Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

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Address: 248 West 60th Street
New York, NY    10023

Phone: 212-787-1178

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The Knickerbocker Suite  | Open: 12/12/14 Close: 12/21/14
Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present The Knickerbocker Suite from December 12-14, 2014 and December 19-21, 2014 at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students.  Tickets are available at manhattanmovement.com/calendar or by calling 212-787-1178.  Performances:  Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm, Sundays at 3pm.

 

The Knickerbocker Suite features New York City landmarks, such as The Statue of Liberty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and NY sports teams, weaved into the time-honored holiday tale of The Nutcracker. Classic Nutcracker scenes like “The Land of the Snow” are transformed into a snowy frenzy of shoppers dancing in and out of stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s for last minute gifts. Perhaps one of the more well-known scenes, “Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles,” will be played by the Statue of Liberty and dancing immigrants who just arrived from Ellis Island.


With scenes of shoppers on Fifth Avenue, the angels at Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, NY sports teams and the romance of Central Park in the winter, The Knickerbocker Suite is a celebration of New York City, its culture and the magic of the holiday season. The production with a story by artist, Elliott Arkin, features an opening scene with narration by Tony Award winner, Michael Cerveris; the choreography of Brian Reeder, Deborah Wingert, Daniel Ulbricht, Marina Stavitskaya, Nick Kepley & Natalia Boesch; illustrations by Katy DeHay and photography by Erin Baiano.

 

About Manhattan Youth Ballet

Modeled with an emphasis on European classical ballet, Manhattan Youth Ballet (MYB) offers world-class training in a nurturing environment focused on discipline, precision and artistry.  MYB is the culmination of Ms. Rose Caiola’s effort for the past seventeen years to create a viable, curriculum-based ballet academy in Manhattan in order to serve the needs of the multifaceted community.  Principal members of the faculty have received their training in schools such as the The Kirov Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.  The faculty strives to bring out the individual potential of each student with an emphasis on artistry as well as technique to create truly versatile dancers for the current dance world. Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de España, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.

 

Education is a top priority at Manhattan Youth Ballet and the school has numerous community outreach programs to promote dance education.  Since moving to its new home at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in September 2008, over 2,500 New York City school children have participated in lecture demonstrations and/or been MYB’s invited guests at full-length performances.  For more information, visit www.manhattanyouthballet.org.

 

About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet.  Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director.  As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.

 

mmac opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. mmac’s theater, has become a popular off-broadway venue for both sit down and limited run productions. mmac’s studios host a variety of classes including open ballet and fitness, a full mmac kids curriculum, as well as a number of Broadway Workshops and rehearsals with stars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Natalie Portman, and Alec Baldwin.

 

For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.

The 2014 Choreographer's Canvas  | Open: 05/02/14 Close: 05/02/14
Justin Boccitto and The Group Theatre Too present Choreographer's Canvas, an annual event that takes place in both New York City and Nashville featuring the works of over fifteen cutting-edge choreographers from around the world selected by GTT's panel of dance professionals. See new original and traditional styles of choreography including tap, ballet, theatre dance, jazz, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, aerial dance and more in concert Off-Broadway. Experience the dance designs of established and emerging choreographers.

The 2014 Canvas Choreographers:
Michael Blevins
Justin Boccitto
Bob Boross
Bronwen Carson
Ryan Casey
KC Castellano
Crystal Chapman
Jen Gorman
Bobby Hedglin-Taylor/Cleo Carol Knopf
Michael Jagger/Evita Arce
Christopher Kinsey
Calen Kurka
Janine Micheletti
Maki Moves
Jerica Niehoff
Sue Samuels
Stephanie Sine
Broadway Dance Center's AIM


About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC

The Group Theatre Too was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director, Michael Blevins and Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto. Some of GTT's past productions have included: the New York revival of Seesaw, Count To Ten, an official selection of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and winner of the 2008 National Youth Theatre Award for Best New Musical, Stephen Belber's Tape, Jack Heifner's Vanities, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Love Letters, The Boyfriend, The Subject Was Roses, David Rimmer’s Album and the annual Choreographer’s Canvas. GTT also produced MAC Award Winner, Alisa Schiff, in Mama Said...The Songs of Cass Elliott.

