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A Movable Dance: Dances for a Variable Population Wanders Harlem in “10027”

Dances for a Variable Population: 10027 (courtesy DVP website)

Dances for a Variable Population: 10027 (courtesy DVP website)

Thursday night kicked off the first of three nights of performance for the dance troupe Dances for a Variable Population’s June 2015 performance of 10027. Part nomadic amble, part celebration of a neighborhood and all finely choreographed performance, this intergenerational dance community wanders tonight and tomorrow evening across  the 10027 landscape in Harlem. Friday’s 6 pm performance begins at Morningside Gardens (100 La Salle St) and ends at the Grant Houses Basketball Court, which coincidentally houses a crochet bomb flower by the community-focused artist extraordinaire Naomi RAG (https://thewillowwanderer.wordpress.com). Naomi’s concept of RAGs (random acts of generosity) is present in the dance organization’s collaborative process and commitment to giving back to Harlem community; seniors who have participated in the Movement Speaks program that the organization supports are also participating in the performance.

 

Rehearsing for 10027, Dances for a Variable Population (courtesy DVP website)

Rehearsing for 10027, Dances for a Variable Population (courtesy DVP website)

Saturday’s 5 pm performance takes place on Old Broadway between 125th & 126th street. This all-inclusive, inter-generational performance combines the best of visual street art in the form of movement and communal celebrations such as parades and street processions. Naomi Goldberg Haas, the organization’s artistic director, bills the performance as “celebratory and immersive” and may I add, looks like fun for all ages and demographics. Come take part either today or tomorrow in the spectacle and talented choreography of the world-class guest artists and hard-working local seniors collaborating in Dances for a Variable Populations’ 10027 performance. More details on the performance found on their website: http://www.dvpnyc.org/10027-everything-you-need-to-know/

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