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NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
Announces 2016-17 Season
Through April 29, 2017
41st Annual New York Season
featuring 5 World Premiere Works
May 10-11, 2017
The Schimmel Center at Pace University
Battery Dance presents its 41st Annual New York Season on Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, NYC.
The artistry that has propelled Battery Dance into international prominence and its passionate social activism will merge as the Company unveils five new works in its 41st Annual New York Season at Schimmel Center. With the presence of dancers from Iraq and Romania on stage and the joining of creative forces with an Armenian-Syrian visual artist and Syrian and Tunisian composers, the Company's collaborative spirit is boosted to an all-time high.
Tickets are $25 and are available at http://tickets.batterydance.org. An Opening Night Reception will follow the performance on May 10; tickets start at $250 and are available at http://openingnight.batterydance.org. A free School Matinee Performance will take place on May 11 at 2pm (for school groups only); tickets are available by emailing Laura@batterydance.org. On May 11, the evening performance will include a pre-performance talk at 6:30pm: "The Role of the Arts as a Vehicle for Public Diplomacy" by Cornell University Professor Dr. Penny von Eschen, with an introduction by AFS-USA President Jorge Castro.
The Schimmel Center at Pace University | 3 Spruce Street, NYC.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
The Golden Dragon Acrobats
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with a performance by The Golden Dragon Acrobats on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children (ages 12 and under) and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People's Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. The company's members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their crafts since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances annually and has toured through all 50 states and to over 65 countries across the world. In 2005, their Broadway debut and seven-week run at the New Victory Theater earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations (for Best Choreography and Most Unique Theatrical Experience). The troupe returned to the Broadway venue for the holiday 2014 season, making them the ONLY acrobatic troupe from China chosen to perform twice at this prestigious venue.
Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for The Bremen Town Musicians). Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. A 50% discount for children ages 12 and under is offered for select performances. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, active/retired military personnel, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2900 Avenue H Brooklyn, NY 11210
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3327
Chen Dance Center presents newsteps
May 11-13 at 7:30 PM
Chen Dance Center
Chen Dance Center presents its semi-annual emerging choreographers series, which, since 1994, has supported and presented over 250 choreographers and dancers developing new work. Participants are selected through an open audition, and for the May presentations, the lucky choreographers are Joshua Dunn, Molly Mingey, Deborah Gladstein with Helen Yee, Quinn Dixon & Bree Nasby, Ryan Pliss, and Mary Grace McNally. Each receives a stipend, free rehearsal space, and three public performances at the Chen Dance Center in New York's Chinatown. The Center houses a black box theater, provides a home for H.T. Chen and Dancers, and a dance school that services over 400 students each week.
Chen Dance Center | 70 Mulberry Street, corner of Mulberry & Bayard, 2nd floor, Chinatown, NYC
Modern Dance Festival
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7pm
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7pm
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and The West Side YMCA Community Arts Department present the third annual FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival, May 18-20, 2017 at 7 PM, at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 5 West 63rd St.
This annual dance festival celebrates innovative works of contemporary dance from diverse new and established voices in NYC dance.
FOOTPRINTS 2017 will feature the following works:
Grimm | Choreography by Danielle Kipnis, Nazmo Dance Collective
In Transit | Choreography by Ashley McQueen, Smashworks Dance Collective
Movers | Choreography by Megan Paradowski & Lil Arnonff, The Mill
Looking Glass | Choreography by Caitlin Parish
Infinite Reflection | Choreography by Cecly Placneti, Six Degrees Dance
Refuge | Choreography by Amanda Selwyn, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
The Rise of Otherness | Choreography by Elizabeth Shea, Elizabeth Shea Dance
The Empowered Women | Choreography by Alana Urda, Amalgamate Dance Company
Performances will take place Thursday, May 18, 2017 through Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7 PM in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St, NY, 10023. There will be a reception following the Saturday night performance. Tickets are priced at $17 for general public and $12 for Student/Child and YMCA NYC Members. To purchase tickets, visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/970348.
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater | 5 West 63rd St.
Janis Brenner & Dancers
New York Season
featuring 2 New York Premieres
Thursday, June 1 - Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 8pm
Janis Brenner & Dancers presents its New York Season from Thursday, June 1 - Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 8pm at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street), NYC.
