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BALLET HISPÁNICO's "Carnaval" 2016 Gala Raised More Than $1 Million [Professional Performances]

The Plaza Hotel
768 5th Ave
New York, NY

  • May 31 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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BALLET HISPÁNICO “Carnaval” 2016 Gala Raised More Than $1 Million And Honored RICHARD E. FELDMAN, President of the SHS Foundation LINDA CELESTE SIMS, Ballet Hispánico Alumna & Principal Dancer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater At The Plaza Hotel in New York on Monday, May 16, 2016 New York, NY – May 18, 2016 – Ballet Hispánico raised more than $1 million in support of the company’s artistic and educational work in New York City and around the country at their 2016 Gala on Monday, May 16, 2016. Ballet Hispánico honored Richard E. Feldman with the Civic Inspiration Award and Linda Celeste Sims with the Nuestra Inspiración Award. The evening’s festivities were hosted by Univision personality Lili Estefan, co-host of the network’s “El Gordo y La Flaca.” Proceeds from the evening will benefit the creation of new Company works, need-based financial aid and merit scholarships in the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, and community arts education programs. “We are thrilled to announce that we exceeded our goal of $1 million,” said Kate Lear, Chair of Ballet Hispanico’s Board of Directors. “The overwhelming generosity of our attendees and donors, along with the breathtaking talent of our professional and student dancers, made for a fantastic event with which to celebrate Ballet Hispánico’s 45 years of changing lives.” This year’s Gala, themed “Carnaval” and attended by 325 guests, was a Latino celebration of life through music and dance, featuring performances by the Ballet Hispánico Company, the rising stars of second company BHdos and students of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, along with live music by Latin band Los Hacheros. Attendees included Gala Chairs Jody and John Arnhold, Kate Lear and Jon LaPook, and David Pérez and Milena Alberti; Benefactors Martin and Perry Granoff, James F. McCoy and Alfio J. Hernandez, Charle S. Wortman and Laura Baldwin, Jessica Rodriguez, Beth Owen-Wade, Brian and Shirley Colona, Michelle and Stephen Dizard, The Fribourg Family, Lisa and Mehmet Oz, Raul Pineda, Michael Rankowitz and Sheila Heffron, Olivier Rustat, Herb Scannell; Eduardo Vilaro, Lili Estefan, Rosie Herrera, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Stephen Dizard, Therese Caruso, Rita Rodriguez, Herb Scannell, James F. McCoy, Phil Colón, Olivier Rustat, Tina Ramirez, Richard Feldman, Sandra Rivera, Kathy Ross-Nash, Pedro Ruiz, Nancy Ticotin, Nancy Turano, Vanessa Valecillos, Rodney Hamilton, Linda Celeste Sims, Gale Brewer Manhattan Borough President, Marty and Perry Granoff , John and Gaily Beineke, Yue Bonnet, Cecilla Caceres, Cosme Caceres, Anne Cohen, John and Paula Connor, Paul Ellis/PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Winston B. Layne, Maggie Lear, Teresa Narvaez, Florence Peyrelongue, Ann and Richard Sarnoff, Glenn Allen Sims, Heidi Stamas, and Richard and Maritza Williamson, Roger Kluge, Denise Roberts Hurlin. ABOUT BALLET HISPÁNICO Celebrating 45 years of sharing and reflecting the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures, Ballet Hispánico is the new expression of American contemporary dance. Led by Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the Company has produced world-class, multifaceted performances that have featured master works by Nacho Duato, cutting-edge premieres by Cayetano Soto and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and live music collaborations with renowned artists such as Paquito D’Rivera and Ruben Blades—to name a notable few. Ballet Hispánico has performed for audiences totaling over 3 million, throughout 11 countries, and on 3 continents. Through the work of its professional company, school of dance, and community arts education programs, Ballet Hispánico celebrates the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, building new avenues of cultural dialogue and sharing the joy of dance with all communities. For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org. Follow Ballet Hispanico on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. EDUARDO VILARO joined Ballet Hispánico as Artistic Director in August 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since it was founded in 1970. In 2015, Mr. Vilaro took on the additional role of Chief Executive Officer of Ballet Hispánico. He has been part of the Ballet Hispánico family since 1985 as a principal dancer and educator, after which he began a ten-year record of achievement as Founder and Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago. Mr. Vilaro has infused Ballet Hispánico’s legacy with a bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape. Born in Cuba and raised in New York from the age of six, he is a frequent speaker on the merits of cultural diversity and dance education.

Dance with Special Guest Artists! [Workshops]

Dancewave

Dancewave 182
182 Fourth Avenue
at DeGraw St
Brooklyn, NY

  • May 31 @ 10:00 AM - Aug 26 @ 05:00 PM
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August 15-26, 2016 This Summer, join us for a fun and focused intensive experience featuring technique classes, improvisation, and repertory with renowned artists. The Summer Dance Intensive will include an informal showing highlighting emerging choreographers and will culminate with a special performance opportunity for participants. Options are available for half-day or full-day and one-week or two-week registration. Audition & application required. Auditions will determine student placement in either the Summer Dance Intensive or Advanced Summer Dance Intensive. Scholarships available. Tuition: $335-$945, visit www.dancewave.org/SummerSem for details. Auditions: Dancewave 182 – 182 Fourth Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 March 19, 2016 – 1:00-2:30pm April 23, 2016 – 1:00-2:30pm May 26, 2016 – 5:00-6:30pm June 17, 2016 – 5:00-6:30pm July 19, 2016 – 5:00-6:30pm

Joyce Unleashed: Elina Pirinen [Professional Performances]

Elina Pirinen

New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
New York, New York

  • May 31 @ 07:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Jun 1 @ 01:00 AM - 01:00 AM
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The Joyce moves beyond its Chelsea walls with these engagements designed to give audiences the chance to see cutting-edge artists performing in intimate spaces. Finnish artist Elina Pirinen makes her U.S. debut with her award-winning trio, Personal Symphonic Moment. In this on-stage autopsy of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, declared in 1942 to be an indictment of Fascism, Pirinen uses a personal approach to examine the concept of living within the current “zeitgeist,” leading to an exploration of eroticism, shame, danger and excess. The result is a raw and arresting work. Performances take place at New York Live Arts.

PVDFest [Professional Performances]

FirstWorks

Kennedy plaza
2 Kennedy plaza providence RI 02903
providence, RI - Rhode Island

  • Jun 2 @ 12:00 PM - Jun 5 @ 12:00 AM
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Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Artists from across the globe join with the Ocean State’s finest for a free outdoor party that inspires the soul, fires the spirit, and has thousands dancing in the streets. The cityscape pulses with cultural energy and urban spectacle in this Creative Capital celebration. Find out more at www.pvdfest.com

PVDFest [Professional Performances]

FirstWorks

Kennedy plaza
2 Kennedy plaza providence RI 02903
Porvidence, RI

  • Jun 2 @ 12:00 PM - Jun 5 @ 12:00 AM
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Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Artists from across the globe join with the Ocean State’s finest for a free outdoor party that inspires the soul, fires the spirit, and has thousands dancing in the streets. The cityscape pulses with cultural energy and urban spectacle in this Creative Capital celebration. Find out more at www.pvdfest.com

LEIMAY presents: SOAK 2016 [Special Events]

LEIMAY

CAVE home of LEIMAY
58 Grand Street
Brooklyn, New York

  • Jun 2 @ 06:00 PM - Jun 18 @ 08:00 PM
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SOAK A Stream of AcTS and Training June 2 – 18, 2016 SOAK is a festival presenting a stream of AcTS and training in theater, butoh, dance, music, and performance art every spring-summer season. SOAK is molded by LEIMAY, the interdisciplinary ensemble and producing organization behind the acclaimed New York Butoh Festival. SOAK takes place at LEIMAY’s home, CAVE, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. SOAK showcases finished and in-progress work by international, local, and fellow artists, and blends them together in a concoction that inspires audiences, fuels the artists, and stimulates the community surrounding LEIMAY’s activities. Performances include work by LEIMAY Fellows Lucy Kerr, Kathleen Kelley, Danielle Russo,Alexa Salamé, Terra Incognita Theater, Timothy Scott, Nicolas Norena, Hannah Gross, and Kat Brown. In addition, international, local, and LEIMAY members performances by Moeno Wakamatsu, Gio Kusanagi, Zack Fuller, Peter Sciscioli, Emily Smith, and Derek DiMartini. During the LEIMAY Block Party, additional acts such as Jan Miko, Mario Galeano, Angeli, and Jack Leahy, will also join us this SOAK for various pop-up and durational performances. LEIMAY LUDUS during SOAK features LEIMAY LUDUS Summer Intensive with Artistic Director Ximena Garnica, and four LEIMAY LUDUS Labs in voice, eurhythmy, dance, theatre, and butoh with guest teachers Moeno Wakamatsu, Gio Kusanagi, Zack Fuller, and Peter Sciscioli.

SOAK 2016: LEIMAY LUDUS Lab with butoh teacher Gio Kusanagi [Workshops]

LEIMAY LUDUS LABS

Cave home of LEIMAY
58 Grand Street Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

  • Jun 2 @ 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Gio Kusanagi was trained with Eurythmy (developed by Rudolf Steiner) by Akira Kasai and Jolanda Frischknecht. Eurythmy is a movement art that attempts to embody the vibrations of various elements, such as, color, spoken language, music, soul gestures, & planets. During the first half, participants will learn the movements that correspond to vowels and consonants in Speech Eurythmy, followed by their short presentation in pairs by exercising the learned skills. In the second half, participants will learn the Color Eurythmy, followed by a guided meditation to access their core , which will then be translated into original color paintings. The lab will culminate with the participant’s active self-expression through the dances of inner colors. Gio Kusanagi is a native of Japan and has studied Butoh with Moe Yamamoto, Toru Iwashita, Kunisuke Kamiryo, Yoshito Ohno, Yukio Waguri, Seisaku & Yuri, Ko Muroboshi, and Kayo Mikami, and Modern Dance with Bill Evans, Kista Tucker, Don Halquis, Angela Dennis, Kristina Isabella, and is a Certified Evans Method Modern Dance Instructor. Gio was the Artist in Residence at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance in 2012, was a commissioned choreographer for the Asian American Dance Festival in Manhattan in 2012, a commissioned choreographer at Pittsburgh First Night in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, and a commissioned choreographer at Dayton Performance Art Festival in 2008.

LEIMAY LUDUS: Voice as Movement - Guest Teacher Weekly Class with Peter Sciscioli [Workshops]

CAVE home of LEIMAY
58 Grand Street
Brooklyn, New York

  • May 6 @ 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • May 13 @ 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • May 20 @ 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • May 27 @ 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Jun 3 @ 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
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Voice as Movement with LUDUS Resident Guest Teacher Peter Sciscioli Dates and Times: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 / Friday 9.30AM – 11AM Tuition: $12 per class Each class includes a physical warm-up, helping participants to increase breath capacity and access vocal resonance in the body. Various exercises for accessing resonance, volume, range, stamina and articulation will be introduced. Participants will explore how the extension of movement into sound can alter our perception and activate space differently than movement alone. Further, participants will experience a dialogue between spoken language and movement. Finally, participants will discover how this interplay can expand the variety of choices that are available to performers, allowing for a fuller means of expression through the body. LEIMAY LUDUS: Guest Teacher Weekly Classes are open to all levels, drop-ins are welcome and each class will have a slightly different focus that is progressive over the course of the offered cycle. This class is for anyone interested in exploring or using voice as a practice and/or in performance. Class Subjects: I. Accessing Breath II. Producing sound III. Working with environment and character IV. Working with language V. Working with song VI. Integrated approaches to voice and movement Additionally, on Friday June 3rd following the last class of this cycle, there will be a 3 hour LUDUS SWATCH LAB with LEIMAY Artistic Director Ximena Garnica and LUDUS Resident Guest Teacher Peter Sciscioli. Participants will be introduced to key aspects of Peter Sciscioli’s voice practice and LEIMAY’s body conditioning explorations. This lab will be divided into three parts: Experience back-to-back one-hour sessions with an aspect of each teacher’s work, followed by an open exchange, be it conversation or physical practice, facilitated by Ximena and Peter.No performance experience is required, this a donation-based LUDUS practice exchange session.

KATIE DUCK: IMPROVISATION - Workshop in Performance Research and improvisational compositions - June 3-5, 2016 in Berlin [Professional Performances]

Tanzfabrik Berlin
Möckernstr.68
Berlin, Berlin Germany

  • Jun 3 @ 04:00 PM - Jun 5 @ 03:00 PM
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KATIE DUCK: IMPROVISATION - Workshop in Performance Research and improvisational compositions - June 3-5, 2016 in Berlin DATE: June 3-5, 2016 VENUE: Tanzfabrik Kreuzberg, Berlin COST: Earlybird 100€, thereafter 120€ REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at xs4jan@gmx.de EVENT WEBSITE: http://contact-improvisation.net/2015/10/02/improvisation-workshop-by-katie-duck-june-3-5-2016/ SOCIAL: https://www.facebook.com/events/663553780414838/ WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Katie Duck has been investigating theater, dance and music with live performance for over 30 years. In her workshop, she takes a microscopic view on the role improvisation plays in a live performance combining her background in the performing arts with her curiosity for advances in brain studies, music and movement research. WHO COULD ATTEND? Katie can accept students from all performance art backgrounds and professional levels. Her only concern is that anyone who studies in her workshop have a deep interest in the work and is willing to experiment and take risks with the material she offers. WHAT YOU LEARN? Improvisational performance breaks the framework of preset choreography and challenges the artist to be the creator/composer/choreographer and the performer at the same time; to be the doer and the observer simultaneously. It is about learning ‘The Eye': of the space, of the watcher and essentially the eye of work being created. The workshop is oriented towards building skills of performance presence, timing, tracking and conviction of choice/action. It focuses on developing skills to interpret dynamic space and creating one’s own performance frame. While Katie aims to explore novel and rigorous approaches to body work. The main focus lies in reaching a state of surprising oneself. The workshop will be structured into body work, activity-based sessions, performances and a jam. Her warm-up and exercises emphasis how the eyes and the ears work in coordination with movement, sound and exposure to gathered crowds altering our perception of time, space, feelings and emotions. Improvisation sessions revolve around the terms pause, flow, exit, choice and presence with discussions articulating play, memory and intuition. Katie guides the dancers and performers through physical exercises that highlight how the eyes and ears affect movement choices and developmental brain studies about “how we learned to walk”. She extends the workshop toward improvisation sessions by setting a fictional front in the studio space and then declaring this as a platform to choose pause, flow or exit. This platform highlights how the limit of these three choices can already provide the frame for a composition to take place, and that misunderstanding, coincidence, live time, interactivity, messiness, emotions, intuition and inspiration are basic materials in a creative process. These raw materials are integrated with the combined fact that everyone in the workshop group can make a choice. WORKSHOP SETTING: Choice is introduced to the workshop group as a compositional reality but also as a means for individuals to elect to participate in the performative or as a viewer and yet remain involved in the process. The aim is to gather the workshop group to recognize that in a creative composition process, time is passing at different perceived speeds and that space is shifting in several dimensions at once. This awareness creates a presence in the space and a compositional alertness. Her aim is to provide a situation where artists can practice together and grow in confidence toward public performances with an objective to clarify that improvisation not the antitheses of choreography or composition but rather the way choreography and composition can be executed. The improvisation sessions are given a delegated time frame with an option for the workshop group to shift, drop or lift the space at will. This shifting, dropping and lifting of the performance space places each individual in a position where they need to be to be fully awake or they will recognisably loose the thread of the creative compositional activity in play. HOW KATIE TEACHS? Katie has been teaching since she began to perform professionally in the mid 70’s. She is dedicated to how process and research play a major role in how one can continue to be artistic in how they approach their life and their work. Over the past 10 years her workshops have been titled “Improvisation” in order to emphasis her views on theater as a live art form reflective of how she executes her own professional performances. Her research is placed in practice with lectures containing her recent interest in brain studies and film. She integrates her current research making each workshop completely unique. She draws from her experiences in live performances, music collaborations, as a director and choreographer. Her enthusiasm for a young artists to be able to continue their practice, in a very different atmosphere than when she began her work, is evident in how she has continued to up grade her life style with new technologies, continued to do research in the sciences, the performance arts and music. She has created several projects with an aim to support a young artists rather than her own career. She continues to take risks with her own career in the support of young artists giving them the possibility to experiment within their own practice. She promotes to her students that the mental connection to the practice of improvisation can be accessed weather they are doing set or open framed performance pieces and that the definitions of what improvisation within art practices mean today need to be reflective to advances in brain-studies and technology. In the way she communicates with students, one is aware of how she understands that the professional field of the arts has altered drastically in comparison to when she began her practice in the mid 70’s. As part of her teaching, she encourages young artists to devise strategies that allow for them to sustain the production of their work with creativity and research involved and yet survive. RESEARCH MATERIAL: Katie has had the possibility to create material for her workshops out of a wide range of practice in the performance arts. She has never formulated her teaching material into a frozen body of knowledge. She does not believe that the accumulation of knowledge is how one becomes a teacher. She believes that It is out of her practice and the practice she witnesses with a student that all knowledge becomes clarified in the lessons she leading. http://katieduck.com/about-katie-duck/text/research-material/ QUOTES KATIE DUCK: “The combination of moving, seeing, hearing, feeling and deliberately volunteering to expose myself in front of an audience alters my perception of time, space and emotions. What I do for a living is an induced neuron madness” “I am not interested in the moment even though it does feel good. I am interested in movement and the fact that time is passing. It is a kind of hippie hype to encourage someone to be in the moment.” “A fully awake body is rarely pedestrian. The body awake needs to be discovered and demands a discipline beyond everyday tasks. And yet when I see movement that does not respect the beauty of the body as pedestrian I become uncomfortable. How the body works and how I see a body is not so different an activity in how I feel. To not respect the body as an already perfect place of motion is like watching a dog trying to learn ballet.” VIDEOS: Cage make a movie (Solo Katie / Music Mix Katie Duck) https://vimeo.com/140120365 Duck and Snaith (girls at work) (Yolanda Snaith and Katie Duck / music mix Katie Duck) https://vimeo.com/140186320 Recent improvisation (OT301 Amsterdam / live musicians) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqgPUVvf-S8 Katie Duck & Alfredo Genovesi at SDSU - closing talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0zeo5s1BzA OTHER LINKS: DR Sharon Smith essay about working with Katie Duck http://www.sharonsmith.org/5-its-not-what-you-do-its-the-way-that-you-do-it.php Home from Home by the Blue Stocking Social Club, by Vincent Cacalano http://www.contactquarterly.com/cq/unbound/view/home-from-home-by-the-blue-stocking-social-club#$ BIO KATIE DUCK: Katie Duck has been a professional performer and maker since the early 1970’s. She has been a influential figure in the improvisational performance scene internationally, inspiring generations of performers, musicians and performance makers. She set up the acclaimed Gruppo in Italy in 1979 and toured Europe with a host of productions. She was head of choreography at Dartington College of arts (senior lecturer) in the late 1980’s. She joined the staff at Amsterdam Hogeschool voor de kunsten in 1991 teaching movement research, improvisation, composition and technique and founded the improvisational dance and music company Magpie in the 1990’s with whom she toured internationally. She has collaborated with renowned dance and improvisation music artists form all over the world. Katie’s career has included independent teaching, university teaching, set choreography’s, structured improvisations, music and dance real time performances and live streaming international performances. Her collaborations have been with musicians, visual artists, lighting designers, dancers, actors and comedians. She has initiated education courses and workshops, festivals and monthly performance series in her three bases Italy, England and Holland. She has led dance companies, dance/music companies, advises young artists and has written text for her performances as well as critical articles. Katie has a determination to continue her research in theatre, music, dance, text and performance. Alongside her vocational studies, her research has led her toward social studies, cultural studies and brain studies. She believes that her research must not be validated by way of academic speak alone but rather on her insistence to hear, see and take part in the practice. More at Katies Website: http://katieduck.com/about-katie-duck/bio/ SCHEDULE: June 3-5, 2016 Friday: 4-8 pm Saturday: 11am-3pm Sunday: 11-3pm LOCATION: Tanzfabrik Berlin Möckernstr.68, 10965 Berlin (Kreuzberg) Studio No.4 http://www.tanzfabrik-berlin.de/en/studios TRAFFIC LINKS: U6 & 7 Yorckstrasse / Mehringdamm S1 & 2 Yorckstrasse Bus M19 Katzbachstrasse https://www.google.de/maps?daddr=10965+Berlin,+M%C3%B6ckernstr.+68

