Dancers Marria Cosentino, Evelyn Kocak, Allynne Noelle, Shoshana Rosenfield, Mary Elizabeth Sell, James Shee, Sebastian Villarini-Velez, and Stephanie Williams are scheduled to perform. Pianist Joseph Liccardo will also appear with the Company.
Based on characters from an episode of the television series Mozart in the Jungle, Rapid Oxidation portrays the passion of two individuals who ignite one another’s creative flame. The duet is set to “Kitchen Music,” “Body Music,” “3+2,” and “Mishmash” from Junk Music by Donald Knaack, known as The Junk Man.
Inspired by the birds of the Berkshires (a “charm” is a gathering of finches), Charm, to selections from Elena Kats-Chernin’s Unsent Love Letters: Meditations on Erik Satie for unaccompanied piano premiered in August 2017 at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Shanti was last performed in New York City at its 2002 premiere. Set to “Sippur,” “Hodaah,” “Ratzah,” and “Meholalot” from John Zorn’s Masada Project, Shanti evokes a wandering desert caravan with references to Bollywood and classical Indian dance. Shanti is the first work of Gold’s “Zorn Trilogy,” also comprising La Plage (2013) and Oasis (2016).
Tom Gold Dance performs regularly in New York City, and has traveled to France, Spain, Italy, Bermuda, Israel, Cuba, and Bulgaria. Recent highlights include the Company’s third consecutive summer appearance in the Berkshires, and presentations of Gold’s adaptation of November Steps at Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri in Città di Castello, Italy, and the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain. Tom Gold Dance celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018. Learn more at tomgolddance.org.