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ZviDance: On The Road - Joe's Pub Live! From the Archives

ZviDance: On The Road - Joe's Pub Live! From the Archives

ZviDance: On The Road - Joe's Pub Live! From the Archives
May 30, 2020

While Joe's Pub is temporarily closed to public access, join us for Joe's Pub Live! – a free series of live-streamed and archived performances from our iconic stage in New York City. Facilitating social connectivity during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub remains dedicated to supporting performing artists at every stage of their careers through sharing concerts with our audiences each Thursday, Friday & Saturday night at 8PM Eastern. 


Closures and cancellations because of COVID-19 have majorly disrupted access to revenue for artists all over the world. If you are enjoying this performance and 
are able to support, please consider donating directly to ZviDance HERE

On the Road, inspired by Jack Kerouac’s novel of the same title, is a multimedia dance piece that contemplates the upheaval of the 1960's and that generation's startling notions of social rebellion. The road trip is a metaphor of an improvised life and having no ties to anything. Author Kerouac was trying to hold onto his youth and fight the passage of time. Virtuosic in form and versatile in style, Kerouac’s On the Road entwines the thrills of freedom, the sounds of jazz, and the perplexity of youthful American voices discovering their closeted and social selves. Gotheiner’s On the Road is a total celebration of individuality. Performed against the backdrop of Joshua Higgason's hypnotic video designs, On the Road is set to Jukka Rintamki's distinctive score.  The video by Higgason was shot during a two-week road trip through the rust belt of America, in the spring of 2016, with four of ZviDance's dancers improvising movement along the way.

On the Road was presented by DANCE NOW for it’s  Dancemopolitan Featured Artist Series and was recorded live on April 27, 2019.

Choreography by Zvi Gotheiner in collaboration with the dancers
Music by Jukka Rintamki
Video by Josh Higgason
Performed by ZviDance
Presented by DANCE NOW

DANCE NOW was created as a pilot program of the Downtown Multi-Arts Festival in 1995. In 1997, they launched independently and for two and a half decades have offered unconventional performance events, presenting in traditional and non-traditional venues. In 2003, Dance Now created Dance-mopolitan for the intimacy of Joe’s Pub. The closeness of artists to their audience at the Pub provides a vital stimulus to spark creativity. This, along with the challenge initiative, encouraging work marked by brevity and clarity, inspired the commissioning of more than 27 full and shared evening works for Joe's Pub. With this success Dance Now merged all programs to Joe's Pub in 2011, where audiences have come to expect risk-taking, surprise, extraordinary dancing, and magical experiences.

Today, Dance Now is a network of interacting performance, creative development, and educational opportunities, serving a diverse roster of multi-generational artists. Partnerships with like-minded arts organizations, including Joe’s Pub, the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA and The Bang Group in Boston, allows Dance Now to offer multiple performance opportunities through the Dance Now Joe’s Pub, Raw, SteelStacks and Boston programs.

 

Like all Joe's Pub shows, all ages are welcome, but please be aware that performances may include adult language and topics. 
 
Check back on date of performance for streaming link.
 
Recorded live at Joe's Pub on April 27, 2019

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