Capri by Night, December 2017
Now Dance borrows it’s name from a song by the same title, released in 1987 by Byron Davis & The Fresh Krew on the 4 Sight Records label. Like many early Miami Bass artists, Davis packed his work with samples from sources like Ohio Players’ Love Rollercoaster and Roger's unforgettable 10+ minute rendition of I Heard it Through the Grapevine. Now Dance is both an original composition and an index of sorts, enticing listeners to learn more about the genre’s roots and influences.
I think of this collection of videos for Capri by Night in a similar way — a mixtape of ideas, samples, artists and presentation styles that offer a window into the wider world of dance as I’ve come to know and appreciate it. My thanks to the talented artists and organizations who accepted my invitation to participate.
Videos on View:
+ avail to view online
AUNTS, AUNTS realness, 2013
Jérôme Bel, Pichet Klunchun and Myself, 2005 (excerpt)+
CHERYL, HOW TO CHERYL, 2008 +
The Merce Cunningham Trust, Variations V (excerpt), 1965
Cynthia Davidson, Urban Punk Ballet in Second Life, 2013 +
Beth Gill, Catacomb NDP 3, 2016 +
Jerron Herman, Phys Ed (excerpt), 2017 +
Makeya Kaiser, Tribute to Whitney Houston, 2016 +
Alice Sheppard, DESCENT, 2017
Ben Sisto featuring SR Palm, What I'm Trying to Say, 2014 +
Capri by Night is a series of public video screening at Schauspiel Köln / Offenbachplatz. Located in the heart of Cologne, Germany, the one hour program runs daily from dusk till dawn. The program is curated and organized by Lyoudmila Milanova in cooperation with Schauspiel Köln, with the support of Sparkasse KölnBonn, Kulturamt Stadt Köln, RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur.