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Friday, June 3rd, 2011

A New Species at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden: Live Performance at Twilight


Yanira Castro/ a canari torsi: Paradis at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

June 2-4, 8pm. June 5 rain date
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn

Peggy H. Cheng, Luke Miller, and Shayla-Vie Jenkins, members of a canari torso, perform Paradis by Yanira Castro at Brooklyn Botanical Garden.  Photo by Yi-Chun Wu

Peggy H. Cheng, Luke Miller, and Shayla-Vie Jenkins, members of a canari torso, perform Paradis by Yanira Castro at Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Photo by Yi-Chun Wu

For the first time ever in its 100-year history, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will host site-specific performances on its grounds. At twilight, director/choreographer Yanira Castro and her interdisciplinary arts organization “a canary torsi” will present the three-part piece Paradis in two locations in the garden: the Desert House in the Steinhardt Conservatory and the Cherry Esplanade. Paradis is inspired by the final section of Jean-Luc Godard’s 2004 film, Notre Musique, and it promises an unusual role for the audience, whose actions will be tracked to generate a specific sound, light and movement environment. It will include live piano by Michael Daupinais and a solo dance performance by Peter Schmitz.

Tickets $20, very limited seating, purchase at dancetheaterworkshop.org or over the phone by calling 212.924.0077

Members of a canari torso perform Paradis by Yanira Castro at Brooklyn Botanical Garden.  Photo by  Kevin Kwan

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