Sean Nederlof and contemporary dance company Abarukas premiere new work "No Man is an Island"

Dance alumni Sean Nederlof and contemporary dance company Abarukas premiere new work "No Man is an Island" choreographed by Yoshito Sakuraba.

After a 13-month process, Abarukas, a contemporary dance company full of power and wit, presents new evening-length "No Man is an Island" - a work exploring a metaphor of desolation and desire, and No Man is an Island employs storylines of a person's lost connections to surroundings in a timeless and liminal space with a struggles to decipher reality from imagination. This work also unfolds a story of love and loss. 

As a young company comprised of nine dancers, Abarukas has already gained notoriety at Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out series, Booking Dance Festival, The Dance Gallery Festival, APAP at Peridance, and more. Artistic director/choreographer Yoshito Sakuraba has won the Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition 2015 at Northwest Dance Project. Using contemporary vocabulary as a conduit for storytelling, the ensemble of Abarukas brings an experience of intimacy for audiences. Additionally, his dancer's athleticism and improvisation create conversations engaging to a broad range of spectators.

Performance dates are: Jan 23 at 8pm and Jan 24 at 2pm and 7 pm. Venue: Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn 11201.