'JKing Dance Company dancers are strong - in their technique, stamina and athleticism.' -Jennifer Theresa / Dance Examiner 2013
'...., the works in "UnWrapped" are provocative, emotional and daring.'
-Marilynn Larkin / ExploreDance 2013
JKDC continues to evolve and captivate audiences by commingling ballet, jazz, modern, and acting. Described as 'Dramatic Contemporary', JKDC's repertory tells stories - some metaphoric, some literal. Artistic Director, Joyce King, draws upon each artist's qualities, reflecting upon personal experiences, world concerns, and the interdependence of human nature. This is instinctively manifested into JKDC's style, phrasing, and the heart we call JKing Dance Company.
Come join us on May 3rd when JKDC presents two critically acclaimed, audience favorites, plus our newest works. At both performances a Q and A for our audiences will be offered for those who desire to find out more about the what, who, and why of JKing Dance Company.
The Ailey Citigroup Theater/Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue) NYC
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
3:00pm ~ Matinee
8:00pm ~ Evening
JKing Dance Company
Danelle Herran, Mariko Inoue, Danielle Mondi, Ayumi Uchida, Chelsea Kellish, Louisa Pancoast, Paige Kenealy, Lexie Childers, Shoko Fujita, Colleen Lynch with guest Marin Uesugi.
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Pentacle's Gallery artists are an eclectic group of vibrant and talented dance makers, some of whom may be unfamiliar to you. The Gallery encompasses a diverse range of engaging dance artists - there is much to be discovered.
Here is what the press has to say about these artists:
"Barkin/Selissen steal this show with a male/female duet of impeccable clarity" Quinn Batson, OFFOFFOFF
"Clancy's choreography builds emotional and intellectual content with abstract, yet probing psychological use of bodies in contact with each other. Her use of minimal but dramatic props is exceptional." Jennifer Noyer, Albuquerque Journal
"Gaynor skillfully plays with structure.. her pieces are intriguing and vibrant." Eye on the Arts
"Lorraine Chapman's LCTC's work combines dynamic, sharp-edged movement and compelling theatricality. ...satisfying on a visceral level and a cerebral level as well" Karen Campbell, Boston Herald
" PrashantShah's performance displayed wonderful contrasts, with moments of sharp clarity he seemed caught up in a whirlwind, looking down upon the audience from a cloud." Robert Johnson, The Star Ledger of Newark
"... Ms. Ramnarayan moves between characterful storytelling and nonrepresentational dance. She does this with remarkable fluency" The New York Times
About last year's performance, Darrell Wood, writing in 'NYC Dance Stuff' commented: "There were some real treats shown at Fall Further ... the showcase portrayed a wide array of talents, and offered an exciting evening of dance."
If you missed last year, you don't want to miss this year. And if you attended last year, you don't want to miss this year.
"Barkin/Selissen steal this show with a male/female duet of impeccable clarity..."
Robin Becker Dance
"Breathtaking. it's always a pleasure to experience a work that truly shines."
-Carmel Morgan, Ballet Dance Magazine
ClancyWorks Dance Company
"...probing psychological use of bodies in contact with each other."
COLLECTIVE BODY | DanceLab
"...unique way of seeing into movement..."
-Alonzo King, ArtisticDirector, LINES Ballet
Bryn Cohn and Artists
"Bryn Cohn crafts dances with wonderful musicality and a beautiful attention to every detail."
-Colin Conner, Internationally renowned choreographer and teacher
"A standout performance ... featuring thought provoking choreography performed by consummate artists with full command of the stage." WALTER RUTLEDGE, HARLEM
-World Magazine On-Line
danceTactics performance group
"ability to show dance as a reason unto itself, relaying sheer kinetic energy enlivened in unexpected pathways.."
-Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble
"...captivates audiences with soul-stirring choreography..."
-Philadelphia City Paper
"... vigorous athleticism with plenty of nuanced and quirky moves."
"An immensely imaginative and inventive parody ... just plain funny."
-Durnham Morning Herald
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
"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"
Inside New York
".Shah's performance displayed wonderful contrasts, with moments of sharp clarity he seemed caught up in a whirlwind, looking down upon the audience from a cloud!"
-Robert Johnson, The Star Ledger of Newark
Bill Young/Colleen Thomas Co
"...a realm of magical, constantly changing shapes, relationships and moods."
-The Washington Post
Surrounded by beautiful set and live music, the company will perform the Premiere of "Marie, embroidering survival" - an homage to women and the art of embroidery - on June 8th 2012 at 8pm at The Ailey Citigroup Theater.
Artistic Director : Pauline S Legras
Set Designer : Laurie Wohl
Composer : Josh henderson
Ticket sales are final: no refunds, no exchanges. Please note that online ticket sales will close four (4) hours before the performance time; thereafter tickets will be available only at the door, cash only, for $25 and $20 for students with ID from a high school, college, or The Ailey School only.
Hikobae will premiere in New York for a special performance on the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Japan.
The production is part of an ongoing international collaboration between New York’s Stella Adler Studio of Acting and The Actors Clinic, a prominent acting school in Tokyo. Graduates from both schools are participating in the production.
This play will be performed in English and Japanese.