posted January 16, 2013

Peter Kyle Dance to Perform Jan. 25 and 26

New York-based Peter Kyle Dance will be making its Michigan debut at Hope College on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, at 8 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

The company will present choreographer Peter Kyle’s 60-minute work, “KnowOne,” featuring live music by Michael Bellar and the AS-IS Ensemble; marble sculpture and video animation by Venske & Spänle; and six dancers, including Holland native Josh Christopher. The program will also include Kyle performing choreographer Murray Louis’s 1984 solo “Frail Demons” with a haunting electronic score by multi-media pioneer Alwin Nikolais.

The concerts will culminate Peter Kyle Dance’s weeklong residency at Hope.  The residency will include a series of master classes and interdisciplinary workshops for students across the college’s departments of art, dance, music and theatre, as well as master classes for local high school students.

Forging new collaborative territory with creative partners in theater, dance, music, visual art, film, sound design, digital and video art, choreographer/artistic director Peter Kyle is consistently growing his company into a vibrant new voice in the dance and performance community. Drawing on years of experience as a performer with some of the world’s premier modern dance companies, including Nikolais & Murray Louis Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group and Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Kyle has received grants and awards from Concours International de Danse de Paris, Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Washington State Arts Commission and the American Music Center.

Tickets for the concerts cost $10 for regular admission; $7 for senior citizens and Hope College faculty and staff; and $5 for Hope students and children. Tickets are on sale at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, which is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets. The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.