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Kim Jones 09 - 15 July

Graham

SUMMER 2017

Kim Jones

Kim Jones 09 - 15 luglio

A choreographer and dancer, Kim Jones was born in New York and is Associate Professor of Dance at UNC Charlotte and régisseur for the Martha Graham Resource Center. She danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 2001 to 2006 and with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet from1998 to 2003; in 2005 she served as a principal dancer in the US National Tour of the musical The King and I. She has presented her choreography at several centers in Italy, Europe and the United States and at internationally renowned festivals. From 2012 to 2013,
supported by a UNC Charlotte Faculty Research Grant, Jones reconstructed Martha Graham’s Imperial Gesture. “Her reconstruction work has made her a “detective” of dance. By patiently piecing together fragments, ephemeral memos, notations and memories of the choreographer, as well as those of the original performers, Jones re-introduces to the stage works that draw their inspiration from their original material but are necessarily something new “. Imperial Gesture premiered in February 2013 at the Joyce Theater in New York and is currently on tour with the Martha Graham Dance Company. More recently, choreographer Paul Taylor offered Kim Jones the opportunity to work with his students on a reconstruction of his 1962 choreography of Tracer, with sets and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg. In September 2016 Kim Jones completed the reconstruction process and re-introduced to the stage an early work by the greatest living pioneer of American modern dance. Paul Taylor has included the reconstructed Tracer into the official repertory of the Taylor 2 Dance Company. Tracer is also part of the
curriculum of UNC Charlotte students. Jones was awarded a MFA summa cum laude from Florida State University and a BFA from Marymount Manhattan College. In 2013, she received the Board of Governors’ Teaching Award for the College of Arts + Architecture.

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Lorenzo Pagano

Lorenzo Pagano 09 - 15 luglio

Lorenzo Pagano’s started training at the Arké school of dance when he was 11, under the guidance of Matilde Demarchi and Annagrazia D’Antico. Thanks to a scholarship, in 2011 he moved to the United States to attend The School at Jacob’s Pillow and The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. In 2012 he joined the Martha Graham Dance Company officially and danced leading roles in several repertory choreographies including: Acts of light, Appalachian Spring, Embattled Garden, Night Journey. Lorenzo has had several parts in creations, among others, by choreographers Nacho Duato, Andonis Foniadakis, Larry Keigwin, Pontus Lidberg and Sonya Tayeh. Lorenzo also danced during the Impulstanz Tanz Wochen in Vienna and with the Doris Humphrey Foundation in Chicago.

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