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AbunDance Academy Of The Arts Presents Sister Act, AbunDantly! At Kings Theatre Brooklyn
Sunday June 25, 2017 6-9pm
Kings Theatre Brooklyn
Join AbunDance Academy of the Arts as they proudly present “Sister Act, AbunDantly”, a theatrical performance featuring students and performing artists who all represent Brooklyn, in a Major Way. With influences from the original 1990s classic movies “Sister Act” and “Sister Act 2”, “Sister Act, AbunDantly!” tells the story of a compassionate and successful Broadway Star who returns to her hometown of Brooklyn to inject the Arts into every corner of the Borough. An inspiring story for all ages, expressed primarily through Dance, Theatre and Live Music, “Sister Act AbunDantly!” brings Broadway to Brooklyn for all ages to enjoy! With support in part by Department of Cultural Affairs’ Su-Casa program, NYC Department of Aging , Councilmember Mathieu Eugene and Councilmember Inez Barron, this is definitely a Must See event! Tickets go on sale May 25th.z
Ticket Prices: $50 Before June 18 $60 After June 18 $65 at the door
For More Information Visit: http://www.kingstheatre.com/shows/sister-act-abundantly!
Kings Theatre Brooklyn | 1027 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226
School of Dance
2017 Summer Programs for students of all ages
Through July 28, 2017
Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017
Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. Celebrating 45 years of dance and culture, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education accessible to the community at large. Located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC, the School offers something for students of all ages.
Summer Dance Camps, June 12 - July 8, 2017 - ages 3-8
Los Explorers (ages 3-5): Explorers will jump and create throughout the streets of Brazil, experience the wonder of moving through the mountains of Argentina, and learn the songs and dances of Spain in week-long camp adventures. Children are guided on a multi-sensory journey around the rhythms, stories, and natural wonders of these featured countries. Every week culminates in an open-studio invitation for loved ones to witness and celebrate their Explorer's journey. Monday through Friday, 9am-noon, with the exception of the final week (Wednesday, through Saturday). Cost: $425 per week-long camp. Fourth week is $350 due to shorter duration.
Los Adventurers (ages 6-8): For the older traveler, Ballet Hispánico's Los Adventurers Summer Dance Camp offers the ultimate mix of movement and cultural exploration for the budding dancer. Attendees develop appreciation for the rich music and art of the vibrant cultures of Spain and Cuba while gaining a welcoming introduction into ballet, Flamenco, and Latin American dance styles. Each week culminates in an open-studio invitation for loved ones to witness and celebrate their Adventurer's journey. Monday through Friday, 9am-noon. Cost: $415-475.
ChoreoLaB, June 19 - 30, 2017 - ages 18+
An immersive, career-building program that places rising professional dancers in an intimate studio experience with distinguished choreographers and seasoned artistic staff.Artists in today's dance world must be more than just technicians. Beyond demonstrating skilled technique, dancers are frequently expected to contribute thoughtfully to a choreographic process, transition seamlessly between varied styles of repertoire, and possess strong partnering ability. Dancers can face challenges getting hired if they lack the business skills to communicate professionally with artistic directors, or create supporting application materials that best demonstrate their artistic strengths. In ChoreoLaB, hone both artistic skills and professional excellence through a holistic program that produces in-demand dancers ready to advance their careers. Collaborate with distinguished choreographers and seasoned artistic staff in an intimate two-week studio experience at Ballet Hispánico, receiving constructive feedback and guidance along the way. The program includes: classes in ballet, contemporary, improvisation, partnering, and Ballet Hispánico's Latin-fusion contemporary; work in a choreographic process with renowned guest choreographers (see below); excerpts of Ballet Hispánico's repertory from Company Dancers & Artistic Staff including works by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro; forums and Q&A sessions with the Company Dancers and Artistic Staff regarding auditioning, professional communication skills, and other tricks of the trade; and participation in an open call audition for the Ballet Hispánico Company, with feedback from the Artistic Staff once the audition concludes.
For audition details, visit www.ballethispanico.org/classes/choreolab.