KATIE DUCK: IMPROVISATION - Workshop in Performance Research and improvisational compositions - June 3-5, 2016 in Berlin [Workshops]

Tanzfabrik Berlin
Möckernstr.68
Berlin, Berlin Germany

  • Jun 3 @ 04:00 PM - Jun 5 @ 03:00 PM
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KATIE DUCK: IMPROVISATION - Workshop in Performance Research and improvisational compositions - June 3-5, 2016 in Berlin DATE: June 3-5, 2016 VENUE: Tanzfabrik Kreuzberg, Berlin COST: Earlybird 100€, thereafter 120€ REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at xs4jan@gmx.de EVENT WEBSITE: http://contact-improvisation.net/2015/10/02/improvisation-workshop-by-katie-duck-june-3-5-2016/ SOCIAL: https://www.facebook.com/events/663553780414838/ WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Katie Duck has been investigating theater, dance and music with live performance for over 30 years. In her workshop, she takes a microscopic view on the role improvisation plays in a live performance combining her background in the performing arts with her curiosity for advances in brain studies, music and movement research. WHO COULD ATTEND? Katie can accept students from all performance art backgrounds and professional levels. Her only concern is that anyone who studies in her workshop have a deep interest in the work and is willing to experiment and take risks with the material she offers. WHAT YOU LEARN? Improvisational performance breaks the framework of preset choreography and challenges the artist to be the creator/composer/choreographer and the performer at the same time; to be the doer and the observer simultaneously. It is about learning ‘The Eye': of the space, of the watcher and essentially the eye of work being created. The workshop is oriented towards building skills of performance presence, timing, tracking and conviction of choice/action. It focuses on developing skills to interpret dynamic space and creating one’s own performance frame. While Katie aims to explore novel and rigorous approaches to body work. The main focus lies in reaching a state of surprising oneself. The workshop will be structured into body work, activity-based sessions, performances and a jam. Her warm-up and exercises emphasis how the eyes and the ears work in coordination with movement, sound and exposure to gathered crowds altering our perception of time, space, feelings and emotions. Improvisation sessions revolve around the terms pause, flow, exit, choice and presence with discussions articulating play, memory and intuition. Katie guides the dancers and performers through physical exercises that highlight how the eyes and ears affect movement choices and developmental brain studies about “how we learned to walk”. She extends the workshop toward improvisation sessions by setting a fictional front in the studio space and then declaring this as a platform to choose pause, flow or exit. This platform highlights how the limit of these three choices can already provide the frame for a composition to take place, and that misunderstanding, coincidence, live time, interactivity, messiness, emotions, intuition and inspiration are basic materials in a creative process. These raw materials are integrated with the combined fact that everyone in the workshop group can make a choice. WORKSHOP SETTING: Choice is introduced to the workshop group as a compositional reality but also as a means for individuals to elect to participate in the performative or as a viewer and yet remain involved in the process. The aim is to gather the workshop group to recognize that in a creative composition process, time is passing at different perceived speeds and that space is shifting in several dimensions at once. This awareness creates a presence in the space and a compositional alertness. Her aim is to provide a situation where artists can practice together and grow in confidence toward public performances with an objective to clarify that improvisation not the antitheses of choreography or composition but rather the way choreography and composition can be executed. The improvisation sessions are given a delegated time frame with an option for the workshop group to shift, drop or lift the space at will. This shifting, dropping and lifting of the performance space places each individual in a position where they need to be to be fully awake or they will recognisably loose the thread of the creative compositional activity in play. HOW KATIE TEACHS? Katie has been teaching since she began to perform professionally in the mid 70’s. She is dedicated to how process and research play a major role in how one can continue to be artistic in how they approach their life and their work. Over the past 10 years her workshops have been titled “Improvisation” in order to emphasis her views on theater as a live art form reflective of how she executes her own professional performances. Her research is placed in practice with lectures containing her recent interest in brain studies and film. She integrates her current research making each workshop completely unique. She draws from her experiences in live performances, music collaborations, as a director and choreographer. Her enthusiasm for a young artists to be able to continue their practice, in a very different atmosphere than when she began her work, is evident in how she has continued to up grade her life style with new technologies, continued to do research in the sciences, the performance arts and music. She has created several projects with an aim to support a young artists rather than her own career. She continues to take risks with her own career in the support of young artists giving them the possibility to experiment within their own practice. She promotes to her students that the mental connection to the practice of improvisation can be accessed weather they are doing set or open framed performance pieces and that the definitions of what improvisation within art practices mean today need to be reflective to advances in brain-studies and technology. In the way she communicates with students, one is aware of how she understands that the professional field of the arts has altered drastically in comparison to when she began her practice in the mid 70’s. As part of her teaching, she encourages young artists to devise strategies that allow for them to sustain the production of their work with creativity and research involved and yet survive. RESEARCH MATERIAL: Katie has had the possibility to create material for her workshops out of a wide range of practice in the performance arts. She has never formulated her teaching material into a frozen body of knowledge. She does not believe that the accumulation of knowledge is how one becomes a teacher. She believes that It is out of her practice and the practice she witnesses with a student that all knowledge becomes clarified in the lessons she leading. http://katieduck.com/about-katie-duck/text/research-material/ QUOTES KATIE DUCK: “The combination of moving, seeing, hearing, feeling and deliberately volunteering to expose myself in front of an audience alters my perception of time, space and emotions. What I do for a living is an induced neuron madness” “I am not interested in the moment even though it does feel good. I am interested in movement and the fact that time is passing. It is a kind of hippie hype to encourage someone to be in the moment.” “A fully awake body is rarely pedestrian. The body awake needs to be discovered and demands a discipline beyond everyday tasks. And yet when I see movement that does not respect the beauty of the body as pedestrian I become uncomfortable. How the body works and how I see a body is not so different an activity in how I feel. To not respect the body as an already perfect place of motion is like watching a dog trying to learn ballet.” VIDEOS: Cage make a movie (Solo Katie / Music Mix Katie Duck) https://vimeo.com/140120365 Duck and Snaith (girls at work) (Yolanda Snaith and Katie Duck / music mix Katie Duck) https://vimeo.com/140186320 Recent improvisation (OT301 Amsterdam / live musicians) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqgPUVvf-S8 Katie Duck & Alfredo Genovesi at SDSU - closing talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0zeo5s1BzA OTHER LINKS: DR Sharon Smith essay about working with Katie Duck http://www.sharonsmith.org/5-its-not-what-you-do-its-the-way-that-you-do-it.php Home from Home by the Blue Stocking Social Club, by Vincent Cacalano http://www.contactquarterly.com/cq/unbound/view/home-from-home-by-the-blue-stocking-social-club#$ BIO KATIE DUCK: Katie Duck has been a professional performer and maker since the early 1970’s. She has been a influential figure in the improvisational performance scene internationally, inspiring generations of performers, musicians and performance makers. She set up the acclaimed Gruppo in Italy in 1979 and toured Europe with a host of productions. She was head of choreography at Dartington College of arts (senior lecturer) in the late 1980’s. She joined the staff at Amsterdam Hogeschool voor de kunsten in 1991 teaching movement research, improvisation, composition and technique and founded the improvisational dance and music company Magpie in the 1990’s with whom she toured internationally. She has collaborated with renowned dance and improvisation music artists form all over the world. Katie’s career has included independent teaching, university teaching, set choreography’s, structured improvisations, music and dance real time performances and live streaming international performances. Her collaborations have been with musicians, visual artists, lighting designers, dancers, actors and comedians. She has initiated education courses and workshops, festivals and monthly performance series in her three bases Italy, England and Holland. She has led dance companies, dance/music companies, advises young artists and has written text for her performances as well as critical articles. Katie has a determination to continue her research in theatre, music, dance, text and performance. Alongside her vocational studies, her research has led her toward social studies, cultural studies and brain studies. She believes that her research must not be validated by way of academic speak alone but rather on her insistence to hear, see and take part in the practice. More at Katies Website: http://katieduck.com/about-katie-duck/bio/ SCHEDULE: June 3-5, 2016 Friday: 4-8 pm Saturday: 11am-3pm Sunday: 11-3pm LOCATION: Tanzfabrik Berlin Möckernstr.68, 10965 Berlin (Kreuzberg) Studio No.4 http://www.tanzfabrik-berlin.de/en/studios TRAFFIC LINKS: U6 & 7 Yorckstrasse / Mehringdamm S1 & 2 Yorckstrasse Bus M19 Katzbachstrasse https://www.google.de/maps?daddr=10965+Berlin,+M%C3%B6ckernstr.+68

Joyce Unleashed: Anna Sperber [Professional Performances]

Anna Sperber

New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
New York, New York

  • Jun 3 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Jun 4 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Jun 4 @ 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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The Joyce moves beyond its Chelsea walls with these engagements designed to give audiences the chance to see cutting-edge artists performing in intimate spaces. Brooklyn-based artist Anna Sperber makes poetic works with rigorous attention to detail. Tending to emotion and form in equal measure, her potent choreography affects our perception of space, time and architecture. In the world premiere of Prize, which features an original score and set, Sperber investigates the delicate line between certainty and uncertainty. Performances take place at New York Live Arts.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to perform at NJPAC [Special Events]

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center St
Newark, New Jersey

  • Jun 3 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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The critically-acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:30pm. The dances of choreographer Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the elegant splendor of Asian art. Enjoy a full evening of her work which The New York Times calls “endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy.” An extraordinary cast of dancers and musicians takes you on a fantastic journey that blossoms with color, energy, and motion. NJPAC audiences have experienced the Chinese Lunar New Year spectacles that Nai-Ni Chen produces each year and have witnessed the power and grace of her work alongside traditional dances. This summer performance is a presentation not to be missed! NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102. Tickets are $20-$50 and can be purchased at http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/nai-ni-chen-dance-company-1 Nai-Ni Chen Trailer for NJPAC https://youtu.be/yxpTOyTt5ZY

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company [Professional Performances]

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
07102
Newark, New Jersey

  • Jun 3 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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A joyous celebration you won’t want to miss! The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the elegant splendor of Asian art. Enjoy a full evening of her stunning choreography, which The New York Times calls “endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy.” An extraordinary cast of dancers and musicians takes you on a fantastic journey that blossoms with color, energy and motion. NJPAC audiences have experienced the festive Chinese Lunar New Year performances that Nai-Ni Chen produces each year and have witnessed the power and grace of her work alongside traditional dances.

Of This Body [Professional Performances]

Paula Josa-Jones

The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

  • Jun 3 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Jun 4 @ 08:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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OF THIS BODY is an interdisciplinary dance theater project conceived, choreographed and performed by Paula Josa-Jones in collaboration with her design team. Each of the three dances integrates projection and set design and interactive media to create visual/sensory worlds that draw the audience deeply into the physical and emotional worlds of the dance. All three dances explore liminal states of being: ambiguous, disorienting moments when we find ourselves poised on a threshold between one world and another - times of being caught in a maelstrom of events outside our control, evoking primal questions of identity, expression and place in the world. The projections are a seamless element of the choreography, another character in the space. The digital world weaves through the piece alongside the performer acting as another guide. It transports the audience to various settings, in and out of literal space, shifting the perception of time. The content ranges from rugged landscapes to unique structures, metaphorical imagery to a distinctly present secondary character. The world of the video illustrates the inner reality of the performer on stage. The two bodies dance with each other. The figure in the video fades into and out of the various settings in constant conversation with the live performer. Projection Design: Katherine Freer http://www.katherinefreer.com/ Interactive Consultant: David Tennent http://www.imaginary.media Lighting Design: Susan Hamburger http://www.susanhamburger.com/ Photography: Pam White http://www.pamwhiteart.com Video Editing: Paula Josa-Jones & Katherine Freer Costume Design: Paula Josa-Jones and Christine Joly De Lotbiniere http://cjdldesign.com Set Design: Mark Nayden and Paula Josa-Jones Music: Lee Bannon; Tom Waits; Dakha Braka; Fred Firth; Port Mone Direction/Outside eye: Paola Styron http://www.paulajosajones.org/the_human_dances/the_solos.html

Inside/Out with Wilfredo Rivera & "American Catracho" [Professional Performances]

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre

Stage 773
1225 West Belmont
Chicago, IL

  • Jun 3 @ 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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In 2016 Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Artistic Director and award-winning choreographer Wilfredo Rivera begins creating “American Catracho,” a suite centering on the questions What does it take to be American? What does that look like? – questions which Honduras-born Rivera has faced in the two decades he’s been an American immigrant. Inside/Out is CRDT’s unique seven-month collaboration with the people and places of Chicago. Join us June 3 to get a peek at the brand new work-in-process performed live by the company’s professional Music and Dance Ensembles, and discuss and contribute to this dynamic and timely piece of art.

Shakespeare en Pointe [Special Events]

Premiere Division

Gibney Dance Center
53A Chambers St.
New York, NY

  • Jun 4 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Jun 5 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
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Tickets starting at 10$ http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2554454 Classical stories by W. Shakespeare Choreographed by Nadege Hottier Dancers Premiere Division Ballet Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th at 7PM A full length, one hour Romeo and Juliet ballet And in addition, a Lady Macbeth Pas de Deux

Explore Dance: Culver City [Professional Performances]

Benita Bike's DanceArt

Culver City Senior Center
4095 Overland Ave.
Culver City, California

  • Jun 5 @ 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM
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Benita Bike’s DanceArt concludes its 35th Anniversary Season with an interactive dance performance at Culver City’s Senior Center on Sunday, June 5, 1:30 pm. The Culver City Senior Center is located at 4095 Overland Avenue, at the corner of Overland and Culver. This performance is made possible in part by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Additional support comes from the Culver City Senior Center. This performance is FREE and suitable for all ages. No reservations are necessary! Fresh from a residency at St. Lawrence University and a 35th anniversary celebration performance at Cal State Long Beach, Benita Bike’s DanceArt brings to Culver City a dance discovery program where audience members will learn how dances are made and how dance artists train, work, and create. Three concert dances will be performed, and there will be plenty of opportunities for audience members to interact with the artists. Featured on this program are new works are “On Beat 3” and “For Rose.” Surprising “On Beat 3” uses driving percussive rhythms and colorful off-balance movements to explore a world of ordered chaos. “For Rose” - a tribute of sorts to the choreographer’s mother who passed away in 2015 - was termed “a beautiful look into the effects that a mother has on her daughter” by SeeDance.com’s reviewer Jeff Slayton. The program is rounded out by “Through the Lens,” a quirky quintet accompanied by music made from fantastical instruments. For program information, please call 818-353-5734 or see www.danceart.org/schedule.

