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Lenny Seidman's ARC: A Drum and Dance Experience

Lenny Seidman: ARC

Drum and dance traditions from all over the globe combine this Fall in the premiere of ARC, a multidisciplinary performance suite conceptualized by tabla artist, composer, and artistic director, Lenny Seidman. This original work melds North Indian tabla, Japanese taiko, and a hybrid of contemporary Western, Asian Pacific, and African Diasporic movement into one evening-length performance.

To bring the work of ARC to life, Seidman enlisted the talents of eight highly-distinguished co-creators: tabla artists Daniel Ando Scholnick and Jonathan Marmor; taiko artists Joe Small, Kristy Oshiro, and Isaku Kageyama; and movement artists Laurel Jenkins, Orlando Hunter, and Ani Gavino. Together, the artists created ARC over the course of a three week residency at Swarthmore College, living and working together to build the piece from Seidman’s early sketches. What resulted from their residency is an intimate, electrifying, and cross-cultural performance that convenes an array of forms, styles, and disciplines.

ARC is presented for free and for one night only. 

Support for ARC has been provided to Lenny Seidman by The William J. Cooper Foundation and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Tabla Workshop with Lenny Seidman

Date: Monday, October 1, 10:30AM
Location: Lang Music Concert Hall

Modern Dance Workshop (Guest Lecturer TBA)

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 11:30AM
Location: Lang Performing Arts Center, Dance Studio

ARC Performance

Date: Friday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m.
Location: Lang Performing Arts Center, Pearson Hall Theater