Allen Xing/Xing Dance Theater
Rosie DeAngelo/The Nash Conspiracy
Colette R. Kerwick
Brandon Whited/Santa Barbara Dance Theater
MATHETA Dance/Khensani Mathebula
Manuel Vignoulle - M/motions
Allen Xing/Xing Dance Theater
MATHETA Dance/Khensani Mathebula
Colette R. Kerwick
Brandon Whited/Santa Barbara Dance Theater
Victoria DeRenzo Dance
UANA DANS/Nicole Caruana
As a part of our continued mission to find up-and-coming choreographic talent at the international level, the Dance Gallery Festival offers our latest addition to our festival activities, Level UP. Level UP is an evening showcase featuring talented dance companies/choreographers, selected from applicants, alumni, or by recommendation. Each of the three selected artists receives a commission fee of $1,000 and 25 minutes of performance time.
This program is meant to support artists that are ready to advance to the next level in the development and promotion of their work. So far, Level UP has featured new works by Enzo Celli, Lauren Edson, Marcus Jarrell Willis, IMEE, Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, Gabrielle Lamb, Manuel Vignoulle, Joshua L. Peugh, Robert Priore, and Mike Esperanza.
Choreographers: Deborah Wingert,Gabrielle Lamb, Emery LeCrone, Claire Mazza and Marcos Vedoveto
Cellists: Peter Wiley, Nathan Vickery, Summer Hu, JeonghYoun Lee and David Wiley
Dancers: Kate Loh,Shannon Maynor, Claire Mazza, Morgan Stinnett and Dona Wiley
Music includes selections from Vivaldi, solo cello sonata by George Crumb, Apocalyptica, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla.
DANCE GALLERY FESTIVAL
October 11-13, 2013
at the Ailey Citigroup Theater
VON USSAR danceworks presents the 7th Annual Dance Gallery Festival, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers from around the country in three performance programs on October 11, 12, and 13, 2013 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). The Dance Gallery Festival will perform on Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 13 at 3pm. The Dance Gallery UP Close will perform on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30pm. Level UP will perform on Sunday, October 13 at 7pm. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students with valid ID and seniors) and are available at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444.
As part of Dance Gallery Festival’s continued mission to find up-and-coming choreographic talent at the national level, the festival continues, Level UP, which serves 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 at the prestigious Ailey Citigroup Theater and a small stipend.
This year’s Level UP performance on Sunday, October 13 at 7pm will include MARCUS JARRELL WILLIS (New York), LAUREN EDSON (Idaho), and ENZO CELLI – CELLI CONTEMPORARY BALLET (Italy).
The Dance Gallery Festival
Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 13 at 3pm
NobleMotion Dance (Texas)
Erin Cardinal (Florida)
David Justin (Texas)
Dante Brown (New York)
Philippe Dury (France)
danceTactics performance group by Keith A. Thompson (New Jersey)
Jiwon Lee (New York)
Mallory Lynn + Brendan Duggan/ LoudHoundMovement (New York)
Bryan Arias (New York)
The Dance Gallery UP Close
Saturday, October 12 at 7:30pm
NobleMotion Dance (Texas)
Kate Bishop (New York)
Jacqueline Stewart (New York)
Tori Duhaime (Colorado)
Alenka Cizmesija (New York)
Jamal Jackson Dance Company (New York)
Laura Harrell (Texas)
Alia Kache (New York)
BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance (New York)
Dorcas Roman Dance Theatre (California)
Omar Roman De Jesus (New York)
For more information please visit: www.dancegalleryfestival.com.
360° Dance Company presents
2013 New York City Season
including a World Premiere
at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater
October 3-5, 2013
360° Dance Company presents an evening including the World Premiere of Only For the Deranged, choreographed by Artistic Director Martin Lofsnes, and Tenant of the Street (1938), choreographed by Eve Gentry, from October 3-5, 2013 at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, NYC. Performances: Thursday at 7:30pm (Opening Night Party), Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $25 and are available at www.360fullcircle.net or at the door.
All Opening Night (Oct. 3) performance tickets are $40 and include a party with the artists immediately following the performance, with appetizers and cash bar. On exhibit and up for auction will be visual artist’s interpretations of 360’s choreography and dancers.
360° Dance Company presents “Encounters,” it’s 2013 New York City season at Ailey Citigroup Theater, with five diverse works shedding light on human interactions, including the World Premiere of Only For The Deranged, choreographed by Artistic Director Martin Lofsnes. The piece, inspired by scenes from “The Magic Theater” in Hermann Hesse’s classic 1927 Steppenwolf, follows a man through encounters with characters ranging from a “wobbly woman,” to “ladies who lunch,” to the “ideal couple.” Tenant of the Street, a company premiere choreographed by Eve Gentry in 1938, is a captivating and unsettling solo depicting the loss of humanity undergone by a homeless woman. Regular Chain of Being, choreographed by Lauri Stallings, is a tender journey for two set to Bellini’s Casta Diva. This is the company’s second commission by Ms. Stallings and was created in collaboration with gloATL, Atlanta GA. Martin Lofsnes’ Near Dark is the artistic director’s response to five passages from the writings of artist Edward Munch, and creates a visual landscape combining dynamic movement, unusual imagery and video projections by Christopher Boyd. Returning to the company’s repertory is Filip A. Condeescu’s Countertime, a poignant duet depicting the love and uncertainty between two men.
