Jody Oberfelder Examines the Heart With THROB

Photo by Travis Magee.

Choreographer Jody Oberfelder loves to stretch the boundaries of physicality in her work, often combining an array of highly athletic and expressive choreography with ample doses of humor and humanity. Her latest piece, THROB, comes to the Abrons Arts Center this weekend.  The piece is inspired by the biological workings of the heart, and grew out of conversations with cardiologist Dr. Holly Andersen about the science of  “our most fundamental organ.”

THROB is set to original music by composer Andy Akiho, which will be played live, amplified with auditory tracking of the heart rates and fluctuations produced by the dancers. The program also features the premiere of Sung Heroes — a quartet that places each dancer in a cinematic lens — with music by The Section Quartet, and Oberfelder herself, performing the solo Re: Dress.

On Thursday, March 1, Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects will hold an Opening Night Gala and Champagne Reception.

Abrons Arts Center // March 1 – 3  // 8pm // 466 Grand Street  // $20, $15 students/seniors.

  • LatinPress

    I am tired of the gentrification going on in the LES, the once neighborhood full  of bodegas, affordable living and eating is now surrounded by bars, and small boutiques and all night binge drinkers.  Not only is the last ounce of the LES disappearing the original inhabitants cannot afford to live in the neighborhood. Pick another neighborhood to gentrify, we are not leaving without a fight!

  • LatinPress

    I am tired of the gentrification going on in the LES, the once neighborhood full  of bodegas, affordable living and eating is now surrounded by bars, and small boutiques and all night binge drinkers.  Not only is the last ounce of the LES disappearing the original inhabitants cannot afford to live in the neighborhood. Pick another neighborhood to gentrify, we are not leaving without a fight!

  • lesismore

    Who are the original inhabitants?

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