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BOOM! breathes new life into the ancient tradition of masked theater, full of spontaneous improvisations with the public, heart-touching drama, impossible skills and hilarious moments of sheer humanity. Peter Sweet and David Poznanter portray a cast of 6 characters who put on an entire circus, complete with slackrope, Cyr Wheel, juggling and live music.

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Pilobolus’s Shadowland is an euphoric mix of shadow-theater, dance, circus, and rock concert. The surreal and gripping story of a girl’s coming of age takes audiences on an eye-popping thrill ride, and features a world-premiere finale that plays tribute to New York City.

Shadowland begins at bedtime, as an adolescent girl prepares for sleep and longs to be grown up. She soon finds herself trapped in a distorted dream world in which she meets phantasmagoric animals, freaks, and monsters, all created by a cast of Pilobolus performers who miraculously transform their bodies into unimaginable shapes and figures. Following the twisted path of adolescence itself through encounters that are at once comic, threatening, seductive, and transformative, Shadowland celebrates the strange power of dreams to reveal who we’re born to be.

Shadowland combines Pilobolus’s legendary choreographic approach to partnering and its inimitable inventiveness with the style of shadow-theater that the company first developed for the 79th Academy Awards. It was created in collaboration with indie rock songwriter, composer and singer David Poe and with Steven Banks, playwright, actor, musician and head writer for “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The show is currently playing to sold-out houses across Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Asia, and South America.

Click links for video previews of Shadowland:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-6z9v05mDw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvfX287zWKk

Pilobolus is an internationally acclaimed collective, renowned for its unique, diverse collaborations that ignore preconceived barriers between creative disciplines. The company is committed to constantly making things, always creating collaboratively, and always exploring ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium. Pilobolus was founded in 1971 by a group of Dartmouth College students with no training in dance and no interest in playing by the rules. They employed an inventive naïveté that the contemporary “Pilobolus 2.0” energetically applies to the diversity of opportunities in today’s world. The company puts its intense creative energy into action in the communities where it performs, teaching groups of people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities new ways of thinking independently, forming genuine human connection, working collaboratively, and finding beauty in unexpected places.

Pilobolus has created and toured over 120 pieces of repertory to more than 65 countries, and currently performs its work for over 300,000 people across the U.S. and around the world each year. Pilobolus was featured around the world on the “79th Annual Academy Awards Broadcast,“ and on “60 Minutes,” “Sesame Street,” “Oprah,” “Ellen” and “Late Night with Conan O' Brien.” Pilobolus has been recognized with many prestigious honors, including a Scripps Award in 2000, a Dance Magazine Award in 2010, a TED Fellowship, a 2010 Grammy® Award Nomination, and several Cannes Lion Awards at the International Festival of Creativity. In 2015, Pilobolus was named one of Dance Heritage Coalition’s “Irreplaceable Dance Treasures.”

Tickets: Pilobolus will perform November 20 – December 6, 2016 (see complete schedule, below). Tickets are $30 - $70 and may be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941, or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M. The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, New York 10012.

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by Executive Director Michael Harrington, the NYU Skirball mission is to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities. For more information visit: www.nyuskirball.org.

Shadowland Schedule:

Week One:
Friday, November 20 at 7 pm – North American Premiere Gala Performance
Saturday, November 21 at 2 and 8 pm
Sunday, November 22* at 2 and 7 pm
Monday, November 23 at 7 pm**
Tuesday, November 24 at 7 pm**
Wednesday, November 25 at 7 pm

Week Two:
Friday, November 27 at 2 and 8 pm
Saturday, November 28 at 2 and 8 pm
Sunday, November 29 at 2 pm
Tuesday, December 1 at 7 pm
Wednesday, December 2 at 7 pm **
Thursday, December 3 at 7 pm

Week Three:
Friday, December 4 at 8 pm **
Saturday, December 5 at 2 and 8 pm
Sunday, December 6 at 2 and 7 pm

*There will be a pre-show talk before the afternoon performance
**There will be a post-show discussion following these performances

BalletCollective will present two world premieres ballets by Troy Schumacher on November 4 and 5, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. The new works were inspired by separate series of commissioned photographs by Paul Maffi and Dafy Hagai, with commissioned scores by music director and resident composer Ellis Ludwig-Leon (San Fermin) and Mark Dancigers (NOW Ensemble).

The program, showcasing the company’s commitment to artistic collaboration, will also include All That We See and Dear and Blackbirds. All pieces will be accompanied by live music performed by the ensemble Hotel Elefant.

There will be a pre-show lobby talk entitled, “Composing for Dance,” by Ellis Ludwig-Leon on November 4 at 6:30 pm, and a post-show discussion and Q & A on November 5 with Ellis Ludwig-Leon, Mark Dancigers and Troy Schumacher.

BalletCollective members include dancers Harrison Coll, Lauren King, Claire Kretzschmar, Ashley Laracey, Meagan Mann, David Prottas and Taylor Stanley. The resident creative team includes Troy Schumacher, director and choreographer; Ellis Ludwig-Leon, music director and composer; Cynthia Zarin, writer; and Brandon Stirling Baker, lighting designer.

The Company will present a preview of its season on Monday, October 19 at 7 pm as part of the Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process series, followed by a discussion with company members, moderated by New York City Ballet principal dancer Tyler Angle. http://goo.gl/NvAV5L

THE 2015 SEASON

Invisible Divide, choreographed by Troy Schumacher, is a new, full company ballet with music by Ellis Ludwig-Leone, performed by Indie vocalist Violetness, with source art by photographer Paul Maffi.

New ballet 2 (to be named) is a new duet performed by David Prottas and Taylor Stanley, with music by Mark Dancigers and choreography by Troy Schumacher, with source art by Israeli photographer Dafy Hagai.

All That We See (2014) is a collaboration between artist David Salle, Troy Schumacher and Ellis Ludwig-Leone inspired by a series of images from a painting by Salle generated specially for this work. All That We See will feature company members Taylor Stanley, Lauren King, Claire Kretzschmar, David Prottas and Meagan Mann.

Dear and Blackbirds, (2014) a pas de deux, performed by Ashley Laracey and Harrison Coll and choreographed by Troy Schumacher to music by Ellis Ludwig-Leone, is based on a poem by Cynthia Zarin.

BalletCollective, founded by Troy Schumacher in 2010, brings together artists, writers, composers, choreographers, and designers to collaborate as equals through the creation of distinctive works of art. BalletCollective’s works are intimate and reflective yet accessible, featuring a highly accomplished group of dancers in works that are made for them. At the heart of BalletCollective lies process. Artists from different genres come together and express ideas that are important to them individually; but as a group – a collective – they’re encouraged to think outside of what it is they usually do. A composer considers visual art, a choreographer the structure of a poem, a photographer is inspired by the rhythm of a piece of music. This collective effort is combined and refined, and ultimately presented to audiences. Each work’s creative life does not end at performance, but continues to be re-conceived as long as the work continues to be performed. BalletCollective has had previous seasons at the Joyce Theater, Baryshnikov Arts Center, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay, NYU Skirball Center and has an annual week-long residency at the Palm Theater in Telluride, Colorado. The Company has performed at the Fire Island Dance Festival, and made its Vail International Dance Festival debut this past summer. www.BalletCollective.com

Brandon Stirling Baker (Lighting Designer) works with artists internationally and throughout the United States. Baker’s lighting for dance has been commissioned by New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, José Limón Dance Company, LA Dance Project, BalletCollective, Theatre du Châtelet (Paris), Sadlers Wells Theatre (London), Maison de la Danse (Lyon), Guggenheim Bilbao (Spain), Havana Ballet (Cuba), Edinburgh Festival (Scotland), International Dance Biennial (South America), Joyce Theater, New York City Center, Fall For Dance Festival, New York Choreographic Institute and the Los Angeles Music Center. He is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts and Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. http://www.stirlingbaker.com
Mark Dancigers (Composer) is a composer of chamber, orchestral, film, and solo instrumental works, and the electric guitarist for the new-chamber music group NOW Ensemble. Mark is forging a musical language that lives somewhere between pristine post-minimalism and hallucinatory romanticism. As the Artistic Director and guitarist for NOW Ensemble, he has brought music by some of the most exciting voices of his generation to both national and international recognition. http://dancigers.com

Hotel Elefant (Music Ensemble), founded by composers Leaha Maria Villarreal and Mary Kouyoumdjian, brings an awareness of today’s music to the general public through commissions, performances, and moderated discussions between composers, performers, and audiences. Committed to modern sounds and sonic explorations, this "audacious and unafraid" (New Music Box) ensemble highlights living composers who are blurring lines, pushing boundaries, and fostering creativity. With a flexible roster of more than twenty musicians, Hotel Elefant works closely with a broad spectrum of progressive artists including John Luther Adams, Richard Carrick, Michael Gordon, David T. Little, Angélica Negrón, and Chinary Ung. Past performances include Lincoln Center, Look and Listen Festival, and the Bang on a Can Marathon; and a debut Carnegie Hall performance praised by The New York Times as “deeply felt.” http://www.hotelelefant.org

