“’24 Caprices’ is inspired by the dramatic, eclectic, virtuosic, beloved music composed for solo violin by Niccolò Paganini. Tonight, we’re thrilled to share and premiere the first two Caprices through our Virtual Works & Process. This is the start of a large-scale project devoted to the creation of choreography and action for the entire series of Caprices. The vocabulary of these first two dances moves from portraiture, to rhythmically intricate, athletic movement performed by our full company. This project includes DH dancers of course, and in the future will also include collaborations with guest dance artists who work in multiple genres and forums. The extraordinary violinist Colin Jacobsen is our anchor and constant companion on this trip. Also, this project is about New York City and how it feels to be here right now.” – John Heginbotham
Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions was created to financially support artists and nurture their creative process during the pandemic as a series of new virtual commissions created at home by leading artists who have participated in past Works & Process programs.