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“Save The Last Dance For Me” by Alessandro Sciarroni (Italy)

July 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$35

From Italian theatermaker Alessandro Sciarroni, recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Dance at the 2019 Venice Biennale, an inventive revival of the polka chinata, a nearly lost Bolognese courtship dance from the last century.

The polka chinata (crouched polka) is a rarity in ballroom dancing: it was performed exclusively by pairs of men. It originated in Bologna around 1900 and had nearly disappeared when Giancarlo Stagni, a professor and dance master, rediscovered it in the 1990s and began teaching it to his dancers. Theater-maker and choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni, whose work inhabits the tension between tradition and modernity, found the dance, its hypnotic nature, and its near-extinction fascinating.

In addition to the performance at PS21, dancers Giovanfrancesco Giannini and Gianmaria Borzillo will lead free workshops in polka chinata following the performance for dancers and non-dancers, diving into the polka and invoking the spirit of the community to save the dance from the brink of extinction.

Details

Date:
July 29, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$35
Website:
https://www.simpletix.com/e/pathway-day-save-the-last-dance-for-me-by-tickets-129406

Venue

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Phone
(518) 392-6121
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Organizer

PS21: Peformance Spaces for the 21st Century
Phone
(518) 392-6121
Email
info@ps21chatham.org
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