Explore Dance: Culver City [Professional Performances]

Benita Bike's DanceArt

Culver City Senior Center
4095 Overland Ave.
Culver City, California

  • Jun 5 @ 01:30 PM - 02:45 AM
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Benita Bike’s DanceArt concludes its 35th Anniversary Season with an interactive dance performance at Culver City’s Senior Center on Sunday, June 5, 1:30 pm. The Culver City Senior Center is located at 4095 Overland Avenue, at the corner of Overland and Culver. This performance is made possible in part by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Additional support comes from the Culver City Senior Center. This performance is FREE and suitable for all ages. No reservations are necessary! Fresh from a residency at St. Lawrence University and a 35th anniversary celebration performance at Cal State Long Beach, Benita Bike’s DanceArt brings to Culver City a dance discovery program where audience members will learn how dances are made and how dance artists train, work, and create. Three concert dances will be performed, and there will be plenty of opportunities for audience members to interact with the artists. Featured on this program are new works are “On Beat 3” and “For Rose.” Surprising “On Beat 3” uses driving percussive rhythms and colorful off-balance movements to explore a world of ordered chaos. “For Rose” - a tribute of sorts to the choreographer’s mother who passed away in 2015 - was termed “a beautiful look into the effects that a mother has on her daughter” by SeeDance.com’s reviewer Jeff Slayton. The program is rounded out by “Through the Lens,” a quirky quintet accompanied by music made from fantastical instruments. For program information, please call 818-353-5734 or see www.danceart.org/schedule.

REFUGE Studio Previews [Professional Performances]

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre

Ailey Studios
405 W 55th St, Fifth Floor
New York, New York

  • Jun 5 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents REFUGE Studio Preview on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 2pm at Ailey Studios, 5th floor – 405 W. 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. REFUGE is a new choreographic work by Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre inspired by Francesco Clemente's Encampment. REFUGE explores isolation, inner reflection, and the creation of sacred space. Selwyn translates this personal journey into a vocabulary of immediate, athletic, sensuous, and raw movement that has come to define her work. The piece includes a progressive series of solos and duets punctuated by group sections that magnify the personal experience into a shared one. Join the artists of Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre for a preview of REFUGE at 2pm followed by an informal reception. Regular tickets are $15, and Patron tickets are $50, and are available at http://amandaselwyn.notesinmotion.org/?event_code=119.

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Ballet BC

The Joyce Theater
175 8th Avenue
between 18th and 19th Streets
New York, New York

  • Jun 5 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Jun 1 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Jun 2 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jun 3 @ 08:00 PM - Jan 3 @ 10:00 PM
  • Jun 4 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Jun 4 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jun 5 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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Under the artistic direction of Emily Molnar, Ballet BC deftly pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance with intelligence, passion, and artistry. For its first appearance at The Joyce in over 15 years, the company performs a bold and innovative program of work by three internationally acclaimed female choreographers. Emily Molnar’s 16+ a room is a study of time, transition, and stillness, where the space between is as important as the space occupied. Sharon Eyal showcases her signature style with the raw, unexpected beauty of Bill. Celebrated choreographer, former Ballet BC company member, and founder of Kidd Pivot, Crystal Pite explores themes of acceptance and loss with Solo Echo. “Physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary.” Dance Magazine

M&B Summer Dance Intensive [Workshops]

Make and Believe Productions

Sugarloaf Performing Arts
1140 Old Peachtree Rd NW
Duluth, GA

  • Jun 6 @ 09:00 AM - Jun 10 @ 06:00 PM
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June 6-10, 2016 in Atlanta, GA M&B’s Summer Dance Intensive is to train Intermediate & Advanced level dancers ages 10 & up in all styles of dance and to educate dancers how to have a professional career in the entertainment industry without compromising their faith. Our instructors are Christian professionals with notable careers, who can not only improve the next generations craft, but also demonstrate how their faith can be an integral component in their artistic development.

June Workshop [Special Events]

Premiere Division



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  • Jun 6 @ 04:00 PM - Jun 17 @ 08:00 PM
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The perfect short Intensive to stay in shape before summer programs Ages 14+ Faculty Nadege Hottier (Ballet) Jessica Howard (Gymnastics) Linda Mackool (Alexandre Technique) June 6 to 10 4PM to 8PM Ballet technique, Pointe,Variations, Floor Barre, Gymnastics, Alexandre technique. June 13 to 17 4PM to 6PM Ballet technique, Pointe Register online http://www.premieredivision.org/schedule?page=premierepolicy.blogspot.com/2016/04/june-august-2016.html

Buglisi Dance Theatre [Professional Performances]

Buglisi Dance Theatre

Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 West 55 St
NY, NY

  • Jun 7 @ 08:00 PM - Jun 9 @ 07:30 PM
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Buglisi Dance Theatre presents a world premiere by Jacqulyn Buglisi along with company classics: "Requiem" to Faure's soaring mass; "Sand" to Phillip Glass's string quartet; "Suite: Solos & Duets" including the rapturous Sospiri. Christine Dakin will also appear at all performances in Martha Graham's "Lamentation." The Opening Night Gala will honor Terese Capucilli and include a performance of Graham's "Deep Song" by guest artist Blakeley White-McGuire.

Joyce Unleashed: Vanessa Anspaugh [Professional Performances]

Vanessa Anspaugh

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
at Pitt Street
New York, New York

  • Jun 8 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Jun 9 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Jun 10 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Jun 11 @ 07:30 PM - Jan 11 @ 09:00 PM
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The Joyce moves beyond its Chelsea walls with these engagements designed to give audiences the chance to see cutting-edge artists performing in intimate spaces. Brooklyn-based artist Vanessa Anspaugh makes her Joyce debut with the world premiere of The End of Men; An Ode to Ocean, which features an all-male cast and considers the question: “What does a feminist work look like without women?” The result is a work that delves into religion and ritual to investigate masculine vulnerability and the dynamics of domination and surrender. Performances take place at Abrons Arts Center.

LEIMAY Friends and LEIMAY Members Showcase: Gio Kusanagi, Emily Smith, Derek DiMartini [Professional Performances]

Leimay

CAVE home of Leimay
58 Grand Street
Brooklyn, New York

  • Jun 8 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Part of LEIMAY’s SOAK Festival June 2-18, join Gio Kusanagi, Emily Smith, Derek DiMartini, on June 8, 8pm, for work that is experimental, rigorous, and thought-provoking. More details http://leimaymain.cavearts.org/?p=4310 Gio Kusanagi Shadow and Beyond Kusanagi’s socially-engaged solo meshes with original atonal music piano score, finding itself within primarily bound flow along with alternating dichotomies of quick-sustained & heavy-light spectrum. Here lies a question on the contemporary human condition while presenting responses via metaphor. Emily Smith/NOTforreTALE Identifying as Seeking Plush “... used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling.” Begun as a dialogue between ‘sex negative’ and ‘sex positive’ feminism, Smith draws upon Audre Lorde’s the Erotic as Power” and dives into an abstract exploration of the value of the erotic that lies beyond the sexual. Derek DiMartini an incomplete list of things I don't understand DiMartini embarks on a study on the search for intimacy: On embracing identity, and on letting it go; On obscuring destination, nursing fragments, and removing cobblestones from the path. About the Artists Gio Kusanagi is native of Japan and studied Butoh with Moe Yamamoto, Toru Iwashita, Kunisuke Kamiryo, Yoshito Ohno, Yukio Waguri, Seisaku & Yuri, Ko Muroboshi, & Kayo Mikami, and was an Artist in Residence at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance in 2012, along with various other commissioned works. Derek DiMartini was an ensemble member in LEIMAY’’s 2016 premiere of borders, and is training to teach and continue to develop the LEIMAY LUDUS program. He likes to view dance as an extension of his passion as a creator and a performer. Emily Smith, dancer, choreographer, and costume designer. Emily is currently producing a performance series called Fête with Elena Light. With Laura Smith, she formed “NOT for reTALE”, creating kinetic sculptures and performance. She has worked with LEIMAY since 2015. About the festival SOAK is a festival presenting a stream of AcTS and training in theater, butoh, dance, music, and performance art every summer-spring season. SOAK is molded by LEIMAY, the interdisciplinary ensemble and producing organization behind the acclaimed New York Butoh Festival. SOAK takes place at LEIMAY’s home, CAVE, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. SOAK broadens the perceptions of our artists and audiences with work that is experimental, rigorous, and thought-provoking. The festival showcases finished and in-progress work by international, local, and fellow artists, and blends them together in a concoction that inspires audiences, fuels the artists, and stimulates the community surrounding LEIMAY’s activities. Submerge your senses!

Triskelion Arts Presents... Brendan Drake Choreography & seymour::dancecollective [Professional Performances]

Triskelion Arts

Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street
Brooklyn, NY

  • Jun 9 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jun 10 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Triskelion Arts Presents... Brendan Drake Choreography & seymour::dancecollective June 9 - 10, 2016 at 8pm Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – Enter on Banker Street Tickets: $16 in advance / $20 at the door Purchase: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-brendan-drake-choreography-seymourdancecollective-tickets-21390903769 Triskelion Arts is pleased to present a shared program of new work by Brendan Drake Choreography and seymour::dancecollective (director, Chafin Seymour) this June in the Muriel Schulman Theater. Sanity involves a certain level of impersonation and suppression. What we put out into the world as our most authentic self is often nothing more than a glossy varnish but what would happen if we truly “let our freak flag fly?” Brendan Drake Choreography’s The Big Finish incorporates text and movement framed by thoughts on queerness, vanity, isolation, and suicide to examine the thin veneer of public decency and the unraveling of ego. BASED is a new group work from seymour::dancecollective that seeks to identify they ways in which we stabilize ourselves as individuals and as a society. Taking a “millennial” approach, the collective presents this exploration through a dominant physical performance that is equal parts dance party and litmus test. With references to literary sub-cultures, religious sects, pop culture, and music ranging from gospel to trap, BASED questions the importance of personal perspective and self-actualization in a culture dominated by group thinking and gut reactions. More Info: www.triskelionarts.org

LEIMAY Friends Showcase: Moeno Wakamatsu, Peter Sciscioli, Zack Fuller [Professional Performances]

Leimay

CAVE home of Leimay
58 Grand Street
Brooklyn, New York

  • Jun 9 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Part of LEIMAY’s SOAK Festival June 2-18, join Moeno Wakamatsu, Peter Sciscioli, and Zack Fuller, on June 9, 8pm, for work that is experimental, rigorous, and thought-provoking. More details http://leimaymain.cavearts.org/?p=4313 Moeno Wakamatsu Eternity Maze I met my shadow and it said to me.... To be Here, To be Everywhere, To Be Nowhere. Circulation of Being and Nothingness. [This place is everywhere, every place is nowhere. In time eternity, this time is no time. Shadow rise in rose-colored eternity.] Peter Sciscioli A body can resonate With roots in song forms and improvised movement structures, Sciscioli explores the capacity for vibration generated in one body to stir, compel and communicate with others, and structurally moves from darkness to light. This solo continues Sciscioli’s experimental exploration of a relationship between moving and vocalizing in performan Zack Fuller/Stupid Wisdom Manifestations of Zone Stupid Wisdom is the moniker for Fuller’s collaborations with long-time cohort, Jonathan Vincent, where body and instrument is one and the same, where dance and music act as a holistic being, not separate entities. Manifestations of Zone, is a lethal infanta, an imaginary friend of the duo who appears in various forms. Song of the body, dance of the sound: an acoustic punk butoh love song to a baby demon goddess. About the Artists Born in Japan 1975, Moeno Wakamatsu is a solo dance artist residing in Normandy, France. Originally an architect, she is also a Feldenkrais practitioner for over fifteen years. Peter Sciscioli is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary performer, creator, educator and producer, whose work encompasses dance, music, theater and film. He has worked extensively with Meredith Monk, Jane Comfort and Daria Fain, and performed in work by Jonathan Bepler/Matthew Barney, Ping Chong, DD Dorvillier, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Fiona Templeton and Philip Glass/Mary Zimmerman, among others. Zack Fuller’s dance works have been presented throughout Europe, Japan, the U.S. and India. From 1997-2001 he performed frequently in the dances of renowned dancer/farmer Min Tanaka and was an early member of his group Tokason. About the festival SOAK is a festival presenting a stream of AcTS and training in theater, butoh, dance, music, and performance art every summer-spring season. SOAK is molded by LEIMAY, the interdisciplinary ensemble and producing organization behind the acclaimed New York Butoh Festival. SOAK takes place at LEIMAY’s home, CAVE, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. SOAK broadens the perceptions of our artists and audiences with work that is experimental, rigorous, and thought-provoking. The festival showcases finished and in-progress work by international, local, and fellow artists, and blends them together in a concoction that inspires audiences, fuels the artists, and stimulates the community surrounding LEIMAY’s activities. Submerge your senses!

SOAK 2016: LEIMAY LUDUS Lab with butoh teacher Moeno Wakamatsu [Workshops]

LEIMAY LUDUS LABS

Cave home of LEIMAY
58 Grand Street Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

  • Jun 10 @ 10:00 AM - Jun 12 @ 02:00 PM
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This LUDUS Lab strips down dance to the very basic essentials. What is the dance when one removes everything that is unnecessary? Often dancers perform to show what they "do" or to express their ideas/concepts/feelings. Take those away, then they are left empty and exposed: this is the place we begin. If one dares to stand naked and open to the world, to the audience, to one's own self, then the body, the consciousness, the audience, and the environment all become as one single phenomenon. As one phenomenon, the body will begin "to be moved" without one's own will, as if by some other forces. An unknown will becomes visible. This lab introduces concrete physical approach towards this way of dancing, through various physical, sensory, imagery exercises and guidance. Moeno Wakamatsu is a Japanese solo dance artist residing in the countryside of France. Originally an architect, she is also a Feldenkrais practitioner for over 15 years. Her work exists outside the arts of ideas or concepts, and aims for direct communication in intensified time and space. An expression that is beyond physical movements, her work often challenges definition of what is dance.

THE HARTT SCHOOL COMMUNITY DIVISION PRESENTS The Red Shoes, JUNE 10-12 [Professional Performances]

The Hartt School Community Division

Millard Auditorium
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT

  • Jun 10 @ 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jun 11 @ 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Jun 11 @ 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jun 12 @ 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. ― On Friday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m., The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) presents the world premiere of the ballet The Red Shoes, featuring a newly created score with live piano, recorded music, and new compositions by Jessica Rudman, with original story and choreography by Susannah Marchese. Additional matinee and evening performances follow on June 11 and 12. Performances will be in Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. Ticket prices are $30 for adults; $15 for children 12 and under; and, $20 for students and senior citizens with ID. Call the University Box Office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587 or visit hartford.edu/tickets to purchase tickets. The Red Shoes Performance Times: • Friday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. • Saturday, June 11, at 2 p.m. • Saturday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. • Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. The Red Shoes story is set to a newly created score with live piano played by Cathy Lord and new compositions by award-winning composer Jessica Rudman. HCD Dance Department students Alexis Aiudi and Marissa Ward will share the role of The Shop Girl, University of Hartford graduate Andrew Matte will dance her love interest, and Hartt School ballet student Calvin Bittner will dance the role of the evil Shoe Salesman. Choreographed and created by Interim Chair and The Red Shoes Artistic Director Susannah Marchese, this all-new, two-act ballet promises to deliver an evening of spectacular dancing and captivating storytelling for the whole family. About The Red Shoes Based loosely on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale of the same name, this all-new production of The Red Shoes takes place in 1929 New York City on the eve of the stock market crash. New York City in the 1920s was a place of great abundance. It was the decade of the department store and the age of jazz—many lived with prosperity and hope until the stock market crash changed everything. The Red Shoes tells the story of a young shop girl who dreams of a better future…until an encounter with a sly shoe salesman forever changes her life. With live piano, a newly created score, over 100 dancers, stunning costumes, the use of projections and a moveable set, The Red Shoes is a multimedia event that takes us to a time in history when abundance led to dreams of a better life. About the Choreographer and Artistic Director Before stepping in as HCD’s Interim Chair of Dance and The Red Shoes Artistic Director, Susannah Marchese served as HCD Dance Department instructor and rehearsal assistant for three years. Marchese began her dance training with Leda and Andre Eglevsky on Long Island, N.Y. At the age of 16, she began her professional career as a member of The Eglevsky Ballet and went on to be a principal dancer with Ballet Omaha, Hartford Ballet, and The Eglevsky Ballet. She has danced with New York City Opera, The Radio City Music Hall, and performed in the Broadway production Phantom of the Opera from 1994–98. In 2011, Ms. Marchese joined the faculty of HCD’s Dance Department and became Interim Chair in 2014. Last year Marchese choreographed Symphony #8, The Swan Princess, second act of The Nutcracker and this year’s GO, all for the HCD Dance Department. About the Composer Jessica Rudman, NYC-based composer, has written music for the concert hall, dance, and film, which has been presented across the United States, France, Italy, Spain, and Turkey. Her works have been included in festivals such as the Omaha Symphony New Music Symposium, Composers Now, New Voices @ CUA (Catholic University of America), the Ernest Bloch Festival, the Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance, the International Alliance for Women in Music International Congress, and various Society of Composers Conferences. Rudman has been the recipient of honors such as winning the 2013 Boston Metro Opera’s Advocacy Award, the 2012 College Music Society National Conference Student Composition Award, 2012 NewMusic@ECU (East Carolina University) Orchestral Composition Competition, the Libby Larsen Prize (2011), and Honorable Mention for the 2011 Brian M. Israel Award. Additionally, her work Napoleon Complex was awarded first prize in the 2009 Con/un/drum Percussion Competition. About the Guest Artists Andrew Matte, a 2015 graduate of the University of Hartford, began dancing in his home state of New Hampshire under the direction of Barbara Mullen at 5 years old. He performed with New England Dance Ensemble, appearing in performances of The Nutcracker, Coppélia, and A Child’s View of the Holocaust. He has performed with The Hartt School and HCD in works such as Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Faust, and Diane and Acteon, for which he and his HCD partner won the gold medal at the Connecticut Classic Competition in March of 2014. Andrew just recently appeared in New England Dance Ensemble’s production of The Nutcracker starring ABT’s Misty Copeland, Sterling Baca and Catherine Hurlin. This past year, Matte has been a member of the First State Ballet Theatre in Delaware. Calvin Bittner Calvin Bittner grew up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He began his ballet training at the Rocky Mount Dance Academy. He continued his ballet training and added modern dance at the Raleigh School of Ballet in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he stayed through high school. He then was accepted into the University of Hartford’s Hartt School as a Ballet Performance major, where he is now a junior. He has attended The Hartt School Community Division summer intensive program, From Studio to Stage, for two years. Audiences may remember Bittner as the Nutcracker Prince in the 2015 production of The Nutcracker and as a guest artist in HarttWorks. About The Hartt School Community Division The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) of the University of Hartford is a comprehensive community arts school that annually provides performing arts instruction to more than 2,500 students. HCD offers a variety of lessons, classes, and performance opportunities in music and dance for students of all ages, experience levels, and abilities. For more information about The Hartt School Community Division, visit www.hartford.edu/hcd. About The Hartt School The Hartt School is the performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford that offers innovative degree programs in music, dance, and theatre. Founded in 1920, Hartt has been an integral part of the University of Hartford since its charter merged the then Hartt School of Music, the Hartford Art School, and Hillyer College to create the University in 1957. 2010 marked Hartt’s 90th year of providing world-class performing arts education to students in Greater Hartford and around the world. With more than 400 concerts, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances, and musical theatre productions each year, performance is central to Hartt’s curriculum. For more information about The Hartt School, visit www.hartford.edu/hartt. The University of Hartford, centrally located in Connecticut, provides a distinctive educational experience across seven schools and colleges for one of the most diverse student bodies in New England. Hartford’s faculty are attracted by the opportunity to challenge and support students as they pursue degrees in more than 100 programs in the arts, humanities, science, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions. Chartered in 1957, Hartford has more than 5,000 undergraduate and, 1,600 graduate students from 48 states and 63 countries, and 75,000 alumni worldwide. Visit www.hartford.edu for more information. Photo: Frank Marchese

DanceNOW Boston [Professional Performances]

The Bang Group, Kelly Donovan, Michael Figueroa, Ryan Casey, Bill Evans

The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

  • Jun 10 @ 08:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Jun 11 @ 08:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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This is the 3rd annual DanceNOW Boston dance/cabaret series presented by The Bang Group. Featuring new dances by The Bang Group, Kelly Donovan, Michael Figueroa and hosted by Ryan Casey (June 10) and Bill Evans (June 11). Visit our website: www.thebanggroup.com

SOAK 2016 LEIMAY Fellows Showcase: Lucy Kerr, Alexa Salamé, Kathleen Kelley, Danielle Russo [Professional Performances]

Leimay

CAVE home of Leimay
58 Grand Street
Brooklyn, New York

  • Jun 10 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Part of LEIMAY’s SOAK Festival June 2-18, join Alexa Salamé, Danielle Russo, Lucy Kerr, and Kathleen Kelley, on June 10, 8pm, for work that is experimental, rigorous, and thought-provoking. More details: http://leimaymain.cavearts.org/?p=4315 Lucy Kerr while you were away Returning LEIMAY Fellow Lucy Kerr returns with an intersection of film and performance, realizing the poetic relationship between human landscape and loneliness. Kerr immerses performers in images of absence, both reflecting and revealing what is not there and what could be there. Alexa Salamé Island Ariadne, daughter of Minos, helps helps Theseus defeat the Minotaur but when Theseus does return to his homeland, it is without Ariadne; somehow, she is left alone on a distant shore after they stopped to rest, and she wakes to find herself abandoned by the man she gave up everything for. Salamé uses a self-developed physical and vocal form to examine that of forsakeness and wreckage, embodying an abstracted imagining of this unknowable moment in Ariadne's life. Danielle Russo Performance Project Study No. 2: First, fall from the weight of your thenar eminence An excerpted sampling of a larger duet, this solo study is a glimpse into a larger exploration that began from the geometric dissections mapped by the laws of the golden ratio in the hands, arms, and head; as such, a gestural lexis is established, deconstructed and rendering the upper body onto the lower periphery. Marrying this movement with postures frequent in visual representations of “Via Crucis/Stations of the Cross”, these configurations are further fragmented and reconciled by timed accelerations based on a numerical series of binary strings according to Fibonacci. Kathleen Kelley Frozen Baby Through the integration of digital projections, mobile light design, and a sound score that travels through headphones and small portable speakers, Kelley investigates the physicality of secrets by interweaving the moving body with technological and digital landscapes. Kelley’s solo moves from highly nuanced gesture into a lushly feminine virtuosity. About the Artists Alexa Salamé is a Lebanese-American performance artist based in NYC. A graduate of NYU-Tisch, her work has been featured at Dixon Place, Shakespeare on the Sound, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Danielle Russo has been presented nationally at the American Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow and The Yard; and internationally in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Mexico, Panama, South Korea, Spain and Sweden. Outside of her own choreographic endeavors, Russo performs with the Metropolitan Opera and teaches on faculty at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. BFA NYU/TSOA, MFA Hollins/ADF. Lucy Kerr is a choreographer, filmmaker, installation artist, and writer. Kerr's work explores the structures and unknowns of personal experience. She graduated from the UT Austin and was the winner of the 2014 Mitchell Awards. Kathleen Kelley is a choreographer and media artist who serves as an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University. Her work investigates the interactions between technology, feminism, improvisation, and the body through live performance and videos. About the festival SOAK is a festival presenting a stream of AcTS and training in theater, butoh, dance, music, and performance art every summer-spring season. SOAK is molded by LEIMAY, the interdisciplinary ensemble and producing organization behind the acclaimed New York Butoh Festival. SOAK takes place at LEIMAY’s home, CAVE, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. SOAK broadens the perceptions of our artists and audiences with work that is experimental, rigorous, and thought-provoking. The festival showcases finished and in-progress work by international, local, and fellow artists, and blends them together in a concoction that inspires audiences, fuels the artists, and stimulates the community surrounding LEIMAY’s activities. Submerge your senses!

Four New Interdisciplinary Works at 92Y [Special Events]

92Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

  • Jun 10 @ 08:00 PM - Jun 12 @ 03:00 PM
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Satellite Collective presents cutting edge interdisciplinary works at 92Y, Buttenwieser Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan, NY, from June 10-12, 2016 at 8pm with a Sunday matinee at 3pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at http://www.92y.org/Event/Satellite-Collective, by phone at 212.415.5500, or in person at the 92Y box office. Tickets are on sale now. In their new season, Satellite Collective seeks to secure their place as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Satellite Collective presents a vibrant program of young and emerging artists from the New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Juilliard and the indie music and video scenes. The artists of this interdisciplinary, bright new paradigm have honed their collaborative method with art created specifically for the historical space at 92Y in four fresh works of contemporary ballet, dance, short film and live original music in their dynamic, collaborative style, to premiere as part of 92Y’s Dig Dance: Weekend Series. Satellite Collective’s new season features the premieres of postclassical music by two composers, ballet and modern dance works by two choreographers, a new short film featuring two ballerinas, and a spoken work with two poets.

Spirit of Americana [Student Performances]

California Classical Youth Ballet

Ruth B. Shannon Performing Arts Center, Whittier College
6760 Painter Ave
Whittier, CA

  • Jun 11 @ 01:00 PM - Jun 12 @ 04:00 PM
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3 ballets celebrating American music: Tango, Seasons Americana (ragtime), and Stars and Stripes Sat. June 11th 1pm and 6pm Sun. June 12th 1pm

15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival [Special Events]

Dance Camera West

Royce Hall, UCLA
340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, California

  • Jun 11 @ 01:00 PM - Jun 18 @ 10:30 PM
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Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West, in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, presents the 15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. Taking place at MOCA, UCLA’s Royce Hall and Fowler Museum from June 11, 16-18, 2016, this multi-disciplinary festival promises to offer something for everyone and will showcase many forms of dance including modern, postmodern, world, tap, Dance Theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value. This year’s festival highlights include live dance performances, special programming, the 3rd Annual CalArts Emerging Artists Competition, and the 5th Annual Dance Along. Film categories include screen dance, short films, feature length, documentary, animation and interactive dance media. Over 35 films will be screened over the course of the Festival connecting diverse cultures and environments through the exploration of dance. In addition, this year’s DCW Dance Media Film Festival offers attendees a chance to explore interesting multi-media and interactive art installations at the Royce Hall Dance Media Lounge. This free exhibit is open from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16 through Saturday, June 18 : Learn, Capture, Repeat, a fun, lighthearted audience generated work where the public is invited to participate by learning and performing for the camera, a 3-second movement sequence. As more of the movement phrases are captured, they become more complex through digital processing and accumulation. These edited performances are immediately screened inside Royce Hall. The work allows everyone, regardless of ability, a chance to participate and share in the creation of long form movement phrase made specifically for the camera. This collaborative project between Stephan Koplowitz and Alan Price was first seen as part of Koplowitz's work Sullivant Travels, commissioned by Ohio State University for the re-opening of Sullivant Hall and named by Columbus Alive as one of 2014 “best” dance events. A History of Cuban Dance is a live action virtual reality experience featuring organic, spontaneous, sexy dances which progress chronologically through Cuban history, including Afro-Cuban Santeria rumba, mambo, cha-cha-chá, salsa, and reggaeton, with documentary voices offering select lyrical insights into the story of the Cuban people as revealed in the moves. The piece features dancers from Danza Abierta and Ballet de la Televisión Cubana, as well as street dancers and musicians. Filmed on location in Cuba using Vrse virtual reality camera rigs. Director Lucy Walker recently premiered this experience at Sundance and SXSW. Royce Hall Photo Gallery Top Dance Instagram Photographers David Krugman, Emma Portner, Lauren Randolph, Kenneth Brewster Edwards, Art Abelyan, and Rey Canlas, Jr., curated by Jacob Jonas, will be on display throughout the festival. FALL is an experimental dance film installation directed by Paulina Rutman. Unceasing fall when the dance is announced in the shadows, as they go within every framework revealing the tide inside that room. The outside light comes through a large window. It auscultates and the film of the dance inside its glasses goes surrounding the bodies edge. One shadow, a prism through the memory of the sea rises dragging you. DCW aspires to awaken and infuse the public mainstream with a desire for critical creative programming. The vision of DCW is to present the visual language of dance on screen in a way that stretches the imagination and changes the way we think about dance. The 15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, California Institute of the Arts, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, MOCA, and Fowler Museum at UCLA. Dance Media Film Festival Schedule Saturday, June 11 Past, Present & Future of Hip Hop, Special Pre-Screenings, MOCA, 1 p.m, $15: Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era, Thomas Guzman-Sanchez, USA, 2015, (90:00) The entire origin, evolution, diaspora, and history of urban street dance. Pharaohs of Memphis, Phoebe Driscoll, USA, 2014, (56:00) Delves into the origins of Jookin’, a form of dance that originated in Memphis in the 80’s to keep gang warfare at bay. Elektro Mathematrix, Etienne Li, France, 2015, (76:00) Urban dance musical about what it is to be living as an electro dancer. Thursday, June 16 Opening Night: VIP Reception, UCLA’s Royce Hall, Westwood Doors open at 6 p.m. for Dance Media Lounge; Screenings at 7 p.m., $100 Mine, Laura Karlin, USA, 2016 (6:15) World Premiere From Invertigo Dance Theatre, shot in an abandoned mine in the Mojave, two people who know one another deeply but are continually finding new layers to their relationship. Disportrait, Alejandro Alvarez and Ulrik Wivel, Denmark, 2014, (52:00), West Coast Premiere Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato accepts the challenge of modernizing the tradition-bound Mikhailovsky Ballet in St. Petersburg. Live performance by Invertigo Dance Theatre tells engaging stories through virtuosic movement, whimsical theatricality and live music. Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Laura Karlin, Invertigo has quickly become a cornerstone of the Los Angeles’ dance scene. A Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) grant recipient, Invertigo has performed in such venues as the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Ford Amphitheatre, Alex Theatre, LACMA, Broad Stage and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Friday, June 17 Short Films Program, UCLA’s Royce Hall, Westwood Doors open at 6 p.m. for Dance Media Lounge; Screenings at 7 p.m., $15 Ravages, Alan Lake Factori(e), Canada, 2015, 13:53 Weaves a kind of abstract narrative, inviting the viewer to dive into a fragile symbolic universe where humanity confronts what is unchangeable. Shift by Bandaloop, Rachael Lincoln & Amelia Rudolph, USA, 2015, (11:00) A short mountain dance film featuring Bay Area vertical dance compay Bandaloop as they journey across the Sierra. An African Walk in the Land of China, Pierre Larauza & Emmanuelle Vincent, Belgium/China, 2015 (13:20) An African young woman roams the streets in search of a meeting in the age Chinafrica. Migrant Bodies, Xavier Curnillon, Canada, 2014, (12:00) Through the subjective force of movement, dancers perform a unique interpretation of the stages of the migration process. Love Songs for Robots, Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski, Canada, 2015 (4:00) Inspired by the ballet and sculpture of the avant-garde artist Oskar Schlemmer, with performance and choreography by Mistaya Hemingway. Lov-ism: Things that Matter, Paul Sixta, The Netherlands, 2014, (4:00) An invitation to observe the delicate politics of intimacy that emerge while meeting significant others in a physical surrounding. NÉANTS, Nellie Carrier, Canada, 2015 (9:48) Four characters see their destiny falling apart. An exploration about mourning, an anticlimax. In Between, Blake Horn and Lillian Stamey, USA, (4:45) A non-linear journey of a relationship that has been uprooted and unraveled gripped by the inability to listen, trust, and surrender. Time is lost and understanding of love abandoned. Dance of the Neurons, Jody Oberfelder and Eric Siegel, USA, 2015 (5:00) Dancers echo the birth of neurons and synaptic connections, choreographer collaborated with neuroscientists. Phrase, Benjamin Shearn, LACDC Kate Hutter, USA, 2015 (7:49) A love letter to the city of L.A. and the artists of L.A. Contemporary Dance Company. Secondary, Jacob Jonas, 2015 (5:00) Exploring togetherness and escapism through dance and fashion from Groceries Apparel. Saturday, June 18 (day) World Dance Films, The Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood Documentary screenings at 1 p.m.; Shorts at 2:30 p.m., $15 After the Curtain, Emelie Mahdavian, USA/Tajikistan, 2015 (70:00) Four female dancers battle shifting cultural norms in this predominantly Muslim nation. ‘hold (STILL), Jenny Stulberg, USA, 2015 (6:56) First dance-film in the collection “Still Life Dances,” a series of movement studies based on still life paintings from the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Inheritor Recordings, Brian Johnson, Canada, 2014 (6:20) Features 16 dancers from 605 Collective warps time and place to augment and expand 605’s raw physicality. Flamenco, Gloria Ui Young Kim, Canada, 2015 (12:00) An impressionistic dance film about lust, lonliness and obsession as sparks fly between dance partners and lovers. Rhizophora, Davide De Lillis, Vietnam, 2015 (16:00) Follow a day in the life of 11 Vietnamese youths who live with disabilities caused by agent orange. Saturday, June 18 (evening) UCLA’s Royce Hall, Westwood, 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for Dance Media Lounge; Screening starts at 7 p.m., $15 For Two/Deconstructed: A Conversation with Melissa Barak, Jeannette Godoy, year, USA (7:34) An intimate look at the relationship between a choreographer and her dancers during the rehearsal process. Horizontes, Eileen Hofer, Cuba, 2015, (71:00) Three generations of National Ballet of Cuba classical ballet dancers, 5th Annual Dance Along – TBA, Free Screening of CalArts Winners – TBA CalArts Archive presentation and Emerging Artist Award - TBA WHEN: Saturday, June 11, Thursday June 16 through Sunday, June 18, 2016 WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 250 South Grand Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles UCLA’s Royce Hall and The Fowler Museum, Westwood, Los Angeles TICKET PRICES: Screenings $15; Opening Night Reception with Screenings & Live Dance Performance $100 For More Information and to Purchase Tickets: www.dancecamerawest.org; 310-248-4944 https://www.facebook.com/events/998280296926916/ https://www.facebook.com/DanceCameraWestFilmFest/ Dance Camera West (DCW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the vibrant art of dance media. DCW connects diverse cultures and environments through its exploration of dance on screen, bringing hundreds of challenging and provocative films to Los Angeles from around the globe, effectively bridging the gap between the uniquely influential Los Angeles film community and the significant local dance populace. Even more importantly, Dance Camera West utilizes the accessible nature of dance as a non-verbal art form to reach across cultural, geographic, and socio-economic divides by making a special effort to engage a wide range of Los Angeles audiences of varying ethnicities and interests, offering everyone a chance to experience the thought-provoking thrill of dance media. Globally speaking, Dance Camera West is one of only a handful of organizations that presents dance media, and the only one of its kind on the West Coast. Given that distinction, DCW has been fortunate to partner with some of the most prominent venues and organizations throughout the Los Angeles area. Co-presenters have included the Getty Center, REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Directors Guild of America, the Hammer Museum, and many others. Dance Camera West is a 501(c)3 dance media arts organization committed to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance film from around the globe. We seek to interconnect diverse populations and environments through the innovative art fusion - dance on screen, which merges performance and cinematic aesthetics.

Cumbe Summer Camp info session June [Special Events]

Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1368 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY

  • Jun 11 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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The next Information Session for our popular DANCE, DRUM, AND IMAGINATION SUMMER CAMP is Saturday, June 11! Come meet our Teaching Artists, see our camp location, and get your questions answered. Time: Saturday, June 11 from 2:00-3:00pm Location: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, in the Skylight Gallery (3rd Floor). 1368 Fulton Street (between Marcy & Tompkins Ave.). Here's information on our Camp: Children ages 3-5 & 6-9 will unleash their imaginations as they create dances, songs, costumes, and dioramas in our Summer Camp at Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance. Campers can sign up with their age group for one or both sessions. * Register by April 11 for an Early Bird Discount - we have Sibling Discounts too* -------- Session 1 (July 5 - 15): Ease on Down the Road ------- Come along on a funky musical journey down the yellow brick road. Drawing inspiration from "The Wiz," we're creating our own mini-musical over the course of this 2-week session. Campers will explore their creative voices and the themes of home, courage, and friendship using a mix of performing and visual arts. Working together with our teaching artists, they'll create their own dances using Jazz, Hip Hop, and basic tumbling moves, and compose musical numbers using African djembe drum rhythms. Campers will also make masks, costumes, dioramas, a Brooklyn-themed Emerald City set, and more. At the end of the session, campers will get to show their family and friends what they've created in a fun performance for all. ----- Session 2 (July 18 - 29): Laughing Trees: African Fables ----- Join us on an adventure through enchanted forests full of magical creatures. Campers will enter the magical world of African and African-American folklore in this 2-week session. Using books like Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, campers will explore their creative voices and play in a world filled with kings who can change into snakes, trickster animals, and laughing trees. They'll learn riddles and games, and create songs and dances based on West African and American folk traditions. Campers will also paint dioramas of enchanted forests and create puppets, masks, and costumes of the creatures who live there. At the end of the session, campers will get to show their family and friends what they've created in a fun performance for all. TIMES: 9:00am to 3:00pm (weekdays only) Early Drop-off & Extended Day Options are available LOCATION: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (in Bed-Stuy) 1368 Fulton Street (between Marcy & Tompkins Ave.) Brooklyn, New York, 11216 See all camp details and register at: http://bit.ly/1RCMpuh Feel free to contact us with any questions at: (718) 935-9700 or info@cumbedance.com. We look forward to seeing you and your little ones soon! Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance www.cumbedance.com

SOAK 2016: LEIMAY LUDUS Lab with Peter Sciscioli Voice as Movement with Peter Sciscioli [Workshops]

LEIMAY LUDUS LABS

Cave home of LEIMAY
58 Grand Street Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

  • Jun 11 @ 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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This lab is intended for anyone interested in exploring or using voice as a practice and/or in performance. Using an anatomy-based approach to increasing awareness of the breath, accessing many dimensions of sound production, and working into speaking and singing, we will discover how exploring the voice as movement can expand the variety of choices that are available to performers, connect us to our unique vocal power, and allow for a fuller means of expression through the body. Peter Sciscioli is an interdisciplinary performer, creator, educator and producer working in dance, music, theater and film. Since 1997 he has created work with a variety of collaborators for performance, site-specific and gallery venues throughout the world. In 2012, Peter founded the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium, a network of artists and producers working across disciplines and cultures. He has engaged with communities in countries from Mexico to Macedonia, worked extensively with artists Meredith Monk, Jane Comfort and Daria Fain, and performed in work by Jonathan Bepler/Matthew Barney, Ping Chong, DD Dorvillier and Philip Glass/Mary Zimmerman, among others. Peter currently teaches for the Trinity/La MaMa program, and curates the Moving Arts Lab at Earthdance.

Triskelion Arts Presents... Laurel Snyder, Li Cata, & Paul Singh [Professional Performances]

Triskelion Arts

Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street
Brooklyn, NY

  • Jun 11 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jun 12 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Triskelion Arts Presents... Laurel Snyder, Li Cata, & Paul Singh June 11 - 12, 2016 at 8pm Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – Enter on Banker Street Tickets: $16 in advance / $20 at the door Purchase at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-laurel-snyder-li-cata-paul-singh-tickets-21391415299 Triskelion Arts is pleased to present a shared program of new work by Laurel Snyder, Li Cata, and Paul Singh this June in the Muriel Schulman Theater. Li Cata's A Propagandum questions the effects of media on its audiences. What are terrorist videos, elite newspapers, abstract dances, or pop songs trying to tell me? As a creator, what messages am I conveying, intended or unintended? A Propagandum becomes complicit in the hype-making while trying to keep aware of what it's propagating. Made in collaboration with Liz McAuliffe. Laurel Snyder continues her solo exploration of melody and movement with her newest work, solos are hard to make. She will call on her physical intelligence to release her blocks as a songwriter and compose new melodies live in conversation with her pre-recorded, original sound-score. Together, these elements will inspire a layered, viscerally aural landscape; a unique reality where vulnerability is presented, embraced, and celebrated. Paul Singh wants to be madder than you. He wants to be hungrier than you. He wants to be gracious like you. He wants to be unrecognizable to you… to make you keep coming back. More Info: www.triskelionarts.org

SOAK 2016 LEIMAY Friends Showcase: Terra Incognita Theater, Kat Brown, and Timothy Scott, Nicolas Noreña & Hannah Gross [Professional Performances]

Leimay

CAVE home of Leimay
58 Grand Street
Brooklyn, New York

  • Jun 11 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Part of LEIMAY’s SOAK Festival June 2-18, join Terra Incognita Theater, Kat Brown, and Hannah Gross, Timothy Scott & Nicolas Noreña, on June 11, 8pm, for work that is experimental, rigorous, and thought-provoking. More details: http://leimaymain.cavearts.org/?p=4315 Terra Incognita Theater Loose Ends One woman, one life. Stories interweave. Time is passing. Coming to terms, or not? Forgiveness and gratitude, or not? The material in this piece was developed by Isobel Roth guided by Thomas Richards, Cecile Berthe and Mario Biagini in workshops of The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. The current production is directed by Polina Klimovitskaya. 

 Nicolas Noreña, Timothy Scott and Hannah Gross TELE-VISION: on spiritual displacement A mystical romance, a ballet about human faced with the unknown and the awe, the fear and the mystical longing for union with that which is beyond understanding, be it death, exotic far off places, chance, or an intergalactic being. Do spaces haunt people or do people haunt spaces? Fruit! Crowds going mad! A ghost! And much more! Stay tuned! Kat Brown (de)Composition Applying it to the Pablo Neruda line “I want to do to you what spring does to the Cherry tree,” lines and layers repeat till words become raw sound and movement loses its structure. From this shambled space does raw sound becomes a song and movement manifests as a dance. Decay and dissolution: from chaos the true composition is allowed to emerge. About the Artists Kat Brown is a movement artist and writer based in New York. Informed by Jungian Authentic Movement and somatic practices her work approaches movement as a means to understand and embody symbolic language. Through long duration performance she also takes up the relationship between time and the body, this work is rooted in the idea that if time is a truth, it's a truth of the body. Polina Klimovitskaya, the founder and artistic director of Terra Incognita Theater, is an international master teacher and director who began her career in Moscow. Currently she teaches at Hunter College and Michael Howard Studio in New York and conducts annual workshops in Paris and Lisbon. 
 Isobel Roth is a member of Terra Incognita and has performed with them in the past three Soak Festivals. She is a member of the NYC Seed Group and has studied at the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in Italy. 


 Hannah Gross, Timothy Scott and Nicolas Noreña started collaborating a year ago through the CAVE/LEIMAY residency program. They have presented FOUR FOURS at MoMA and are proud to share TELE-VISION: on spiritual displacement at SOAK. About the festival SOAK is a festival presenting a stream of AcTS and training in theater, butoh, dance, music, and performance art every summer-spring season. SOAK is molded by LEIMAY, the interdisciplinary ensemble and producing organization behind the acclaimed New York Butoh Festival. SOAK takes place at LEIMAY’s home, CAVE, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. SOAK broadens the perceptions of our artists and audiences with work that is experimental, rigorous, and thought-provoking. The festival showcases finished and in-progress work by international, local, and fellow artists, and blends them together in a concoction that inspires audiences, fuels the artists, and stimulates the community surrounding LEIMAY’s activities. Submerge your senses!

The History of Spaniards in New Jersey Lecture and Dance Demonstration [Lectures/Panels]

Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre

Voorhees Hall 105 (adjacent to the Zimmerli Art Museum)
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ

  • Jun 12 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Be culturally enriched and take a journey back in time as the people of Galicia, Spain migrated to New Jersey since the mid 1800s with this unique and fascinating lecture dance demonstration presented by the widely acclaimed Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre. Admission is FREE! Stories of the journeys of Galician families, along with photos and excerpts of oral histories, will educate you as why these people came to NJ and how they have impacted their NJ communities. Accompanying demonstrations of regional dance movements and musical instruments by Alborada artists in traditional costumes will bring their cultural traditions to life for our audience. After the presentation, join us for light refreshments in the Zimmerli Art Museum lobby. Please RSVP - call 732-598-3979 or email alboradadance@optonline.net. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Middlesex County Board of Freeholders, through a grant provided by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. About the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre Through dance, drama and music, the passionate artistry of Alborada reveals the many diverse and historical threads that comprise the multicultural fabric of Spanish culture. Both entertaining and educational, the variety of its repertoire runs the artistic gamut of Spanish Flamenco and traditional dances, to Hispanic, Celtic, Moorish cultural influences and beyond. As stated by Tammy LaGorce, New York Times, Alborada is: awhirl in drama and color. Visit www.AlboradaDance.org for more information. Alborada can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alborada.dance.

Dancer Inside New York [Special Events]

Dancer Inside New York

Martha Graham Center r
55 Bethune Street
New York, NY

  • Jun 12 @ 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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The Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition-event of the Italian architect and photographer Simone Ghera, scheduled for Sunday, June 12,th 2016, at the studios of Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. The photographic composition is generated by the architecture, in a game of contrast and harmony with the inclusion of the dancers in a structural and architectural context (stairs, buildings, perspective locations). The artist's aim is to integrate, through the geometric composition of lines and perspectives, the universal language of dance with the architectural richness and materials typical of territorial identities. Simone’s shots show absolute spatial, where horizons, gravity, points of view and the very surfaces the dancers are moving on are purely arbitrary. In New York, after the many stages in Europe and abroad (Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Vienna, Prague, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Baku, Rio de Janeiro), the subjects of copyright shots involving dancers from major US companies, photographed in New York location. During the event DANCER INSIDE NEW YORK some ballet dancers, coordinated by the director of Premiere Division, Nadege Hottier, will perform in a few short ballet performances. Simone Ghera, architect and photographer based in Rome, after a long time only worked in film for some years approached the digital, still prefer to shoot in black and white. Opening hours: Sunday, June 12, 2016, from 16.00 to 21.00 - Free admission and refreshments offered by the winery La Scolca www.simonegheraphotography.com

BalletX 2016 Summer Intensive [Workshops]

BalletX

The Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

  • Jun 13 @ 01:00 AM - Jun 25 @ 01:00 AM
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Location: The Wilma Theater 265 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Auditions: Philadelphia: February 28, 2016, 3:30PM - 4:30PM University of the Arts New York: March 13, 2016, 3:30PM - 4:30PM Alvin Ailey Studios Video Submissions accepted through March 13, 2016

Aerial & Dance and Circus Camps [Workshops]

Caroline Calouche & Co.

Caroline Calouche & Co.
9315-E Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC

  • Jun 13 @ 09:00 AM - Aug 26 @ 05:00 PM
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Summer Camps! June - August Scholarships Available! Check website for application link. Application Deadline: April 30 http://carolinecalouche.org/camps/ Ages 5 – 11 / 9am – 5pm / Mon-Fri Bring a water bottle, lunch and snack. Star Gazer Camp June 13 – 17 & July 11 – 15 Through contemporary and aerial dance, campers create a dance inspired by our solar system. Cirque Camp June 20 – 24 & July 18 – 22 Tumble and soar in our Cirque Camp with classes in trapeze, acrobatics, sling, juggling and contortion. Anderson Tale Camp June 27 – July 1 & Aug. 22 – 26 Classic tales by Hans Christian Anderson brought to life through dance and aerial arts. Register here: https://app.thestudiodirector.com/carolinecaloucheco/portal.sd?page=Login Pricing: $25 Registration Fee / 1 week = $200 / 2 weeks = $350 / 3 weeks = $525 / 4 weeks = $700 / 5 weeks =$875 / 6 weeks = $1050

SOAK 2016: LEIMAY LUDUS INTENSIVE with Ximena Garnica LEIMAY LUDUS: The Porous Body with Ximena Garnica [Workshops]

LEIMAY LUDUS LABS

Cave home of LEIMAY
58 Grand Street Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

  • Jun 13 @ 06:00 PM - Jun 17 @ 10:00 PM
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LEIMAY Ludus Training is envisioned by artistic director Ximena Garnica as a laboratory for developing and sharing an instinctive, conscious and rigorous way to cultivate the performer’s body. It is constantly reinvented in conversation with internal and external dynamics rather than relying on a singular technique. LEIMAY Ludus values training as an act of growing the body through embracing it voice, soul, intellect and physicality. The third annual Ludus Training Summer Intensive is open to dancers, actors, performers, movers and those interested in investigating the human body’s vast possibilities. Ximena utilizes improvisation as a means of personal exploration, thus accessing each student’s individual physical potential so as to develop a unique and individualized movement vocabulary. Exercises offer opportunities to explore internal openness and energy flow; to distinguish different approaches to generating energy and impulses; to activate different body qualities; and to facilitate an awareness of consciousness through the exploration of the unconscious domain. During the LEIMAY Ludus Summer Intensive participants will be engaged in practices which cultivate an individual presence and prepare an alert and neutral body that is ready to perform and to be moved. Ximena Garnica is a Colombian born interdisciplinary choreographer, director and artist based in New York. She received a B.A. in theater arts with a minor in multimedia studies from the City College of New York. In 2006 she graduated from Akira Kasai’s Tenshikan Dance Institute in Tokyo. Ximena is active as a curator and producer. She has been awarded with the 2010 Bessie Schonberg Individual Choreographers Residency at the Yard and has been recognized with the prestigious Van Lier Fellowship for young Hispanic directors in New York. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally in Japan, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Mexico and Colombia. Currently she teaches at P.H.T.S, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama. Other teaching credits included master classes and lectures at Denison University, Skidmore College, DeSales University, Muhlenberg College and the Academia Superior de Artes de Bogota. She lives in Brooklyn and leads ongoing training in dance and performance at CAVE.

