Diana Szeinblum’s ALASKA in HD at BAM

Back in 2003 I was fortunate enough to be working for Mark Russell at PS122 and got invited to accompany him to Austin, Texas for the Fresh Terrain Festival, which was kind of a beta-test for what would become Under The Radar. Fresh Terrain was my first exposure to a really great European-style arts festival and the line-up was exceptional. I’ll always be grateful to Mark for giving me that exposure and opportunity – not only that but he was incredibly generous in talking to me about the work afterwards. One of the works I got to see at that time was Diana Szeinblum’s Secreto y Malibu – to this day one of the most stunning performances I’ve ever witnessed. In 2008 I was fortunate enough to see Ms. Szeinblum’s Alaska at DTW. If you haven’t seen her work, now you can, in HD, at BAM on Mon, Dec 5 at 7pm.

The promo copy says:

Named after a place that everyone knows but no one has been, Alaska is a sensual dance-theater portrayal of memory. Choreographer Diana Szeinblum uses dark humor, extreme physicality, original music and a minimal set to create a beautiful spectacle that gravitates between uneasy stillness and violent frenzy.

Don’t miss it – Mon, Dec 5 at 7pm  BAM Rose Cinemas, (30 Lafayette Ave) $20; $18 for BAM members.

Here’s a teaser:

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