Gabri Christa created Burnt Sugar/Danz in 2002 after Christa was exposed to the music of Greg Tate's Burnt Sugar Arkestra--a multi-genre ensemble greatly inspired by Butch Morris CONDUCTION system for improvising orchestras. With Greg Tate she created a recombinant project, Burnt Sugar/Danz, ( formerly Dance Conduction Continuum) draws upon the cream of NY music, choreographic and dance-performance talent to create innovative, never-before-seen works, live, and in real time. Adopting Morris’ baton gestures and hand-sign vocabulary to dance, Burnt Sugar/Danz presents an alchemical blend of spontaneously composed music and choreography. The results are consistently exciting for both participants and audience.
Burnt Sugar/ DANZ: Dancers/ Choreographers in this video. Germaul Barnes, Gabri Christa, Nejla Yatkin, Lisa Green, Alysia Ramos, Daniel Gwirtzman, Christian von Howard, Baraka de Soleil, Ashley Carter, Kyle Abraham, Eddie Stockton, Ayo Jackson, Catherine Cabeen
Burnt Sugar ARKESTRA: Voices: LATASHA DIGGS+SOMI+ DERRIN MAXWELL Guitars: ANDRE LASSALLE Percussion: LAFRAE SCI Bass: MIRIAM SULLIVAN Cello: WILL MARTINA, Piano: MYLES REILLY, Saxophones: MICAH GAUGH Conduction and Laptop: GREG TATE.