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JKing Dance Company (JKDC) presents 'RelinQuish'  | Open: 05/03/14 Close: 05/03/14
JKing Dance Company (JKDC) returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater/Joan Weill Center for Dance, NYC for our 3rd season entitled, 'RelinQuish.' on May 3rd, 2014 at 3pm & 8pm.

'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.

www.JoyceKingDance.com

'RelinQuish'

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
JKDramatiCreations, LLC

Artistic Director/Choreographer:
Joyce King

Company Members:

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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Arts.Dance

2014 Season  | Open: 04/15/14 Close: 04/17/14
A program of exciting works by three female American choreographers and the Company's Co-Artistic Director Medhi Bahiri.


Performance Art"

Acts/Attractions.Performance Art

Idioms  | Open: 01/25/14 Close: 01/26/14
BalaSole Dance Company is proud to present this January 2014 "IDIOMS". In this concert, Executive & Artistic Director Roberto Villanueva and 10 dance artists will present new solos inspired by various themes.Since its world premiere in August 2010, this multi-genre dance company has provided visibility to over 100 solo artists of varying artistic expressions, shapes, sizes, ages, backgrounds, and styles. It is the only dance organization in the U.S. dedicated to bridging the gaps in concert dance.Following successful productions at The Baryshnikov Arts Center's Jerome Robbins Theater, Dance Theater Workshop and Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the company has earned praises from critics for promoting diversity and showcasing talented dance artists. Elizabeth McPherson of Attitude Magazine and Joel Benjamin of Time Square Chronicles noted the company for its "admirable goals and intentions." Lisa Jo Segola of Back Stage New York highlighted the company for providing "a showcase for overlooked dancers." Tim Martin of Dance Europe Magazine called BalaSole Dance Company a "hybrid creature" and described it as "part dance company and part showcase for aspiring dancer/choreographers." Stephanie Deere of Broadway World called the company's "emphasis on the creative process extremely refreshing." Linda Diamond of ENV Magazine stated, "this interactive collaboration of independent thinkers has not been seen since the 1980’s in the New York dance scene." Philip Gardner of Oberon's Grove described the company "as a unique venture in the contemporary New York dance scene."Past participants include members of the Limón Dance Company, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Lucinda Childs Dance, Parsons Dance, Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, Philadanco and Michael Mao Dance.Villanueva, rejected earlier in his dance career by dance companies for his small physique, founded BalaSole Dance Company to provide an arena for overlooked or marginalized dance artists. He has been hailed by The New York Times for his technical virtuosity and compelling stage presence.This concert will feature Paulina Bracone, Caroline Brethenoux, Jonathan Breton, Trashina Conner, Marion Helfenstein, Hunter Frederick Houde, Ashley Peters, Christen Quattlebaum, Tracy Singer, Roberto Villanueva, and Marina Yuri. Emerging artists Hailey Bates, Lea Clay, Nicole Roberts will also perform with the company.BalaSole Dance Company is the resident dance company of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. For more information on BalaSole Dance Company, visit www.balasoledance.org.Photo Courtesy: Arch Dance Company/Jennifer Archibald Photo Credit: 51 Designz Production Group


Jazz"

Dance.Jazz

Fall Further II  | Open: 09/24/13 Close: 09/24/13
Featuring performances from Pentacle's Gallery Artists: BARKIN/SELISSEN Project, ClancyWorks Dance Company, Jessica Gaynor Dance, LCTC - Lorraine Chapman The Company, Ramya Ramnarayan, and Prashant Shah.

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.


Arts.Dance

The Freedom Series @ Fusion Lounge  | Open: 04/24/13 Close: 04/24/13
The Freedom Series @ Fusion Lounge @ The Ailey Citigroup TheaterFrancesca presents a one-night-only series of intimate portraits as a live installation at The Ailey Citigroup Theater on April 24. Audience members leave their shoes at the door and enter into a multimedia motion gallery. This special evening is inspired by the life of The Ailey School's former Director, Denise Jefferson (1944-2010). The program features works and and Guests performances by:Tony Award Nominee Desmond RichardsonSidra Bell NY2 Dance's Artistic Director Nejla YatkinHarlem School of the Art's Director of Dance Aubrey LynchElisa Monte and ITE's Tiffany Rea Fisher and Original live music composed and performed by Earl ManeeinIt will also include performances by Eriko Iisaku, Mary Carter, Cornelius Bethea, Jehbreal Jackson and Stephanie Williams, Bradley Shelver with Cornelius Bethea serving as the text and theatrical advisor. The night will include Harper's piece created for Louis Vuitton Reconstruction 3.0 along with a series of works integrating dance, theater, live music and songs rooted in themes of loss, renewal and transformation. After participating in the motion gallery with a live chamber orchestra, the audience members are invited to show off their own dance moves when the gallery space transforms into a dance party @ The Fusion Lounge featuring original music and songs by Harper.Come enjoy a night of art and celebration at The Ailey Citigroup Theater with The Francesca Harper Project! The show begins at 7:30 pm so mark your calendars now. Tickets will be on sale soon. If you can't attend the show or would like to further support Francesca and The Francesca Harper Project please donate online at http://www.gofundme.com/25a534


