A collaborative work
conceived by Alice Farley and Henry Threadgill
Choreograpy & Costume Design by Alice Farley
The elements of music and dance in EROTEC were developed interactively with the participation of the total ensemble.
by Kalya Yannatos and Tom Fogarty
The composer and choreographer commission fees for this collaboration were made possible by a grant from Meet the Composeršs Composer/Choreographer Project, a national program funded by the Ford Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trust.
This production was also made possible through the support of the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trustšs Live Music for Dance Program, the Lila Wallace - Readeršs Digest National Jazz Network, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. Alice Farley Dance Theater is a resident company of LaMaMa E.T.C. and the support of La MaMa has been invaluable to the development of this project.
Thanks to The Performing Garage and LaMaMa/Great Jones Rehearsal Project for the use of rehearsal space.
Special thanks to Ellen Stewart, Meryl Vladimer, Robert Parker, Alonso King, and Annie Hickman.
ALICE FARLEY/HENRY THREADGILL bring together two extraordinary talents that consistently defy classification. Farley is a surrealist artist best known for her sculptural costuming and innovative choreography that combine elements of dance, puppetry, circus, and experimental magic techniques. Alice Farley Dance Theater was founded in 1974 in San Francisco and moved to New York in 1981. Touring nationally and internationally, the company the companyšs recent productions include Daphne of the Dunes (with live music by Harry Partch), Imaginary Ancestors, and Black Water. Traditional avant-garde jazz, serial minimalism European orchestral music are only some of the genres that serve as vehicles for composer and instrumentalist Henry Threadgill, whose music recognizes no geographic or cultural boundaries. With over twenty albums to his credit, Threadgill has repeatedly been voted Best Composer by Downbeat, magazinešs critics and readers. His most recent recording is Wherešs Your Cup? on the Columbia label.