A Number of Small Black and White Dances (2009)

50 minutes
Choreographed by Aynsley Vandenbroucke with the performers
Performed by Gudbjorg Halla Arnalds, Cheri Paige Fogleman, Djamila Moore, Aynsley Vandenbroucke, and Kristen Warnick
Music Composed by Mike Rugnetta
Lighting Design and Word Animation by Nelson R. Downend, Jr.
Line Animation by Myra Margolin
Costumes by Liz Sargent
Videography by Johannes Holub ( at Dance New Amsterdam, NYC )
Additional Video: end excerpt and full dance

A Number of Small Black and White Dances “builds off repertory from the past eight years. Fragments of pre-existing dances rub edges like the pieces of white paper (some with words like ‘touch’ and ‘begin’ printed on them) arranged and then strewn across the stage.This is no highlights program, but a tender reimagining of the past, and a sophisticated rumination on how an ephemeral art form can survive while staying true to its fragile, mutable essence.” Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

A Number of Small Black and White Dances was commissioned by Dance New Amsterdam and was created with support from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund.