The fresh, fluid moves of sensational New York hip-hop crutch dancer Bill Shannon teamed with the seamless rhythm and rhyme of a crew of DJs and hip-hoppers promises to be unlike anything you've seen before. Choreographer-dancer-performance/video artist Shannon's Old Rain is a delicate balance between technicality, virtuosity, and fragility. Negotiating a lifelong hip disability that necessitates his use of crutches led him to create an utterly distinct, slinky style of movement in which he appears to float several inches off the ground. "When he stops, he collapses artfully and to the beat, twirling around his crutches like a hip-hop jellyfish, with an invertebrate fluidity that invariably astounds the audience," writes the New Yorker. Shannon is joined in this new work by a select team of New York-based collaborators featuring dancers, musicians, and DJ Richie D'Tempo.
INSIDE OUT THERE
Join Bill Shannon on Saturday, January 6 for an informal video presentation, a movement demonstration, and a behind-the-scenes discussion about his life and work.
OUT THERE 13 IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH FUNDS FROM THE TARGET FOUNDATION AND THE WALKER'S DORIS DUKE FUND FOR JAZZ AND DANCE. PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY CITY PAGES.