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Dance, art, music, and large white exercise balls—winningly combined in a bouncy performance entitled Balls—packed the Tang Museum atrium for three SRO performances last November.
     Inspired by a suggestion from Tang curator Ian Berry, the interdisciplinary collaboration was choreographed by Skidmore professor Debra Fernandez and performed by her dance students and guest soloists, with live music by jazz pianist Carl Landa and Grammy-winning percussionist Glen Velez.
     The production brought to life the clean lines, dynamic tendrils, and biomorphic shapes (including lots of round ones) of the Tang’s mural installation by New York City painter Paul Henry Ramirez. The art served as both star performer and backdrop in “an apt example of what the two-year-old Tang Museum was created to do,” as one critic enthused. —BAM

Locomotion: Dancers move the action into every corner of the Tang.


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