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LIGHT AND DESIRE  | Open: 09/15/21 Close: 09/18/21
Light and Desire is a dance work by NYC-based choreographer and teacher Colleen Thomas. Joined by a stellar cast of five international feminist collaborators, she takes a personal and universal look at how women hold, embody, and express power by creating their own form of radical expression during fascist times. The show, anchored by a short film by the award-winning filmmaker Carla Forte, features lighting design by Stacey-Jo Marine, intricate floral masks designed by Rebecca Makus, and original music composed by Robert Boston, with Jo Morris as a vocalist.

World premiere. Presented by New York Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency and commissioning program.

LIGHT AND DESIRE  | Open: 03/25/20 Close: 03/28/20
light and desire calls upon family history, social politics, and personal experience to tell and uplift the narratives of women who have resisted oppression by creating their own forms of radical expression. The central question it addresses is how women hold, embody, and express power. Conceived and directed by Colleen Thomas, who also performs in it, light and desire features Carla Forte (Venezuela); a dancer-choreographer Ildiko Toth (Hungary / Germany); dance curator, critic, and choreographer Joanna Lesnierowska (Poland); filmmaker, dancer, and choreographer Ermira Goro (Albania/ Greece); and teacher, dancer, and filmmaker Rosalynde LeBlanc (USA). The piece is an homage to Women’s Month and a celebration of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Additional performers include 15 women from the NYC dance community who act as a chorus of women's protest. “light and desire” features lighting design by Stacey-Jo Marine, intricate floral masks designed by Rebecca Makus, and original music composed by Robert Boston, with Jo Morris as a vocalist.

There will be a Stay Late discussion following the March 26 performance moderated by a special guest Deborah Jowitt

Through The Mirror Of Their Eyes  | Open: 03/04/20 Close: 03/07/20
Viscerally provocative and ferociously intimate, through the mirror of their eyes brims with compassion and violence. The piece begins inside of a storm of unbounded physical intensity. A trio of performers rush into and through layers of electric encounters with each other. With wild and tender abandon, the dancers ride the flow and swells of Sivan Jacobovitz’s music and score; they ride their desire to fly, to defy gravity, to stay afloat, to find a pathway through a space drenched with light and sound. The storm, influencing time, spits them out. Caught in the wake of this experience, a caravan of children appears. Quiet at first, the youth gains momentum – they know which way to go. They are bearers of a new direction.

Performed by esteemed dancers Joanna Kotze, Dylan Crossman, Burr Johnson, and three young performers (Dahlia Bartosik-Murray, Hunter Liss, Winter Willis), through the mirror of their eyes is infused with reminders of time and our abilities to navigate pathways of destruction and renewal.

The creative team includes Roderick Murray (Lighting and Set Design), Sivan Jacobovitz (Music), Quinn Czejkowski (Costume Design), and Melanie George (Dramaturgy).

Tickets start aty $30 and can be purchased here.

There will be a Stay Late Conversation following the performance on March 5 with special guest moderator, BAM Executive Producer Emeritus Joe Melilo.

ZVIDANCE
presents the World Premiere of
MAIM (Water in Hebrew)
at New York Live Arts
December 18-21, 2019

ZVIDANCE presents the World Premiere of MAIM from December 18-21, 2019 at New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. General admission tickets are $25 ($20 for students and seniors) and can be purchased at https://newyorklivearts.org/event/maim/ or by phone at 212-691-6500. Performances: Wed-Fri at 7:30pm, Sat. at 2pm and 7:30pm. Opening Night Gala tickets are $100 and are available at http://www.zvidance.com/tickets/.
 
MAIM sets out to raise awareness to issues related to the global diminishing water resources due to global warming. Israeli Zvi Gotheiner grew up in Kibbutz Messilot on the slopes of Mount Gilboa, where King David cursed the land with no rain or dew in his biblical mourning elegy to his beloved Jonathan. Droughts, water shortage and the need for water conservation were powerful tensions in Gotheiner's early years, epitomized by the government's slogan "Every Drop Counts." Later, Gotheiner would learn the significant role water, or lack thereof, played into the war politics of the region. This year, four million people in Cape Town, South Africa, will stand in line surrounded by armed guards to collect drinking water. And in Mexico City, many of the 21 million residents will only have running water part of the day... and these are only two examples for a growing global trend of water shortage. To bring awareness to such man-made devastation, Gotheiner will anchor his artistic investigation to his personal experience.
 
