TapTheYard: The Bang Group A Mouthful of Shoes
“As part of The Yard’s 6th Annual TapTheYard: A Vineyard Festival of Rhythm and Beats, THE BANG GROUP presents A Mouthful of Shoes. This work continues choreographer David Parker’s adventurous exploration of the sonic potential of the dancing body in a varied, interlocking suite of percussive dances. “I’ve taken a set of musical scores both contemporary and traditional, re-created them as choreographic systems, and embodied them with dancers,” he explains, “thus, they can be ‘played’ entirely by feet and bodies.” Additionally, The Bang Group will preview a new work choreographed by David Parker for the company’s women dancers translated from a new music composition by Vineyard-based composer Dean Rosenthal called Orderly Movements. Originally scored for 3 oboes, this work will use dancers alone to embody and play this intricate and witty score.