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January 23. 2014 1:33AM

Choreographer Rebecca Stenn dances New England premiere of solo work


MINUTES IN MOVEMENT: New York choreographer Rebecca Stenn presents 'Time I Know,' a piece about the often mysterious and puzzling ways people experience time. 

Rebecca Stenn, the Redfern Arts Center's 2013-14 choreographer-in-residence, will perform a solo dance concert accompanied by composer and bass guitarist Jay Weissman on Monday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Redfern's Alumni Recital Hall on the Keene State College campus.

The performance is part of a new solo series entitled “The Power of One,” and will feature a post-show discussion with the artist.

Tickets are $15-$20 and are available by calling 358-2168 or visiting www.keene.edu/racbp.

Stenn will perform the New England premiere of “Time I Know,” a new evening length solo that explores the idea of looking at time and the often mysterious and puzzling ways it moves.

“We have time. We spend time. We kill time. We've been told since we were children, that time is money,” she said. “But it's not. Time is a blurry continuum that speeds and slows according to our attention to it.”

The dance, which tells a personal, intimate story of moving backwards in time to see in order to see where the future lies, is a collaboration with lighting designer Kathy Kaufmann and Weissman, who has long worked with Stenn's modern dance company and composed for and performed with diverse artists including Pilobolus Dance Theatre, The Flux Quartet, Rabbi Schlomo Carlebach, and Perry Farrell.

Weisman's compositions have been featured at Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theatre, Merkin Concert Hall, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Stenn has performed and toured throughout the world as a principal dancer with Momix and Pilobolus.

A dancer, choreographer, writer, and teacher, she is assistant professor in the dance program at Eugene Lang College in New York City.

While a choreographer-in-residence at the Redfern, Stenn presented an Improvisation Movement Workshop this past November.

She also auditioned Keene State student dancers to perform in a newly commissioned work to premiere during “An Evening of Dance 2014,” the KSC's Theatre and Dance Department's annual spring modern dance concert. That show is scheduled to run April 23-26 at the Redfern Arts Center.


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