Jessica Lang Dance Launches 5th Anniversary Season Including Three New York Premieres by Jessica Lang [Professional Performances]

Jessica Lang Dance Company

The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave
New York
New York, New York

  • Jun 14 @ 07:30 PM - Jun 19 @ 02:00 PM
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Jessica Lang Dance, under the artistic direction of choreographer Jessica Lang, will celebrate its 5th Anniversary season with a week-long engagement at The Joyce Theater on June 14 – 19, 2016, featuring five pieces, including three New York premieres. There will be a post-performance Curtain Chat discussion with Lang and dancers from the company following the performance on June 15. “Beginning our 5th year at the Joyce is really fitting and meaningful since the company was first formed here as part of a Joyce Theater Artist Residency in 2011,” says Lang. “It was the original seed of opportunity that made JLD possible.” Jessica Lang Dance members include Clifton Brown*, Patrick Coker, Julie Fiorenza*, John Harnage, Eve Jacobs, Kana Kimura*, Laura Mead, Milan Misko, and Jammie Walker. (*indicates founding members) Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) is dedicated to creating and performing the work of Jessica Lang. JLD enriches and inspires global audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music. The Company will move into its first home, the Jessica Lang Dance Center, in September. The new Center, located in Long Island City, Queens, will feature professional dance studios and a school offering classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, reflecting Lang’s belief in the importance of education. THE 2016 SEASON *Solo Bach (2008), a New York premiere, is a solo work set to Partita No. 3 in E Major, Gavotte and Rondeau by Johann Sebastian Bach. Among the Stars (2010), was originally commissioned by Texas International Theatrical Arts Society (TITAS), with music by Ryuichi Sakamoto. *Thousand Yard Stare (2015), a New York premiere co-commissioned by Iowa’s Des Moines Performing Arts, honors wounded veterans and those affected by war. The piece, set to Beethoven’s late string quartet, was voted “Best of 2015” by the Chicago Sun-Times when it was previewed at the Harris Theater Center in Chicago. *Sweet Silent Thought (2016), a New York premiere, is inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnets and set to original music by Jakub Ciupinski. Sweet Silent Thought commemorates the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. i.n.k. (2011), set to a commissioned score by Jakub Ciupinski, was inspired by Japanese visual artist Shinichi Maruyama’s work entitled KUSHO. i.n.k. was the first piece Lang choreographed for her new company, JLD in 2011; it was created with the support of The Joyce Theater Artist Residency program. Jessica Lang Dance will perform on June 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm; June 16 and 17 at 8 pm; June 18 at 2 and 8 pm; and June 19 at 2 pm. Tickets start at $10 and can be arranged by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at www.Joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more info, please visit Joyce.org.

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance & Bryn Cohn + Artists present HOME [Special Events]

Gibney Dance Center
280 Broadway
New York, New York

  • Jun 16 @ 07:30 PM - Jun 18 @ 07:30 PM
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BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A) present HOME in a collaborative evening at Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, Gibney Dance Center NYC, from June 16-18, 2016 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 advanced sales online and $20 at the door. They will be available in late April at www.gibneydance.org/calendar/ or by calling the Gibney Dance Center box office at 646.837.6809. HOME draws upon ritualistic and traditional processes to elucidate the concept of home through interpersonal encounters, environments and the pursuit of self and collective understanding. In these two NYC premieres, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and BC+A incorporate interactive set pieces in a pre-show exhibition and mid-show interlude as well as in two distinct works, enabling our image of home to become amorphous while also serving as a thematic thread upon which we establish community. Scenic design elements, such as commonly seen furniture, supported frames, and micro-sanctuaries, are interwoven into kinetic movement languages to portray the loss, challenge and celebration that occur within individuals and family. Through continuously evolving structures that transform the space and the complex relationships developed amongst the performers, we come to understand that our concept of home is constantly shifting as we move through life. By examining utopian models of the “picture perfect” family in contrast to human realities, the work provides a lens into a universal concept that we can all access to reimagine and define our own notion of what it means to find home.

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance & Bryn Cohn + Artists present HOME [Special Events]

Gibney Dance Center
280 Broadway
New York, New York

  • Jun 16 @ 07:30 PM - Jun 18 @ 07:30 PM
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BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A) present HOME in a collaborative evening at Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, Gibney Dance Center NYC, from June 16-18, 2016 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 advanced sales online and $20 at the door. They will be available in late April at www.gibneydance.org/calendar/ or by calling the Gibney Dance Center box office at 646.837.6809. HOME draws upon ritualistic and traditional processes to elucidate the concept of home through interpersonal encounters, environments and the pursuit of self and collective understanding. In these two NYC premieres, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and BC+A incorporate interactive set pieces in a pre-show exhibition and mid-show interlude as well as in two distinct works, enabling our image of home to become amorphous while also serving as a thematic thread upon which we establish community. Scenic design elements, such as commonly seen furniture, supported frames, and micro-sanctuaries, are interwoven into kinetic movement languages to portray the loss, challenge and celebration that occur within individuals and family. Through continuously evolving structures that transform the space and the complex relationships developed amongst the performers, we come to understand that our concept of home is constantly shifting as we move through life. By examining utopian models of the “picture perfect” family in contrast to human realities, the work provides a lens into a universal concept that we can all access to reimagine and define our own notion of what it means to find home.

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Bryn Cohn and Artists Present "Home" [Professional Performances]

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Bryn Cohn and Artists

Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway,
New York, New York

  • Jun 16 @ 07:30 PM - Jun 18 @ 07:30 PM
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BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance & Bryn Cohn + Artists present HOME at Gibney Dance Center June 16-18, 2016 BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A) present HOME in a collaborative evening at Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, Gibney Dance Center NYC, from June 16-18, 2016 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 advanced sales online and $20 at the door. They will be available in late April at www.gibneydance.org/calendar/ or by calling the Gibney Dance Center box office at 646.837.6809. HOME draws upon ritualistic and traditional processes to elucidate the concept of home through interpersonal encounters, environments and the pursuit of self and collective understanding. In these two NYC premieres, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and BC+A incorporate interactive set pieces in a pre-show exhibition and mid-show interlude as well as in two distinct works, enabling our image of home to become amorphous while also serving as a thematic thread upon which we establish community. Scenic design elements, such as commonly seen furniture, supported frames, and micro-sanctuaries, are interwoven into kinetic movement languages to portray the loss, challenge and celebration that occur within individuals and family. Through continuously evolving structures that transform the space and the complex relationships developed amongst the performers, we come to understand that our concept of home is constantly shifting as we move through life. By examining utopian models of the “picture perfect” family in contrast to human realities, the work provides a lens into a universal concept that we can all access to reimagine and define our own notion of what it means to find home. “An apartment, an island, a hospital, a subway station, a prison, a freshly mowed lawn with a stack of bricks, and anything and everything in between. Home is not solely a place to call your own, it is universally binding regardless of its form - it is the intimate place where life, in all its beauty, pain and messiness, happens. In crafting this world with my BC + A family, we have mirrored, reimagined and morphed our personal narratives to build an experience that encapsulates the avid desire of belonging that binds us all together.” -Bryn Cohn “I have found home in people, places, and chosen families in a one-stoplight, rural Massachusetts town, Cameroon, New York City, and several points along the way. My longest journey, however, has been a quest towards self-actualization. I am continually searching for home within myself: asking questions, navigating boundaries, finding freedom, hoping to feel at peace. Realizing home, freedom, and peace is found by BodyStories dancers in this work, and deserved by all individuals.” -Teresa Fellion HOME will feature dancers Iman Barnes, Zachary Bergfelt, Mia DeWeese, Alex Jenkins, and Audrey Rachelle of BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, and Rachel Abrahams, Nicholas Grubbs, Jessica Malat, Yuliya Romanskaya and Will Tomaskovic of BC + A; lighting design by Timothy Cryan; original compositions by John Yannelli and Kevin Keller, with live music by John Yannelli and Trilogy: featuring Dominic Boyle and Emily Cardwell. Costuming by Nina Katan and Sebastian Arango. “The “W” in the title stands for ‘world,’ and Ms. Fellion and her colleagues do succeed in creating one... John Yannelli and members of the SLC Experimental Music Ensemble contribute a richly textured, partly live score of drones, strings plucked and strummed, swelling distortion, and high hums. The choreography is action-packed with a strong flow, a current that is sometimes tidal, washing the dancers back and forth across St. Mark’s Church, turning the terrarium into an aquarium,” said Brian Seibert of The New York Times of The Mantises Are Flipping W.3. “Cohn’s choreography possessed immaculate shifts of texture and mood that were enthralling to watch...The smallest movement seemed to garner the greatest impact... What made the work so powerful was Cohn’s choreography paired with her performers’ highly responsive bodies, susceptible to these new twists and turns at any second,” said Tara Sheena of DIY Dancer of Into the Dark.

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Bryn Cohn and Artists Present "Home" [Professional Performances]

Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, Gibney Dance Center
280 Broadway
New York, New York

  • Jun 16 @ 07:30 PM - Jun 18 @ 07:30 PM
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BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance & Bryn Cohn + Artists present HOME at Gibney Dance Center June 16-18, 2016 BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A) present HOME in a collaborative evening at Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, Gibney Dance Center NYC, from June 16-18, 2016 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 advanced sales online and $20 at the door. They will be available in late April at www.gibneydance.org/calendar/ or by calling the Gibney Dance Center box office at 646.837.6809. HOME draws upon ritualistic and traditional processes to elucidate the concept of home through interpersonal encounters, environments and the pursuit of self and collective understanding. In these two NYC premieres, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and BC+A incorporate interactive set pieces in a pre-show exhibition and mid-show interlude as well as in two distinct works, enabling our image of home to become amorphous while also serving as a thematic thread upon which we establish community. Scenic design elements, such as commonly seen furniture, supported frames, and micro-sanctuaries, are interwoven into kinetic movement languages to portray the loss, challenge and celebration that occur within individuals and family. Through continuously evolving structures that transform the space and the complex relationships developed amongst the performers, we come to understand that our concept of home is constantly shifting as we move through life. By examining utopian models of the “picture perfect” family in contrast to human realities, the work provides a lens into a universal concept that we can all access to reimagine and define our own notion of what it means to find home. “An apartment, an island, a hospital, a subway station, a prison, a freshly mowed lawn with a stack of bricks, and anything and everything in between. Home is not solely a place to call your own, it is universally binding regardless of its form - it is the intimate place where life, in all its beauty, pain and messiness, happens. In crafting this world with my BC + A family, we have mirrored, reimagined and morphed our personal narratives to build an experience that encapsulates the avid desire of belonging that binds us all together.” -Bryn Cohn “I have found home in people, places, and chosen families in a one-stoplight, rural Massachusetts town, Cameroon, New York City, and several points along the way. My longest journey, however, has been a quest towards self-actualization. I am continually searching for home within myself: asking questions, navigating boundaries, finding freedom, hoping to feel at peace. Realizing home, freedom, and peace is found by BodyStories dancers in this work, and deserved by all individuals.” -Teresa Fellion HOME will feature dancers Iman Barnes, Zachary Bergfelt, Mia DeWeese, Alex Jenkins, and Audrey Rachelle of BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, and Rachel Abrahams, Nicholas Grubbs, Jessica Malat, Yuliya Romanskaya and Will Tomaskovic of BC + A; lighting design by Timothy Cryan; original compositions by John Yannelli and Kevin Keller, with live music by John Yannelli and Trilogy: featuring Dominic Boyle and Emily Cardwell. Costuming by Nina Katan and Sebastian Arango. “The “W” in the title stands for ‘world,’ and Ms. Fellion and her colleagues do succeed in creating one... John Yannelli and members of the SLC Experimental Music Ensemble contribute a richly textured, partly live score of drones, strings plucked and strummed, swelling distortion, and high hums. The choreography is action-packed with a strong flow, a current that is sometimes tidal, washing the dancers back and forth across St. Mark’s Church, turning the terrarium into an aquarium,” said Brian Seibert of The New York Times of The Mantises Are Flipping W.3. “Cohn’s choreography possessed immaculate shifts of texture and mood that were enthralling to watch...The smallest movement seemed to garner the greatest impact... What made the work so powerful was Cohn’s choreography paired with her performers’ highly responsive bodies, susceptible to these new twists and turns at any second,” said Tara Sheena of DIY Dancer of Into the Dark. ABOUT BODYSTORIES: TERESA FELLION DANCE BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance is a contemporary dance company that captures and communicates universal human encounters through dynamic, purposeful movement. We are a multifaceted, highly physical company laced with provocative, emotional, political and humorous edges. Our mission is to examine depths of society in their darkest and brightest moments and to inspire audiences to physically sense emotional and psychological aspects of the human condition on stage. Our work is intellectual and highly choreographed in every moment. It is intricately technical and controlled in every nuance, with a look that is not controlled. Live music is an important factor in many of our works. We also consistently work via in-depth collaborations in lighting, costume, video and set design. In addition to creating and performing innovative works, our company is committed to reaching diverse populations through outreach and education and maintaining a stable business model to sustain our work. Valuing international exchange, we collectively speak nine languages and research, perform, and collaborate with artists from five continents. BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance has shown work at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jacob’s Pillow, The Public Theater, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, University of Florida, ENTPE University (Lyon, France), NYU, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Bryant Park Summer Stage, BDF Edinburgh at EICC, Dixon Place, UME, ICA Boston, 92nd St. Y, Naropa University, Franco-American Cultural Center, CPR-Center for Performance Research, 14th St. Y, Merce Cunningham Theatre, MMAC, Ashawagh Hall, Triskelion Arts, GAP, and in concerts with Phish, among others. Collaborations on original music under the direction of our Musical Director, John Yannelli, are vitally integrated into our productions. Music collaborators include Yannelli, Trey Anastasio, Phish, Ryan Lott, Ryan Edwards, Kevin Keller, and Carver Audain. We have also enjoyed in-depth collaborations with costume designers Nina Katan, Ljupka Arsovska, and Elena Comendador, set designer, Robert Gould, and video artists Nel Shelby, Jacob Hiss, and Charles Dennis. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Teresa Fellion founded BodyStories in late 2011, after working as an independent choreographer since 2004. Fellion’s work has been positively reviewed by The New York Times, NPR, The Huffington Post, The Scotsman, Oberon’s Grove, NYTheatre.com, The Skinny Magazine, World Dance Reviews, Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, Edinburgh Spotlight, Southampton Press, Stage Buddy, East Hampton Press, Maine Sun Journal, and Earth Press, among others. She has received the Choreographic Fellowship from SummerStages Dance Festival and ICA Boston and the American Dance Guild Fellowship for Jacob’s Pillow’s Choreographers’ Lab. Teresa has received grants for her work from The National Endowment for the Arts Window Award, Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant, and space grants from ITE-Inception to Exhibition, MANA Arts/Armitage Gone! Dance, Mount Tremper Arts, Field FAR Space, and at Triskelion Arts and Mark Morris Dance Center through the Mellon Foundation. Teresa’s choreography has been commissioned by NYC Department of Transportation’s Summer Streets, chashama at 4 Times Square, Anita’s Way, and The Hudson River Museum via the Jordan Matter Dancers Among Us exhibit. She has led workshops and master classes, and been commissioned to set work at University of Florida, Gainesville, NYU, Pace University, Castleton State College, University of Maine, Farmington, Jacob’s Pillow, Moving Target Series in Cambridge, MA, and at several NYC and national performing arts schools. She has taught regularly at The Ailey School, Sarah Lawrence College, DreamYard Project, and Marquis Studios, and she is a faculty member and director of the Summer Dance Program at The Ross School. Teresa was named Artistic Liaison between Cameroon & U.S. by president Paul Biya, while performing with National Ballet du Cameroun and at the National Soccer Cup Finals. She has performed for Lucinda Childs, Sarah Skaggs, Kimberly Young, M’Bewe Escobar, Skip Costa, and Martha Bowers, and she has performed works by Twyla Tharp, Deganit Shemy, Liz Lerman, and Megan Boyd, among others. Teresa completed a Dance MFA from Sarah Lawrence under Bessie Schonberg Scholarship, Certificate from the Ailey School under scholarship, and BA in French & English Literature, with a minor in dance from NYU as a merit scholar. More information at www.bodystoriesfellion.org Connect with us: Facebook (BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance) Twitter BodyStories twitter link Instagram (@bodystoriesfellion) Linked In (Teresa Fellion) Vimeo BodyStories Vimeo link YouTube BodyStories Youtube link Link to Press Kit: http://bodystoriesfellion.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/BodyStories_EPK_web.pdf Link to Reviews: http://bodystoriesfellion.org/press-booking/ BodyStories: HOME Trailer: https://vimeo.com/161775939 ABOUT BRYN COHN + ARTISTS Bryn Cohn + Artists’ mission is to produce dance that constructs worlds of abstraction, risk and reality by investigating the edges of physical and imaginative boundaries. Movement vocabulary rooted in emotional dynamism serves as a way to recognize each person within the performer, and to feel the intimacy that unfolds from the company’s commitment to a rich, multifaceted experience. Cohn's work integrates technical clarity with recklessness, deep insight from gesture, and an understanding of how the body can speak in the most authentic ways. Collaborations in scenic design, costuming, lighting, and original score inspire Cohn to build a multifaceted universe onstage. BC+A positions itself at the forefront of an honest dialogue about how human beings interact with, connect to, and isolate themselves amidst the complexity of our world. The building of a theatrical movement vocabulary, in conjunction with honest and emotionally charged relationships, fluidly guide the dancers into a compelling exchange of movement and narrative concepts. BC + A has gained notable recognition for their educational and charitable initiatives within communities and organizations across the country. The company has brought their teaching programs to institutions including California Institute of the Arts, Peridance Capezio Center, City Ballet of Los Angeles, Velocity Dance Center, Nazareth College, California State University, Los Angeles, Chop Shop Dance Festival and Renaissance Arts Academy. BC + A annually collaborates on site – specific immersive experiences with art galleries and fashion organizations including Foley Gallery, Castle Fitzjohns and Bene Rialto as a means of making dance more accessible within the public sphere. Founded in 2012, Bryn Cohn + Artists is a New York-based contemporary dance company comprised of diverse collaborative artists from a variety of geographical and ethnic backgrounds. The company has been met with acclaim amongst artists, press and audiences through New York, New Jersey, California, Boston, Michigan and Seattle. Hailed as “groundbreaking, primal, graceful, flowing effortlessly, surreal and supernatural” (Brooklyn Buzz), BC+ A has performed in premiere venues including Danspace Project, The 92nd Street Y, The 14th Street Y, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, The Boston University Theater, Nazareth College, Dixon Place, The Martha Graham Theater, Judson Memorial Church, The Center for Performance Research, The Theatre at Meydenbauer, Abrons Arts Center, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Salvatore Capezio Theater, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Triskelion Arts and Brooklyn Arts Exchange among others. BC + A has received awards and funding including The Alfred Z Solomon Charitable Trust, SILO Residency through DanceNOW, The Far Space Residency through The Field, and most recently was named Inception to Exhibition’s Fan Favorite and won a fully produced performance in March 2016. The company was represented in The Gallery Roster at Pentacle Danceworks Inc. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Described as a “dancemaker who does not shy away from much” (DIY Dancer), Bryn Cohn founded and assumed the position of artistic director of Bryn Cohn + Artists in 2012. She has been commissioned to create original works for Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Grand Valley State University, California State University, Fullerton, The Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program, the fashion designer Betsey Johnson on a site-specific installation, The Youth America Grand Prix and Bayonne High School. Cohn is on permanent faculty at Peridance Capezio Center and for the Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program where she teaches composition, improvisation and contemporary techniques. She directs the modern department at Greenwich Ballet Academy. As a sought after educator and lecturer, Cohn has participated in master educational engagements at Gibney Dance (NYC), Loyola Marymount University (CA), California State University, Fullerton (CA), Broadway Dance Center (NYC), CAPAS (NYC) and for the Michael Susten Dance Company (NYC). She will receive a full feature profile in Dance Teacher Magazine in July 2016. Cohn created C.O.N.N.E.C.T a goal-setting forum for dance artists, hosted at Gibney Dance. She was one of twenty international artists invited to participate in The New Aesthetics Performance Intensive in a dance theatre collaboration conducted by Crystal Pite and Pol Hayvaert in Vancouver, B.C. Cohn was selected to serve on The Massachusetts Cultural Council Choreography Fellowship Panel. She has received scholarships to Bridge: Choreographic Dialogues at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, the Bessie Schoenberg Choreographic Lab at New York Live Arts and Systems for Understanding Movement and Choreography, led by Susan Marshall. Cohn has performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Alex Ketley, Colin Connor and Barak Marshall, and in self choreographed solos Leak and Au Revoir Love. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in dance performance and composition under the direction of Stephan Koplowitz. More information at www.bryncohnandartists.com. 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The Show [Professional Performances]

