PUTNEY — Nimbus Dance Works presents a program at The Putney School's Michael S. Currier Center on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. that highlights the company's work with international choreographers.
The performance is free and open to the public. For directions to The Putney School visit www.putneyschool.org.
The program features "Mapping," by Indo-British choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller, "Untitled," by Korhan Basaran (Turkey), and "Shadow of Sound," by Huang Yi (Taiwan). The company may also be prepared to offer the rudimentary beginnings of a new work in collaboration with the pop-rock band, Sky Pony.
"Mapping" is a tour-de-force work for nine dancers. Comical and poignant — athletic and subtle — the piece emerges from Bhullers fascination with maps and the notion of "viewing life and the world from above." The piece is an abstract narrative that follows Bhuller's late father's journey from the east to the west.
"Shadow of Sound," created on Nimbus by Taiwanese choreographer Huang Yi in 2013, creates a world where sound, light, and movement energies merge and dancers' bodies become mysterious representations of physics and pure beauty.
Korhan Basaran choreographed "Untitled" in 2012 for six dancers. Set to renowned Turkish composer Fazil Say's impassioned vocal score, "Untitled" speaks to deep anguish and primal aspects of man and woman in relation to one another. As contemporary artists creating work in the turbulent socio-political environment of current-day Turkey, Basaran and Say are able to convey an immediacy and intensity that seems to remind us all not to take expression for granted. Korhan is visiting from Turkey and will be coming to Putney on Thursday to rehearse the dancers and attend the performance.