Bokaer turned to mythology from other cultures, partly because abstract dance in the United States and Western Europe has resisted the use of mythology in recent decades - often effacing cultures whose story-telling remains marginal, or under-represented. The five dancers have intermittently worked with Bokaer for two years, to cultivate the stories from their regions, into one unified work. The music is by Soundwalk Collective. Sounds from the Black Sea were recorded by Soundwalk's members, and used to design an atmospheric portrait of Southeastern Europe - including radio frequencies in many languages. Dancers will include Evin Hadžialjević, Katharina Illnar, Zoltán Grecsó, Szabi Pataki, Karolina Šuša, all making their United States début.
This program is generously supported by an award from the Trust for Mutual Understanding, with additional support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, the Ballasi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center in New York, with production support by Chez Bushwick, and Lightbox. The work of Jonah Bokaer in New York City is also subsidized by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Other Myths was created through a cooperation of Ludwig Múzeum of Budapest and Pro-Progressione in Hungary. The program was part of Beyond Front@: Bridging New Territories project supported by the European Commission. For box office, sales or media inquires please contact Laure at firstname.lastname@example.org
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