KGD MANDALA AT DANSPACE PROJECT PLATFORM, MARCH 15 - 17, 8PM

 

Keely Garfield Dance

 
MANDALA

Presented by

Danspace Project Platform: Dancing Platform, Praying Grounds, Churches, Blackness, and Downtown-Dance

March 15,16,17 at 8pm
Danspace Project
St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery
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There is a West African proverb, "When you pray, move your feet!" In response MANDALA brings a community of moving parts together to make things whole. ZPO's Three Tenets—Not-knowing, Bearing Witness, and Taking Action—spur us on and provide a map of sorts. Ideas recede, listening appears, and dancing will save our souls.   

MANDALA is performed by Paul Hamilton, Raja Feather Kelly, Emma Rose Brown, Eleanor Smith, and yours truly! KGD is joined by a multifabulous cast that includes my spirited students from Lang Dance Department, The New School, as well as star-powered surprise guest artists!

This presentation of MANDALA is part of a shared evening with Same As Sister/Briana Brown-Tipley & Hilary Brown, and Ni'ja Whitson, curated by Reggie Wilson as part of Danspace Project Platform: Dancing Platform, Praying Grounds, Churches, Blackness, and Downtown-Dance. Pick up a copy of the Platform Journal to read my essay, "Holy Moly" on making dance, identity, and impermanence. 

What forms can we create in modern society that will be conducive to seeing the oneness of life? What are the forms that will make it easier to experience interconnectedness?
— Zen Peacemakers Order
 Photo: Keely Garfield by Paula Court

Photo: Keely Garfield by Paula Court

When Ms. Garfield begins by telling the audience, “None of us can do this on our own,” you might wonder if her tongue is in her cheek. But when the work ends with the dancers turning in a circle, hand in hand as the lights fade, it’s pretty clear that she means it. This is not a war dance. It’s more like prayer
— Brian Seibert - The New York Times