Vox Novus Festival
Friday October 23, 2015 12:30pm & 8:00pm
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
230 Vesey Street
New York City
Modern dance meets new music in 60x60 Dance -- a one-hour multimedia extravaganza featuring 60 one-minute performances. Embracing a grass-roots ideology, 60x60 Dance takes 60 one-minute audio works from an international pool of composers and pairs them to 60 dances by local choreographers. The resulting collaborations are presented, without interruption, as a continuous one-hour performance synchronized to an on-stage analog clock.
Eclectic by nature, 60x60 Dance offers an unmatched diversity of styles, making for a fast-speed, electrifying one-of-a-kind performance that never ceases to surprise. Dance influences range from ballet to postmodern movements, and music styles include neo-romantic, folk, ambient, field recordings, noise, jazz, rock and even the kitchen sink.
60x60 was originally conceived of as an electronic music project, collecting 60-second works by composers and sound artists from around the world. Since 2003, 60x60 has featured the work of more than 2000 composers in concerts spanning the globe. From the beginning 60x60 was a natural vehicle for collaborating with other art forms. In 2007, 60x60 teamed up with choreographers and 60x60 Dance was born. 60x60 Dance has featured more than 500 choreographers and 1000 dancers. Since then this unique collaboration has produced twenty exciting shows in New York City, London, St Louis, Montreal, Toronto, Columbus and Kansas City.
60x60 Dance returns to the Winter Garden Atrium at Brookfield Place for two performances with a unique mix of composers and choreographers highlighting the project’s rich history of the past decade.strongly in the intrinsic value of contemporary music, recognizing it as a force in the advancement of culture and art. Our goal is to keep music alive by strengthening the connection between composer and audience, providing greater exposure to new music.
Fran Sperling, dance director, Andrea Skurr, dance director, Rob Voisey, founder/director
Allen Strange, Robert Voisey, Elaine Lillios, Barry Truax , Laurie Spiegel, Mike McFerron, Alvin Curan, Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Benjamin Boone, Tova Kardonne, John Link, Steve Betts, John G. Bilotta, HyeKyung Lee, Milica Paranosic, Joan La Barbara, Melissa Grey, Annea Lockwood, Lynn Job, Patrick Liddell, Rodney Waschka, Charles Norman Mason, Monroe Golden, Warren A Burt, Pauline Oliveros, Eve Beglarian, Hans Tammen, Josh Goldman, Juraj Kojis, Brad Decker, Serban Nichifor, Eldad Tsabary, Lin Culbertson, Robert Dick, Margaret Anne Schedel, Jane Wang, Paul Clouvel, Angela McGary, Stephen Lias, Paula Matthusen, Iris Garrelfs, Maggi Payne, Judith Shatin, Larry Matthew Gaab, David Morneau, Jeff Morris, Joseph Pehrson, Douglas DaSilva, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, John Biggs, David Gunn, Christian McLeer, Alan Shockley, Andy Hasenpflug, Aaron Johnson, David Hahn
Aimee Plauche, Angel Fan, Ann Dragich, Bassam + Mendel, caitlin+dancers, Charly Wenzel & Dancers, Chizuru Tanaka, Andrea Skurr, Chris Ferris and Dancers, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, Emily Bufferd, Erin Pryor Dance Theatre, Fran and Brain Konash, Germaul Barnes, Gwen Potter and friends, Fred Romano and Hannah Ulmer, Praevado Dance Collective, Kilowatt Dance Theater, Jaime Shannon, J.A.M. Jen Roit, Jazz Squared, Expressions Dance Company, The Levitations, Joey Dillon & Rob Williams, Psychosomatic Dance, Movement of the People Dance Company, Katelyn Halpern, Designated Movement Company, Katie Rose, Katya Bryleva, Inclined Dance Project, Melissa Brading, Mito Pavio, MAK Dance Company, Morgelyn Tenbeth-Ward, Buggé Ballet, Rachel Harvest, Svindelic Cyr Wheel troupe, Rasa Vitalia, Rebecca McCurdy, MeenMoves, e r a Dance Collective, Sean Boyt