Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre

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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul.  www.amandaselwyndance.org

 


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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre Presents It's A Game  | Open: 06/27/13 Close: 06/29/13
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces its 2013 Season, the Thirteenth Annual Performance Season from Thursday –Saturday, June 27-29, 2013 at 7:30pm at New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC.  The season will feature the World Premiere of It’s a Game.  Tickets are $30 ($20 for Live Arts members, students, and seniors) and are available at www.newyorklivearts.org or by phone at (212) 924-0077. 

It’s a Game will be an evening-length dance theatre work that will bring a chess game to life through character, movement, line, pattern, relationship, and human drama. Inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen and the magic of Harry Potter, the piece will create a moving fantasy of power dynamics, competition, and strategy. With Selwyn’s fresh and vibrant movement language of extended limbs, physical risk, athleticism, gesture, energy, release, touch, and balance, she will activate emotional expression and offer many in-roads for audiences to make meaning for themselves. 


About the Company: Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul.

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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents the World Premiere of RENEWAL  | Open: 03/13/15 Close: 03/15/15
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces its Fifteenth Anniversary Performance Season, the World Premiere of Renewal, from March 13-15, 2015 as part of the Tribeca Dance Series at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, at 199 Chambers St, NYC. Performances are Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm, Saturday March 14 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at http://tribecapac.org/amanda-selwyn-dance-theater/ or by phone at 212.220.1460.  The Saturday evening performance will be followed by a gala from 9:00 – 11:30pm, which will include a silent auction, a presentation of company’s arts-in-education program, cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets will be $125-250 for the performance and reception. The gala will be held at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway at Leonard Street. Gala tickets are available at http://tribecapac.org/amanda-selwyn-dance-theater/ or by phone at 212.220.1460. 

 

Renewal is an evening-length work that unpacks the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again – dramatizing how we re-invent ourselves again and again over time.  Renewal will be composed of a series of shorts that shift the physical and visceral present movement, re-starting, reclaiming, and revitalizing our experience of it.  Each short will highlight signature structures and elements in Selwyn’s style including gesture, partnering, virtuosic artistry juxtaposed with pedestrian movement, humor, character, and theatricality.  With Selwyn’s fresh and vibrant movement language of extended limbs, physical risk, athleticism, energy, release, touch, and balance, she will activate emotional expression and offer many in-roads for audiences to make meaning for themselves.

 

“Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement, the romance of motion and emotion – she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping all in the short 55-minute production.” - Inside New York



 

“Amanda Selwyn’s work is masterly and emotionally expressive, she is truly gifted in the art of dance making.” - NYC Dance Stuff

 

Dancers: Sarah Buscaino, Adam Robert Dickerson, Jenny Gillan (rehearsal director), Manon Hallay (apprentice), Gildas Lemonnier, Louie Marin, Torrey McAnena, Robert Moore, Emily Pacilio,

Randall Smith, Sarah Starkweather.

Costume Design: Anna-Alisa Belous, Lighting Design: Dan Ozminkowski, Sound Design: Joel Wilhelmi, Rehearsal Director: Jenny Gillan.

 

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul.  www.amandaselwyndance.org

 

Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented over 30 productions at NYC venues including New York Live Arts, Dance Theatre Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Kumble Theater, and John Jay College.  We have been presented twice at Jacob’s Pillow, Westfest, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Dance Teacher Summit, COOL NY, Movement Research, and Pushing Progress Series. We have toured to festivals, presented open rehearsals, interactive performance events and workshops, and offer arts-in-education programming through Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre to children in the NYC public schools.

 

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, is dedicated to identifying, supporting and presenting established and emerging artists in a variety of disciplines, including music, dance and children’s theatre to the diverse Metropolitan audience. www.tribecapac.org

 

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Green Afternoon Ii  | Open: 07/13/13 Close: 07/13/13
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces a performance and installation at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations.  A more formal performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception.  Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at http://greenafternoon2.eventbrite.com/.

Amanda Selwyn will be presenting an excerpt of her newest work It's a Game It’s a Game will bring a chess game to life through character, movement, line, pattern, relationship, and human drama. Inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen and the magic of Harry Potter, the piece will create a moving fantasy of power dynamics, competition, and strategy. With Selwyn’s fresh and vibrant movement language of extended limbs, physical risk, athleticism, gesture, energy, release, touch, and balance, she will activate emotional expression and offer many in-roads for audiences to make meaning for themselves. 

 

Dancers: Sarah Buscaino, Jenny Gillan, Victor Larue, Emily Pacilio, Torrey McAnena, Randall Smith


About the Company: Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul.  www.amandaselwyndance.org

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