Dafy Hagai (Contributing Artist) is a Tel Aviv and New York City based art and fashion photographer. Her work has been published in VICE, Dazed, Vault Magazine, Nero Mag, Wax Magazine, It’s Nice That, V Magazine, Juice Magazine, Unlimited Magazine, Dreck Magazine, Office Magazine, and Pik Magazine and she has photographed for such clients as Levi’s, Creative control TV, Big K.R.I.T, Joey Bada$$, Cinematic Music Group and Sam Snider. She has also published several zines, including “Israeli Girls” which was recently transformed into a book. http://www.dafyhagai.com

Ellis Ludwig-Leone (Composer and Music Director) is a composer and the bandleader for Brooklyn-based San Fermin. Their self-titled debut album, released worldwide in the fall of 2013 via Downtown Records, was named as one of NPR’s “50 Best Albums of 2013,” and received rave reviews from The New York Times, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, NME, BBC and more. Downtown Records issued the band’s follow-up, Jackrabbit, worldwide in April 2015. The band has performed numerous shows and festivals throughout the world including Lollapalooza, Firefly, Festival d’Été, and Celebrate Brooklyn, and has shared the stage with The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, and The Head and the Heart. Ludwig-Leone has written for a wide variety of ensembles, including ACME, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Decoda, Fifth House Ensemble, Hotel Elefant, JACK Quartet, Metropolis Ensemble, and wild UP. He has worked closely with choreographer Troy Schumacher and BalletCollective, including on All That We See, a night of three ballets written in collaboration with artist David Salle and poet Cynthia Zarin, and Invisible Divide, which will premiere in November. His latest collaboration with Schumacher will premiere at New York City Ballet on September 30. He was named the 2015 Composer-In-Residence for the Alabama Symphony, and has been a recipient of residencies from The MacDowell Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Við Djúpið festival in Iceland. http://www.ellisludwigleone.com

Paul Maffi (contributing artist) was born in London and raised in Italy – where his father Roberto instilled in him a love for photography from an early age. Paul’s work frequently draws inspiration from his childhood memories, referencing the iconic pop culture of the 80s and 90s. After studying photography at anniversary, he went on to fain four years of invaluable experience assisting the highly talented and charismatic photographer Phil Poynter. Then, in 2008, Paul embarked on his own path which, to date, has seen him work with many of the fashion world’s top publications – including V Magazine, NY Times Style, Pop, Interview! and CR Magazine – and with influential editorial figures including Carine Roitfeld. Paul has collaborated on various projects with BalletCollective for the past 3 years. This is the first one entirely inspired by and for BalletCollective. http://www.paulmaffi.com

David Salle (Contributing Artist) helped define the post-modern sensibility by combining figuration with an extremely varied pictorial language. His paintings have been shown in museums and galleries worldwide. Although known primarily as a painter, Salle's work grows out of a long-standing involvement with performance. Over the last 25 years he has worked extensively with choreographer Karole Armitage, creating sets and costumes for many of her ballets and operas staged throughout Europe and America. In 1995, Salle directed the feature film Search and Destroy, starring Griffin Dunne and Christopher Walken. Salle is also a prolific writer on art. His essays and interviews have appeared in Artforum, Art in America, Modern Painters, The Paris Review, as well as numerous exhibition catalogs and anthologies. He currently writes a monthly column on art for Town & Country Magazine. http://www.davidsallestudio.net

Troy Schumacher (Director and Choreographer) formed BalletCollective as a twenty-first century model inspired by historic ballet, music and visual art collaborative efforts. Its mission is to present ballet-based work in an intimate setting with live music that represents contributions from the choreographer, dancers, musicians and artists who engage in an ongoing give and take process. Schumacher has received choreographic commissions from New York City Ballet, Danspace Project, the 92nd Street Y Fridays at Noon series, Performa, School of American Ballet, New York Choreographic Institute, Salon/Sanctuary, and Atlanta Ballet. Schumacher is active in other cultural media and has participated in a number of collaborations including Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, Aritzia and Creative Agency V Group's Zero Zero Project, Sony PlayStation, and a recent photo spread in The New York Times Men Style Magazine. As a dancer with the New York City Ballet, Schumacher has performed principal roles in a number of ballets, including George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Stars and Stripes, Peter Martins’ Swan Lake, and Jerome Robbins’ Four Seasons and Interplay. Schumacher choreographed and premiered his first ballet commissioned by the New York City Ballet in 2014, featuring music by Judd Greenstein and costumes by Thom Browne, and his new piece for the Company will premiere on September 30, 2015 featuring a new score by Ellis Ludwig-Leone and costumes by Marques’ Almeida. http://www.troyschumacher.com

Vanessa Upson (Vocalist) is a Peruvian-American singer-songwriter living in Brooklyn, NY. She releases music under the moniker Violetness, her electronic project. After a series of collaborations including Son Lux, Caroline Shaw, San Fermin, and Moon Boots, she is currently working on her debut album with composer William Ryan Fritch.

Cynthia Zarin (Resident Writer) is a poet, journalist, and children’s book author. Currently poet-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, she is also a long-time contributor to The New Yorker. Her books of poetry include The Swordfish Tooth, Fire Lyric, The Watercourse (winner, Los Angeles Book Award) and The Ada Poems. Zarin’s poetry for adults has been praised for its slightly offbeat perspective on mundane, typically overlooked topics, and her picture books for children, including Rose and Sebastian and What Do You See When You Shut Your Eyes?, encourage her preschool audience to look at things from a fresh perspective. Zarin has received numerous awards for her work, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by Executive Director Michael Harrington, the NYU Skirball mission is to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities.

BalletCollective will perform on Wednesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 pm. Tickets range in price from $20 – $75; student tickets are available for $12 and are available online at nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941 or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 – 6 pm. NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. For more information visit: www.nyuskirball.org

Dance Gotham  | Open: 01/10/14 Close: 01/12/14

Gotham Arts Exchange presents the eighth annual presentation of FOCUS 2014: DANCE GOTHAM from January 10-12, 2014 at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), NYC.  Tickets are $18 ($15 for NYU faculty, staff and alumni) and are available by phone at 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111 or online at nyuskirball.org.

DANCE GOTHAM continues to present a thrilling range of aesthetics and artistry with three full programs at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. From post-modern athleticism to seasoned theatricality, these programs, curated by Jodee Nimerichter (American Dance Festival) offer choreographic works that are sophisticated, witty, wonderfully intelligent and revealing.


Friday, January 10 at 8pm

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Chris Yon [makes dances]

Rosie Herrera Dance Theater

Stephen Petronio Company

 

Saturday, January 11 at 8pm

Adele Myers and Dancers

Gallim Dance

Paul Taylor 2

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE


Sunday, January 12 at 7pm

David Dorfman Dance

Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre

Hubbard Street 2

LeeSaar The Company

 

 

DANCE GOTHAM is a part of FOCUS 2014, the National Platform to promote American dance both abroad and nationally.  The week-long platform presents performances of U.S.-based dance companies during the annual Arts Presenters Conference in New York City, and one of the largest gatherings of artists, dancers and dance professionals in the U.S.  During the second week in January, four venues partner with Gotham Arts Exchange to present the artistic visions of the curators gathered to shape this year’s edition:

 

FOCUS 2014

www.focusdance.us

 

* FOCUS DANCE at The Joyce Theater, curator Laurie Uprichard

 

* DANCE GOTHAM at NYU/Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, curator Jodee Nimerichter

 

* DANCE MEET and SHOW CASE at New York City Center

 

 

FOCUS 2014 STEERING COMMITTEE

Rena Shagan, Chair; Laura Colby; Chad Herzog; Ken Maldonado*; Harold Norris; Cathy Pruzan; Bernard Schmidt; Linda Shelton; Burke Wilmore*

* staff members

 

FOCUS 2014 is produced by Gotham Arts Exchange and made possible with major support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.  www.focusdance.us

                                           

ARTIST BIOS

 

Adele Myers began her company, Adele Myers and Dancers in 2000 as part of her MFA Thesis project at Florida State University. The company is made up of 4-5 female members (though there once was a man). The work, brimming with robust athleticism, wit, and a personalized theatricality tends toward a humanist perspective that emphatically emphasizes people dancing, not simply dancers moving. AMD has been presented throughout the eastern seaboard including Bates Dance Festival (ME), Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out (MA), Danspace Project’s FSU alumni Academy Dances (NY), Dance New Amsterdam (NY), Vermont Performance Lab, New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas (CT), among many others. AMD was awarded a National Dance Project for the creation and touring of her newest work in progress, Einstein’s Happiest Thought, which premiered in Sept 2013.

 

Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history like a whirlwind. The company’s work explores typical, real life situations ranging from literal relationships to more complex themes with an eye on the past and present. Making a personal claim on history, through the lens of a modern female perspective, Camille A. Brown leads her dancers through dazzling excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional, as well as immediate contemporary issues. The work is strongly character based, expressing whatever the topic is by building from little moments, modeling a filmic sensibility. Theater, poetry, visual art and music of all genres merge to inject each performance with energy and urgency.

 

CHRIS YON [makes dances]:

Chris Yon and Taryn Griggs have been dancing together since 2002. They met during The Bessie Schonberg Artist Residency at The Yard on Martha's Vineyard. Chris and Taryn have since performed their dances many places, most recently as part of Jaime Carrera's Outlet Performance Festival, Walker Art Center's Momentum New Dance Works 2011 at The Southern, 9x22 at Bryant Lake Bowl, and ODC Theater (SF) & Velocity Dance Center (Seattle) as part of the SCUBA National Touring Network. Yon and Griggs have performed together with David Neumann, Karinne Keithley Syers, Yoshiko Chuma, Irish Modern Dance Theater and Liz Roche Company. They are Sage Award winners (2009) and McKnight Fellows (Yon 2011, Griggs 2012). They live in South Minneapolis with their daughter, Beatrix. To see some of their work, visit chrisyon.net.

 

With the vision to create innovative, inclusive, movement-based performance that is radically humanistic and accessible, David Dorfman Dance has a long-standing commitment to enlivening audiences through performance and community engagement in order to foster critical dialogue, debate, and social change. DDD has performed extensively throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe, and in New York City’s major dance venues, including The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church, La Mama Theater, and The Duke on 42nd Street. David Dorfman, the Company’s dancers and artistic collaborators have been honored with eight New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards. David Dorfman Dance has been a Company-in-Residence at Connecticut College since 2007, appears annually at the Tisch Dance Summer Residency Program at New York University, and holds biannual Company Intensives in New York City and New London, CT.

 

Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre (DTDT) is currently celebrating its tenth anniversary year, which will culminate in a season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The 8-member, Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company is led by choreographer Dušan Týnek and has held home seasons at leading dance venues throughout NYC. The company supports the creation and presentation of new work by Týnek and his artistic collaborators. DTDT has held eight highly-acclaimed NYC seasons at leading dance venues and has performed in numerous festivals and theaters throughout the U.S., Europe and Russia. DTDT has received commissioning, touring, production and general support grants from major foundations as well as from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. The company is well-regarded for its exceptional and innovative repertory and programming, as well as its "superb ensemble" of exceptionally trained dancers.

 

Founded in 2007, Gallim Dance is a New York-based contemporary dance company dedicated to creating and performing original work by Andrea Miller, nurturing the careers of young artists, and stimulating the imagination of a diverse international audience. Miller's work embodies fearless physicality, grounded by deep humanity and expressed through the madness and joy of the imagination. Gallim performs for over 15,000 audience members per year in many premier venues. In 2012, the company was featured on the cover of Dance Magazine, commissioned by world-renowned Nederlands Dans Theater 2, and honored for ‘movement innovation' at a TEDx conference. Gallim’s 2013 highlights include an inaugural performance in the BAM Fisher Theater, European tours to the Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris and the Festival Tanztage in Austria, and the season launch of the 2013-14 Guggenheim Works & Process.

 

Hubbard Street 2, founded by Julie Nakagawa and Lou Conte in 1997 and now led by Terence Marling, prepares dancers ages 18 to 25 for careers in contemporary dance, and identifies next-generation choreographers. HS2 has been honored to perform at many prestigious venues including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Joyce SoHo and North Carolina School of the Arts. In addition to performing at festivals around the world, HS2 has appeared in Germany, Luxembourg, South Africa and Switzerland. As part of its mission to identify and nurture young choreographers, HS2 initiated a National Choreographic Competition in 1999. Each year, the competition provides residencies allowing winners to create original works for HS2 dancers, and opportunities to conduct master classes. Nearly 30 premieres have been created for HS2 through the program, which has earned an esteemed reputation and international participation.

 

LeeSaar The Company was established in Israel in 2000 by Lee Sher and Saar Harari. The company uses the different disciplines and training of theater and dance to create contemporary dance performances. The company members are from Taiwan, South Korea, Canada the United States and Israel. In 2004, after residency in Sydney, Australia, and two seasons in Tel Aviv, the company moved to New York City, where it is currently based. In 2005, Lee and Saar received American green cards awarded for excellence in the performing arts. 

 

Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company has brought Mr. Taylor’s repertoire to nearly 400 cities around the world since its creation in 1993. With six dancers, it is modeled after the dance maker’s original 1954 Company. Critics and audiences cheer as Taylor 2 introduces the humor, range of emotions and astonishing athleticism that characterize Taylor dances – often to audiences that have never before seen modern dance. 

 

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE:

"Praised by the New York Times as "one of the most profound choreographers of his modern dance generation," Ronald K. Brown blends African, modern, ballet and social dance styles to tell stories that illuminate the human experience. Founded in 1985, his Brooklyn based company, Evidence, executes a seamless fusion of traditional African and contemporary dance that is set to soul stirring music framed in exquisitely staged ensemble structures. Brown's work strives to kinetically illuminate a sense of community that, while steeped in in African and African-American history and culture, creates a spiritual connection to shared struggles and triumphs in contemporary world society. The company is widely known and highly praised for its excellent work on an off the stage. Evidence specializes in creating transformative community engagement experiences that include but are not limited to multi-generational masterclasses, text and movement workshops, and lecture/demonstrations for all ages.

 

Since their discovery in 2009 by Charles Reinhart after the premiere of Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre has quickly become a beloved fixture in the contemporary arts scene in Miami. With a whirlwhind success that has taken them from sold out performances at the prestigious American Dance Festival, The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County and most recently The Baryshnicov Arts Center NYC, the company is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the national dance scene. Known for its diverse ensemble that consists of some of Miami’s most brilliant performers and creators ranging in genres from theater, performance art, opera, drag, and contemporary ballet, RHDT has had the privledge of performing 2 ADF commissioned pieces and premiering them at the American Dance Festival as well enjoying unprecedented success in Miami.

 

Stephen Petronio Company:

Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation. New music, visual art and fashion collide in his dances producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. He has built a body of work with some of the most talented and provocative artists in the world, including composers Son Lux, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Nico Muhly, Fischerspooner, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed, and Laurie Anderson; visual artists Janine Antoni, Cindy Sherman, Anish Kapoor, Donald Baechler, and Stephen Hannock; fashion designers Adam Kimmel, Benjamin Cho, Rachel Roy, Tara Subkoff /Imitation of Christ, Tanya Sarne/Ghost, Leigh Bowery, and Manolo; and Resident Lighting Designer Ken Tabachnick. Founded in 1984, Stephen Petronio Company has performed in 26 countries throughout the world, including over 35 New York City engagements with 17 seasons at The Joyce Theater.

 

 

Gotham Arts Exchange, Inc.:

Gotham Arts Exchange, Inc. is a non-profit arts organization set-up to provide administrative, management, booking, fundraising, insurance, and fiscal sponsorship services to the artists that make up the roster of Zia Artists. The idea behind Gotham Arts Exchange is to “pool” the resources of many companies together to be able to afford the many aspects of running a non-profit corporation that is vital to the infrastructure of a dance company. By doing this, each dance company that is not an incorporated non-profit becomes a sponsored project of the organization.  Gotham Arts Exchange began producing at The Joyce Theater in 2006, presenting Battleworks and Paradigm, followed by Keigwin+Company and Battleworks (2008), Nicholas Leichter and Keigwin+Company (2009), Gotham Dance Festival (2010, 2011, 2012), Camille A. Brown & Dancers (2012), and Working Women: Celebrating the American Female Choreographer (2012, 2013). The most recent venture is FOCUS (2012, 2013, 2014), a new initiative that promotes American dance during APAP.

 

NYU SKIRBALL CENTER:

The Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by executive producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and executive director Michael Harrington, the programs of the Skirball Center reflect NYU's mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. A vital aspect of the Center's mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance. www.nyuskirball.org

Dance Gotham  | Open: 01/11/13 Close: 01/13/13
 

Gotham Arts Exchange presents the seventh annual presentation of FOCUS 2013: DANCE GOTHAM.

 

DANCE GOTHAM expands to three full programs at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts this year, and continues to present a thrilling range of aesthetics and artistry.  From post-modern athleticism to seasoned theatricality, these programs, curated by Martin Wechsler, offer choreographic works that are sophisticated, witty, wonderfully intelligent and revealing.

 

Friday, January 11 at 8pm

Keigwin + Company

Kate Weare Company

Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Pam Tanowitz Dance

Ballet Memphis

 

Saturday, January 12 at 8pm

Armitage Gone! Dance

Parsons Dance

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

 

Sunday, January 13 at 7pm

Aszure Barton & Artists

MOMIX

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Lucky Plush Productions

BODYTRAFFIC

Dance Gotham  | Open: 01/11/13 Close: 01/13/13
Gotham Arts Exchange presents the seventh annual presentation of FOCUS 2013:DANCE GOTHAM from January 11-13, 2012 at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), NYC.  Tickets are $18 ($15 for NYU faculty, staff and alumni) and are available by phone at 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111 or online at nyuskirball.org.

DANCE GOTHAM expands to three full programs at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts this year, and continues to present a thrilling range of aesthetics and artistry.  From post-modern athleticism to seasoned theatricality, these programs, curated by Martin Wechsler, offer choreographic works that are sophisticated, witty, wonderfully intelligent and revealing.


Friday, January 11 at 8pm

Keigwin + Company

Kate Weare Company

Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Pam Tanowitz Dance

Ballet Memphis


Saturday, January 12 at 8pm

Armitage Gone! Dance

Parsons Dance

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet


Sunday, January 13 at 7pm

Aszure Barton & Artists

MOMIX

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Lucky Plush Productions

BODYTRAFFIC

Dance Gotham  | Open: 01/11/13 Close: 01/13/13
Gotham Arts Exchange presents the seventh annual presentation of FOCUS 2013: DANCE GOTHAM from January 11-13, 2012 at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), NYC.  Tickets are $18 ($15 for NYU faculty, staff and alumni) and are available by phone at 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111 or online at nyuskirball.org.

DANCE GOTHAM expands to three full programs at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts this year, and continues to present a thrilling range of aesthetics and artistry.  From post-modern athleticism to seasoned theatricality, these programs, curated by Martin Wechsler, offer choreographic works that are sophisticated, witty, wonderfully intelligent and revealing.


Friday, January 11 at 8pm

Keigwin + Company

Kate Weare Company

Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Pam Tanowitz Dance

Ballet Memphis


Saturday, January 12 at 8pm

Armitage Gone! Dance

Parsons Dance

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet


Sunday, January 13 at 7pm

Aszure Barton & Artists

MOMIX

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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Monica Bill Barnes & Company With Ira Glass  | Open: 10/20/12 Close: 10/21/12
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, along with Gotham Arts Exchange, presents a special encore performance of Monica Bill Barnes & Company with Ira Glass on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8pm and Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 3pm at the NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), NYC. Tickets are $26 and are available by phone at 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111 or online at nyuskirball.org

After a highly regarded performance in This American Life Live! in May, Monica Bill Barnes & Company and the Host and Executive Producer of the public radio show, Ira Glass, return to the NYU Skirball Center for encore performances. MBB & CO. will perform a full evening of work including the company’s current repertory “Everything is getting better all the time” and “mostly fanfare”, the New York Premiere of “Luster” and their signature duet “I feel like.” Mr. Glass will introduce the shows and join the company for a post-performance discussion.


About the Company: Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Monica Bill Barnes & Company is a contemporary American dance company with the mission to celebrate individuality, humor and the innate theatricality of everyday life. MBB & CO. has performed in over twenty venues in New York City ranging from DanceNow at Joe’s Pub to Fall for Dance at New York City Center, and including three seasons at The Joyce Theater. The company has been presented in more than 30 cities throughout the United States and has been commissioned and presented by The American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Fire Island Dance Festival and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. MBB & CO. has received support from The National Endowment for The Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts - National Dance Project, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, The Greenwall Foundation, Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Manhattan Community Arts Fund and The Fund for Creative Communities. Major support has also come in the form of creative residencies awarded by The Joyce Theater Residency Program (2010-2011), Jacob’s Pillow (2009 Creative Development Residency), the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University (2013, 2007), Joyce SoHo Artist Residency (2005-2006) and DanceNow/NYC Silo Residency (2004, 2008, 2009, 2012).

MBB & CO. recently brought dance into the world of radio. In May 2012 the company performed in "This American Life Live!" as a part of the public radio show's cinema event shown in more than 600 movie theatres across the US, Canada and Australia. Other 2012 highlights included performances at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater as a part of DanceNow, The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival and FOCUS Dance at The Joyce Theater. Upcoming performances include encore performances of "Working Women" at The Joyce Theater in January 2013 and the company's debut performance at The Kennedy Center in May 2013. 

Dance Gotham  | Open: 01/07/12 Close: 01/08/12
 

This annual dance festival returns to the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts for its sixth year, and continues to present a thrilling range of aesthetics and artistry.  From post-modern athleticism to seasoned theatricality, these artists offer choreographic works that are sophisticated, witty, wonderfully intelligent and revealing.

Scheduled to perform in two separate programs over two nights are artists from across the nation, including dance companies from Philadelphia, Portland, Houston, Chicago, New York City and an international company from Italy.

Saturday, January 7 at 8pm

* Houston Met Dance Company, Light Before Soundby Jason Parsons

* The DASH Ensemble, If We Wereby Gregory Dolbashian

* Adam Barruch Dance, folie à deuxby Adam Barruch

* CorbinDances, Shadyby Patrick Corbin

* BalletX, Siltby Alex Ketley

* Gallim Dance, Wonderlandby Andrea Miller

* Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, IFE/My Heartby Ronald K. Brown

Sunday, January 8 at 7pm

* Brian Brooks Moving Company, Descentby Brian Brooks

* Spellbound Dance, Lost for Wordsby Mauro Astolfi

* Northwest Dance Project, A Short History of Walkingby André Mesquita

* DanceWorks Chicago, My Witness by Gina Patterson

* Morphoses

* Pam Tanowitz Dance, Feminaby Pam Tanowitz

* Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, The Legend of Tenby Lar Lubovitch

Israel In Egypt  | Open: 05/12/10 Close: 05/12/10
James Bagwell will conduct George F. Handel’s "Israel in Egypt", featuring Brian Asawa, alto; Sari Gruber, soprano; and Rufus Müller, tenor on May 12, 2010 at 8pm at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University. Darkness over the earth, water turning to blood, plagues of jumping frogs, buzzing insects, and hailstones, an oncoming mighty storm, and the parting of the Red Sea while hordes of horsemen and chariots are engulfed – such imagery calls for the masterful hand of George F. Handel. In this choral tour de force, some of the most vivid images of the Exodus story are recounted during the first segment, which is then followed by the beautiful and exultant second part, "The Song of Moses". At times tender, simple, stately, crashing, complex and colossal, "Israel in Egypt" is one of Handel’s monumental achievements, featuring the chorus in an unprecedented way with lovely and descriptive solos and duets accentuating their story throughout.
Tickets are $25-$85 and will be available online at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu, by phone at 212-352-3101, or in person at the Skirball Center Shagan Box Office 566 LaGuardia Place, Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm.

The Collegiate Chorale, led by new music director James Bagwell, announces its 68th season, including "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", a concert performed live to the film on October 9 and 10, 2009 at 7:30pm at Radio City Music Hall; a Gala Evening, "A Jubilant Song", on December 1, 2009 at 7pm at Carnegie Hall; the World Premiere Two Act Concert Version of Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie’s rendering of "The Grapes of Wrath" on March 22, 2010 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall; and George Frideric Handel’s "Israel in Egypt", conducted by James Bagwell, on May 12, 2010 at 8pm at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University.

Subscription packages are available by phone at 646-202-9623 or online at www.collegiatechorale.org.

Youth America Grand Prix  | Open: 04/17/09 Close: 04/22/09
Three hundred of the best young dancers ages 9 to 19 from across America and around the globe will descend on New York City for a week this spring to compete for $250,000 in scholarships and coveted spots with leading dance companies worldwide at the 10th annual YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX, to be held from April 17 to 22, 2009 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, at Washington Square South) and New York City Center (130 W. 56 St.) in Manhattan.

The young dancers -- selected from over 5,000 youngsters who have competed in regional YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX (YAGP) competitions throughout the year in a dozen U.S. cities as well as in Japan, Europe, Mexico and Brazil -- will spend their week in NYC in training, seminars and competitions, performing before some of the ballet's leading directors and teachers. The competition will culminate with YAGP's enormously popular Final Round on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at NY City Center.