This FRIDAY May 27 - Rod Rodgers Dance Co Annual Performance at Theater for the New City - LES Festival
One Week Left!
—Apply for LiftOff Creative & Project Development Residency 2016:
Deadline - June 1st
New Dance Alliance is seeking three experimental dance and multi-disciplined performance artists for a residency exchange as part of LiftOff Creative and Project Development Residency to take place during the months of July and August 2016. Priority will be given to artists who have had their work presented and who value a group feedback process. A minimum of 40 hours of rehearsal space will be awarded, as well as guided feedback sessions facilitated by Michael Freeman.
Notification of acceptance will be June 13th.
Participants must be able to attend a mandatory orientation meeting on Tuesday June 21st at 6:30 PM.
Learn more about the LiftOff program here.
Some Dance This Week ~
The Chocolate Factory
May 18 – 28
Gill, with long-time design collaborators, Thomas Dunn and Jon Moniaci, “…returns to the Chocolate Factory for a new site-specific performance inspired by the imagination and subconscious inhabiting a dreamlike, sensory-rich world that draws the audience into an immersive act of witnessing. Gill creates an intimate, surrealist space building on the formalism of her past several works (Electric Midwife, New Work for the Desert), while forging new psychologically driven terrain through explorations of role, the gathering and layering of meaning and being, and ultimately, disappearance,” according to the release. Find out more here
Happy Hour with Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Through May 25 (Wednesdays)
Gibney Dance joins Monica Bill Barnes & Company to co-present an encore run of "Happy Hour" in partnership with The Women's Project and The Joyce Theater. Have a free drink, and enjoy an evening of raucous laughter. Find out more here
The Boogie Down Bronx – Various Artists
Through May 31
BAAD’s annual spring dance festival “…a powerful mix of dance that vibrates with Bronx energy and a diversity of dance from around the city,” continues through May 31 with special evenings and events: “Deliciously Daring Men,” “Dancin’ In The Bronx,” “A Look Inside,” “Bronx Dance Magazine Launch – The Bronx Dance Diaspora Issue,” “Dancing While Black“and so much more. Find out more here
The La MaMa Moves Festival – Various Artists
Through May 29
There will be nine world premieres and three American premieres provoked by “…contemporary issues of gender, current ideas about the environment, questions about politics and culture are threaded through the works of the 17 artists,” notes the release. The international lineup includes: Suk Soon Jung (Korea); Amanda Loulaki (Greek-born); Yvonne Meier (Swiss-born); Afshin Varjavandi (Italy); Sonia Olla (Spanish-born); Silvana Cardell (Argentinian-born); Jeremy Nelson (British-born); Luis Lara-Malvacias (Venezuelan-born); Poorna Swami (Indian-born); Bruno Isakovic (Croatian); Ori Flomin (Israeli-born) and Helena Franzen (Swedish). Find out more here
American Ballet Theatre
Metropolitan Opera House
Through July 2
This season will feature works by artist in residence, Alexei Ratmansky including Seven Sonatas (world premiere), The Golden Cockerel (American premiere) and repertory works,Firebird and The Sleeping Beauty. Also featured will be Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée and Sylvia plus works by Kenneth MacMillan, Kevin McKenzie and others. Find out more here
ISSUE Project Room
May 20 – 27
As part of her “…collaborative presentation of ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works’ Artist-In-Residence programs,” Brandt brings Clear Night, “…a series of related but distinct performances in which dancers deploy a variety of movement systems to proliferate tones, surfaces, and landscapes,” notes the release. Find out more here
May 22 – June 10
Zuerner will present Archaea for the Evergreens at the Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, a “…multigenerational work [that] explores themes of life, death, history, and the ways in which we are all connected,” notes the release. Find out more here
Italian Dance Connection – Various Artists
May 24 – 28
For their second annual contemporary dance and art Festival, under artistic director Vanessa Tamburi, over 20 dance companies, artists and filmmakers will share their works. Find out more here
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
The Joyce Theater
May 24 - 29
The company, “…renown for “jazzing up” classical ballet...” notes the release, returns to New York with Rouge by Rodrigo Pederneiras, Mono Lisa by Itzik Galili, and Kosmos by Andonis Foniadakis. Find out more here
May 25 - 30
For their 39th year and under new leadership by Abdel R. Salaam, BAM’s longest Memorial Day weekend extravaganza, DanceAfrica 2016 returns with the theme - Senegal: Doors of Ancient, building on founding Artistic Director Chuck Davis’ mission to embrace the contemporary African world. Find out more here
Lauren Bakst & Yuri Masnyj and Justin Cabrillos
May 26 – 28
Emerging artists Bakst, Masnyi and Cabrillos share an evening of works. Find out more here
No Face Performance Group
May 26 - 28
THE TOP is an “…investigation of the bare minimum needed to sustain a dance, a performance, and an audience's attention and focus,” according to the release. Find out more here
Trisha Brown Dance Company
May 28 – 29
For the WaterMill Performance Series – “reACT,” the Company brings In Plain Site, which “…allows Brown’s dances to be freed from the constrictions of the conventional stage and to be once again performed in unexpected locations,” notes the release. Find out more here
Some thoughts on Jumatatu Poe for AmNews
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 28 - 5pm
Reception + 6pm "performance"
Just a free meditative ferry ride away! 🏾
Directions to Snug Harbor:
Hope to see some familiar AND unfamiliar faces!
Peace & Love
We are only two weeks away for the deadline for the second round of our Choreographer + Composer Residencies.
Deadline: Wednesday, June 1st by 5:00 P.M. EST
This residency provides four choreographer/composer teams (eight artists total) with free rehearsal and workspace for a three-month period. Artists may start their residencies in October 2016 or January 2017.
The artist team will have the space to develop new work. Each team is required to give one free public program in coordination with JCAL. Each artist will receive a stipend of $1,500, plus an additional stipend on completion of the public program.
For more information, application and guidelines, click here.
We hope you will share this great opportunity for NYC choreographers and composers!
Exploring the Metropolis, Inc. (EtM)
205 Lexington Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Photo of 2015-16 EtM Choreographer-in-Residence Eun Sung Lee courtesy of Pyeunghun Baik.
Calling all poets, dancers, musicians, and artists!
You are invited to audition to be a part of Savion Glover's Club "Bring Time Back" at NJPACz.
PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK WITH YOUR STUDENTS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY.
Open to youth ages 8 to 18.
Auditions are June 1st.
Rehearsals are in June.
The performance is in July.
Click Here to sign up for the audition!
NJPAC In Your Community - Dance Workshop with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company - Saturday, May 28
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Saturday, May 28 • 1 - 2:30pm
Garden State Ballet School
28 Glen Road, Rutherford, NJ
There is no charge for admission. Groups of 10 or more,
please call José Acevedo at (973) 297-5804 or email email@example.com.
TONIGHT (5/24): Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center - works-in-progress by Walter Rutledge & Marshall Swiney @ Faison Firehouse
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