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Dance/NYC is pleased to announce new members of its board of directors and leadership committees. Juan José Escalante (José Limón Dance Foundation), Martha Newton (Fairchance, LLC), Reshma Patel (Shadoka), and Brandi Stewart (Bloomberg Philanthropies) join the board of directors. Karesia Batan (Queensboro Dance Festival | The Physical Plant), Sita Frederick (Areytos Performance Works/Lincoln Center Education), Tamrin Goldberg (Choreographer and Dance Artist), Elizabeth Streb (Artistic Director and Founder, STREB EXTREME ACTION), and Janet Wong (Associate Artistic Director, New York Live Arts) join Dance/NYC's Advisory Committee, focused on Dance/NYC's program development and advocacy.
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Mabou Mines Theater
March 27–April 1
The inaugural 2018 SUITE/Space artists Tariq Al-Sabir, Tamar-kali, Davalois Fearon and Sanaz Ghajar will present works in a festival-like setting—two performances each night for 6 nights in a row. Offering a variety of disciplines, each artist will “…share Mabou Mines’ commitment to breaking new ground in form and content.” Fearon will present Time to Talk "a multimedia dance-theater piece rooted in research on American history, dance history, racial identity formation and systemic racism," Al-Sabir, Unwanted, "A multimedia song cycle written for a unique ensemble, Tamar-kali, Excerpts from Demon Fruits Blues, "an immersive music-based experience that explores the origin of misogyny and ‘curse of womanhood’ as outlined in Genesis 3:16, inspired by the majesty of female African deities, ‘goddess’ themed art and feminist theory," and Ghajar and Built for Collapse, Red Wednesday, a multimedia production "...about a family brought together and torn apart by revolution. Inspired by the controversial story of Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Iran's Foreign Minister during the 1979 hostage crisis and Ghajar’s great uncle," according to the release. Find out more here
The Chocolate Factory
March 21 -31
Sperber’s Wealth From The Salt Seas “…explores the embodiment of assertion and agency through visceral somatic experience,” according to the release. Find out more here
March 29 – 31
Philly choreographer/performer Wilson brings At Home with the Humorless Bastard “an exploration of personal and collective grief that shifts the audience’s perspective by bringing them onstage and casting them in the dance,” notes the release. Find out more here
Polly Ferman’s GlamourTango
Aaron Davis Hall/City College Center for the Arts (CCCA)
For one-night- only, the all-female ensemble Glamour Tango will pay homage to women in “A Celebration of Women in Tango.” Find out more here
Curated by Sangeeta Yesley, 8 In Show, the emerging and established choreographers program of all dance forms will showcase short works by Dalit Agronin, Vanessa Long, Stacy Collado, Angel Kaba, Brenda R. Neville, Billy Blanken, Nicole Colbert and Qijundai Liu. Find out more here
Kalamandir Dance Company
March 30 – April 14
Combining classical Indian dance and contemporary world music and dance forms, choreographer and director Brinda Guha will present urbanJATRA. Find out more here
Works & Process
The performing arts series will present Nederlands Dans Theater in work by house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot in a behind-the-scenes access to their U.S. tour. Find out more here
Movement Research at the Judson Church
Don’t miss this free, ongoing, Monday night performance series of experimentation and works-in-progress. This week’s featured artists are Maira Duarte/Dance to the People, Patricia Lorena Solórzano and Sonia Lopes Soares Viga. Find out more here
CHOREOGRAPHERS CONNECTING IN THE BRONX: DREAMING OUT OF LA NEGRURA/BLACKNESS
CO-PRESENTED BY PEPATIÁN AND BAAD!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 | 7PM
A documentary film (25min) about three choreographers from the Latinx diaspora - Sita Frederick, Rokafella, Marion Ramirez - who collaborated to create an experimental dance theater work with Salsa, Breaking, Afro-Caribbean and release techniques. A discussion with the artists follows the screening.
FROM FANA FRASER:
I’m so happy to share that Martell Ruffin and I have been collaborating on my new work-in-process, Belly of the Beast, for Dance: Recasting The Body in Bronze at the Brooklyn Museum. We are performing this Saturday, March 31st @ 2pm.
Get your $10 tickets here!
Inspired by Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze, Belly of the Beast is a work-in-process performance mirroring the emotional complexity of Rodin’s sculpture ...more words soon... we’re still figuring it all out ...
So far, there is denim, a 50 ft rope, and a journey that has no end.
CLASSES: Princess Mhoon Dance Institute in Maryland -6 Days of Women's Empowerment Through Movement - March 26 - 30
As a finale to Women's History Month, we present to you 6 Days of Women's Empowerment Through Movement:
GIRL POWER MOVEMENT SERIES
Monday March 26th - Saturday March 31st
Space is limited. Pre-registration is highly suggested.
Adult Classes for Women 3/26-3/30: Yoga, Ballet Body Workout, African, Heels, Self-Defense & More
NEWS: ANGER / APPETITE / AMBITION / ART: Symposium of Women Innovators in the Arts @ Montclair State University - Wednesday, March 28
PLEASE JOIN ME AND THESE PHENOMENAL WOMEN IN THIS CRITICAL CONVERSATION!!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CARRIE MAE WEEMS
May 2-3, 2018
Martha Graham Studio Theater
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Martha Graham Center invites choreographic submissions for NEXT@Graham - a showcase of new works created by artists in the Graham community.
6 - 10 choreographers will be selected to showcase their work. Former and current Martha Graham Dance Company members, students of the Martha Graham School and members of the extended Graham Family are invited to apply.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 2
SELECTIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED APRIL 7
Jacob’s Pillow, in partnership with the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) and The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), invites emerging dance presenters to apply for an immersive professional development experience to:
Read more about the opportunity in this Press Release.
For more information, visit their website jacobspillow.org
The Forum is a five-day leadership development intensive for emerging dance presenters and is being organized by Jacob's Pillow in partnership with The Association of Performing Arts Professionals and the New England Foundation for the Arts with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by The Barr Foundation, Dance/USA, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, South Arts, and curriculum support provided by the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University.
The open application deadline is March 28th.
15 participants will be selected to take part in the intensive at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, MA. All 15 participants will receive housing, meals and Festival performance tickets and there are limited travel stipends available.
The selection committee will prioritize participation by presenters new to dance as an organization or as an individual, as well as non-traditional dance presenters. It would be great if you could forward this link to anyone whom you think should apply.
Jennifer Calienes is coordinating this project...and we've cast the net through all of the partners outlined above, but we think that a follow up from you to anyone you know in LA (or anywhere) would be super helpful.
READ MORE HERE
OPPORTUNITY: New Waves! Institute Announces 8th Season With Performances, International Artists and New Program Partnerships. - Applications due - April 16
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I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a faculty member at Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College (Guest), Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member of The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Kean University and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I write on dance for The Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine and various publications. Click below to read more about me at my home page - "About Me."