ZviDance's renowned creative team includes composers Scott Killian, Media designers Joshua Higgason, lighting designer Mark London and ZviDance's eight athletic and expressive dancers.

Dancers: Alison Clancy, Doron Perk, Eila Valls, Jessica Smith, Michael Wang, Nathaniel Hunt, Zachary Gonder.
 
"One does not just watch a dance by Zvi Gotheiner. One enters a world with its own internal logic, a sensual, organic world of movement, language, and images where one is pulled along by currents unseen and inevitable." - Dance Magazine
 
ZviDance initiated MAIM's creative process during a three-week residency (supported by NYSCA's Long-Term Residency Grant) in Catskill, NY, hosted and commissioned by Lumberyard, January 2019.
 
ZviDance exists to share with audiences the choreographic vision and movement vocabulary of Israeli-born Artistic Director, Zvi Gotheiner. Each piece defines a unique set of relationships and experiences, boldly addressing the depths of the human experience. ZviDance also exists to engage students in enriching their appreciation of the art form.

ZviDance brings its audiences a passionate vision of community in a modern age. A collaborative alliance among artists, the company's stirring work celebrates diversity by melding movement genres into the distinct dance vocabulary constantly evolving and refusing to succumb to dialectics of the medium. The company is shaped by a collaborative model of creation, involving the ensemble and designers from the initial research phase, so as to constantly push the methodology and ethics of a creation process within an inter-disciplinary format.

In the last 30 years of existence, ZviDance has received critical praise and stable funding for its artistic projects, a work that fearlessly refuses to be bounded to specific thematic or aesthetic dogma. The company performs frequently at home in such New York venues as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. ZviDance has toured across North America to festivals such as Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival, and abroad to Germany, Poland, Russia, Israel, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Japan.
 

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents CrossCurrent  | Open: 12/05/19 Close: 12/08/19
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
presents
CrossCurrent
December 5-8, 2019
at New York Live Arts

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a renowned international touring dance company led by Chinese American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, will launch its 30th anniversary season at New York Live Arts with the retrospective production CrossCurrent, which will showcase Chen's distinctive cross-cultural style and the diverse influences that inform her work. Highlights include Chen's Callligraphy II, Whirlwind, and recent works Truthbound and Bamboo Rap. Performances run December 5-7 at 7:30pm and December 8 at 2pm. Tickets are $30 / $15 for students and seniors and can be purchased at https://newyorklivearts.org/event/crosscurrent/.
 
CrossCurrent will open with one of Chen's earliest signature works, Calligraphy II, which explores the spirituality, the flow of energy and the dynamics of the brush strokes in the art of Chinese writing with an original music score by Joan La Barbra and set designed by Myunghee Cho. She will then share more recent works: Truthbound, developed in residency in Trier, Germany in reaction to the crisis of faith and trust today; followed by Bamboo Rap, an experimental piece created in collaboration with hip-hop artists and DJs exploring the sound of Chinese language with contemporary urban dance vocabulary, both rooted in storytelling and the desire for equality and justice. The concert will conclude with Whirlwind, a dance inspired by Chen's journey to the Silk Road with music by Glen Velez. The dance explores trance, rhythmic breathing, sound and spiral motion.
 
"When all seven performers swirl through individual patterns simultaneously, you imagine a scroll dancing." Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice
 
"In their body and visual language sensitively created fantasy and poetry. Tradition and experiment are combined with dance-like precision and dynamics." Eva-Maria Reuther, Volksfreund.
 
 
Also Upcoming in the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company 2019-20 Season: 
In January and February 2019, to chase away the winter blues, the Company will celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rat and the first year of the cycle of metal with a vibrant, colorful extravaganza of the Company's Lunar New Year Festival at Staten Island College, Queens College, The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Long Island, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Ocean County College in New Jersey. This New Year's program highlights will include a diverse line up of top-tier Chinese artists as well as new dances by Nai-Ni Chen.
 
The season will continue in March with appearances by up-and-coming Asian American artists at the Company's resident work at Flushing Town Hall. In its 6th year, the Company has been presenting new music and dance talents in the community.
 
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will be on Ellis Island in the Great Hall of Immigrant for the Asian American Heritage Month in May. The Company will be presenting the 6th Imagine Ellis Island Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival which will bring together a diverse array of artists focused on preserving and creating culturally specific work.
 
