For his latest work, Remains, part of BAM’s 2016 Next Wave Festival (September 21 – 24), John Jasperse aimed to dig deep into dance as an ephemeral art form, and in some way, capture retentions implicit in its rich history. To do so he recalls his dance bloodline, his 30 plus years as a dancer/choreographer, pulling from “…what gets left over…and…how dance changes people,” plus iconic European images, he names: Pietà, Madonna and child, and the lounging nude, as inspiration. In all, they are “…things that touched him.” The other part of this endeavor is about being present. Remains, he promised, is about the “…residue or the leftover…[and]…the act of remaining.” Jasperse’s pallet is a sparse stage, framed by bold lines that strike across walls, illuminated at times. The performers, most of the time in black or solid colors, are sculpted bodies moving through time, taking turns coming and going in different vignettes. Contemporary lines and curves recreate European figures, mixing the past with the present, then curiously go beyond in blinged-out costumes resembling disco balls paired with a round of voguing. Jasperse’s dance through the times is lasting, especially in the way that Stuart Singer and Claire Westby move and goes about connecting to, and shaping the work. The lights are by Lenore Doxsee, the visual design is by Doxsee and Jasperse, costumes are by Baille Younkman and the performers are Maggie Cloud, Marc Crousillat, Burr Johnson, Heather Lang, Singer and Westby.
2016 BlakTinX Performance Series At BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance - OPENS THIS WEEKEND - September 30- December 7
2016 BlakTinX Performance Series
At BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance
September 30- December 7
Opening Weekend – Dance Tribute to Prince! Premiere of a dance film featuring Arthur Aviles
Concerts by Pepatian/BAAD! Jerome Foundation/Artists in Residence and more.
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance begins its fall season with the BlakTinX Performance Series from September 30 to December 7, 2016. This annual multidisciplinary festival inaugurated in 2002 celebrates art and performance by Black, Latinx and artists of color. BAAD! is located in a neo gothic style building at 2474 Westchester Avenue. For tickets and information call 718-918-2110 or visit www.BAADBronx.org.
Friday & Saturday, September 30 and October 1 at 8pm / $20
LET’S GO CRAZY: DANCE TRIBUTE TO PRINCE
Two evenings of choreographers presenting short works inspired by the music and legacy of Prince. Originals, remixes, and covers play like a gapless album throughout the night of dance. After the show the audience is invited to dance to a Prince super mix. With Cashel Sapphire Campbell , Filip A. Condeescu, Jessica Danser, Shizu Homma, kNOw SHADE, Jackie OH!, Noele Phillips, Richard Rivera, Jason Rodriguez, The Stanley Love Performance Group and Vir-Amicus.
WHO: J CHEN PROJECT
WHAT: The Shadow and The Like
WHEN: September 29th - October 1st, 7:30pm
WHERE: Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York NY, 10002
Find out more here
Now Available: 2017 Project Guidelines
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 guidelines for Project grant applications to The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage's Performance and Exhibitions & Public Interpretation programs are now available for download at pcah.us/apply.
We encourage all potential applicants to review the guidelines and eligibility requirements, and then make an appointment to discuss project ideas with Center program staff by October 15. We are gratified to annually support such a lively diversity of artists and projects, and we look forward to hearing from you as we begin a new grant-making cycle. If you are interested in applying, be sure to read the following article on our website:
>>FAQs: What You Need to Know Before You Apply.
From the folks at Jaob's Pillow:
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival welcomes you to apply to perform as part of the free Inside/Out Series, on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, June 21 to August 26, 2017.
Deadline to apply is October 31, 2016.
The Inside/Out Series is a beloved tradition at Jacob's Pillow, offering free dance performances in all styles and genres to more than 20,000 enthusiastic audience members every summer.
Past performances have included Hawaiian, Indian, and African dance traditions, as well as contemporary dance, ballet, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, dance theatre, physical theatre, and movement of all kinds.
Inside/Out has launched many new dance companies and given important exposure to emerging as well as established artists. Don't miss out on the opportunity to perform in the beautiful outdoors in the Berkshires at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017.
We are accepting applications that contain an audience engagement element, work-in-progress proposal, or educational component.
I look forward to receiving your application.
APPLY NOW! Deadline to apply is OCTOBER 3 for the 2017 Movement Research AIR Van Lier Fellowship. This program provides year-long creative research support, rehearsal space, mentorship, performance and related opportunities for young artists who identify as African, Latino, Asian, Arab and/or Native American. Click here for more information.
Jennifer Monson & Other Artists
September 23-October 1
Don’t miss the second week of iLAND: in tow (premiere) where every night is a different experience for audiences and performers. Begun in 2013 by Jennifer Monson, “…in tow is an ongoing performance research project bringing together 10 artists from 4 different decades. in tow straddles location, discipline, and aesthetic to create an evolving working process driven by what each artist brings to it. The performance itself is a site for destabilizing the familiar, testing new ground, defining difference, and creating a shared practice that resonates with layers of experience, points of view, and perspective,” notes the release. Monson writes, "I was curious about how revisiting how the long-term creative partnerships I formed in the mid '80s in NYC with DD Dorvillier, Zeena Parkins, and David Zambrano could activate and reimagine experimental relationships with new artists from other geographies and generations." Choreographer Monson and musician Susan Becker created this collaborative evening with DD Dorvillier, Niall Jones, Alice MacDonald, Carol Mullings (lights), Valerie Oliveiro, Zeena Parkins, nibia pastrana Santiago, Angie Pittman, Rose Kaczmarowski and David Zambrano. Find out more here
September 29–October 2
La MaMa, in association with the 2016 Queer New York International Arts Festival, will present the U.S. premiere of Croatian choreographer Isaković’s Denuded an “…exploration of the relationship between the breath and physical tension, and the ways in which they permeate the body in each moment,” according to the release. Find out more here
DanceNow’s Encore Performance
Dance NOW’s one-night-only encore performance “…will feature twelve choreographers/companies selected by the DANCE NOW producers and staff for having most successfully met the DANCE NOW Challenge: to create a clear and complete artistic statement in five minutes or less for the specifics of the stage at Joe’s Pub. One Challenge winner will be selected to receive a $1,500 development stipend and a weeklong creative residency at DANCE NOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, PA.,” notes the release. Featured will be: binbin Factory, Boomerang, Jane Comfort and Company, raja feather kelly / the feath3r theory, Jordan Isadore and Edward Sturgis, Heidi Latsky Dance , Cori Marquis + the Nines [IX] , Amber Sloan – Yma Dream, Gus Solomons Jr., Megan Williams, Nicole Wolcott and Wallie Wolfgruber. Find out more here
par Terre/Anne Nguyen Dance Company
September 29 - October 1
Autarcie (….) features “…four jumpsuit-clad dancers facing off in a frantic, ritual warrior dance. Hypnotic beats underscore a game of strategy as each uses her specialty—breakdance, popping, and waacking—in pursuit of territory, power, and possible points of harmony,” according to the release. Find out more here
Caleb Teicher & Company
Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College
As part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a City University of New York-wide residency, tap dancer,
Caleb Teicher will premiere of his full-length Variations, set to Glenn Gould’s 1955 recording of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations, the duet Small & Tall. Find out more here
Chloe Arnold + Artists
Aaron Davis Hall – Marian Anderson Theater
Another CDI awardee, founder and artistic director Arnold premieres Apartment 33 “…a sanctuary for tap dancers from around the world that have moved to NYC to pursue their dreams,” notes the release. Find out more here
92nd Street Y
As part of the “Fridays at Noon” series, Trebian Pollard curates “ Words and Images explor[ing] works…” by Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Aimee Rials, Pollard and Ricarrdo Valentine. Find out more here
Pentacle’s Fall Further V
Pentacle’s annual fall showcase “Fall Further V “ will feature Gallery and guests: Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Ariel Rivka Dance, General Mischief Dance Theatre, Mariah Maloney Dance, Obika Dance and The Moving Architects. Find out more here
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I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a faculty member at Hunter College, Kean University, 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 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."