Battery Dance at the Schimmel Center

"On Foot," a world premiere at the Schimmel Center on Feb. 28.

With live visual arts created by Silk Road Ensemble member Kevork Mourad, music by Grammy Award winner Kinan Azmeh, new choreography from Tadej Brdnik, and Jonathan Hollander's celebrated works.

When: Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 pm
Where: Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce St.

Tickets here.

Description From Battery Dance:

The Red Line (World Premiere)

Tadej Brdnik, former principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company, collaborates with Battery Dance on this new production.

On Foot (2017)

Reflecting his company’s engagement with refugees and youth in conflict zones over the past decade, Jonathan Hollander has assembled artistic forces that pair the Company’s brilliant ensemble of dancers with Kevork Mourad and Kinan Azmeh, Syria-born visual artist and musician respectively; Tunisian composer Anouar Brahem; and Iraqi dancer Hussein Smko, first recipient of the Company’s Adel Euro Campaign for Dancers Seeking Refuge. This powerful collaboration yields choreography, visual imagery and music that pulsates with the life-force of refugees who overcome staggering odds to reach safety and promise in new lands, while mourning lost family and community members, perished dreams and destroyed homelands. Kevork Mourad will participate in the performances by making art that is projected onto the stage as the dance transpires, creating an immersive environment that is enhanced by the lighting design of Barry Steele.

Secrets of the Paving Stones (2003)

The ancient spiritual history of the City of Kraków, home of one of the world’s first universities; the transmogrifying events of mid-Century in Kraków in which the City’s Jewish population was annihilated; the seeking for a now lost culture by Poland’s young people; and the very architecture of a city which has preserved much of its Jewish quarter as well as its medieval Wawel Castle, churches and guild halls, are subjected to an imagistic palette, richly perfumed at times, dank and spare at others.