Generation Tap, GTT’s tap company, has appeared at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Circle in the Square and was featured in Dancer Magazine. Seen by over 5,000 school students, GTT’s social awareness play, Aftermath is now available for performance through Heuer Publishing. GTT also runs after-school arts programming at P.S. 75 Elementary School and retains a fiscal sponsorship through The Field, a 501 (c)(3) organization in Manhattan. GTT's Artistic Advisory Board includes Mercedes Ellington, Nicole Fosse, Mallory Graham, Maurice Hines, John Kander, Bernard Kaplan, Theodore Mann*, Bettye Morrow, David Rimmer, Chita Rivera and Sue Samuels. The company is represented by entertainment lawyer, Donald Farber.

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.

*deceased

The Amazing Max And The Box Of Interesting Things  | Open: 11/29/13 Close: 01/05/14
The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a Magic Show with a mind of its own.  Loved by the New York Times, PBS Kids, and The Huffington Post, magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and performs miracles inches from spectators’ faces.  The props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself, as this out of control show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy, and loads of audience participation.  The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families on the market today.

Running Time:  60 minutes
Tickets:  $34.50 - $49.50 orchestra, $59.50 premium

* Premium ticket holders are offered priority front row seating on the magic carpet. Also included is a visit to the magic lounge before the show, magic lesson, and a magic trick to take home!

Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present Annual Spring Workshop Performances on Friday, March 15 at 7pm; Saturday, March 16 at 3pm & 7pm; and Sunday, March 17 at 3pm, at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.  Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.manhattanyouthballet.org.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students at the door. 

 
The Annual Spring Workshop Performances are the culmination of a rehearsal process that begins with the Winter Workshop Intensive in January each year. Students will perform selections from classical masterpieces as well as new works specifically choreographed for Manhattan Youth Ballet. Repertoire includes excerpts from George Balanchine's Emeralds and  The Sleeping Beauty, August Bournonville's Napoli, a world premiere by Attila Csiki, and Deborah Wingert's Neopolitan Divertissement. 
The Knickerbocker Suite  | Open: 12/12/12 Close: 12/16/12
TheKnickerbocker Suite, a new holiday classic has been brought to the stage by Rose Caiola with the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Based on the jocular story by artist Elliott Arkin, this original ballet is a timely tale of American values and folklore with New York City at the center of attention.  The first act, mixed media production, opens with a satirical animated film narrated by Tony award winning actor, Michael Cerveris, revealing a series of imaginative contemporary visual scenarios and characters following in the tradition of the Nutcracker story. In the second act, the Knickerbocker Suite weaves clever modern interpretations out of timeless scenes and dances in which the land of sweets becomes the cultural cornucopia that is NYC. The arts, sports, fine dining, parks and even the pigeons are magically and cleverly intertwined with the classic Tchaikovsky movements of Candy Canes, Coffee, Waltz of the flowers and more, culminating in a grand finale that is sure to bring joy and a great holiday spirit for audiences young an old. Choreographers include New York City Ballet’s Daniel Ulbricht, Deborah Wingert (formerly of New York City Ballet), Nick Kepley (last seen on Broadway in Mary Poppins, currently working with choreographer Josh Prince), Marina Stavitskaya (seen in the feature film, Black Swan) and Natalia Boesch (formerly of American Ballet Theatre).

 

About Manhattan Youth Ballet

Modeled with an emphasis on European classical ballet, Manhattan Youth Ballet (MYB) offers world-class training in a nurturing environment focused on discipline, precision and artistry.  MYB is the culmination of Ms. Rose Caiola’s effort for the past fifteen years to create a viable and curriculum-based ballet academy in Manhattan in order to serve the needs of the multifaceted community.  Principal members of the faculty have received their training in schools such as the School of American Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Kirov Ballet.  The faculty strives to bring out the individual potential of each student with an emphasis on artistry as well as technique to create truly versatile dancers for the current dance world.  Education is a top priority at Manhattan Youth Ballet and the school has numerous community outreach programs to promote dance education.  Since moving to its new home at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in September 2008, over 2,500 New York City school children have participated in lecture demonstrations and/or been MYB’s invited guests at full-length performances.  For more information, visit www.manhattanyouthballet.org.

