Aszure Barton & Artists
artistic direction Aszure Barton
director/choreographer Aszure Barton
Jonathan Emanuell Alsberry, Jenna Fakhoury,
Charlaine Katsuyoshi, Stephan Laks, Andrew Murdock,
Emily Oldak, Evan Teitelbaum, Ben Wardell
music by Ljova and the Kontraband, with additional music by various artists
costume design Michelle Jank
lighting design Nicole Pearce
lighting supervisor Phillip Burke Brown
projected images by Shannon DMOTE Peel
creative design collaborator Jon Morris
film footage Kevin Freeman
film editing Jeremy Jurin (courtesy of Nitrous Ltd.)
graphic design DMOTE
stage manager Pamela Rapp
rehearsal director Jonathan Emanuell Alsberry
intern/assistant Cléa Owens
BUSK was co-commissioned by The Banff Centre (Banff, Canada), Danceworks (Santa Barbara), and the Ringling International Arts Festival, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota, FL) in association with the Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York, NY).
Busk has been made possible by generous support from Danceworks, Santa Barbara, and the Creative Residency Program at The Banff Centre. Additional support has been provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and The Canada Council for the Arts.
*Thank you to Mikhail Baryshnikov, Stanford Makishi, Kelly Robinson, and Dianne Vapnek for believing in and supporting this project.
Italian première, Spoleto54 Festival dei Due Mondi
"The Canadian choreographer Aszure Barton is one of the most interesting and sought-after names in the contemporary dance scene. Her company, Aszure Barton & Artists makes its Italian debut at the 54th "Festival dei 2Mondi"
The word busk comes from the Spanish root word buscar, meaning "to seek".
ASZURE BARTON & ARTISTS
Artistic direction Aszure Barton
Aszure Barton & Artists is a collective of visual, sound, and performing artists, cohering in creative residencies worldwide to evoke the movement-based vision and free spirit of its founder. Aszure Barton has earned the distinguished reputation of producing striking choreography for stage and film, and together with her intimate ensemble, she continues to develop critically acclaimed productions around the globe. Her works have toured to Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Asia, Africa, Canada, and the United States.
stalls I & II sect. €40 - €35
stalls box & I circle box central and lateral €30 - €25
II & III circle box central and lateral €25 - €20
Canadian choreographer ASZURE BARTON started tap dancing at the age of three and received her formal dance training at the National Ballet School in Toronto, where she was one of the founders of the Stephen Godfrey Choreographic Showcase. She has created for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Fang-Yi Sheu, Nederlands Dans Theater, The National Ballet of Canada, American Ballet Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, The Juilliard School, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Martha Graham Dance Company, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Resident Choreographer 2005-08), among others. Ms. Barton′s works have been performed in Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, and across Canada. Other work includes choreography for the 2006 Broadway revival production of The Threepenny Opera directed by Scott Elliott (translation by Wallace Shawn and starring Alan Cumming, Jim Dale, Nellie Mackay, Ana Gasteyer, and Cyndi Lauper), numerous film and installation projects, international outreach activities such as Kenya′s Earth Project: Healing the Rift, at the Laikipia Nature Conservancy. Ms. Barton has performed with many celebrated artists and companies including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Hell′s Kitchen Dance, The National Ballet of Canada, Wendy Osserman Dance Company, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. She is the founder and director of Aszure Barton & Artists, a New York based international dance project. She has been artist in residence at The Banff Centre in Canada and the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, and was proclaimed the official Ambassador of Contemporary Choreography in Alberta, Canada.