Dance by Neil Greenberg

Dance by Neil Greenberg: Really Queer Dance with Harps

"What makes Greenberg's work so exhilarating is that the stage space is even more alive than the extraordinary dancers who inhabit it... Endlessly fascinating." The New York Times

The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series

This smart, politically charged work from Dance by Neil Greenberg achieves a magical confluence of continuous motion and aligning symmetries as the company explores an exuberant vision of the human body and its movements. Performed by four men and four women to a vivid live score for three harps by Zeena Parkins, the piece refrains from censoring repressed movement--"excessive," "flamboyant," "ambiguous," "illegible"--and instead revels in choreographic choices both queer and Queer. Really Queer Dance builds on Greenberg's Quartet with Three Gay Men--also on the program--in an ongoing venture to reconcile a questioning of the social and aesthetic status quo with a love of fully realized, full-bodied dancing. Featuring movement meticulously recreated from videotaped improvisations, both works set out to uncover the subtle traces, residues and ephemera of lived experience-and the stories carried within the bodies of dancers. Greenberg received the Bessie for the haunting Not-About-AIDS-Dance in 1994.

Made possible in part by a grant from the National Performance Network's Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of the National Performance Network include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), Altria, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. For more information, see

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WED 4/15
8:30 pm
THURS 4/16
8:30 pm
FRI 4/17
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff