I Understand Everything Better
Thursday, Friday, Saturday February 23, 24, 25 8 PM Hepburn Teaching Theatre, Goodhart
FREE admission Running time: 75 minutes
How often do you get to see the work of an artist whose work is honored by both the worlds of science and the worlds of art? David Neumann is BOTH a SETI Institute Artist-in-Residence AND his work, I Understand Everything Better, which he will perform at BMC, won two Bessie awards, the highest accolade given to contemporary dance in the US. Emerging from tragedies of nature—the death of his parents and Hurricane Sandy—Neumann and his dancers/performers, costumed and traveling through a cosmically disheveled and surreal set, explore big, unanswerable questions in a work that mixes dance and theater; Kabuki, Noh,and modern dance; text, music, and movement and addresses chaos, letting go, cleaning up, going o–in all of their multiple meanings.
Among the unanimously positive reviews are:
“deeply felt and deeply moving” work that examines “ruthlessly, elemental forces” Gia Kourlas, NY Times
“beautiful. . . .[Neumann] is an elegantly hilarious dancer” Helen Shaw, Time Out NY
“a richly collaged sampler of movement styles that runs from modern American dance to classical Japanese theater” Claudia La Rocco, Art Forum
PLUS. . .
PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP with David Neumann / Advanced Beginner Group
SAT . FEB 25 . 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall
Free and open to all levels of experience with limited enrollment, please click link below to register
A free workshop for student and professional theater makers and dancers
engaging practices central to the creation of Neumann‘s own hybrid
performance pieces. Participants will work together to create short pieces
as a way to investigate multi-disciplinary work. No one needs expertise in
any of the forms mentioned, just healthy doses of curiosity and some courage.
Roundtable with David Neumann / Advanced Beginner Group
SUN . FEB 26 . 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Dorothy Vernon Room, New Dorm
Attendance is free with limited seating, please click below to reserve your space.
Brunch will be available, free for Tri-Co community with a meal plan, $11
for all others, cash only.
This open roundtable will engage David Neumann / Advanced Beginner Group and
participants in questions related to contemporary arts pract.