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217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous  | Open: 05/03/18 Close: 05/11/18
Before 1972, homosexuality was considered a mental illness in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Doctors prescribed a variety of reparative therapies including chemical castration, electric shock, mental institutionalization and lobotomies. The classification was used by government to justify statutes and regulations that marginalized homosexuals. Combing over the 217 boxes of notes and research left by psychiatrist Dr. John Fryer, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous is a compelling play about Fryer and his galvanizing testimony at the 1972 APA Annual Meeting which led to homosexuality’s removal from the DSM, considered one of the most significant moments in the history of the gay-rights movement.  Because of the grave consequences that could befall an openly gay psychiatrist including loss of medical license, Fryer used a pseudonym, mask and voice modulator to address his colleagues.  

Wind-up Dances At Bac  | Open: 06/15/12 Close: 06/23/12
Emily Faulkner/Wind-Up Dances presents the return of "Wind-Up Circus," an elegant and energetic dance spectacle, a piece which elegantly juxtaposes tight ensemble work with edgy spontaneous solos. Faulkner and Morgelyn Tenbeth-Ward collaborate on "Default," a new duet which .....


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Summation Dance's
Second Annual New York City Season
 | Open: 03/08/12 Close: 03/10/12
Summation Dance presents its Second Annual New York City Season featuring the World Premiere of Deep End, choreographed by Sumi Clements and produced by Taryn Vander Hoop.

Deep End casts its audience into the depths of a fishbowl, imagined anew and harboring the illustrious, yet formidable, New York City. Drawing upon this metaphor, the work explores the ideas of confinement, self-awareness, co-habitation in an environment constantly in flux, and the insatiable quest to achieve. Seen through the female perspective, ten women transform the stage into a myriad world in which failure and success are fundamentally equal in a place whose inhabitants seem to ignore the futility of it all.

Dancers: Kelsey Berry, Sumi Clements, Angela Curotto, Cat De Angelis, Allie Lochary, Julie McMillan, Amber Morgan, Erin Okayama, Kristin Schwab, Taryn Vander Hoop

Apprentice: Megan Thornburg

World Premiere Of Deep End  | Open: 03/08/12 Close: 03/10/12

Deep End casts its audience into the depths of a fishbowl, imagined anew and harboring the illustrious, yet formidable, New York City. Drawing upon this metaphor, the work explores the ideas of confinement, self-awareness, co-habitation in an environment constantly in flux, and the insatiable quest to achieve. Seen through the female perspective, ten women transform the stage into a myriad world in which failure and success are fundamentally equal in a place whose inhabitants seem to ignore the futility of it all.

 

Dancers: Kelsey Berry, Sumi Clements, Angela Curotto, Cat De Angelis, Allie Lochary, Julie McMillan, Amber Morgan, Erin Okayama, Kristin Schwab, Taryn Vander Hoop

Apprentice: Megan Thornburg


About the Company: Summation Dance Company

Summation Dance Company, founded by Sumi Clements and Taryn Vander Hoop, is a New York City based modern dance company creating exciting, innovative, and highly physical work. Empowering each other on all decisions, Clements and Vander Hoop have distinct roles, but an equal partnership that is complimentary in aesthetic and vision. The mission of Summation is to find the beauty in struggle and the humor in the mundane. We value dance that moves the flesh; it bubbles from underneath, knots in the back, and rips away the layers leaving us raw and exposed. We offer up this work to affect, inspire and enliven. Clements' works are powerfully kinetic and emotional explorations of the human experience. Her work demands physicality as she pushes the limits of the body, often displaying the exhaustion and vulnerability of her dancers, while at the same time using small or eccentric gestures to communicate the essence of her idea. Summation Dance strives to bridge the gap between the choreographer and the viewer, so that our art is no longer esoteric and understood only by the dance elite, but can be universally appreciated. We offer dance and arts education programs for children and young adults because we believe that fostering creativity and imagination is the key to a bright future. Our educational outreach program brings dance into the schools, offering performances, as well as movement and composition classes, to children who may not otherwise have exposure to the arts.

Deep End  | Open: 03/08/12 Close: 03/10/12
Deep End casts its audience into the depths of a fishbowl, imagined anew and harboring the (illustrious yet) formidable New York City. Drawing upon this metaphor, the work explores the ideas of confinement, self-awareness, co-habitation in an environment constantly in flux, and the insatiable quest to achieve. Seen through the female perspective, ten women transform the stage into a myriad world in which failure and success are fundamentally equal in a place whose inhabitants seem to ignore the futility of it all.

Choreographed by Sumi Clements
Produced by Taryn Vander Hoop

Dancers: Kelsey Berry, Sumi Clements, Angela Curotto, Cat De Angelis, Allie Lochary, Julie McMillan, Amber Morgan, Erin Okayama, Kristin Schwab, Taryn Vander Hoop, & Megan Thornburg (Apprentice)


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Tiffany Mills Company New York City Season  | Open: 03/01/12 Close: 03/03/12
Berries and Bulls is an exposé on the inherent tangles found in long-term relationships. Tiffany Mills Company's latest dance/theater work will be presented in a three-night engagement that runs Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 3, 2012 with performances at 7:30PM at the Baryshnikov Arts Center Howard Gilman Performance Space.


Through movement and text, four people vibrating on different frequencies try to connect. They misread signals; push touching to extremes; and taunt each other into playing physically risky games. The stakes are high for these relationships to fail. But by tipping reality on its side -- with fantastical stories and fanciful props (blueberries, goose feathers, paper airplanes) -- the performers find an entry point for communicating and questioning: What are our expectations of others? How much can we rely on those closest to us? Characteristic of Tiffany Mills' style, bold movement, surprising text, and daring partnering will all play their part in this evening-length work.


England-based experimental theater artist Peter Petralia (Dramaturge), NYU Tisch School of the Arts Professor Kay Cummings (Editing Advisor), and four dancers: Jeffrey Duval, Kevin Ho, Emily Pope-Blackman and Petra van Noort, will join Tiffany Mills (Choreographer and Artistic Director) as the Company examines flaws and foibles revealed in relationships.


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