Followers and audience can gain an early glimpse of the Company's new works during our open rehearsal sessions at Flushing Town Hall in New York, at NJPAC in Newark, as well as at pop-up locations around the NY/NJ area to be announced on our e-newsletter.
 
In addition to developing new dances, Nai-Ni Chen is equally committed to introduce the Chinese American heritage to children and family in diverse communities. Her K-12 assembly program, The Art of Chinese Dance, is performed throughout the year in schools and community centers in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
 
Continuing its commitment to preserve and advance dance in the Chinese American community in New Jersey, the Company offers regularly scheduled community workshops at the Metuchen Dance Centre every Saturday with award-winning instructors from China, Taiwan, and the U.S.

Season Highlights:
A Quest for Freedom at Hope College 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:30
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
DeWitt and Cultural Center, Main Theatre
141 E 12th St., Holland, MI 49423
See below for ticketing information: 
https://hope.edu/arts/great-performance-series/index.html
 
A Quest for Freedom at The Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
211 San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
See below for ticketing information: 
https://lensic.org/events/chen_ahntrio/
CrossCurrent at New York Live Arts
219 W. 19th St. 
New York, NY 10011
Friday, December 5 at 7:30
Saturday, December 6 at 7:30
Sunday, December 7 at 7:30 
Ticket info: TBA
 
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Golden Rat at NJPAC 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00pm and Sunday, January 26 at 2:00pm 
One Center Street Newark, NJ 07102
See below for ticketing information: 
https://www.njpac.org/events/detail/chinese-new-year-celebration-year-of-the-golden-rat
 
Penn State Harrisburg Concert and Residency 
Tuesday, February 4th at 7:30pm 
Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre, Student Enrichment Center
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
More information: 
https://harrisburg2.vmhost.psu.edu/calendar/event/nai-ni-chen-dance-company
 
South Orange Performing Arts Center Showcase
Friday, April 17 SOPAC WaySouth Orange, NJ 07079
Ticket info TBA
 
Song of the Phoenix at Westchester Community College
Saturday, May 9 at 8:00pm Academic Arts Theatre 
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
See below for ticketing information: 
https://www.sunywcc.edu/events/nai-ni-chen/
 
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Nai-Ni Chen has been making dances professionally for over thirty years since coming to the US. She has built a diverse repertoire of over 80 original works and toured to major venues in the US and international festivals in 12 countries around the world. A cross-cultural choreographer who aims to bring audience across the cultural boundaries, she has developed unique movement and choreographic styles that reflect the grace and splendor of the Chinese cultural traditions she studied in Taiwan since youth and the dynamic spirit of modern dance that she acquired in New York from luminaries such as Mary Anthony, Bertram Ross, Doris Rudko and Patricia Rowe. 
 
Nai-Ni Chen has received multiple Choreographer Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She has been a principal affiliate of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and was a resident artist of the Harlem School of the Arts. Her contribution to the immigrant cultural experience has been honored by OCA and the International Institute. Commissions have come from the Joyce Theater Foundation, the Lincoln Center Institute, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Towson University, Dancing in the Streets, New Jersey Ballet, Ballet Met, and the Cleveland Dancing Wheels. Nai-Ni is currently in residence in New Jersey City University creating a new dance program for the university in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet School as well as pioneering a program with the University's Laboratory School for children with multiple disabilities.
 

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents CrossCurrent  | Open: 12/05/19 Close: 12/08/19
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
presents
CrossCurrent
December 5-8, 2019
at New York Live Arts

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a renowned international touring dance company led by Chinese American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, will launch its 30th anniversary season at New York Live Arts with the retrospective production CrossCurrent, which will showcase Chen's distinctive cross-cultural style and the diverse influences that inform her work. Highlights include Chen's Callligraphy II, Whirlwind, and recent works Breaking News and Bamboo Rap. Performances run December 5-7 at 7:30pm and December 8 at 2pm. Tickets are $30 / $15 for students and seniors and can be purchased at https://newyorklivearts.org/event/crosscurrent/.
 
CrossCurrent will open with one of Chen's earliest signature works, Calligraphy II, which explores the spirituality, the flow of energy and the dynamics of the brush strokes in the art of Chinese writing with an original music score by Joan La Barbra and set designed by Myunghee Cho. She will then share more recent works: Breaking News, developed in residency in Trier, Germany in reaction to the crisis of faith and trust today; followed by Bamboo Rap, an experimental piece created in collaboration with hip-hop artists and DJs exploring the sound of Chinese language with contemporary urban dance vocabulary, both rooted in storytelling and the desire for equality and justice. The concert will conclude with Whirlwind, a dance inspired by Chen's journey to the Silk Road with music by Glen Velez. The dance explores trance, rhythmic breathing, sound and spiral motion.
 
