Hinterland (2018)

CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION: John Jasperse in collaboration with the performers

PERFORMERS: DeAngelo Blanchard, Eleanor Hullihan, Mina Nishimura, Antonio Ramos, and Jasperse

ORIGINAL COMPOSITION: Hahn Rowe

LIGHTING DESIGN: Joe Levasseur

COSTUME DESIGN: Kota Yamazaki

REHEARSAL ASSISTANCE: Stuart Singer

UNITARD CONSTRUCTION:  Reid Bartelme

ADDITIONAL COSTUME ASSISTANCE: Amy Page

GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANCE:  Liliana Dirks-Goodman

Description of Hinterland:

A varied group of dancers, including Jasperse, comes together with a commissioned score by Hahn Rowe, to build a micro-community, where dance is both a celebration and a refuge from the wreckage of culture and history.

Performances:

WORLD PREMIERE: Hudson Hall presented by Lumberyard (Catskill, NY), August 17-19, 2018

NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE: The Joyce Theater (NYC), September 24-28, 2018

Press for Hinterland:

NY Quadrille: John Jasperse – Gus Solomons Jr., Solomons Says 9/27/18

John Jasperse Projects, Joyce Theater, New York — feel the powerlessness – Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times 9/27/18

At the Joyce, a Rearranged Theater Brings Mystery and Orthodoxy – Alastair Macaulay, NYTimes 10/1/18

NY Quadrille: Modern Dances, Fresh Views – Susan Yung, Brooklyn Rail

31 Days Of Plots: NY Quadrille Series – 12/4/18

Freeing Craft – Hope Mohr 9/28/18

Put This on Your Radar – Martha Sherman, dancelog 8/15/18 

The Joyce Gets a Stunning Makeover for NY Quadrille – Susan Reiter 9/26/18

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Project funders:

Hinterland is co-commissioned by The Lumberyard and The Joyce Theater Foundation’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work.

Development of the work was made possible, in part, through generous support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Doris Duke Artist Awards, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council On the Arts, the James E. Robison Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and the Sarah Law­rence College Ellen Schloss Flamm and Family Endowed Fund for Faculty Research and Development.

Developmental residency support for the creation of this work was provided by Mount Tremper Arts’ Watershed Lab Residency through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts; the White Oak Plantation Residency through the support of the Howard Gilman Foundation; The Joyce Theater Foundation’s Artist Res­idency Center, made possible by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Yaddo; and Sarah Lawrence College.

This piece was also rehearsed at CPR- Center for Performance Research, the Mark Morris Dance Center, the Center at West Park Presbyterian Church, Eden’s Expressway, Avenue C Studios, Gibney Dance Center, Bronxdale High School, Alvin Ailey Studios, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Sarah Lawrence College.