Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Zydeco Dance Troupe @ Joyce Theatre

1/21-25 The ELISA MONTE Dance Troupe presents ZYDECO/ZARE @ Joyce Theatre

with Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys playing the score (live music)

Elisa Monte Dance is having its New York premiere of Zydeco, Zare at the Joyce Theater Jan 21st to the 25th. The piece incorporates the syncopated sounds and movements of Zydeco music, which is a derivative of Creole culture and a cousin of Cajun music, while exploring Louisiana’s rich and diverse landscape. Featuring music by a six-piece Zydeco band, Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, and Monte’s innovative choreography, Zydeco, Zaré is a unique addition to the company’s repertoire.

Tix: or call 212-242-0800

Jan 21–25
Intensely energetic, this virtuosic company returns to The Joyce with dance The New York Times calls "captivating, both surprising and urgent." The NY premiere of Zydeco, Zare anchors the program which will also include The Joyce commission Slope of Enlightenment, showcasing Monte's dramatic intensity at its best. Additional performances include Audentity with its dynamic fluidity and the world premiere of a romantic duet featuring renowned modern composer, Kevin Keller.

Performance Schedule
Wed 7:30pm; Thu–Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm

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