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Dancing on Frank Gehry’s Buildings

Douglas Baz © Sens Productions 2007 Douglas Baz © Sens Productions 2007

Photo: Douglas Baz Sens Productions 2007

The undulating rooftops of starchitect Frank Gehry’s buildings are now backdrops for an avant-garde dance series called Rapture. “I wanted to explore the dynamics of Gehry’s architecture with movement and music,” says New York–based choreographer Noémie Lafrance, who works with a group of independent dancers. She plans to put on several performances in the next four years on nine Gehry buildings throughout the world, including the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain, the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, and the IAC Building in New York. The series begins this month at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, at Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley, where five dancers in one-piece reflective costumes will perform on the curvaceous stainless-steel exterior at sunset. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.; September 25–28 and October 2–5; future performances to be announced at sensproduction.org.

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