"When all seven performers swirl through individual patterns simultaneously, you imagine a scroll dancing." Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice
 
"In their body and visual language sensitively created fantasy and poetry. Tradition and experiment are combined with dance-like precision and dynamics." Eva-Maria Reuther, Volksfreund.
 
 
Also Upcoming in the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company 2019-20 Season: 
In January and February 2019, to chase away the winter blues, the Company will celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rat and the first year of the cycle of metal with a vibrant, colorful extravaganza of the Company's Lunar New Year Festival at Staten Island College, Queens College, The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Long Island, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Ocean County College in New Jersey. This New Year's program highlights will include a diverse line up of top-tier Chinese artists as well as new dances by Nai-Ni Chen.
 
The season will continue in March with appearances by up-and-coming Asian American artists at the Company's resident work at Flushing Town Hall. In its 6th year, the Company has been presenting new music and dance talents in the community.
 
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will be on Ellis Island in the Great Hall of Immigrant for the Asian American Heritage Month in May. The Company will be presenting the 6th Imagine Ellis Island Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival which will bring together a diverse array of artists focused on preserving and creating culturally specific work.
 
Followers and audience can gain an early glimpse of the Company's new works during our open rehearsal sessions at Flushing Town Hall in New York, at NJPAC in Newark, as well as at pop-up locations around the NY/NJ area to be announced on our e-newsletter.
 
In addition to developing new dances, Nai-Ni Chen is equally committed to introduce the Chinese American heritage to children and family in diverse communities. Her K-12 assembly program, The Art of Chinese Dance, is performed throughout the year in schools and community centers in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
 
Continuing its commitment to preserve and advance dance in the Chinese American community in New Jersey, the Company offers regularly scheduled community workshops at the Metuchen Dance Centre every Saturday with award-winning instructors from China, Taiwan, and the U.S.

Season Highlights:
A Quest for Freedom at Hope College 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:30
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
DeWitt and Cultural Center, Main Theatre
141 E 12th St., Holland, MI 49423
See below for ticketing information: 
https://hope.edu/arts/great-performance-series/index.html
 
A Quest for Freedom at The Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
211 San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
See below for ticketing information: 
https://lensic.org/events/chen_ahntrio/
CrossCurrent at New York Live Arts
219 W. 19th St. 
New York, NY 10011
Friday, December 5 at 7:30
Saturday, December 6 at 7:30
Sunday, December 7 at 7:30 
Ticket info: TBA
 
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Golden Rat at NJPAC 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00pm and Sunday, January 26 at 2:00pm 
One Center Street Newark, NJ 07102
See below for ticketing information: 
https://www.njpac.org/events/detail/chinese-new-year-celebration-year-of-the-golden-rat
 
Penn State Harrisburg Concert and Residency 
Tuesday, February 4th at 7:30pm 
Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre, Student Enrichment Center
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
More information: 
https://harrisburg2.vmhost.psu.edu/calendar/event/nai-ni-chen-dance-company
 
South Orange Performing Arts Center Showcase
Friday, April 17 SOPAC WaySouth Orange, NJ 07079
Ticket info TBA
 
Song of the Phoenix at Westchester Community College
Saturday, May 9 at 8:00pm Academic Arts Theatre 
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
See below for ticketing information: 
https://www.sunywcc.edu/events/nai-ni-chen/
 
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Nai-Ni Chen has been making dances professionally for over thirty years since coming to the US. She has built a diverse repertoire of over 80 original works and toured to major venues in the US and international festivals in 12 countries around the world. A cross-cultural choreographer who aims to bring audience across the cultural boundaries, she has developed unique movement and choreographic styles that reflect the grace and splendor of the Chinese cultural traditions she studied in Taiwan since youth and the dynamic spirit of modern dance that she acquired in New York from luminaries such as Mary Anthony, Bertram Ross, Doris Rudko and Patricia Rowe. 
 