Summer Intensive, July 10 - 28, 2017 - ages 8+
A one-of-a-kind Summer Intensive that challenges students to strengthen their classical technique, experience contemporary forms, and develop professional skills through specialized forums, all through a multicultural lens at one of the nation's leading training programs.
Led by Michelle Manzanales, Director of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, and Caridad Martinez, former principal dancer with the Cuban National Ballet, Ballet Hispánico's multifaceted Summer Intensive experience provides
• Daily Classical Ballet & Pointe classes founded in Cuban methodology, a specialty unique to Ballet Hispánico
• Classical Variations & Partnering
• Modern & Contemporary classes with leading artists in the field from Limón and Dunham to Improvisation and Contemporary Partnering
• Flamenco Series for both beginners and more experienced students, focusing on the cante, palmas, and palo studies
• Ballet Hispánico Repertory classes taught by Ballet Hispánico Company Members & Alumni
• Conditioning & Stretch
• Master Classes in Hip-Hop, House, Afro-Cuban, Salsa, Escuela Bolera, and more!
• Professional Development Seminars including:
How to Audition (Creating a Video Reel, Writing a Resume, Headshots)
College & Beyond
Ask the Pros: Q&A Sessions with Ballet Hispánico Company Members
Dancer Wellness & Self-Care
• Parent Forums: learn how to communicate with your child to support their journey through the dance world
• Open Studios on final day of Intensive
For audition details, visit www.ballethispanico.org/classes/summer-intensive.
Ballet Hispánico School of Dance | 167 W. 89th Street, NYC
The 36th Annual
BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL
in association with Battery Park City Authority
August 13-19, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 19, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm at
The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Tickets for August 19 will be available beginning 8/1.
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City
Dancers Responding to AIDS Announces
First Performers for Fire Island Dance Festival
Includes Choreography by Lorin Latarro, Pontus Lidberg, Caleb Teicher, Manuel Vignoulle & More
July 14-16, 2017, in
Fire Island Pines, NY
Produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
This summer’s Fire Island Dance Festival will feature the premieres of three works and the return of several companies that have become festival favorites as the highly anticipated charitable and cultural event arrives July 14-16, to Fire Island Pines. Produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Fire Island Dance Festival (#fidance) will bring acclaimed dance from around the world to a picturesque waterfront stage on the Great South Bay. Among the mix of emerging and established dance companies to be featured are
● Caleb Teicher & Company, performing “Meet Ella,” an energetic and spirited swing piece featuring two male dancers and set to classic live recordings of Ella Fitzgerald.
● EVIDENCE, A Dance Company, premiering a piece that fuses African dance with contemporary choreography and storytelling.
● Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, sharing an elegant and evocative excerpt of “Dia-Mono-Logues,” which explores the ways people subconsciously project their prejudices and preconceived notions onto others.
● Pontus Lidberg Dance, premiers a work about heartbreak in an intimate relationship told through contemporary ballet.
Also, Broadway choreographer Lorin Latarro (Waitress) will present a piece that reflects on love and the challenges gay men and women have faced across different time periods. And choreographer Manuel Vignoulle returns to the festival with the premiere of “Tatakai,” which merges traditional Japanese fighting principles with exquisite ballet and features six men from American Ballet Theatre, including soloist Alexandre Hammoudi. Additional performers will be announced later.
Monica Bill Barnes & Company will kick-off Fire Island Dance Festival at the Friday night Leadership Event at Whyte Hall, reserved exclusively for Leadership Supporters. Leadership Supporters also enjoy tickets to the highly coveted sunset performance on Saturday or the best seats in the house at the 5 pm performances on Saturday or Sunday, along with prominent recognition in the harbor and throughout the Pines.
The incomparable weekend of dance continues with three Fire Island Dance Festival performances: the opening performance on Saturday, July 15, at 5 pm (cocktails starting at 4 pm); the sunset performance on Saturday, July 15, at 7 pm (cocktails following); and the closing performance on Sunday, July 16 at 5 pm (cocktails following).