 

About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company. Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director.

 

The school is modeled after the European academies.  The Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de España, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.

 

As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.

 

mmacopened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac’s studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmac Kids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.

 

For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.

Manhattan Youth Ballet Benefit  | Open: 11/18/12 Close: 11/18/12

Manhattan Movement & Arts center presents the Annual

Manhattan Youth Ballet Benefit

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 8pm

 

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents Manhattan Youth Ballet Benefit on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 8pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Tickets are $35 for the performance and include a complimentary beverage. Tickets will be available on Friday, October 19 at www.ManhattanYouthBallet.org. All proceeds from the evening will fund scholarships for students of Manhattan Youth Ballet.

 

The evening’s performance includes:

Teddy Toye (B'way: Bring It On: The Musical, Lysistrata Jones)

Johnny Stellard (B'way: Evita)

Clinton Roane (B'way: The Scottsboro Boys)

Nini Shermandini (Winner of Greece X-factor)

Francesca McGrory (Off B'way: Freckleface)

Michael Bradshaw-Flynn (Off B'way: Freckleface)

Joseph Toloraia (Georgian Recording Artist)

Corey Loftus (National Tour: Seussical)

Angela Dirksen (Regional: Wonderful Town)

 

Modeled with an emphasis on European classical ballet, Manhattan Youth Ballet (MYB) offers world-class training in a nurturing environment focused on discipline, precision and artistry.  MYB is the culmination of Ms. Rose Caiola’s effort for the past fifteen years to create a viable and curriculum-based ballet academy in Manhattan in order to serve the needs of the multifaceted community.  Principal members of the faculty have received their training in schools such as the School of American Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Kirov Ballet.  The faculty strives to bring out the individual potential of each student with an emphasis on artistry as well as technique to create truly versatile dancers for the current dance world.  Education is a top priority at Manhattan Youth Ballet and the school has numerous community outreach programs to promote dance education.  Since moving to its new home at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in September 2008, over 2,500 New York City school children have participated in lecture demonstrations and/or been MYB’s invited guests at full-length performances.  For more information, visit www.manhattanyouthballet.org.

 

About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company. Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director.

 

The school is modeled after the European academies.  The Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de España, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.

 

As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.

 

mmacopened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac’s studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmac Kids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.

 

For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.

 

The Amazing Max  | Open: 12/17/11 Close: 06/30/12
The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a Magic Show with a mind of it’s own.  Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, as the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators’ faces.  As the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself, this out of control show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation.  

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families on the market today.
 

Parsons Dance Summer Shows  | Open: 06/06/12 Close: 06/07/12
The program will include Round My World, a new piece by David Parsons that debuted at the Joyce earlier this year, David Parsons' 2003 classics Swing Shift and Hand Dance, with music by Kenji Bunch, as well as, the seductive samba rhythms of Nascimento. Caught, Parsons’ masterwork that creates the illusion of flight through the use of light and the athleticism of a solo dancer, will also be featured in both performances.

Dancers:  Eric Bourne, Sarah Braverman, Melissa Ullom, Steven Vaughn, Christina Ilisije, Jason Macdonald, Ian Spring, Elena D’Amario, and apprentice Christopher Bloom. 


About the Company: Parsons Dance

Parsons Dance is committed to building new audiences for contemporary dance by creating American works of extraordinary artistry that are engaging and uplifting to audiences throughout the world. The company tours regionally, nationally and internationally.  Since 1985, Parsons Dance has toured an average of 32 weeks per year, to a total more than 235 cities, 30 countries and six continents.  Many others have seen Parsons Dance on PBS, Bravo, A&E Network, and the Discovery Channel. Millions watched Parsons Dance perform live in Times Square as part of the internationally broadcast, 24-hour Millennium New Year’s Eve celebration.  In New York City, Parsons Dance has been featured at The Joyce Theater, City Center, New Victory Theater, Central Park Summerstage, Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and The World Trade Center.  For more information, visit parsonsdance.org.

