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October 01, 2014

White Light Festival 2014: Chalk and Soot, October 9-11

White Light Festival

White Light Festival 2014


Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 W. 37th Street

Chalk and Soot (2014) (N.Y. Premiere)

Dance Heginbotham and Brooklyn Rider

John Heginbotham, choreographer

Colin Jacobsen, composer

Featuring Carla Kihlstedt, vocalist

Co-presented by Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival and Baryshnikov Arts Center

Choreographer John Heginbotham and composer Colin Jacobsen join artistic forces in a new work based on Dadaistic poems by 20th-century Russian artist and theorist Wassily Kandinsky. Chalk and Soot features Heginbotham’s theatrical choreography set to Jacobsen's inventive score, performed live by the acclaimed Brooklyn Rider and vocalist Carla Kihlstedt. Based on Klänges (Sounds), Kandinsky’s 1912 book of modernist poetry and woodcuts, Chalk and Soot is a balanced fusion of dance and music created collaboratively by Heginbotham and Jacobsen. This neo-absurdist work will guide audiences through a universe populated by a silent tribe made up of the eerie figures suggested in Kandinsky’s text.

The first iteration of Chalk and Soot premiered on November 16, 2012, and was commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of its ‘Rite of Spring at 100’ celebration. Chalk and Soot was co-commissioned and created in part during three Creative Development Residencies at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, with support from the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Initiative. Support for the creation and touring of Chalk and Soot provided by the O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, the Hollister-Clagett Family Foundation for the Performing Arts, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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CHALK AND SOOT; Dance Heginbotham; Brooklyn Rider: Featuring...
Caption: CHALK AND SOOT; Dance Heginbotham; Brooklyn Rider; Carla Kihlstedt, vocals; Gabriel Kahane (pictured, right), reed organ, vocals
Photo Credit: © Jamie Kraus, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance
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CHALK AND SOOT; Dance Heginbotham; Brooklyn Rider; Featuring...
Caption: Gabriel Kahane (pictured), reed organ, vocals; CHALK AND SOOT; Dance Heginbotham; Brooklyn Rider; Carla Kihlstedt, vocals
Photo Credit: © Jamie Kraus, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance
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