Nai-Ni Chen has received multiple Choreographer Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She has been a principal affiliate of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and was a resident artist of the Harlem School of the Arts. Her contribution to the immigrant cultural experience has been honored by OCA and the International Institute. Commissions have come from the Joyce Theater Foundation, the Lincoln Center Institute, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Towson University, Dancing in the Streets, New Jersey Ballet, Ballet Met, and the Cleveland Dancing Wheels. Nai-Ni is currently in residence in New Jersey City University creating a new dance program for the university in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet School as well as pioneering a program with the University's Laboratory School for children with multiple disabilities.

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE

presents the World Premiere of

CROSSROADS

at New York Live Arts

June 20-22, 2019 at 7pm

 

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents the World Premiere of Crossroads as part of their 19th Annual Performance Season, running Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22, 2019 at 7pm at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, New York City. The weekend will also include a champagne reception prior to the Friday performance and a Gala dinner immediately following the Saturday performance. 
Tickets are $30, (performance only), $75 (includes pre-performance reception on Friday, June 21), or $250 (includes post-performance Gala dinner on Saturday, June 22) and can be purchased at https://amandaselwyndance.org/crossroads-world-premiere/.

 

Crossroads is an evening-length work that explores moments of forging into unchartered waters and the ensuing and often tumultuous process of self-discovery. Inspired by the work of René Magritte and Maurits Escher, Selwyn collaborates with scenic & costume designer Anna-Alisa Belous to shape a surrealistic landscape that highlights these lingering moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or another, and how these moments steer the course of our lives.

 

"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

 

The performance on Saturday, June 22, 2019 will be followed by a Gala dinner hosted by Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre Board Member Ethan Ganc at his home in Manhattan. The Gala will include a live auction, with spectacular prizes including an all-inclusive Tuscany getaway, a Brooks Brothers suit, a Lafayette shopping spree, and more.

 

Crossroads features choreography by Amanda Selwyn and dancers, and will be performed by Alex Cottone, Michael Bishop, Manon Hallay, Misaki Hayama, Isaac Kerr, Torrey McAnena, Ashley McQueen, Fabricio Seraphin, and Sarah Starkweather. The creative team also includes Anna-Alisa Belous (Costume and Scenic Design), Joel Wilhelmi (Sound Design) and Devin Fletcher (Stage Manager).

 

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, the company engages audiences from start to finish and beckons a response of thought, feeling, and soul. www.amandaselwyndance.org

 

Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented over 65 productions at NYC venues including Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York Live Arts, Dance Theatre Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Kumble Theater, John Jay College, and Mark Morris Dance Center. The company has, been presented twice at Jacob's Pillow, Westfest, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Dance Teacher Summit, COOL NY, Movement Research, and Pushing Progress Series. Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has toured to festivals, presented open rehearsals, interactive performance events and workshops, and offers arts-in-education programming through Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre to children in the NYC public schools.

 

 

 

DANCES PATRELLE

announces 

Spring 2019 season

April 12-14, 2019 at New York Live Arts

 

Including the world premiere of 

 The American Dream: It's Only Business

 

Dances Patrelle is pleased to announce its spring 2019 season, including the world premiereof Francis Patrelle's The American Dream: It's Only Business, at New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, NYC 10011. Performances are Friday, April 12 at 7pm, Saturday, April 13 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, April 14 at 12pm. Tickets are $50, with student and senior discounts available, and are currently available at https://newyorklivearts.org/event/dances-patrelle/.

 

"In Francis Patrelle's ballets, the characters come alive. His choreography is full of heart and soul." 

- Cynthia Gregory, American Ballet Theatre Prima Ballerina

 

Dance's Patrelle's spring 2019 season at New York Live Arts includes Madame X (1999), featuring New York City Ballet principal dancers Abi Stafford and Ask la Cour: American Overture (2007)a solo piece set to a Leonard Bernstein score and performed by Reed Tankersley of the Twyla Tharp Company; and the world premiere of Patrelle's newest work, The American Dream: It's Only Business.

 

Set to a mesmerizing original score by long-time Patrelle collaborator, Patrick Soluri, Madame X debuted in 1999 to rave reviews. The piece was inspired by the famous John Singer Sargent painting "Portrait of Madame X," currently hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The subject, Amelie Gautreau, was a young socialite rumored to have an affair with the infamous philanderer, Dr. Samuel Pozzi. Madame X was revived in 2005 with Sandra Brown and ABT's Marcelo Gomes as the scandalous couple, but has not been seen since. New York City Ballet principal dancers Abi Stafford and Ask la Cour will dance the roles of Gautreau and Pozzi.