Peter Pantomime  | Open: 01/09/12 Close: 01/10/12
The MMAC Theater presents PETER PANtomimeon Friday, December 9, 2011 at 7pm and Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.  Tickets are $30 and are available by visiting manhattanmovement.com/calendar.

 

PETER PANtomimeis a holiday workshop performance of the classic Peter Pan story, presented in a joyful holiday Pantomime Production for kids by kids.  An all singing and all dancing panto with tapping, flying feet takes Wendy, Peter, and the gang from Nursery to Neverland! Nana, the dog, keeps watch over her wards in more ways than they ever imagined!  Crow with Peter, cheer for Tinkerbell, and boo for Captain Hook. Come and enjoy this new holiday tradition for the whole family! An hour of holiday magic!  Panto style!  Produced by Shuffles and MMAC. For more information, please visit www.shufflestap.com.

 

A special performance of PETER PANtomime,benefiting Save the Children, will be performed on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 5:30pm.

 

About Shuffles

Shuffles is a Broadway tap and musical theater school for kids and teens.  Director Gail Pennington Crutchfield started the school in the fall of 1992. Having just closed her sixth Broadway show and being the mother of a five and a two year old, the school was born out of her desire to give her own children the best possible musical theater performing experience. Shuffles gives the students a unique combination of solid tap and musical theater technique with a love of performing.

 

About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company. Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director.

 

The school is modeled after the European academies.  The Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de España, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.

 

As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.

 

mmac opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac’s studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmac Kids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.

 

For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.

The Knickerbocker Suite  | Open: 12/15/11 Close: 12/18/11
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents The Knickerbocker Suite on December 15 and 16 at 7:30pm and December 17 and 18 at 7pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues).  Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.  Tickets are available by visiting manhattanmovement.com/calendar.

 

TheKnickerbocker Suitefeatures New York City landmarks, such as The Statue of Liberty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and NY sports teams, weaved into the time-honored holiday tale of The Nutcracker. Classic Nutcracker scenes like “The Land of the Snow” will be transformed to a snowy frenzy of shoppers dancing in and out of stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s for last minute gifts, while “The Land of Sweets” will be accompanied by street vendors and roasted chestnuts. Perhaps one of the more well-known scenes, “Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles,” will be played by the Statue of Liberty and dancing immigrants who just arrived from Ellis Island.

 

Presented by: Rose Caiola and MYB

Created by: Elliott Arkin and Rose Caiola

Based on a story by: Elliott Arkin

Verse written by: Charlie Finch and Elliott Arkin

 

Featuring a new set design from Adam Koch, a backdrop photo project form Erin Baiano, and a battle scene using shadow puppetry, the visual elements in The Knickerbocker Suiteare striking. Choreographed by Manhattan Youth Ballet Artistic Advisor, Daniel Ulbricht (New York City Ballet) and Nick Kepley (currently performing on Broadway in Mary Poppins).

 

Manhattan Youth Ballet Holiday Bazaar

In advance of the The Knickerbocker Suite, Manhattan Youth Ballet will be holding a holiday bazaar on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11.  Students and parents will be selling homemade crafts, drawing, and baked goods.  All proceeds will go to The Knickerbocker Suiteand cast members will be on hand.

 

About Manhattan Youth Ballet

Modeled with an emphasis on European classical ballet, Manhattan Youth Ballet(MYB) offers world class training in a nurturing environment focused on discipline, precision and artistry.  MYB is the culmination of Ms. Rose Caiola’s effort for the past fifteen years to create a viable and curriculum-based ballet academy in Manhattan in order to serve the needs of the multifaceted community.  Principal members of the faculty have received their training in schools such as the School of American Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Kirov Ballet.  The faculty strives to bring out the individual potential of each student with an emphasis on artistry as well as technique to create truly versatile dancers for the current dance world.  Education is a top priority at Manhattan Youth Ballet and the school has numerous community outreach programs to promote dance education.  Since moving to its new home at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in September 2008, over 2,500 New York City school children have participated in lecture demonstrations and/or been MYB’s invited guests at full-length performances.  For more information, visit www.manhattanyouthballet.org.

