PARAMODERNITIES #3 Black Modernism, 2016
AUGUST 27 | 6:30PM

Choreography: Netta Yerushalmy
Dancers: Jesse Zaritt, Shamar Watt, Netta Yerushalmy

Netta Yerushalmy, a Guggenheim and NYFA fellow, will be presenting an installment from her new project PARAMODERNITIES #3 Black Modernism. As part of a larger project that uses iconic choreographies in order to activate thought around larger issues within Modernist discourses, Yerushalmy presents an excerpt (re-configured for Beach Sessions) from a collaboration with scholar Tommy DeFrantz and dancers Jesse Zaritt and Shamar Watt, which considers and de/re-creates Alvin Ailey’s iconic work from 1960 Revelations. Paramodernities is supported by Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Watermill Center, Alvin Ailey New Directions Choreography Lab, Movement Research, and LMCC’s 2016-17 Extended Life program.

Photography by Josh Goldsmith for Beach Sessions Dance Series

About the Artist:
Netta Yerushalmy is a dance artist based in New York City since 2000. Her work aims to engage with audiences by imparting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known, and to challenge how meaning is attributed and constructed. She received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Foundation, New York Foundation of the Arts, and Six Points. She was Artist-In-Residence at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Djerassi, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and through LMCC's Swing Space.

Netta’s work has been commissioned and presented by venues such as the Joyce Theater at New York Live Arts, American Dance Festival, La Mama, Danspace Project,  River to River Festival, Harkness Dance Festival, Movement Research, Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Suzanne Dellal Center (Tel-Aviv), Cowels Center (Minneapolis), Rose Wagner Center (Salt Lake City), among many others.

This photo series was commissioned through Beach Sessions' Dance x Air program, which is a collaborative project between presenting artists and photographers of distinction using untapped resources in Rockaway to create original visual content.