CATSKILL, N.Y.: Bridge Street Theatre has welcomed LayeRhythm, the company of French Vietnamese artist Mai Lê Hô, for a residency to develop their new piece, SWITCH. LayeRhythm’s two-week residency will culminate in a virtual performance of the first section of SWITCH, which will explore the meaning of routine and switching roles on personal, societal, and artistic levels.
LayeRhythm is a monthly jam session that blends dancers from breaking, hip-hop, and house dance backgrounds with musicians and vocalists from New York’s funk, jazz, and soul scenes. The company has performed at venues like Jacob’s Pillow and 92Y, and offers online educational programs for musicians, dancers, and emcees.
LayeRhythm was founded in 2015 by Mai Lê Hô, a dancer, choreographer, educator, and DJ. Mai Lê has been a lead dancer with Rennie Harris Puremovement since 2013, and has performed with across Europe, including at the Worldwide Festival in Sète, France. She was also the program director of It’s Showtime NYC! from 2017 to 2019.
Bridge Street Theatre opened in 2014 and dedicates its dance residency initiative to the memory of Anh-Tuyet “AT” Nguyen. Residents are selected to support Vietnamese dance makers and alumni of Dorrance Dance and the Joyce Theater.
SWITCH will be streamed on Feb. 11 via Bridge Street’s website and social media.
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