December 28, 2016 |

Malcolm Low/Formal Structure

2014 | Hostos Community College

In The Thrust Towards The Future…I Want To Leave Something Of Use is a multidisciplinary work inspired by the Great Migration of African Americans in the United States (1916-1970), drawing on insights from writer James Baldwin and Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth Of Other Suns. This abstract, non-linear work brings together seven dancers, along with text, video, and an original score. The free masterclass, held in collaboration with the Bronx Dance Coalition, is open to professional dancers and students interested in experiencing Malcolm Low’s movement vocabulary, as well as to an audience for observation.

Malcolm Low, from Chicago, performed with Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Co., Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Ballet British Columbia, Ronald K. Brown, Stephen Petronio, Complexions, Zvi Gotheiner and Dancers, Margo Sappington, Reggie Wilson, Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot, and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Malcolm currently works with Ralph Lemon and David Thomson. His own work has been shown at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Summer Stage at Red Hook Park, Main Stage and Dixon Place. Malcolm was awarded a Fund for New Work/Harlem Stage Gatehouse Grant (2009), a BAX Passing It Down Award (2011), a Choreographic Fellowship in Robert Battle’s New Directions Choreography Lab at Alvin Ailey (2011), MCAF from LMCC (2012), and a MCAF and LMCC Space Residency Grant (2014). Malcolm is a 2014 Artist in Residence at Queensborough Community College and was awarded a 2014 MAP Fund grant for his work In The Thrust....