 

Debuting with Madame X is the world premiere of The American Dream: It's Only Business. Set to César Franck's Piano Quintet in F Minor, Patrelle's newest work tells the stories of three families representing the upper, middle, and working classes. Each family has so much to give, and maybe even more to lose.

Finally, back by popular demand is Patrelle's tour de force solo, American Overture, with Twyla Tharp Company star Reed Tankersley in the iconic role of Uncle Sam. You've never seen such a riveting, thought-provoking, or sexy vision of our national symbol.

 

Ask la Cour (Guest Artist)was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and began his dance training at the age of nine at the Royal Danish Ballet School, where he studied with Niels Balle, Adam Lüders, and Colleen Neary. He joined the Royal Danish Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000. Mr. la Cour joined New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in the fall of 2002, was promoted to the rank of soloist in May 2005, and became a principal in February 2013.Since joining New York City Ballet, he has originated featured roles in works by Peter Martins, Christopher Wheeldon, Benjamin Millepied, and Justin Peck. He is the recipient of the 1998 Royal Theatre Award, the 2001 Edith Allers Memorial Award, the 2001 Birger Bartholins Memorial Award, and the 2001 John Roagers Memorial Award.

 

Abi Stafford (Guest Artist) began her dance training at the age of six with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. Ms. Stafford entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, full time in the fall of 1998. At SAB, she performed the role of Clarinet in Jerome Robbins' Fanfare and a role in Christopher Wheeldon's Scènes de Ballet for the SAB's Annual Workshop performances. Ms. Stafford was invited to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet in November 1999 and joined the corps de ballet in January 2000. She was promoted to the rank of soloist in January 2002 and principal dancer in December 2007. Among the ballets in which she has performed featured roles are CoppéliaThe Sleeping BeautySwan LakeJewels("Emeralds"), and many others. Ms. Stafford was named the Janice Levin Dancer for the 2000-2001 season. In the spring of 2003, Ms. Stafford was awarded Martin E. Segal Award, which acknowledges the exemplary achievement of young artists.

 

Reed Tankersley (Guest Artist), a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, began his dance training at the age of five. After graduating from The Juilliard School in 2014, he began working with Twyla Tharp on her 50th Anniversary Tour. As a featured dancer for the Twyla Tharp Company, he has had the opportunity to perform her iconic repertoire and premier original works on several nation-wide tours. Reed was named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch for 2017."

 

About Dances Patrelle
Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company celebratingits 26th season! dP presents two annual seasons in New York - the timeless holiday tradition, The Yorkville Nutcracker, and a spring repertory season featuring world premieres and classic Patrelle favorites. Mr. Patrelle's body of work includes over 50 original ballets choreographed for Dances Patrelle, and spans an incredibly wide range of styles, from his beloved American Songbook collection, to such contemporary classics as Madame X,Macbeth and Rhapsody in Blue.  Heralded by Lynn Garafola in Dance Magazine as a choreographer with "a personal vision...classical because it is rooted in metaphor and symbolic language [and] populist because of its legibility and broad cultural resonance," Patrelle has also cultivated a long-time collaboration with composer Patrick Soluri, commissioning four original scores including 2009's Murder at the Masque for dP's 20th Anniversary. Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars such as Marcelo Gomes, Jenifer Ringer, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, and Cynthia Gregory among its dancers. For 25 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance. In 2013, the company was named the resident ballet company of the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center. www.dancespatrelle.org

 

 

 

 

New York Theatre Tallet’s 2014/2015 Season  | Open: 09/05/14 Close: 06/28/15
New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2014-15 season, which will include a national tour and repertory performances at the 92nd Street Y (January 10-12, 2015), New York Live Arts (February 18-21, 2015) and Danspace (June 17-20, 2015). NYTB continues to maintain its association with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children will continue at Florence Gould Hall throughout the year. NYTB will also continue to offer its Free Ticket Program for families who are unable to afford to attend performances.

 

New York Theatre Ballet’s 2014-15 Season includes:

September 5-7, 2014 – The Winter’s Tale – Shakespeare in the Park

October 24-25, 2014 – Dance on a Shoestring & Halloween Party

November 21-22, 2014 – Dance on a Shoestring

November 29, 2014 – Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker at Tarrytown Music Hall

December 1-14, 2014 – Allied Tour of Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker

December 16 -18, 2014 – Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker in Purchase, NY

December 19-21, 2014 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker

December 21, 2014 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall

January 9-11, 2015 – 92nd Street Y

January 23-24, 2015 – Dance on a Shoestring

February 6-8, 2015 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – Cinderella

February 16-22, 2015 – New York Live Arts

February 27-28, 2015 – Dance on a Shoestring

March 6-8, 2015 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – GOOSE!

