Dancing at the Gershwin
For the past seven years Neke Carson and Michael Wiener have been bringing you an eclectic weekly performance series at The Gershwin Hotel. Occasionally the stage is graced by the ever-intriguing presence of Mr. Wiener himself, as is the case tomorrow, April 10th.
From the email we received:
D.C. based choreographer Melanie Lalande, who established herself first as a metropolitan area teacher, and then in the creation of work for arena and other large events, most notably the stageshow for acclaimed hiphop act The Roots, is now creating her own work. The company’s debut piece will premiere at the Gershwin Hotel, investigating themes currently captivating Lalande, located somewhere within the fertile collisions of, quite literally, motion, consciousness, metaphysics, the self, the other, the impact of memory, the inevitability of life events and their unexpected resonance, societal programming and what happens when a tree falls in the forest, so to speak. the company is a fetching group of fearless, athletic young dancers, and guest performers/actors include Jair Kamperveen, appearing most recently in the Folger Theater/Classical Theater of Harlem coproduction of King Lear, Altar Boyz’s Ryan Duncan, and, as onstage narrator, featured actor, and cowriter, our very own…Michael Wiener.
Culturebot has attended many events at the Gershwin over the years and while the quality has varied widely, we have always had a good time. If you’ve never been, this would be a great time to go and see what they’re up to.
Mayzsoul at The Gershwin Hotel
7 E. 27th St. (5th/Madison Aves.)
Tuesday, Apr. 10