February 11, 2023

How to Fall Apart

Jerome Robbins Theater, Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018
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How to Fall Apart (New York Premiere)

Composed by Carolyn Chen, How to Fall Apart describes cosmic, natural, and human processes of disintegration, aging, and falling apart. This evening-length work for three dancers, one violinist, and one cellist integrates text, gesture, and music, building upon Chen's long-standing compositional work "in which sensuality and abstraction find common ground" (LA Times). How to Fall Apart unfolds as various assemblages of sound, movement, and storytelling cohere, dissolve, and reform, telling personal and scientific stories about the climate crisis, cosmological history, the erosion of soil in Northern Chad, the aging body, The Billion Oyster Project in New York, and the operations of microbes.

Julia Eichten, dancer
Keir GoGwilt, violinist
Coleman Itzkoff, cellist
Yiannis Logothetis, dancer
Matilda Sakamoto, dancer
Movement Director: Julia Eichten
Lighting Designer: Mary Ellen Stebbins