Green Street Studios is thrilled to welcome the renowned Dopplegänger Dance Collective for a two week residency this summer. The duo is offering open classes each morning, and developing a piece in collaboration with the Warhol Ensemble each afternoon. The residency culminates in the performance "Jeanne & Elizabeth" on August 31st & September 1st at Green Street Studios. Tickets are available now at https://www.jeanneandelizabeth.com/
About the Performance:
JEANNE – “Men and Their Machines” is an aria for soprano from Act I of the opera JEANNE composed by Mark Warhol, based on a libretto by James Swindell. This 15-minute excerpt will be performed by soprano Anna Ward and Ensemble Warhol’s five-piece instrumental ensemble: clarinet in Eb, baritone horn, harp, timpani, and rototoms. The choreography will be created and performed by Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson, with dramaturgy by Ilya Vidrin.
This aria expresses the duality of the role of our heroine, Jeanne. On the outside, the aria tells the story of a mundane existence - coffee, work, conversations with a co-worker, thinking to oneself – but on the inside a fire smolders. While the soprano sings of timeless issues that women face, that internal fire is brought to the forefront as dancers spell out things the character Jeanne is repressing or unable to embody at important moments.
ELIZABETH (III) - 'Elizabeth III' is a 45-minute work, choreographed by DDC's resident choreographer Heidi Henderson. Henderson performs with Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson with a string quartet led by DDC's musical director: Adrienne Taylor. Discover a deconstruction of String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, K. 157, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The queens dream in white, of things that are light like feathers and marshmallows. They live in an oddly contained pseudo-Elizabethan world. They wear high collars and bloomers and dance big floppy dances holding onto their skirts. They are regal and romantic and hopelessly out of date.
"This duo’s performance was concentrated, somatic driven, and rich with succulent quality."
- Juan Michael Porter II, HuffPost