The company premieres Once You Are Not A Stranger, created in collaboration with Bosnian-born, electro-acoustic composer Svjetlana Bukvich, Slovenian-born installation artist Eva Petric, lighting designer Mitchell Bogard, and costume designer Sue Julien. This interdisciplinary work looks at the ideas of empathy and "otherness" in a multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious world and uses the dance company as a microcosm of this world. Video projections are embedded in the center of an elaborate set-piece, playing a personal and imagistic role in the work. Performed with live music, including Ms. Brenner on vocals and Ms. Bukvich on keyboards. This work has been made possible by a commissioning grant from the O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and are available at 646-837-6809 or www.gibneydance.org/performance/pop/janis-brenner.
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center | 280 Broadway
Entrance at 53A Chambers Street), NYC.
JEANETTE STONER & DANCERS
April 29-May 2 at 8 PM
Choreographer Jeanette Stoner, known for her very individual style of dance/theater, will present the premiere of "Into," and repertory works performed by an ensemble of veteran artists who have worked with the choreographer over the years. Jeanette, a former member of the Alwin Nikolais company, has been called "a hidden treasure of New York Dance" (Gus Solomons jr, Gay City News), and "prized for the intelligence of her dances and her choice of mature performers," (Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times).
83 Leonard Street | (4 blocks south of Canal), 5th floor
Kathryn Roszak's Dance Lumiere
Friday April 28 - 2 performances - 12 noon and 8 PM
92nd Street Y
San Francisco's Kathryn Roszak has been invited to appear with her Danse Lumiere on a program entitled "Moving Forward - Women Ballet Choreographers East and West." Presented by the 92nd Street Y, the program features women choreographers from the East and West coasts. Roszak will present two ballets: "Reverse Flow," to music by Phillip Glass, and "Emily Dances," inspired by Emily Dickinson and set to music by Gordon Getty, sung live by soprano Katie Geissinger. Other choreographers involved in the performances are Gemma Bond, Lydia Johnson, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Kate Thomas and Dalia Rawson.
Tickets: $10 for the noon performance; $15 for the 8 PM performance.
reservations: 212.415.5500 or www.92y.org
92nd Street Y | 1395 Lexington Avenue, at 92nd Street
Presents the World Premiere of
birds sing a pretty song.
May 4 - 7, 2017
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3pm.
14th Street Y
birds sing a pretty song.receives its World Premiere at the Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC, as a LABA second stage production, from May 4-7, 2017. Performances: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Join us opening night, May 4 for a Rooftop Party which will include meet and greet with artists and champagne toast.
birds sing a pretty song., choreographed by Rebecca Margolick (Sidra Bell Dance New York, UNA Projects, Patricia Noworal) and co-created and directed with Maxx Berkowitz, seamlessly fuses dance, live music and interactive media. Developed last year during their Fellowship at LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture at The 14th Street Y, birds sing a pretty song. is back for a much anticipated full-length production.
Tickets are $18 and available online at 14streety.org/birdssing or by phone at 646-995-4310.
The 14th Street Y | 344 E. 14th Street
LIMON DANCE COMPANY
The Limon Dance Company will present its first New York season under new artistic director Colin Connor. A fo
rmer 10-year soloist with the Company, Connor remarked "Everyone in our community believes in how Limon's art illuminates, inspires, and unites. The social consciousness in this work is necessary now more than ever." The Company will present two programs, and a repertory that includes dances by the legendary Limon along with new works. By Connor is "Corvidae," inspired by the most intelligent of birds, Corvids, who have been seen as messengers throughout the ages. Also the intense "Nightlight" by Kate Weare," originally created for the Juilliard School. The Company will also appear in several great Limon works: "Concerto Grosso," (1945), a work that matches the majesty and formal beauty of Vivaldi's Concerto #11; "The Exiles," (1950), inspired by John Milton's Paradise Lost; "Chaconne," (1942) a majestic solo to J.S. Bach; and Suite from "A Choreographic Offering" (1964) created in memory of Doris Humphrey.
