World premiere · Hop commission
Dance Heginbotham and Alarm Will Sound
Acclaimed contemporary dance company collaborates with Tyondai Braxton and Alarm Will Sound
“… buoyantly musical, courteous with hints of mischief …” —New York Times
Eight-member Dance Heginbotham brings its celebrated athleticism, humor and theatricality to live music by the 22-member new music band Alarm Will Sound (“original, vivid, reckless” Los Angeles Times). DH is led by John Heginbotham, who also directs the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble and choreographed the acclaimed remake of Oklahoma that just moved to Broadway. The evening includes new Heginbotham choreography to selections from AWS’s new CD Acoustica—unprecedented acoustic versions of electronica—as well as his Hop-commissioned new choreography for composer Tyondai Braxton’s chamber work Common Fate.
The Uncommon Collaboration of Common Fate
Wed, June 26, 6:30 pm, Top of the Hop, Free
A conversation between John Heginbotham and Tyondai Braxton about their long artistic partnership and the origins and development this latest work.
Part of SHIFT: Across the globe, humans struggle to find balance in our relationship with nature. How can a quest for dominance transform into a sustainable collaboration? In SHIFT 2019, artists take on the Anthropocene with 10 days of events that explore the push and pull of that Human/Nature bond.