Dance Heginbotham
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Dance Heginbotham

Paganini's Caprices

a Hop co-commission
January 28 Ticket Info

A new dance theater work responding to this distinct cultural moment.

20/21 Hop Presents

Available January 2021

Dance Heginbotham, founded by Broadway choreographer and Dartmouth Dance Ensemble Director John Heginbotham, joins forces with violinist and composer Colin Jacobsen for this exciting commission. Inspired by Niccolò Paganini's '24 Caprices for Solo Violin,' this choreographic premiere features intimate video vignettes that reflect this time of challenge, unrest and rebuilding. Fashion and costume designer Isaac Mizrahi joins to moderate a discussion with John, Colin and the project's video editor Maile Okamura.

About Dance Heginbotham

Founded in 2011, Dance Heginbotham (DH) is a New York-based contemporary dance company committed to supporting, producing and sustaining the work of choreographer John Heginbotham. His work is known for its "tight formal structure and inventive movement, bolstered by a disarming wit and strangeness" (The New Yorker). Heginbotham danced with the Mark Morris Dance Group for 14 years; choreographed the Broadway Tony Award-winning revival of Oklahoma!; and has received numerous accolades, including the 2014 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award and the 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.

With an emphasis on collaboration, DH enriches national and international communities with its unique blend of inventive, thoughtful and rigorous dance theater works. DH had its world premiere in January of 2012 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has since been presented by Arts Brookfield, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harkness Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. In the spring of 2016, the company toured to Indonesia, Laos, and the Philippines as cultural ambassadors of the United States with the DanceMotion USA℠ program, a project of the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), produced by BAM.  

About Colin Jacobsen


Colin Jacobsen is "one of the most interesting figures on the classical music scene" (Washington Post) and was named one of the top 100 composers under 40 by NPR listeners. He is active as an Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning soloist and a touring member of Yo-Yo Ma's famed Silk Road Ensemble. Jacobsen was recently selected from among the nation's top visual, performing, media and literary artists to receive a prestigious and substantial United States Artists Fellowship.

Colin Jacobsen's work as a composer is inspired by encounters with leading exponents of non-Western traditions and by his own classical heritage. Among Jacobsen's most notable compositions are 'Brooklesca,' an homage to his Brooklyn home; 'Beloved, do not let me be discouraged...,' as heard on the quartet's acclaimed recording with Kayhan Kalhor; and 'Achille's Heel.' His most recent compositions include 'Three Miniatures' – "vivacious, deftly drawn sketches" (The New York Times), which were written for the reopening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Islamic art galleries. His work for dance and theater includes music for Compagnia de' Colombari's theatrical production of Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself.'

Jan 28
Thursday 7:30 PM
Virtual Event: YouTube Available January 2021

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