David Neumann/advanced beginner group
“Take a smart kid with a fluid physique, steep him in both TV and the Downtown theater scene from toddlerhood, mix virtuoso dance technique with a healthy dose of street and club culture, and you’ve got . . . a recipe for startling creativity.” —Village Voice
David Neumann’s challenging and humorous Feed Forward reimagines the athletic event as contemporary performance and features live music by Eve Beglarian (“a remarkable experimentalist” [New York Times]). This epic gambol usurps the rules, strategies, and behavior of such sports as baseball, basketball, and football to create an arresting, homemade, and curiously complex performance. At the intersection of sport and dance, Neumann’s famously diverse cast and Beglarian’s trombone choir explore larger themes of physicality of aggression and the mind’s relationship to time—all shaped and exploded on human bodies. Imagine Merce Cunningham coaching a soccer team comprised of members from your last family reunion.