By Michael Gioia
20 Sep 2012
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble 's Whirlwind is offered Sept. 20-21 at 8 PM. Duras' La Douleur (The War: A Memoir), directed by Patrice Chéreau and Thierry Thieû Niang, will follow and is performed by Dominique Blanc, Oct. 2-6.
La Douleur, according to Baryshnikov Arts Center, "is the poignant memoir of Marguerite Duras, written at the end of World War II, as she awaited with uncertainty her husband's return from a concentration camp. Her intimate text, staged by theatre director Patrice Chéreau, in collaboration with choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang, is given a powerful interpretation by Dominque Blanc, who recreates Duras's alternating hope and despair with extraordinary intensity."
In Mo(or)town Redux, which will run Dec. 5-8, "post-modern choreographer Doug Elkins digs deep into his hip hop-influenced repertory." The piece will be performed alongside Scott, Queen of Marys, a work created in 1996 to showcase the talents of vogue and drag ball legend Willi Ninja.
Other highlights of the season include Raimund Hoghe's Pas de Deux (Oct. 10-12); The Bolshoi Puppet Theatre's Kholstomer: The Story of a Horse (Oct. 18-20); Malavika Sarukkai's The Spirit of the Body (Nov. 1-3); and the International Contemporary Ensemble ICElab productions of Echoi (Nov. 2-3) and Self Fictions (Dec. 15).
For more information, visit BACNYC.org.