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Address: 405 West 55th St
New York, NY    10019

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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre In Apap Showcase  | Open: 01/13/13 Close: 01/13/13
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatrejoins with other Pentacle Gallery artists for an APAP Showcase of new and touring work on January 13, 2013 at 7pm at Ailey Studio 5B, 405 West 55th Street, New York City.  Tickets are free – reservations are always appreciated and may be made at 212-278-8111 x8 or


In Pentacle's APAP Showcase, Selwyn will present a duet excerpted from Five Minutes featuring Louie Marin and Jenny Gillan, as well as an excerpt from the developing work, It's A Game, featuring Catherine Coury and Victor Larue.


Five Minutes is an evening-length dance theatre work that takes the audience through a series of contrasting emotional and physical paradigms in five-minute intervals. The piece asks: what does it mean to wait for five minutes? To fill five minutes? How is time measured differently by our experiences? The choreography seeks out spontaneous discoveries, raw and uninterrupted, to let movement flow from momentum and physical sensation. In Five Minutes, our experience of time is malleable and the world on-stage renews itself into a different place and time every five minutes. Five Minutes premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in June 2011. 


"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


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. 


"Overall, an ideal evening of dance." -Oberon's Grove


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.


About Pentacle

Pentacle is a leading voice and resource for some of today’s most exciting contemporary dance and performance artists. For over 35 years, our exemplary services and projects have empowered artists to do what they do best … create works of art.


Support for The Gallery is provided in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation and support from individual donors.


Kelly/McCarthy - Dance/Music  | Open: 08/19/12 Close: 08/19/12
We're excited to announce the premiere performance for Kelly/McCarthy - Dance/Music which will feature five brand new dances. The program includes two new pieces of music and fresh arrangements of several others, all performed with live music!

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Sunday, August 19th, 6:00pm
The Ailey Studios
405 W55th (at 9th Ave), 5th Floor
Tickets $20, On sale August 1st!

Featured Dancers:
Allegra Coryell
Kerry Mara Cox
Maureen Duke
Shana Goldberger
Ben Houghton
Amanda Kostreva
Cara McMullan
AJ Negron
Elizabeth Portnoy
Jacqueline Stewart
Faith Williams

Choreography: Anne Kelly
Original Music and Arrangements: Mitchell McCarthy
Production Assistant: Jon Basla
Costume Design: Miguel Chamberlain