Chez Bushwick Presents: 2Night Show March – Bobbi Jene Smith

Harrowing is a duet comprising seven distinct scenes and featuring multimedia projection.
March 17 & 18 at 7:30pm

361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Tickets: $12 in advance or $15 at the door (cash only).

Chez Bushwick Presents: 2Night Show March – Bobbi Jene Smith
Curated by Celia Rowlson-Hall

Harrowing is a duet comprising seven distinct scenes and featuring multimedia projection. Deeply stirring, this dance performance poetically investigates the relationships we make and leave behind and conjures the effects of those emotional connections in one’s life and body. Evoking the dual meanings of the word “harrow” – both a noun designating an instrument used to turn over and smooth soil and a verb meaning to cause distress – Smith’s work deftly figures beauty and pitfalls of nostalgia and romance.

From Centerville, Iowa, Bobbi Jene Smith is an alumnus of the Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.  From 2005-2014 she was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company. She has worked with a variety of choreographers including Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Martha Clarke and Austin McCormick. Her work has been presented by The Batsheva Dance Company, The Israel Museum, Machol Shalem, Sacramento Ballet, The CCA, The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and The Juilliard School. Bobbi is a certified GAGA teacher and has taught Ohad’s repertory in schools and universities around the US.

David Harvey began dancing in Seattle before studying at Interlochen Arts Academy, and then the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC. He spent a year in the Alonzo King Lines Ballet School, and won the Shenson Fellowship Award. Harvey was the first ever student of the school to be hired into Alonzo King Lines Ballet, where he danced from 2008 until 2014. He has also performed with the San Francisco Opera, Project Agora and Kunst-Stoff.