Dance Theater"

Dance.Dance Theater

Re  | Open: 02/01/13 Close: 02/01/13
Other"

Dance.Other
Re  | Open: 02/01/13 Close: 02/01/13
Other"

Dance.Other
Voces  | Open: 11/03/12 Close: 11/04/12
BalaSole Dance Company is proud to present this fall "VOCES" (Italian for Voices). In this concert, Executive & Artistic Director Roberto Villanueva and 9 dance artists will present new solos inspired by various themes ranging from egocentrism, the surrender of one's inner soldier, the restraint from emotional turmoil, idiosyncrasies, to the destruction of the planet.BalaSole Dance Company has provided visibility to 82 underrepresented artists since its world premiere in August 2010. It is the only dance organization in the U.S. dedicated to bridging the gaps in concert dance. Following successful productions at The Baryshnikov Arts Center's Jerome Robbins Theater, Dance Theater Workshop and Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the company has earned praises from critics for promoting diversity and showcasing talented dance artists of various sizes, shapes, ages, backgrounds, and artistic expressions. Past participants include members of the Limón Dance Company, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Lucinda Childs Dance, Parsons Dance, and Michael Mao Dance. Villanueva, rejected earlier in his dance career by dance companies for his small physique, founded BalaSole Dance Company to provide an arena for overlooked or marginalized dance artists. He has been hailed by The New York Times for his technical virtuosity and compelling personality.This concert will feature Lauren Alpert, Elijah Avraham, Nicole Calabrese, Caitlyn Casson, Sarah Ewing, Aaron Gregory, Morgana Rose Mellett, Emily Pacilio, Gina Pero and Roberto Villanueva. Emerging artist Kyla Healey will also perform with the company.BalaSole Dance Company is the resident dance company of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. For more information on BalaSole Dance Company, visit www.balasoledance.org. (Photo of Gina Pero by Carl Modica)


Classical"

Dance.Classical

The Dance Gallery Festival 2012  | Open: 10/12/12 Close: 10/14/12
VON USSAR danceworks presents the 6th Annual Dance Gallery Festival, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers from around the country on October 12, 13, and 14, 2012 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). The performances on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 are at 7:30pm. The performance on Sunday, October 14 begins at 7pm and introduces the newest addition to the festival, LEVEL UP. As part of Dance Gallery Festival’s continued mission to find up-and-coming choreographic talent at the national level, the festival announces a new program, LEVEL UP, which will serve as a performance showcase for three talented dance companies/choreographers that are ready to advance to the next level in the development and promotion of their work. Each company will receive 25 minutes of performance time, on a split bill, at the prestigious Ailey Citigroup TheaterThis year’s LEVEL UP performance on October 14 at 7pm will include BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, iMEE, and Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup.Performances on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 at 7:30pm include:Allison Jones DanceBARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT Celli Contemporary BalletiMEEJaxon Movement ArtsMarcus Jarrell WillisMettin Movement CollectiveMojca Ussar and DancersNobleMotion DanceRevolve Dance CompanyVON USSAR danceworks


Modern"

Dance.Modern

Fall Further - A Dance Celebration  | Open: 10/01/12 Close: 10/01/12
In a first ever event, Pentacle's east coast Gallery artists gather for a one night only performance of new and touring repertoire. Featuring Pentacle Gallery artists:

BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT
"Barkin/Selissen steal this show with a male/female duet of impeccable clarity..."
-offoffoff.com

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."
-Albuquerque Journal

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

Dance Iquail!
"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

KDNY
"... vigorous athleticism with plenty of nuanced and quirky moves."
-Austin American-Statesman

Claire Porter/Portables
"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

Prashant Shah
".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


Arts.Dance

Nomad Contemporary Ballet  | Open: 09/22/12 Close: 09/23/12
A new company with youth, energy and creative excitement! New works range from Horton inspired modern to neo-classical ballet.


Classical"

Dance.Classical

Ballet NY's 2012 New York City Season  | Open: 08/09/12 Close: 08/11/12
A program that will leave you wanting more.Details to be announced soon.


