ARMITAGE GONE DANCE
Over the past 30 years, Karole Armitage and her dancers have shaped the evolution of contemporary dance through the creation and performance of new works. The most recent incarnation of the company, Armitage Gone! Dance, was launched in 2004 when Karole Armitage returned to the U.S. after 15 years of working abroad. Dedicated to redefining the boundaries and perception of contemporary dance, the company extends the mandate of innovation that characterizes both her earlier Armitage Ballet, founded in 1985, and her first full time company, Armitage Gone!, founded in 1979. AG!D is well known for its collaborations with innovators in music, science, and the visual arts. The company regularly performs to live music and has commissioned numerous scores since its 2004 debut. Known for their free spirited panache, Armitage Gone! Dancers bring unique flavors and strong personality to the stage. AG!D has created works on a wide range of subjects from African aesthetics to commedia dell’arte, as well as fashion and popular dance forms with a strong commitment to work inspired by science. The core of the company work centers on a series of dance ‘dreamscapes’ that take the viewer on a poetic journey to evoke mysterious landscapes of reverie, dream and altered consciousness.