June 5-7, 2015 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – Carnival of the Animals

June 17-20, 2015 – Danspace

June 24-28, 2015 – Cinderella at Jacob’s Pillow

 

New York Theatre Ballet in The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park!

September 5-7, 2014 at 8pm


Free Event

New York Theatre Ballet joins the cast of The Public Theater's musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale with choreography by Chase Brock.  Performances are at the legendary Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

 

New York Theatre Ballet at 92nd Street Y

January 9-11, 2015

Tickets: $25

The program will feature the Broadway dances of Agnes de Mille, Rondo by Jerome Robbins, and a new work by Gemma Bond.

 

New York Theatre Ballet’s Once Upon a Ballet Series of hour-long family ballets at Florence Gould Hall

Tickets: $35 Children & $40 Adults; Subscriptions $85-$130 (Early Bird); $90-$140

Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker – December 19-21, 2015

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns for a fourth year of Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker, an enchanting holiday ballet.  From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement.  This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.

Cinderella – February 6-8, 2015

With a Dancing Clock, wacky Stepsisters and everyone’s favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Metropolitan Opera’s Resident Costume Designer, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith.  Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages.

GOOSE! – March 6-8, 2015

The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of a lively baker’s dozen of Mother Goose characters.  They literally leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-of-heart – just as they have for centuries!

Carnival of the Animals – June 5-7, 2015

In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins! 

 

New York Theatre Ballet at New York Live Arts

February 18-21, 2015 at 7:30pm; February 21, 2015 at 2pm

Tickets: $25/$15

New York Theatre Ballet will present four ballets in an unforgettable evening. The program will include two world premieres by Nicolo Fonte and Pam Tanowitz. Nicolo Fonte is choreographing a 20-minute piece for four dancers inspired by the Brothers Grimm classic story “Hansel & Gretel” in a wholly contemporary esthetic, performed to a new score for piano and violin by Kevin Keller. Pam Tanowitz will create One Plus One, a new 13-minute ballet for ten dancers set to the Andante movement of Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major #15, which will be played live on piano two times at different tempos. The dance is based on the “pas de deux” and will be used as a metaphor for the age-old notion of unrequited love. The company will also revive Merce Cunningham’s trio Cross Currents, staged by Jennifer Goggans and with coaching by Carolyn Brown, performed to an arrangement by John Cage of Conlon Nancarrow’s Rhythm Studies for Player Piano Nos. 1-6. The evening is completed by a revival of Keith Michael’s The Alice-In-Wonderland Follies, which Broadway World called “A fantastic production…there is no more delightful or charming production to be found in New York City.”

 

ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

 

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

 

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.

 

New York Theatre Ballet At New York Live Arts  | Open: 02/18/15 Close: 02/21/15
New York Theatre Ballet will perform at New York Live Arts from February 18-21, 2015.  New York Live Arts is located at 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. Performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm; and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets are $25 ($15 for students), and are available online at http://www.newyorklivearts.org/event/nytb_2015, by calling the Live Arts box office at 212.691.6500, or by visiting the box office, Monday-Saturday 1pm - 9pm and Sunday 1pm – 8pm. 

 

NYTB at New York Live Arts will host a Benefit Celebration to honor Elena Zahlmann (NYTB member for 15 years), Steven Melendez (NYTB member for 15 years) and Keith Michael (NYTB choreographer for 35 years). The benefit will take place at I Trulli restaurant (122 East 27th Street) from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm on February 21st, 2015. Benefit tickets are $200 (includes reception and one ticket to an NYTB at NYLA performance of your choice). RSVP for benefit tickets by February 1st via email: admin@nytb.org or via phone 212-679-0401.

