of defining borders and identities.

Through movement, Gotheiner explores imagery of tilling the soil, planting and harvesting to explore the rituals of man in relation to the fertile land, to create perhaps a new ritual that is contemporary and relevant for our current culture—a culture in which former rituals have been supplanted by convenience buying, purchasing our food in the supermarket, and seemingly no connection or appreciation to how food is grown or the way nature provides for us.

Piper Dye, Madison Elliott, Colin Heininger, Caitlin Javech, Kaylin Maggard, Leslie Merced, and Joe Tennis are the featured dancers in THE FIELD.

Internationally acclaimed choreographerZvi Gotheiner is the Artistic Director of ZviDance. Praised for a signature innovative style and fascinating melding of artistic mediums, his work is recognized as radical, contemporary dance theater, ground-breaking, thoughtful yet passionate, with lush movement. Zvi is also a renowned ballet teacher with a devoted following throughout the world, hailed by the New York Times as “The Zen Dance Master of New York”.

Tickets for THE FIELD start at $20 for students and seniors, and $25 for general admission. For ticketing, click here

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