fly through the night, and land near dawn, 2022
Nancy Karp + Dancers celebrated its 40th anniversary year with the world premiere of fly through the night, and land near dawn October 28-30, 2022 at Dresher Ensemble Studio in Oakland. Created by Karp who commissioned new work by composer David A. Jaffe, performed live by Jaffe and the Friction Quartet. Production design by Jack Carpenter and costume design by Sandra Woodall, the work explores human interconnection with the natural world in an apt metaphor for our times.
From Nancy Karp, “In a world that is so fragmented and full of despair I wanted to create a work that affirms our interconnectedness to one another and to all living beings. This interdependence is widely seen throughout nature, and in particular the collective movement of birds. I have been drawn to the phenomena of murmuration and the flight patterns of migrating birds. This was our initial jumping off point in the studio. The horizontal and vertical actions of birds in flight and how their movement influences and affects one another is endlessly fascinating.”
Sonsherée Giles, Anna Greenberg, Katie Kruger, Amy Lewis, Nol Simonse, Calvin Thomas, and Elizabeth Zepeda
David A. Jaffe
Performed by Friction Quartet