 

New York Theatre Ballet will present four ballets in an unforgettable evening. The program will include two world premieres by Nicolo Fonte and Pam Tanowitz. Nicolo Fonte is choreographing There, And Back Again, a 20-minute piece for four dancers inspired by the Brothers Grimm classic story “Hansel & Gretel” in a wholly contemporary esthetic, performed to a new score composed by Kevin Keller for piano and violin. Pam Tanowitz will create One Plus One, a new 13-minute ballet for ten dancers set to the Andante movement of Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major #15, which will be played live on piano two times at different tempos. The dance is based on the “pas de deux” and will be used as a metaphor for the age-old notion of unrequited love. The company will also revive Merce Cunningham’s trio Cross Currents, staged by Jennifer Goggans, performed to an arrangement by John Cage of Conlon Nancarrow’s Rhythm Studies for Player Piano Nos. 1-6. The evening is completed by a revival of Keith Michael’s The Alice-In-Wonderland Follies, which Broadway World called “A fantastic production…there is no more delightful or charming production to be found in New York City.”

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.

Detour  | Open: 06/21/12 Close: 06/23/12
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces its 2012 Season, the Twelfth Annual Performance Season from Thursday –Saturday, June 21-23, 2012 at 7:30pm at New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC.  The season will feature the World Premiere of Detour.  Tickets are $24 in advance and $30 at the door ($22 in advance and $27 at the door for Live Arts members, students, and seniors) and are available at www.newyorklivearts.org or by phone at (212) 924-0077.

 

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will also present a preview of Detouras part of a split billon Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btw Rivington & Delancey), www.dixonplace.org.

 

Detour,an evening-length dance theatre work, shifts perspective and perception.  The choreography challenges the ways in which the mind acts to narrow our scope – creating unnecessary pain and false judgment.  A moment on stage that looks one way will transform, thereby challenging the way we originally experienced that image or moment.  By veering off course and getting out of our own way, we are able to experience the present more fully.  Through physical dynamics, luscious movement, and theatrical elements, Detour will continually shift the experience of perception.  The piece will subvert expectations; just as momentum builds onstage, the energy will shrink.  Likewise, just as something appears small, it will grow to feel massive, vast, and timeless.  Turning movement inside out, Detourwill play with timing and musicality, stillness and repetition, spatial design and direction.  It is in these moments of detour, when the possibilities for change reveal themselves.

 

“Amanda Selwyn is a master of illustrating the symbiosis of sounds and movement, the romance of motion and emotion – she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping ...” – Inside New York

 

 

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatreproductions engage audiences in 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 interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage.  Amanda Selwyn’s collaborative choreographic process nurtures our own network of artists while actively engaging the community at large.

 

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre's Twelfth Annual Performance Season is funded by The Harkness Foundation for Dance and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund.

 

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre’s presentation of Detour at New York Live Arts is made possible through the Theater Access Program. The Theater Access Program is a subsidized rental program benefiting a diverse group of dance and theater companies and producing organizations interested in self-producing their work at New York Live Arts.

 

For more information, visit www.amandaselwyndance.org.

Zvidance  | Open: 05/31/12 Close: 06/03/12
 

Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance will premiere DABKE,a contemporary dance inspired by this ancient Middle-Eastern folk dance, and COUPLING.  

Arabic for “stomping the ground,” Dabke is the national dance of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Palestine; Israelis have their own version. Mr. Gotheiner’s DABKE uses the power of dance to highlight tribal and national identities as well as dissolve those definitions. Reflecting on the recent “Arab Spring” movement that ignited the Middle-East with unstoppable forces for change, Gotheiner aspires to celebrate this trend, and by creating DABKE, acknowledges its ripple effect on all of us.  Composition and live music by Scott Killian, and lighting design by Mark London.

The evening will also include the World Premiere of Coupling, an exploration in the art of partnering and the way two bodies coexist in space and time. This suite of 11 duets ponders what makes two people gravitate towards each other.


About the Company: ZviDance

 

ZviDance brings its audiences a passionate vision of community in a modern age. A collaborative alliance among artists, the company's stirring work celebrates diversity by melding movement genres into the distinct dance vocabulary constantly evolving and refusing to succumb to dialectics of the medium.  Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, the company is shaped by a collaborative model of creation, involving the ensemble and designers from the initial research phase, so as to constantly push the methodology and ethics of a creation process within an inter-disciplinary format.  In the last 20 years of existence, ZviDance has received critical praise and stable funding for its artistic projects, a work that fearlessly refuses to be bounded to specific thematic or aesthetic dogma. The company performs frequently at home in such New York venues as the Joyce Theater, Dance Theater Workshop and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. ZviDance has toured across North America to festivals such as Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival, and abroad to Germany, Poland, Russia, Israel, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Japan.