Juilliard Dance Off-Campus | A Slice of Juilliard

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019
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Dancers at Baryshnikov Arts Center
From left: Alicia Graf Mack, Matilda Mackey, Annika Verplancke, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mikey Garcia, Sean Lammer, Maddie Hanson, and Matthew Gilmore

There's generally a ton going on at Juilliard, but our community members are also busy off-campus—in the neighborhood and around the world.

This winter, dancers from Juilliard (pictured with Alicia Graf Mack and Mikhail Baryshnikov), the Ailey School, Harvard, and NYU Tisch choreographed and performed in Runs the Gamut: Exploring the Creative Legacy of Merce Cunningham at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. The program also included a lecture-demonstration of Cunningham’s technique and compositional tools discussion and was just one piece of a worldwide celebration of Cunningham’s centenary —he was born on April 16, 1919.

Juilliard dancers Ethan Colangelo, Maddie Hanson, Matilda Mackey and Moscelyne ParkeHarrison choreographed and performed with some of their classmates—Jared Brown, Mikey Garcia, Sean Lammer, Annika Verplancke, and Miranda-Ming Quinn—and students from the other college dance programs.

“It’s rare to collaborate on such large level as a choreographer,” ParkeHarrison said of the experience. “I worked with three choreographers, and six dancers to reinterpret Cunningham's composition principles, and it was humbling to be a part of such a large celebration with many moving elements.”

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