Reject Dance Theater

The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

  • Jun 17 @ 08:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Jun 18 @ 08:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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In its fourth season of creating innovative and engaging dance theatre, RDT presents: THE SHOW. This production represents the culmination of a year of deep collaboration. This season we decided to support our dedicated dancers by commissioning their work. THE SHOW will premiere three new pieces: two from the NYC company and one from the Boston company. Each piece continues to explore the themes that are foundational to our company's mission. Also included in the Boston premiere of THE SHOW are special guest artists Matthew Cumbie and Mat Elder. RDT is a contemporary modern dance company founded by Smith College MFA alumni Rebecca Hite Teicheira, Stephanie Simpson, and Stephen Ursprung. The mission of RDT is to continuously challenge an audiences perception of dance; whether it be by exploring the boundaries of ones physicality, integrating various mediums of visual and dramatic arts, challenging preconceived notions of commercialized dance forms, or delving into the psychology of dance. We find work most exciting when our bodies become strange to us; when we can look at the human form in a different light and discover new qualities within our moving selves that have previously lain dormant. Currently, RDT is based in New York City and Boston and has performed in a variety of venues and festivals across the country including the MixMatch Dance Festival, Los Angeles, CA; Built on Stilts Festival, Marthas Vineyard, MA; Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, NY; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Trinity Rep Theater, Providence, RI; the Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA; and Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. www.rejectdancetheatre.com Please take the time to support the importance of creating new art by visiting our Indiegogo campaign. All donations are tax deductible and go directly back to the dancers and production costs. Thank you! http://igg.me/at/the-show

Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet [Professional Performances]

New Chamber Ballet

City Center Studio 5
130 West 56 St
NY, NY

  • Jun 17 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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Miro Magloire presents his New Chamber Ballet in a program of repertory works and two world premieres by Magloire and resident choreographer Constantine Baecher. Dancers are Sarah Atkins, Elizabeth Brown, Holly Curran, Traci Finch, Cassidy Hall, Amber Neff, and Shoshana Rosenfield. Ballets are set to music by Ravel, Schoenberg, Tartini, and contemporary Swiss composer Beat Furrer, and will be performed live by pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na. Performances June 17 & 18 at 8 PM

Anna Marie Holmes - Inside the World of Dance [Special Events]

Sandisfield Arts Center

Sandisfield Arts Center
5 Hammertown Rd
Sandisfield, MASSACHUSETTS

  • Jun 19 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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Emmy-award winning choreographer and longtime Jacobs Pillow Ballet Program Director Anna Marie Holmes with pianist Ramona Pansegrau, Kansas City Ballet Music Director in a special lecture, demonstration, and audience Q and A - Fascinating reminiscences of Holmes' life from her time as a young ballerina in Russia, prima ballerina, choreographer, and teacher at Jacob's Pillow - Insights into what directors look for in dancers today - Teaching/Demonstration by Holmes and two Jacobs Pillow dancers of how basic movements are shaped into a cohesive whole - Audience Q and A For dance students, teachers, and lovers of dance! - A rare opportunity to hear, see, and interact with a master! Special discount for dance student groups!

RIOULT DANCE NY [Professional Performances]

The Joyce Theater
175 8th Ave
1J
New York, New York

  • Jun 21 @ 07:30 PM - Jun 26 @ 07:30 PM
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RIOULT Dance NY presents Two Programs World Premiere of Cassandra’s Curse NYC Premiere of Polymorphous The Joyce Theater June 21-26, 2016 RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, returns to The Joyce Theater from June 21-26, 2016 with eight performances featuring World and New York City Premieres. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org. An established name in modern dance with a reputation for performing sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical works, RIOULT Dance NY performs two programs. WOMEN ON THE EDGE examines the role of women in times of conflict and features the World Premiere of Cassandra’s Curse, set to live music. The second program is distinguished by the New York City premiere of Polymorphous, a piece exploring the subjectivity of perception through movement and technology; Duets, a suite of magnificent duets drawn from some of Pascal Rioult’s finest dances; and two repertory works. Special events during the company’s Joyce Theater engagement include a Family Matinee on Saturday, June 25 with $10 tickets available for children aged 6-14; a Curtain Chat following the Thursday, June 23 performance with members of the company, as well as a gala immediately following the performance on June 22 at Studio 450, 450 W. 31st Street, NYC. Call 212-398-5901 for gala tickets. RIOULT Dance NY Season at The Joyce Theater – June 21-26, 2016 PROGRAM A: WOMEN ON THE EDGE…Unsung Heroines of the Trojan War Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30pm; Thursday, June 23* & Saturday, June 25 at 8pm; Sunday, June 26 at 7:30pm *Stay with us for a post-performance Curtain Chat after the curtain goes down on Thursday, June 23. Iphigenia (2013) Iphigenia is a dance drama chronicling a young woman’s transfiguration from innocent child to transcendental heroine. Based on Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis, it focuses on King Agamemnon’s decision to sacrifice his daughter – much to the horror of his wife, Clytemnestra, and his daughter’s betrothed, Achilles – and Iphigenia’s ultimate acceptance of her fate. Through dramatic dance scenes woven together with a recurring ensemble-the Greek chorus, the part-narrative, part-abstract piece unfolds, reintroducing audiences to this beautifully tragic story. On Distant Shores (2011) On Distant Shores...A Redemption Fantasy evokes the ancient myth of Helen of Troy. “I always thought Helen got a bad rap,” says Pascal Rioult. In this work he sets out to redeem her, imagining she is brought to Troy against her will, where she encounters four god-like warriors. Cassandra’s Curse (World Premiere) The world premiere of Pascal’s new work, Cassandra’s Curse, is set to a commissioned score by acclaimed composer Richard Danielpour and will premiere with live music. Loosely based on Euripides’ The Trojan Women, this dance reveals the character of Cassandra, whose gift of prophecy allows her to foresee the unfortunate fate of Troy, though not a soul believes her. Her curse is a metaphor for a society’s tendencies to ignore the voice of reason and to repeat its history of war and violence. Cassandra’s Curse is co-commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Dance and created in part with the support from the Made in Wickenburg Residency program with funding from the R. H. Johnson Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, WESTAF, and the Wellik Foundation. Program B Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm*; Friday, June 24 at 8pm; Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26 at 2pm *Gala immediately following this performance at Studio 450. Dream Suite (2014) Dream Suite is a contemporary take on romanticism. The contrasting mood of Tchaikovsky’s “Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C Major” is juxtaposed with more aggressive, rhythmic and athletic movement. With a palette inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall, this thoroughly contemporary work delves into the surreal as it evolves. Polymorphous (2015) - NYC Premiere Set to selections from J.S. Bach’s “The Well Tempered Clavier,” Polymorphous explores the subjectivity of perception through movement and technology. The work takes on the very idea of polymorphism, referring to the act of something that assumes or occurs in various forms. Duets Duets, a series of duets and double duets drawn from Pascal Rioult’s extensive repertory, captures his knack for distinctive partnering. Bolero (2002) Bolero, one of Rioult’s most popular works, is a bold and unique interpretation of Ravel’s famous musical score. Its perpetual motion and ever-changing patterns build to an inevitable climax, creating a riveting tour de force. RIOULT Dance NY, founded in 1994, fast became an established name in modern dance with a reputation for bringing the sensual, articulate, and musical dance works of Pascal Rioult to audiences worldwide. The ten-dancer company, based in New York City, is led by husband-and-wife team Pascal Rioult and Joyce Herring - both former Martha Graham Dance Company principal dancers. With an established repertoire of over 40 dances that expands each year, RIOULT Dance NY presents an annual New York Season and tours nationally and abroad. In addition, in-school arts education and community outreach have been integral to the company since its inception, introducing students and families to the art of modern dance. www.rioult.org RIOULT Dance NY’s 2016 NY Season is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by: Fund for New Works, a Kenneth French Legacy; The Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation; Harkness Foundation for Dance; Howard Gilman Foundation; The O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; and The West Survivors Trust Fund. ####

Triskelion Arts Presents...Leslie Seiters [Professional Performances]

Triskelion Arts

Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street
Brooklyn, NY

  • Jun 25 @ 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
  • Jun 25 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
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Triskelion Arts Presents...Leslie Seiters Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 4pm & 7pm Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – Enter on Banker Street Tickets: $16 in advance, $20 at the door Purchase at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-leslie-seiters-tickets-21391517605 More Info: www.triskelionarts.org Seiters' more UNICORN is a magnificently simple dance of contradictions. Coupling the seemingly incongruous is a prompt to be wider and not limited by singular direction. Created from durational research attempting to undefine, be something wild, and make something accidentally, this new work values clarity AND blurriness, solidarity AND divergence, vigilance AND carelessness, so-much-more AND nothing-more. We move in pairings of persons, actions, and purposes. We attempt simple propositions that reveal complexity. We participate fully in order to get out of the way of what we are making. We play in thresholds of predictability, duration, togetherness, control, repetition and change. Directed by Leslie Seiters, and created/performed by Anya Cloud, Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, Justin Morrison and Leslie Seiters.

Feast of the Tarantati [Professional Performances]

I Giullari di Piazza

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave. (at 112th Street)
New York City, New York

  • Jun 29 @ 08:00 PM - 09:45 PM
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Alessandra Belloni and her performance troupe, I Giullari di Piazza, will present "Feast of the Tarantati," an ancient healing ritual featuring "Tarantata - Spider Dance," and other trance dances and healing chants dedicated to the Black Madonna. Adapted from Italian traditions regarding the Fast of St. John, the ritual was performed annually on June 29 for the benefit of women suffering from psychiatric disorders believed to be the result of a tarantula's bite. The audience is invited to participate in "releasing the poison and venom from our bodies and souls."

Feast of the Tarantati [Professional Performances]

I Giullari di Piazza

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave. (at 112th Street)
New York City, New York

  • Jun 29 @ 08:00 PM - 09:45 PM
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Alessandra Belloni and her performance troupe, I Giullari di Piazza, will present "Feast of the Tarantati," an ancient healing ritual featuring "Tarantata - Spider Dance," and other trance dances and healing chants dedicated to the Black Madonna. Adapted from Italian traditions regarding the Fast of St. John, the ritual was performed annually on June 29 for the benefit of women suffering from psychiatric disorders believed to be the result of a tarantula's bite. The audience is invited to participate in "releasing the poison and venom from our bodies and souls."

World Dance Movement Italy - The International Workshop [Workshops]

World Dance Movement

Artinscena di Annalisa Bellini
Via Serritella, 10
70013
Castellana Grotte, Bari Italy

  • Jul 10 @ 09:00 AM - Jul 31 @ 11:45 PM
  • Jan 1 @ 01:00 AM - 01:00 AM
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World Dance Movement - The International Workshop - builds connections between dance and diverse cultures that inspire and transform dancers around the world. Our focus is to present dancers with an opportunity where they receive one-on-one training and attention in a noncompetitive atmosphere. The curriculum challenges dancers of all levels through a comprehensive study-vacation model. You will be able to enjoy training with dancers from nearly 25 countries with the same passion and drive to be the best they can be. Immerse yourself in various cultures while learning from an international faculty of unparalleled talent... ...There is nothing better! CLASSES: Ballet Jazz Contemporary Modern Hip Hop Lyrical Street Jazz Improvisation Contemporary Partnering Audition Techniques Gaga Movement Language Ohad Naharin Repertoire Acrobatics Aerial Dance/Tissue Choreographic Workshops Active-Isolated Flexibility and more! FACULTY: Michèle Assaf, Bruno Collinet, Desmond Richardson, Stacey Tookey, Billy Goodson, Clarissa Mucci, Benoit Swan Pouffer, Veronica Peparini, Federica Angelozzi, Sabatino D'Eustacchio, Igal Perry, Silvia Humaila, Joshua Pelatzky, Eva Sánchez Martz, Macia Del Prete, Noa Paran, Valentina Franchino, Tiziana Pagliarulo, Marco Cavalloro and others TBA! CLASS LEVELS: Children 6-9 / 9-12 Intermediate 13+ Advanced/Professional 17+

Aerial & Dance Summer Intensive [Workshops]

Caroline Calouche & Co.

Caroline Calouche & Co.
9315-E Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC

  • Jul 11 @ 09:00 AM - Jul 29 @ 05:00 PM
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Aerial & Dance Summer Intensive July 11 – 29 Scholarships Available! Check website for application link. Application Deadline: April 30 http://carolinecalouche.org/classes/summer-intensive/ Ages 12+ / 9am – 5pm / Mon-Fri Bring a water bottle, lunch and snack. All levels of experience welcome! Training in dance and aerial arts each day. Classes in Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Partnering and Aerial Arts. July 11 – 15: Guest Contemporary Teacher: EE Balcos CC&Co. Faculty: Pauline Legras, Alison Johnson and D.A. White July 18 – 22: Guest Ballet Teacher: Maria Caruso CC&Co. Faculty: Caroline Calouche July 25 – 29: CC&Co. Faculty: Caroline Calouche & Alison Johnson Register here: https://app.thestudiodirector.com/carolinecaloucheco/portal.sd?page=Login Pricing: $25 Registration Fee / 1 Week = $400 / 2 Weeks = $700 / 3 Weeks = $975

transcenDANCE 10xChange [Student Performances]

transcenDANCE Youth Arts Program

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA

  • Jul 14 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Jul 15 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Jul 16 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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On July 14, 15, and 16, transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project presents 10xChange, a teen dance performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. This annual performance is the culminating event of the six-month long CREATE program where young dancers explore the collective history of transcenDANCE through a social change curriculum. 35 high school students from six different partner schools were selected and will be joined by 15 alumni guest performers. Student work is shaped into an original dance theatre production in collaboration with dance professionals including Tonnie Sammartano, Erica Buechner, Ron "RJ" Davis, grace shinae jun, and Seiha Vor. The show also features original live music and film content. Through this compelling dance theatre performance, audiences will witness a new generation of youth planting the seeds of change for the next chapter of transcenDANCE. DATES/TIMES: Thursday, July 14th at 2pm (Student Groups Only**) Public Performances Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 at 8pm VIP Reception, Saturday, July 16, 6:00-7:30 pm LOCATION: Sherwood Auditorium Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037 Tickets can be purchased online: www.tDArts.org. Ticket Prices range from $10 - $25 for performances. VIP Package price is $75 per person and includes a show ticket, reception with food, drink, live music, silent auction and more.

