You may remember that Connect 2 Choreography interviewed kerPlunk's Artistic Director, Katherine Richardson last summer as part of our series on Jacob's Pillow's Inside/Out stage. When I heard that kerPlunk will be heading to Cambridge next week to perform with Falling Flight Project, I was curious to know more about how this project developed.
by Katherine Richardson
kerPlunk dance is returning to the great North East after a successful season in 2010. Following a two night run in Boston at the Arsenal Center for the Arts and an evening at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Inside/ Out stage, kerPlunk is back in Massachusetts teaming up with the creative talents of the local dance company Falling Flight Project for a two night run at The Dance Complex.
kerPlunk dance met Falling Flight Project at the Charles River Dance Festival in early 2010. Drawn to each-others athletic physicality matched with the depth of insightful choreography the two companies formed an instantaneous artistic friendship. Karen Murphy-Fitch (Falling Flight Project) and I began mapping a duel city performance for 2011, one in Cambridge, MA on June 17 & 18 and the second in New York City for August 27.
The show at The Dance Complex will be an intermixing of the two companies. kerPlunk dance will be performing two premieres for the Cambridge show. The first piece, which is currently untitled, is choreographed by Natalie Desch of Doug Varone and Dancers, whom of which is a dear friend of kerPlunk. This new piece is a quartet set on the whimsical musings of Jenny Gillan, Meghan MacAlpine, Sarah Wiechman and myself. The second work, Galanta, is a twenty minute pieces set to Kodaly’s Dances of Galanta performed by another local, the Atlantic Brass Quintet. Galanta is an ensemble work an excerpt of a full evening program featuring the musical stylings of Baroque, Renaissance, and Balkan composers in collaboration with the Atlantic Brass Quintet to begin touring in 2012.
Both new works will also appear in the New York City show alongside a reconstructed work and installation piece, Touch and Go. For more information regarding this performance or any other future shows please visit us at www.kerplunkdance.com
Falling Flight Project & kerPlunk dance
The Dance Complex
536 Mass Ave
June 17 & 18th @ 8PM
Tickets $25 General/ $20 Student, Senior and BDA members