Bessie Award Winner Beth Gill to Stage “New Work for the Desert” @ Mass MoCA, Jan. 18 [Berkshire on Stage]

In an earlier creation, Beth Gill gets ready to take off in “Bird of Paradise” (photo: Richard Gin)

In an earlier creation, Beth Gill gets ready to take off in “Bird of Paradise” (photo: Richard Gin)

Working with an all-star team of dancers and designers, Beth Gill creates a space in which light is alive and space is vast in MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center on Saturday (January 18) at 8pm.

Presented in association with Vermont Performance Lab, as part of the Hatchery Project, the work-in-progress performance of “New Work for the Desert” will feature technical and choreographic elements achieved during Gill’s residency at MASS MoCA.

Named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2012, Gill won the first annual Juried Bessie Award and Outstanding Emerging Choreographer Award in 2011. To develop “New Work for the Desert,” she is collaborating with performers Christiana Axelson, Jennifer Lafferty, Heather Lang, Marilyn Maywald, Kayvon Pourazar and Stuart Singer, as well as lighting designer Thomas Dunn. Within the piece, the body struggles through form, gesture and contact to express something real and fictitious, old and new, foreign and familiar.

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