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THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST dances up close to the hottest dance companies in New York City to share their stories. Here Chris Lancaster, musician and composer who is collaborating with Kate Weare on "Dark Lark," discusses his role and how he approaches music, improvisation and deciding to throw things away.

Choreographed by Kate Weare
Music performed and composed by Chris Lancaster
Costume design by Sarah Cubbage
Lighting design by Brian Jones
Set design by Kurt Perschke

Performers: Jacquelyn Elder, Leslie Kraus, Douglas Gillespie, Luke Murphy, T.J. Spaur,

Dance Up Close, part of Engaging Dance Audiences, administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is designed to bring online audiences closer to our New York dance community.
Through short HD Videos combining rehearsal footage with interviews, audiences are offered an uncommon entry point to the behind the scenes of movement creation. They are able to see dancers and choreographers, intimately, as people they can relate to - not only abstract figures onstage.

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