Dancers: Ernesto Breton, Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, Elaine Gutierrez, Aren Hooper, Martin Lofsnes, Barbara Alvarado Marin, Jerome Stigler, Hana Ginsburg Tirosh. Apprentice: Jackie Rea.
About the Company: 360 Dance Company
360º Dance Company, a company comprised of today's most experienced modern dancers, seeks to bridge the gap between the classic modern dance tradition and the high technical demands of today's contemporary dance work. Through presenting modern dance masterpieces juxtaposed with cutting-edge new repertory, we will maintain the artistic integrity of our roots while shaping the future of the artform with vision and creativity. The teaching of master classes, lecture/demonstrations and educational outreach programs will further augment this synthesis, infusing younger generations of dancers with the valuable amalgamation of past, present and future.
The goal of FOCAL POINT programming is to provide three dance programs that bring focus to areas in dance that warrant attention. The artists who curate FOCAL POINT decide what is missing from the other FOCUS 2013 programs, and use the FOCAL POINT to complete the overall picture. This year’s programs will be curated by David Parker, Robert Moses and Trajal Harrell.
Friday, January 11 at 8pm
Darrah Carr Dance
Dorrance Dance / New York
David Parker/The Bang Group
Saturday, January 12 at 4pm
Sunday, January 13 at 4pm
Northwest Dance Project
Robert Moses Kin
DECEMBER 15 & 16 SHOWS feature students from NYC and of Josue Jasmin.
THE NUTCRACKER, A Contemporary Ballet is
Giada Ferrone's fresh and modern vision of this beloved holiday classic balancing strong classical ballet technique and Tchaikovsky's original score with captivating contemporary movement, hints of new dance styles, characters and scenes, and sprinkles of witty theatrical magic. Complimenting the original cast are a beautiful and aloof Marzipan Doll, a Gingerbread Toy yearning to experience human love and an 8 legged break-dancing King Spider who is defeated by the Nutcracker himself, assisted by fly-swatting Candy Canes and a thumping Tarantella... choreographed by Nicola Iervasi.
This full-scale 70-minute production is distinctive for uniting students & professionals from several dance communities from all over the New York City Tri-State area, while promoting the positive and powerful impact of dance on our fractured communities and creating a cast which is as truly international and diverse as New York City's own "Melting Pot".
In celebration of this Ruby Anniversary milestone, the company under the artistic direction of Enrique Cruz DeJesus treats its audience to a passionate, theatrical, thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining program. Company classics, fan favorites and new works commemorate four decades of Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company’s existence and pays homage to its founders, directors, and mentors – Ronn Pratt, Dolores Vanison-Blakely, Andy Torres, Martial Roumain, and Eleo Pomare.
In acknowledging the past and presenting the future Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company’s season includes a world premiere tribute to founder Ronn Pratt. This newest work “ICU” choreographed by artistic director, Enrique Cruz DeJesus reflects on caring for a friend in need through a crippling moment in life, and after all is lost but not forgotten, the meaning of life is revealed.
In Andy Torres’ “Three Looks at Love” the classic love story takes three spins – sweet, sour and funny! This throw back never grows old. The female cast of “Essence” by Martial Roumain is a portrait of four very different but all together strong women who have equally important stories to share. Audiences relate to them one and all.
The powerful abstract “Tabernacle” by Eleo Pomare based on James Baldwin’s Fire Next Time gets your heart and thoughts racing and the pace and intensity fill the room.
From then and there, to here and now…Enrique Cruz DeJesus rounds out the program with 21stCentury wit, passion and flair.“Crossroads to Hathaway” by Cruz DeJesus performed with live music by Ty Stephens and the SoulJaazz Band set the tone for the evening. This journey is high flying, easy come and easy go, with real stories from a sack of dreams found in the ghetto. And all to the soulful sounds of Donny Hathaway. Also by Cruz DeJesus with Angel Garcia is the all time favorite “Pegao.” This contemporary saucy Salsa is hot, hot, hot and you are guaranteed to be on your feet.
The company of ready-to-go dancers include Donna Clark, Shauntee Henry, Elise King, Lilka Mimbella-Lopez, Jinah Parker, Jude Perry-Evans, Juan Michael Porter II, Ashely Race-Whelan, Or Reitman, Brandi Stewart, and apprentice Nicolle White. They are joined by alumni Bernadette Baptiste-Hageman, Monty Choctaw, Diarra Cummings, Wendy Dann-Marcel, Larry Johnson, Wendy Mejia, Tyrone Monroe, and Roberto Villanueva. Musical Director of SoulJaazz, Richard Cummings, Jr.
Join the festivities and celebrate this milestone with AOTDC!