CRDT Studio Show Fundraiser [Special Events]

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre

American Rhythm Center
410 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

  • Jul 14 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Join us for a chance to preview the work in process for our 2016 Fall Concert Series and discuss it with us and your fellow CRDT friends and fans less than 3 months before the final pieces premiere on stage! 6:00 Performance 7:00 Reception with the Artists You will get up close and personal with the dancers and musicians, see the inside workings of the choreographic and composition process, and have an opportunity to give the artists feedback during our reception. Donation requested at the door. All donations support artist salaries. Tickets are not required, but in the case of a capacity audience preference will be given to those who have RSVP'd.

BalletX Summer Series 2016 []

BalletX

The Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street
Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

  • Jul 15 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jul 16 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, presents Summer Series 2016 at The Wilma Theater, July 6-17, featuring world premieres by choreographers Matthew Neenan and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa in collaboration with virtual art shop Klip Collective. Neenan’s work will comprise geometric shapes and optical illusions, which form the backdrop for a meditation on memory, and touching tribute to the life of a dear friend. Ochoa’s piece follows the journey of a lone man into the world of surrealist Rene Magritte, encompassing skyscapes of bowler hats, apples, and windows. Working in tandem with each choreographer, Klip Collective will integrate immersive projection lighting and technology with storytelling to create compelling experiences, which have been commissioned by Sundance Film Festival, Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, and Longwood Gardens. Tickets: $35-$45 Online: http://balletx.org/summerseries.html By Phone: 215-546-7824 Box Office: The Wilma Theater, 265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Rock Ballet Vortex [Professional Performances]

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre

Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater
6000 Bartley Rance Road
Reno, Nevada

  • Jul 15 @ 08:30 PM - Jul 16 @ 10:00 PM
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Reno, NV - The Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch will come alive with ballet grace and passionate rock, dance, and alternative music as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents the rock ballet Vortex July 15th and 16th as part of the Artown celebration. Artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne has choreographed an exciting contemporary ballet that will be like no other you have ever seen. Imagine ballerinas performing grande jetés to music by popular rock artists. The stage will feature scaffolding and exciting props and sets that will create a visual spectacle that cannot be missed. Thanks to generous support from the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, the E.L. Cord Foundation, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation and the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation, the rock ballet Vortex is free to the public. The gates open at 7:30pm for picnicking and the shows begin at 8:30pm. This is a PG-13 production. A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company for the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. They are northern Nevada's largest company under the instruction of a professional faculty with years of performing experience in renowned metropolitan ballet and production companies across the United States and Europe. Vortex during the month of July is part of the 21th annual Artown festival, July 2016. The month-long summer arts festival features more than 500 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide. Artown receives major funding from the City of Reno, and is sponsored by Grand Sierra Resort, U.S. Bank, NV Energy, Reno Tahoe USA, RGJ Media, KOLO 8 News Now, Reno Media Group, and KNPB Public Television. Additional support is received from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. ###

Amanda Selwyn presents GREEN AFTERNOON IV [Special Events]

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre

Home of Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel
230 Old Stone Highway
East Hampton, NY

  • Jul 16 @ 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces Green Afternoon IV, a performance and cocktail reception at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, July 16, 2016. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations, with performers dancing in tree houses, on outdoor sculptures, in and around the swimming pool, in the woods, and more. A more formal presentation of her newest work REFUGE, will begin at 5:50pm and will be followed by a reception. Green Afternoon IV takes place at 230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are $75 ($150 for Patron Tickets) and can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-afternoon-2016-tickets-24716069429.

WDM International Dance Competition [Special Events]

World Dance Movement

Historial Piazza
Largo Portagrande
Castellana Grotte, Bari Italy

  • Jul 16 @ 05:00 PM - 11:45 PM
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World Dance Movement - The International Competition will provide the opportunity to compete with dancers from over 25 countries as well as receive constructive criticism from top international-renowned choreographers. The Competition will take place on a beautiful outdoor stage, in front of a historical church, in an Italian Piazza, during World Dance Movement Italy – The International Workshop. GROUP CATEGORY: Seniors Juniors Students AGE: Seniors: 17+ years old Juniors: 12-16 years old Students: 7-11 years old CATEGORY: Soloists / Pas de Deux (They will compete together if we do not have enough Pas de Deux entries to make a separate category) Groups STYLE: Tap / Theater Dance / Open Hip Hop (Only Groups) Contemporary / Modern / Jazz Ballet PRIZES: cash and prestigious international scholarships

Inoffensive Family Series [Professional Performances]

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre [nid:219159]

Stage 773
1225 West Belmont
Chicago, Illinois

  • Jul 17 @ 02:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre fuses music, dance, and visual art to explore and celebrate contemporary American society. Join us July 17 for a journey through the rich history of American music and dance that the whole family will enjoy. You’ll experience the New Orleans style of the early 1900s, the swing and big band phenomena of the ‘30s, bebop from the ‘40s, free and avant-garde jazz from the ‘60s, the jazz/rock fusion of the ‘70s, and influences of Latin, Indian, African, Rock and Soul. Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre’s multi-disciplinary artwork is theatrical and thoughtful, vivacious and exuberant. This exciting show combines dynamic choreography, inspiring music, audience participation and much more, creating a treat for all the senses.

Great Friends Dance Festival-2016 []

Island Moving Company

Great Friends Dance Festival
30 Marlborough St
Newport, RI

  • Jul 21 @ 07:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Jul 22 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Jul 23 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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  • Jul 17 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Jul 19 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Jul 20 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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Island Moving Company and the Newport Historical Society presents this wonderful opportunity to see great dance and have a great time at the Great Friends Dance Festival! The festival runs from July 14-July 23rd at 7:30 pm and there are unique performances every evening. This year we welcome Owen/Cox Dance from Kansas City, MO as our 2016 Residence Exchange Company. Performances will be held at the Great Friends Meeting House, 30 Marlborough St., Newport, RI 02840. Tickets: General Admission-$28, Students-$23 More information available at www.islandmovingco.org or call 401-847-4470

Next Step Summer Intensive [Workshops]

Brooklyn Ballet

Brooklyn Ballet
160 Schermerhorn
Brooklyn, New York

  • Aug 8 @ 10:00 AM - Sep 2 @ 10:00 AM
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August 8–August 19 Monday–Friday Levels I, II, & III August 22–September 2 Monday–Friday Levels II, III, & IV Next Step prepares dancers for professional and high school performing arts auditions and cultivates strong, well-trained, educated and independent dancers. The daily schedule includes: - Ballet Technique - Pointe/Pre-Pointe - Choreography - Modern - Yoga/Stretch - Character - Variations ------------------------------------------------- Audition Information: March 12, 2016 1:30-3:30pm at The Actor’s Fund Theatre (register for the audition here) April 16, 2016 1:30-3:30pm at The Actor’s Fund Theater (register for the audition here) Level I & II from 1:30-2:30pm Level III & IV from 2:30-3:30pm $20 Audition fee Register online or by phone at 718-246-0146.

CADE: Carolina Aerial & Dance Exchange [Workshops]

Caroline Calouche & Co.

Caroline Calouche & Co.
9315-E Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC

  • Aug 12 @ 09:00 AM - Aug 14 @ 08:30 PM
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CADE 2016 August 12 – 14 Carolina Aerial and Dance Exchange is a one of a kind conference that brings together dance, aerial and circus arts. The goal is to create an open learning and sharing atmosphere through classes and seminars to excite and inspire people to try new ways of moving, learning and connecting. Ages 16 – Adult $25 Registration Fee WAVIED through April 30 1 day unlimited pass: $150 2 day unlimited pass: $225 3 day unlimited pass: $300** **3 day pass comes with a free CADE shirt and ticket to Rouge! To purchase a pass: -Click “Register” button below and create an account -Under “Online Store” menu, select “Buy Class Cards” and choose among the CADE options. -Click “Checkout” and click through all steps 3/3 to finalize. Register To register for classes: -Select “Enroll in a Class” -Select “CADE” -Choose your classes and check out, clicking through all steps to finalize (Select that you’ll pay at the studio if you have already purchased a class pass. You will not be charged for individual classes). Special Offer Add-Ons CADE shirts: $10 if purchased upon registration Rouge Ticket: $15 if purchased upon registration Can be purchased online. Once you create a profile and register (via button below), select “Search Online Store”. Drop-in Registration: Opens June 1 Classes held @ CC&Co Studio (9315-E Monroe RD) and Aerial CLT (617 E 28th St) Register here: https://app.thestudiodirector.com/carolinecaloucheco/portal.sd?page=Login

Dancewave's Advanced Summer Dance Intensive! [Workshops]

Dancewave

Dancewave
45 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

  • Aug 15 @ 10:00 AM - Aug 26 @ 04:00 PM
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August 15-26, 2016 | Ages 10+ This summer, join us for a fun and focused intensive experience featuring technique classes, improvisation, and repertory with renowned artists. The Advanced Summer Dance Intensive will include an informal showing highlighting emerging choreographers & will culminate with a special performance opportunity for participants. Audition & application required. Scholarships available. To register, visit www.dancewave.org/summersem/asdi for details & pricing. FEATURED TEACHING ARTISTS Dante Brown – Advanced Modern Technique & Repertory (week 1) Alexandra Beller – Advanced Modern Technique (week 2) Caroline Fermin – Ballet Technique (week 1-2) & Dance for Film (week 2) AUDITIONS Dancewave 182 – 182 Fourth Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 April 23, 2016 – 1:00-2:30pm May 26, 2016 – 5:00-6:30pm June 17, 2016 – 5:00-6:30pm July 19, 2016 – 5:00-6:30pm Tuition: $335-$945

Premiere Division August Summer Intensive [Workshops]

Premiere Division

New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
New York, NY

  • Aug 15 @ 10:00 AM - Aug 26 @ 06:00 PM
  • Jun 6 @ 04:00 PM - Jun 17 @ 08:00 PM
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CHOOSE OUR 1 OR 2 WEEK PROGRAM. 8hr A DAY. Received ballet, contemporary and acting for dancers from a well known teachers from New York City Teachers are Tony nominated, stage director of Cirque du Soleil, principal dancers from majors companies In the beautiful studios from New York Live Arts 219 west 19th street (btw 7th and 8th Ave.) New York, NY 10011 The Premiere Division Workshop is a program where each dancer will learn to solidify and strengthen their classical technique, adding a sense of quality and precision to their movement FACULTY: Ballet: --Nadege Hottier --Richard Bowman --Karina Elver Contemporary: --Ramon Flowers --Manuel Vignoulle --Gregory Dolbashian Modern: --Karine Plantadit Improvisation --Ramon Flowers --Calen Kurka Acting for dancers --Richard Crawford --Karina Elver --Karine Plantadit Floor Barre --Natalia Sheptalova Gymnastics --Jessica Howard Alexandre Technique -- Linda Mackool Yoga -- Karine Plantadit Lecture Nail your audition --Karine Plantadit This versatile curriculum helps to create a strong and well-rounded dancer CURRICULUM: Ballet Pointe Variations (Bournonville repertoire) Contemporary repertoire (Forsythe) Contemporary Modern Pas de deux (ballet, contemporary, improve) Improve Acting Yoga Floor barre Alexandre technique Audition: Please upload your video to any online video site, or send your video directly to info@premieredivision.org with your name, age and current school. The video must include: • Adagio, petit allegro, pirouette and grand allegro. • All girls must include pointe work in their video. • Your video should not exceed 10 minutes in length. If you have a variation, you may also use that as your audition video Registration online www.premieredivision.org Info@premieredivision.org No housing

Layla and Majnun: Mark Morris Dance Group and The Silk Road Ensemble [Professional Performances]

The University Musical Society

Power Center
121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI

  • Oct 13 @ 07:30 PM - Oct 15 @ 08:00 PM
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Mark Morris returns with his company of 15 dancers for a new, large-scale production that receives its world premiere in September. Layla and Majnun is an Arabian love story that originated as a poem in ancient Persia and is well known among many Middle Eastern and sub-continental cultures. In love from childhood, Layla and Majnun (the name means “possessed”) are not allowed to unite. Majnun, mad in his obsession with Layla, becomes a hermit when she is married off to another man. He devotes his life to writing verses about his profound love for Layla, and although they attempt to meet, they die without ever realizing their relationship. The music for this highly anticipated collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Silk Road Ensemble is by the Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyli and performed by the revered singer Alim Qasimov and his daughter, Fargana. Co-presented with Michigan Opera Theatre. Co-presented with Michigan Opera Theatre.

Wonderbound Presents: A Gothic Folktale [Professional Performances]

Wonderbound

PAC @ PCS
1001 W 84th Ave
Denver, 80260

  • Oct 14 @ 07:30 PM - Oct 23 @ 07:30 PM
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The curtain opens to a fantastical circus straight from the mind of Garrett Ammon. The Fool watches from afar as the ringmaster directs act after act until The Star appears and steals The Fool’s heart with her magic. Set to the hauntingly beautiful music of Jesse Manley, and featuring the interactive illusions of Professor Phelyx, this astonishing production invites audiences to step into the magical realm under the big-top.

Dorrance Dance in Concert [Professional Performances]

The University Musical Society

Power Center
121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Oct 21 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Former STOMP member and 2015 MacArthur “Genius” Grant awardee Michelle Dorrance honors tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history by pushing the form rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. The innovative choreographer creates an imaginative world of sound, movement, and the forces that join them. Her UMS debut will feature an explosive show that blasts open our notions of tap with every stomp, stamp, and shuffle. “One of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today…” (The New Yorker) Program: SOUNDspace and ETM.

PORTRAIT OF MYSELF AS MY FATHER NORA CHIPAUMIRE [Professional Performances]

The University Musical Society

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  • Nov 17 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Nov 18 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Nov 19 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Nov 20 @ 02:00 PM - Jan 20 @ 03:30 PM
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“Chipaumire has become a rock star of downtown dance, with a majestic quality that blows everything else out of the water.” (Dance Magazine) The Zimbabwean choreographer Nora Chipaumire made her UMS debut as a member of Urban Bush Women in 2008 and now brings her latest work, portrait of myself as my father, to Ann Arbor. The performance celebrates and critiques masculinity, manhood, and ideas around the “African male.” The two performers — Senegalese dancer Kaolack joins Chipaumire — are tethered together in a makeshift boxing ring, battling their shadows and their ancestors and reflecting on what it is about the Black African male body that both intimidates and intrigues us.

LAST WORK BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY [Professional Performances]

The University Musical Society

Power Center
121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Jan 7 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Power Center
121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Jan 8 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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UMS presents the North American premiere of Last Work, a new evening-length piece by Ohad Naharin performed by one of the world’s pre-eminent dance companies. Using the company’s famous Gaga technique, a movement language developed by Naharin, Last Work offers a political meditation on futility, shifting from sustained and meditative movement to frenzied, destabilizing bursts of energy that run through a huge range of emotion.

IDIOT-SYNCRASY IGOR AND MORENO [Professional Performances]

The University Musical Society

Arthur Miller Theatre
1226 Murfin Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Jan 12 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Jan 13 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jan 14 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 AM
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The Urban Dictionary describes “idiotsyncracy” as “any method or procedure based in ritual or dogma that continues by force of momentum beyond the limits of common sense.” That’s certainly what’s in store when Igor and Moreno take the stage. Beginning by singing a Sardinian folk song, they proceed to bounce —literally— for the duration of the piece. Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas say that when they set out to create Idiot-Syncrasy they wanted to “change the world.” Recognizing that this would likely not be possible through a performance, they started jumping, singing, and testing different things that require perseverance, while exploring the immediacy of action as a vehicle for meaning, ideas, and desires. Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the two London-based dancers take audiences on a unique journey of self-discovery, exploring both togetherness and solitude. “Idiot-Syncrasy feels very human. More than that: humane…I left feeling an expanded person.” (LondonDance)

Betroffenheit: Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre [Professional Performances]

The University Musical Society



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  • Jan 17 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Some questions are impossible to answer and some experiences too personal to express. Crystal Pite, the choreographer who brought The Tempest Replica to Ann Arbor four seasons ago, is back with her 2015 work for Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre: Betroffenheit, which means a sort of shock, speechlessness, and bewilderment. This searing work has its roots in a deeply personal tragedy, the deaths of writer Jonathon Young’s teenage daughter and two cousins in a fire. With unflinching honesty, it achieves broad resonance as it touches on themes of loss, trauma, addiction, and recovery through a boundary-stretching hybrid of theater and dance. “A stunning testament to what can happen when life turns into art.” (The Globe and Mail)
May 31, 2016