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“Riveting … I hope to see more of the company’s work.” – Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

For its rhythmic persistence and vision of everyday veneration, Allen Ginsberg’s iconic Footnote to Howl runs through the veins of this anthemic work.

Choreographers Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz mine their athletic yet vulnerable movement language to create a world that pays reverence to humankind. Joining the creative team, New York-based composer Jordan Chiolis builds an original soundscape to be performed live. HOLY is a meditation on corporeal magnanimity.

Noted for its “refreshing, often thrilling, straightforwardness,” MADBOOTS DANCE is a queer, contemporary dance company based in New York City. The hyper-physical, provocative company led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, was named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine and has reached audiences nationally and internationally, mining topics of male identity and queer culture. Past presentations include New York City Center’s Fall for Dance, The Joyce Theater, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, to name a few. Campbell and Diaz create compelling, original works, as well as teach both emerging and professional dancers around the nation through their unique voice and movement language. MADBOOTSDANCE.COM

Appropriate for ages 18+.

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NYU Skirball’s educational and enrichment programming is made possible in part with generous support from Con Edison.

Support for Skirball Moves programming is provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.


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