V A I N C O M B A T
HOW TO SEE VAIN COMBAT IN SEPTEMBER
Below is the schedule for the remaining forays of the DD+D Vain Combat gang. If you use social media, check our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram platforms for next show. If you are social media shy (like me), you may use the schedule below as your guide. (Please refer to the website, DouglasDunnDance.com, for possible changes.) If you arrive at a site/time listed below and see no action, text Kelsie right away at 347-260-2093. She will respond immediately with our changed timing and whereabouts. (We should be nearby, having perhaps been kicked off our intended locale by dance-wary private property police.)
Thurs, Sept 14
Washington Square Park
6:15pm & 7:05pm
Same score twice
Somewhere within sight of the fountain
If you wish to witness the dancers preparing the score, you may join them at the studio at 541 Broadway, Buzzer 19, in the half hour before, or at 5pm. They will leave the studio at 5:40 to walk to the park, a ten-minute jaunt.
Sat, Sep 16
Tompkins Square Park, Ave A & 9th St
6:20pm & 7:05pm
Same score twice
Some open space in the park, find them, or text Kelsie for exact location.
If you wish to witness the dancers preparing the score, you may join them at the studio at 541 Broadway, Buzzer 19, in the half hour before, or at 5pm. They will leave the studio at 5:40 to walk (or subway) to the park, a twenty-minute jaunt.
Monday, Sept 18
If you wish to witness the dancers preparing the score, you may join them at the studio at 541 Broadway, Buzzer 19, any time between 4:30 and 5:40, when they leave to go to Astor Place.
Sat, Sep 23
Brooklyn Museum & Prospect Park
Same score three times
12pm Meet in front of Brooklyn Museum to warm up & make score (no gathering at loft)
1:00 Show in front of Brooklyn Museum
1:10 Break & walk to large field south of Grand Army Plaza
2:05 Show in Prospect Park in large field south of Grand Army Plaza
2:35pm Break & move to City Green Space West of Boat House in Prospect Park
3:15 Show in Prospect Park in City Green Space West of the Boat House
Mon, Sept 25
Madison Square Park
Southern end near the fountain
If you wish to witness the dancers preparing the score, you may join them at the studio at 541 Broadway, Buzzer 19, any time between 4:30 and 5:40, when they leave to go to Madison Square Park.
Wed, Sep 27
Barclays Center & Brooklyn Promenade
11am: Meet in front of Barclays Center to make 20 min score (no gathering at loft)
11:45 Show in front of Barclays center
12:05-12:35 Break and subway to Brooklyn Promenade
12:35-12:45 Check space
12:45-1:00 Second showing on Brooklyn Promenade on Esplanade Walkway
1:20-1:30 Break & go to Pier 3 Greenway Terrace
1:30-1:40 Check Space
1:40 Third Showing
Trying for something rougher than my indoor work, I made the street dance Vain Combat in 2010. The word Vain was meant to mean both arrogant and futile. No irony. From past experience I knew the difficulty of grabbing the attention of New Yorkers in their daily rounds. I allowed simple configurations and welcomed unison. The piece has been performed many times all around the boroughs over the last seven years. There are fifteen sections, well over an hour of material. The dancers get together before a foray and settle on the half-hour score for the day. We behave as a guerrilla force, entering public and private spaces without permission. Sometimes we are stopped and driven away, most famously on the Lincoln Center Plaza, where both guards and police confronted and banished us. We are dedicating September 2017 to this dance. It will be shown often and in diverse locations. For the first time, I would like to invite those interested in my work to join the accidental audiences we will encounter. In order to see the piece, you must check our social media platforms.The night before each show, we will post the next days performance’s time and location.
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Save the date:
Douglas Dunn + Dancers in Milton, PA
Hosted by Milton Art Bank
September 29 & 30
For more information about these upcoming events click HERE