Ailey Citigroup Theaterlocated at 405 West 55th Street at Ninth Avenue, NYC 10019.
Opening night performance Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8PM - $35
Post-performance gala reception open to all guests include exhibition of the company’s history.
Saturday, December 1 – 8PMand Sunday, December 2 – 7PM
$25 General Admission; $20 Students/Seniors.
Tickets available now at aotdc.brownpapertickets.com and alphaomegadance.org
The Special Opening Night Gala performance on October 18 will include Erica Dankmeyer performing Jane Dudley's Time is Money, as well as an excerpt from Lauri Stalling'sMAKTUB, 360° Dance Company's inaugural reconstruction and commission. Opening Night Gala tickets begin at $35 and include a wine toast at intermission. Gala tickets at $100 and above include a wine toast at intermission and a champagne dessert following the performance.
360° Dance Company presents it's 2012 New York City season at Ailey Citigroup Theater with two World Premieres, a New York Premiere and a new reconstruction. Regular Chain of Being, choreographed by Lauri Stallings, is a journey of the "inter-human" for two, set to Bellini's Casta Diva. This is the company's second commission by Ms. Stallings and was created in collaboration with gloATL, Atlanta, GA. Martin Lofsnes' new piece Near Dark is the artistic director's response to five passages from the writings of artist Edward Munch. The New York premiere of Purpura (A Mi Padre) is a new dance theater work with text and choreography by Ricardo Flores. The work follows a man swirling through images of hopes, dreams, memories; striving to come to terms with the inevitable passing of time. The evening will also feature a new reconstruction of Pauline Koner's The Shining Dark, a story based on Helen Keller with music by Leon Kirchner. Finally, Alessandra Prosperi's Satsang (2010) is an exploration of the notion that humans cannot thrive alone, and that the need for each other is greater than we often come to realize.
Dancers: Christopher Bloom, Erica Dankmeyer, Carrie Elmore-Tallitsch, Yuko Giannakis, Hana Ginsburg, Danelle Morgan, Martin Lofsnes, Alessandra Prosperi, Romain Rachline, Jerome Stigler. Apprentices: Sarah Beth Haarmann, Elaine Gutierrez, Aaron Hopper, Luca Marino
ABOUT 360º Dance Company
Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Martin Lofsnes, 360° Dance Company's mission is to present classic modern dance masterpieces juxtaposed with original contemporary dance works, in order to simultaneously preserve and develop the modern dance lineage. Comprised primarily of former principal dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company, as well as other professional artists, 360° combines the grit and passion of the legacy's founders with the fearless exploration and innovation of today's modern dance world.
Following a wildly successful premiere season at the Bærum Kulturhus in Oslo, Norway, 360° Dance Company has been featured in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Sitelines Festival and the Reverb, American Dance Guild, Philadelphia Fringe and Colorado Summer Dance Festivals. The company has also performed at The Overture Center (Madison, WI), Sam Houston University (Huntsville, TX), SUNY/Purchase, Hofstra
In June 2010, 360° presented its premiere NYC Season at the esteemed Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts). The company returned to DTW in June 2011 for another full-length performance season, hailed as "Uniformly powerful [featuring] exhilarating glimpses of our modern dance heritage performed...with equal parts passion and reverence" (Gus Solomons in Solomons Says). 2012 marks 360° Dance Company's Fifth Anniversary Season, which included a preview event on June 16, 2012 at the Ailey Studios, and a fully produced performance season at the renowned Ailey Citigroup Theater in October 2012.
For more information about 360 Dance, visit www.360fullcircle.net.
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, whichwill 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 at the prestigious Ailey Citigroup Theater and a small stipend.
This 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 Dance
Celli Contemporary Ballet
Jaxon Movement Arts
Marcus Jarrell Willis
Mettin Movement Collective
Mojca Ussar and Dancers
Revolve Dance Company
VON USSAR danceworks
The Gallery at Pentacle is an eclectic group of vibrant and talented dance makers, some of whom may be unfamiliar to New York dance audiences. We are excited to represent them in the national performing arts marketplace. From solo performance to culturally specific, dance-theater to multi-disciplinary and traditional modern dance companies, The Gallery encompasses a diverse range of engaging dance artists. There is much to be discovered.
Participating artist/companies are: BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, Robin Becker Dance, ClancyWorks Dance Company, Bryn Cohn and Artists, COLLECTIVE BODY | dancelab, Dance Iquail!, danceTactics performance group, Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble, KDNY, Claire Porter/PORTABLES, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, Prashant Shah, and Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co. Unable to participate are Blue13 Dance Company of Los Angeles and Duniya Dance and Drum Company from San Francisco.
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will present “Oblivion,” a duet from Five Minutes, as well as “Reflect,” a duet from Detour.
Advance tickets are $10 and will be available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/269432 or onsite for $14, cash only, one half hour before curtain. Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre engages 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 an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way that engages our audiences from start to finish and beckons a response of thought, feeling, and soul.
TICKETS ARE LIMITED and sell out! Please order early.