ST. BONAVENTURE — The St. Bonaventure University Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present a performance by the contemporary dance duo LanDforms at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
This performance is part of the Martine Performance Series, funded by a grant awarded to the department to bring professional, nationally recognized music, dance and theater to SBU and the surrounding community.
LanDforms is the creative partnership of Leah Crosby and Danielle Doell. Doell is based in Seattle, Wash., while Crosby lives and works on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. They describe their work as “sometimes funny, usually tragic, and always absurd.” There are mature themes. They’ve performed their original dance pieces at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, The Yard, and the Built on Stilts Dance Festival, among others.
Doell recently returned from a summer of training and mentorship at ImpulsTanz International Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria, Tanz Im August and Tanz Fabrik in Berlin, and Velocity’s Strictly Seattle Festival. Her tour was funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts 2017 New England Dance Fund.
Crosby teaches all age groups at The Yard, a contemporary artist residency, dance and performance center, and has performed with The Median Movement, Stefanie Batten Bland, Doug Nielsen, DanceTheYard, Bread and Puppet Theater, Yoshiko Chuma, and Chase Angier.
Accompanying the dance duo and providing an original design for their performance at SBU is lighting designer Harrison Pearse Burke. Burke is the resident lighting designer for The Yard, and serves as the associate lighting director of the Boston Ballet. He has worked with Jessie Jeanne & Dancers, Reciprocity Collaborative, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Midsummer Opera, Fresh Ink Theatre, and the Harvard Dance Department, as well as Maine State Music Theatre and the Hangar Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Guthrie Theatre and Florida Grand Opera.
In addition to their Wednesday performance, LanDforms will conduct workshops for regional dance students and faculty while at SBU. LanDforms will perform two original works March 21, Trammel and Lyric Dance. Both pieces explore human relationships through movement. Lyric Dance was expanded and revised for the SBU performance.
Tickets for the March 21 performance are free for St. Bonaventure University students and employees, and only $5 for the public. Tickets are available at the Quick Center Box Office by calling 375-2494.