Classical"

Dance.Classical

Contrasts  | Open: 07/14/12 Close: 07/15/12
In BalaSole Dance Company's 8th concert season, Executive/Artistic Director Roberto Villanueva and 9 artists will present new solos inspired by various themes ranging from a ritual sacrifice of chosen virgin youth, rise and fall of domestic abuse, milestones of life, regugees' road to liberation, to NYC subway dance.BalaSole Dance Company has provided visibility to at least 73 underrepresented artists since its world premiere in August 2010. It is the only dance organization in the U.S. dedicated to bridging the gaps in concert dance. Following successful productions at The Baryshnikov Arts Center's Jerome Robbins Theater, Dance Theater Workshop and Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the company has earned praises from critics for promoting diversity and showcasing talented dance artists of various sizes, shapes, ages, ethnicities, and styles. Every BalaSole concert features a different roster of dance artists. Past participants include members of the Limón Dance Company, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Lucinda Childs Dance, Parsons Dance and Michael Mao Dance. Villanueva, rejected earlier in his dance career by dance companies for his small physique, founded BalaSole Dance Company and has been hailed by The New York Times for his technical virtuosity and compelling personality.This concert will feature Emily Aiken, Musashi Alvarez, Ann Sterling Dale, Jenny Efremova, Stephanie Flackman, Sunday Jackson, Ricardo Mateo Rique-Sanchez, Yvanhova Silva, and Roberto Villanueva.


Classical"

Dance.Classical

Contrasts  | Open: 07/14/12 Close: 07/15/12
In BalaSole Dance Company's 8th concert season, Executive/Artistic Director Roberto Villanueva and 9 artists will present new solos inspired by various themes ranging from a ritual sacrifice of chosen virgin youth, the rise and fall of domestic abuse, the refugees' road to liberation, to a NYC subway dance.BalaSole Dance Company has provided visibility to at least 73 underrepresented artists since its world premiere in August 2010. It is the only dance organization in the U.S. dedicated to bridging the gaps in concert dance. Following successful productions at The Baryshnikov Arts Center's Jerome Robbins Theater, Dance Theater Workshop and Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the company has earned praises from critics for promoting diversity and showcasing talented dance artists of various sizes, shapes, ages, ethnicities, and styles. BalaSole provides dance artists an arena to showcase their artistic voice. Every BalaSole concert features a different roster of dance artists. Past participants include members of the Limón Dance Company, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Lucinda Childs Dance, Parsons Dance and Michael Mao Dance. Villanueva, rejected earlier in his dance career by dance companies for his small physique, founded BalaSole Dance Company and has been hailed by The New York Times for his technical virtuosity and compelling personality.This concert will feature Emily Aiken, Musashi Alvarez, Ann Sterling Dale, Jenny Efremova, Stephanie Flackman, Sunday Jackson, Ricardo Mateo Rique-Sanchez, Yvanhova Silva, and Roberto Villanueva. Emerging artists Yoandris Baro, Harriet Boateng-Ado and Mari Travis will also perform with the company.BalaSole Dance Company is the resident dance company of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. For more information on BalaSole Dance Company, visit www.balasoledance.org.(Photo by: Eric Bandiero / In the photo: William Tomaskovic)


Classical"

Dance.Classical

This Skin I'm In  | Open: 06/21/12 Close: 06/21/12
Keen Dance Theater and Urban Souls Dance Company team up to present, "The Skin I'm In". Join us as we present an evening of DANCE from different perspectives. A riveting performance from start to finish!!! Tales of Love, Sex, Drugs through Dance.


Dance Theater"

Dance.Dance Theater

Caliince Dance Premiere  | Open: 06/08/12 Close: 06/08/12
Caliince Dance is a modern dance company founded in the Fall 2009.
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


Arts.Dance

The New York Jazz Choreography Project  | Open: 04/20/12 Close: 04/22/12
The New York Jazz Choreography Project is a celebration of jazz dance featuring original works by 12 emerging and established choreographers. Audiences of all ages will be treated to dances in a variety of jazz stylesfrom classic musical theater to contemporaryand the chance to see jazz dance as the rich art form it is, with its glorious variety of styles and cultural influences.
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.


Jazz"

AIM Invitational  | Open: 04/15/12 Close: 04/15/12
Showcase and Scholarship Awards Event.


Family/Children"

31st Annual New York City Season  | Open: 04/12/12 Close: 04/14/12
The internationally acclaimed Elisa Monte Dance will present another exciting season of dance including three premieres. Celebrating 31 years of rich history, Elisa Monte continues to illustrate her intimate connection with many of the centurys greatest masters such as Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Agnes deMille, while maintain a fresh, vitality to her work that is widely respected for its emotional, sensual style and intricate technique.


Classical"

A choreography premiere, two newly staged chamber works (directed by Sherry Teitelbaum), plus two unstaged chamber works to be performed with special lighting--audiences can expect a wide ranging assortment of interdisciplinary treats!


Modern"

Hikobae  | Open: 03/11/12 Close: 03/11/12
Hikobae is a fictionalized story based on recorded interviews with physicians and nurses from Soma City Hospital, a medical center in the Fukushima evacuation zone.

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 Yorks 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.


Drama"