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 programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.