(like a vase)
Choreography by: Neil Greenberg
Original Score by: Zeena Parkins
Music Performed Live by: Shayna Dunkelman (percussion), Preshish Moments (drum programming, percussion, electronics, live processing), Zeena Parkins (harp, keyboards, electronics)
Additional sound: A Class in Greek Poise, written and performed by Ruth Draper; Something for Sophia by Henry Mancini, arranged by Zeena Parkins and Preshish Moments
Lighting Design by: Michael Stiller
Sag-Crotch Costumes by: James Kidd
Production Design by: Jmy Leary, Neil Greenberg and Michael Stiller
Stage Manager: Randi Rivera
Performed by: Johnni Durango, Neil Greenberg, Paige Martin, Luke Miller, Mina Nishimura, Colin Stilwell
Running Time of complete dance: 55 minutes
I created the movement for this dance, as for all my work for the past eighteen years, by videotaping myself improvising and then, with the dancers, learning sections of the video as close to "verbatim" as possible. For this dance, as with my other most recent works, I also videotaped each of the other dancers improvising, and we've used a great deal of that movement material as well. — Neil
Performed by Dance By Neil Greenberg at Dance Theater Workshop in New York City in November 2010.
(like a vase) was commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop's Commissioning and Creative Residency Program with the support of donors to The Fund for Continuing Innovation. This presentation was made possible, in part, by the generous support of Judy and Steven Gluckstern through the David R. White Producers' Circle.
(like a vase) was also made possible by support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Exploration Fund, the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund, the James E. Robison Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, research funds from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts and UC Riverside, and a creative residency at Pieter PASD studio in Los Angeles. Zeena Parkins' score for (like a vase) was commissioned by the American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program.
This program was videotaped by the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for preservation in the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image.
Videography: Sathya Productions
Excerpts editing: Sofia Falcon