Jodi Melnick & Maya Lee-Parritz: Água Viva

World Premiere

August 26 & 27, 2023

Saturday, August 26 at 7pm
Sunday, August 27, at 4pm*

*In association with The Hudson Eye annual arts festival RECESS series, this performance is followed by a reception with the artists hosted by The Hudson Eye and Board Of Directors.

Tier 1: $35, one reserved seat
Tier 2: $25, one general admission seat
Tier 3: $15, one general admission seat (side/rear)

“My vision is to use body language to demonstrate how dance can communicate, locate a nerve, and unhinge a narrative.” – Jodi Melnick

Melnick is “one of the most beautiful dancers there ever was—full of delicacy, lucidity, sensuality, mystery, and ferocity, which gives her an indelible sense of drama” – Gia Kourlas, DANCE magazine

A homage to Ukrainian-born Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector’s extraordinary feminist novel, choreographer and dancer Jodi Melnick and collaborator Maya Lee-Parritz’s duo Água Viva expands upon Lispector’s notions of virtuosity, sexuality, and the spectacular, probing the limits of spontaneity through intricate movement.

*In association with The Hudson Eye Annual Arts Festival

  • Hudson Hall’s programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Governor and the New York Legislature.