Ivy Baldwin Dance Takes Stage At New Canaan's Glass House

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Ivy Baldwin Performance will present two performances of Ivy Baldwin Dane Keen, Part 1, Sunday, May 22 at The Glass House, New Canaan.

New Canaan's Glass House Hosts Ivy Baldwin Dance
New Canaan's Glass House Hosts Ivy Baldwin Dance Photo Credit: Photo by Andy Romer Photography

Performances are by Ivy Baldwin, Anna Carapetyan, Eleanor Smith and Katie Workum, with Sound Design by Justin Jones.

Choreographer Ivy Baldwin’s latest work, a new piece commissioned by the Glass House, brings a powerful yet often hidden emotion to life within the Glass House and its dramatic grounds.

Keen (Part 1) embodies the emotional and physical experience of loss, memory and holding love, and filters it through the lens of serene Modernism and chaotic wilderness. 

An all-woman cast dressed in red alternate between synchronized movements and stark solitary wanderings––the sum of their movements create a whole, vulnerable and hopeful self. 

Juxtaposing ancient rites of mourning with threads inspired by the 1967 “Country Happening” at the Glass House, a performance of modern dance choreographer Merce Cunningham and the Velvet Underground, Keen (Part 1) both adheres to and departs from formal dance structures to share an unbridled and varied experience of grief. 

Keen (Part 1) is a site-specific dance performed by Baldwin, Anna Carapetyan, Eleanor Smith, and Katie Workum, with a live score by Justin Jones. 

Ivy Baldwin Dance, formed in 1999 by NYC-based choreographer, performer, and teacher Ivy Baldwin, is a company dedicated to the creation and performance of new contemporary dance. 

Click here for more information about Ivy Baldwin Dance. 

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets ($100).

The performances are at 12:30 and 3:15 The Glass House at 199 Elm St, New Canaan.

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