 

About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company. Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director.

 

The school is modeled after the European academies.  The Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de España, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.

 

As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.

 

mmacopened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac’s studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmacKids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.

 

For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.

Broadways Dancing Divas  | Open: 09/26/11 Close: 09/26/11
 

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in association with Artists Collaborating Together with additional support from Broadway Dance Center presents Broadway’s Dancing Divas. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at www.manhattanmovement.com.

 

As part of the ongoing series Monday’s at the Movement, a new and innovative theater arts series that brings you up close and personal with the New York theater community’s most celebrated artists, 15 female Broadway veterans will participate in a panel discussion.  Broadway’s Dancing Divas will speak candidly about their careers and lives before, during, and after Broadway, their highs and lows, and will discuss the entertainment business from a woman’s point of view.

 

Scheduled to appear:

Stephanie Pope-Caffey (Fosse), Caitlin Carter (Chicago), Lorna Ventura (Wicked), Michelle Robinson (Black and Blue), Maria Torres (Swing), Deb Leamy (Fosse), Mary McCleod (Damn Yankees), Carolyn Doherty (Movin’ Out), Allyson Tucker-Mitchell (Ragtime), Rosa Curry (Jelly’s Last Jam), JoAnn Hunter (Kiss Me Kate) and Renee Monique Brown (The Color Purple), Karine Plantadit (Come Fly with Me).

Manhattan Youth Ballet's End Of Year Performance  | Open: 06/09/11 Close: 06/10/11
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents Manhattan Youth Ballet’s End of Year Performance from June 9-10, 2011.  Performances:  Thursday at 6:30pm and Friday at 7:30pm.  The performances will take place at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.  Tickets are $25 ($15 for students) and are available at www.manhattanyouthballet.org.

 The program will include excerpts from George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, and La Bayadere, as well as a World Premiere by guest choreographer Igor Burlak, and new works by MYB faculty members Deborah Wingert, Marina Stavitskaya, Nadege Hottier and Natalia Boesch. 

The 2011 Choreographer's Canvas  | Open: 05/11/11 Close: 05/11/11
Justin Boccitto and The Group Theatre Too present The Choreographer's Canvas, an annual event featuring the works of over fifteen cutting-edge choreographers from around the world selected by GTT's panel of dance professionals. See new original and traditional styles of choreography including tap, ballet, theatre dance, jazz, hip-hop, modern, lyrical and aerial dance in concert Off-Broadway. Experience the dance designs of established and emerging choreographers in this uplifting mosaic evening of music and movement. Choreographers include: James Atkinson, Michelle Barber, Bob Boross, Emily Bufferd, Crystal Chapman, Jim Cooney, Bobby Hedglin-Taylor, Marian Hyun, Jason Marquette, Christohper Noffke, Kelly Peters, Jonathan Riedel, Sue Samuels, Amit Shah, Nick Stenson, Rebecca Thomas, Sidney Erik Wright and GTT leaders, Michael Blevins and Justin Boccitto.


About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.

The Choreographer's Canvas 2010  | Open: 05/05/10 Close: 05/05/10
The Group Theatre Too presents The Choreographer's Canvas, an annual event featuring the works of eighteen cutting-edge New York choreographers. See new and traditional styles of choreography including, tap, ballet, theatre dance, jazz, hip-hop, Broadway, modern and lyrical in concert at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center.  Experience the dance designs of New York's established and emerging choreographers in this uplifting mosaic evening of music and movement.

Choreographers include: Kyla Barkin, Bob Boross, Jessica Chen, Dana Fisch, Chip Klose, Katrina Phillip, Jonathan Riedel, Sue Samuels, Tracie Stanfield, Michael Susten, Kate Swan, Dawne Swearingen, Jennifer Turey, Justin Boccitto, Michael Blevins and more.

Visit www.choreographerscanvas.com for more information.