Reservations: 212.242.0800 or www.joyce.org
Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street)
New York Theatre Ballet 2016/17 Season
October 6, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Danspace Project, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 92Y, NY Live Arts, & Schimmel Center at Pace University
New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2016-17 season, which will include repertory performances throughout the year. This season, New York Theatre Ballet continues to provide a platform for female choreographers with a new work by former New York City Ballet dancer Antonia Franceschi and a NYTB Premiere by Martha Clarke. Franceschi’s new piece is inspired by the history of Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery and will be performed there in October, with original music by Claire Van Kampen. The pas de trois from The Garden of Villandry by Martha Clarke, who was heavily influenced by Antony Tudor, will be shown with Tudor's Fandango, Les Mains Gauches and the pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet at the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival in February 2017.
New York Theatre Ballet’s 2016-17 Season includes: October 6-8, 2016 – Danspace Project: Legends & Visionaries; October 7, 2016 – 70th Birthday Gala for founder and artistic director Diana Byer; October 29-30, 2016 - Kaatsbaan International Dance Center: Legends and Visionaries; February 24-25, 2017 – 92Y Harkness Dance Festival: Legends & Visionaries; March 1-4, 2017 – New York Live Arts: Legends & Visionaries; April 28-29, 2017 – Schimmel Center at Pace University: Legends & Visionaries
For more information or advance purchase visit www.NYTB.org.
St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery |131 E. 10th Street
(and 2nd Ave.)
Schimmel Center presents
NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET's
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30pm
The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies
Sunday, April 30, at 3pm
The Uptown/Downtown/Dance program will include an as-yet-untitled World Premiere from Martin Lawrance and the World Premiere of Painted Within by Zhong-Jing Fang, as well as a restaging of former NYTB resident choreographer Edward Henkel's ReVision, created in 1986, with music by Edvard Grieg, Holberg Suite op. 40 (1884). A 2013 NYTB commission, Short Memory by Pam Tanowitz, is set to live music by Lou Harrison and Henry Cowell and helps set up Ms. Tanowitz's brilliant use of stage space. The evenings include two more pieces by Ms. Tanowtiz: Light Moving, set to music by David Lang, and Double Andante, a 13-minute ballet for ten dancers set to the Andante movement of Beethoven's Sonata in D Major #15, which will be played live on piano two times at different tempos. Tickets are $29 and are available at SchimmelCenter.org.
The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies program follows Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Presented in a vaudeville setting, this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms - from Irish Step Dancing to African Juba to classical ballet - all of which combine to make a highly entertaining show. Choreography by Keith Michael, Costume Design by Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan, and Décor Design & Painting by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith.
Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults and are available at SchimmelCenter.org. For additional information and up-to-the-minute updates, contact the Schimmel Center Box Office at (212) 346-1715.
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Schimmel Center | 3 Spruce Street,
Conveniently located near the new Fulton Center and just blocks from One World Trade Center.
A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z to Fulton Street (William Street Exit)
4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn Bridge Exit)
R to City Hall (Broadway Exit)
Via Path Train:
Path to World Trade Center stop
M1, M9, M15, M22, M102, B51 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Stop
M6 to City Hall/Broadway
The Deborah Zall Project
May 12 & 13 at 8 PM
Martha Graham Studio Theater
Dancer/choreographer Deborah Zall presents her company in "In the Company of Women," a program of works by Zall and three legendary female choreographers with whom she worked: Jane Dudley, Sophie Maslow, and Anna Sokolow. The program will feature dances from the 30s and 40s by great modern dance pioneers: Jane Dudley's "Time is Money," and "Cante Flamenco; a solo from Sophie Maslow's "Dustbowl Ballads" set to music by Woody Guthrie and staged by Maslow's daughter Abigail Blatt; "Kaddish" and a solo from "Lyric Suite" by Anna Sokolow. The program will be completed by dramatic dances by Zall inspired by George Sand, The Glass Menagerie, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. All dancers are either former or current members of the Martha Graham Dance Company
Tickets: $30; $15 for students/seniors
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com
Martha Graham Studio Theater | 55 Bethune Street
11th floor (Washington & West - 11th floor of Westbeth)
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