Leadership tickets start at $350. Individual tickets for the 5 pm performances are $150. A hassle-free daytrip package features round-trip luxury transportation from New York City, a champagne luncheon and tickets to the 5 pm performance on Sunday, July 16. A Sunday VIP option, which includes the champagne luncheon and tickets to the Sunday show, is also available. The daytrip package is $275; the Sunday VIP option is $225.
Tickets for Fire Island Dance Festival are on sale at dradance.org or by phone at 212.840.0770, ext. 229 and on weekends in the Fire Island Pines harbor. Fire Island Dance Festival is generously sponsored by The New York Times, United Airlines, DIRECTV, Sayville Ferry and Tony’s Barge, Inc.
Dancers Responding to AIDS relies on the extraordinary compassion and efforts of the performing arts community to fund a safety net of social services for those in need. As a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, DRA supports the essential programs of The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative and The Dancers' Resource, as well as more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.
For more information, please visit Dancers Responding to AIDS at dradance.org, on Facebook at facebook.com/DRAdance, on Instagram at instagram.com/DRAdance, on Twitter at twitter.com/DRAdance, and on YouTube at youtube.com/DRAdance.
Doug Varone and Dancers
To Perform in
2017 Victory Dance
Four Weeks of Free Dance for New York City Summer Schools
Thursdays, July 13 & 20, 2017 at 7pm
The Duke on 42nd Street
New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will perform Lux in
2017 Victory Dance, presented by The New 42nd Street and The New Victory Theater, on Thursdays, July 13 & 20, 2017 at 7pm at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street).
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, Doug Varone and Dancer presents Lux, a vibrant, life-affirming dance set to Philip Glass's "The Light" performed by eight members of the Bessie Award-winning company. Commissioned by the Vapnek Family Fund, the dance has been a mainstay in the Company's repertory since its premiere in 2006.
This July, The New Victory Theater will present its fourth season of VICTORY DANCE, the theater's initiative to provide FREE dance performances to kids in New York City day camps, school and youth programs over the summer. For four weeks from July 10 - August 4, 2017, VICTORY DANCE will feature a cross-section of highly accomplished and internationally recognized New York-based dance companies who perform a range of movement styles including hip-hop, contemporary, Indian classical dance and traditional African dance. Like The New Victory Theater, each company hopes to inspire young people to embrace the art form.
Tickets for public performances of Victory Dance are $10 and are available online (NewVictory.org) and by telephone (646.223.3010).
The Duke on 42nd Street | 229 West 42nd Street
Doug Varone and Dancers
Summer Workshop 2017
June 4 - 23, 2017
New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will offer Summer Workshop 2017, an immersive, three-week workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers, at Purchase College.
"The 2017 Summer Workshop marks our 18th year of teaching and sharing our work and process," said Doug Varone, artistic director of Doug Varone and Dancers. "I've always seen this intensive as a way of channeling the philosophy of the dances we create into a shared experience. For three weeks, we'll live together, work together, create together, and grow together. The Company builds a safe haven that allows you to challenge yourself in both mind and body and explore the individual qualities that we each possess as artists. I am confident that the personal teaching approach of the Company will leave you with new ideas, new answers and new questions about why we all do what we do: DANCE."
The workshop includes:
Pilates/Morning Warm Up (optional): This class consists of a series of mat exercises developed by Joseph Pilates in combination with somatic and rehabilitation exercises that strengthen the body's core muscles and connect the mind and body. This class will prepare participants for a full day of dancing. Taught by former company member Stephanie Liapis.
Modern Technique: This highly technical, movement-based class investigates the line of human movement and how it can affect the broader strokes of our dancing. Through the expansive use of the back and limbs, Varone's style will be explored through an emphasis on breath, strength, dynamic lyricism and musicality.
Phrase Work: This class investigates individual phrases created on the spot as well as phrases from Company repertory. Students will focus on quick assimilation and exploration of movement in terms of quality and musicality.
Ballet: This class encourages the individual dancer to be their whole self within the material, and to nurture and expand the form's technical and expressive parameters from barre work to flight while exploring the ever shifting balance between rigor and ease. Each student will take ballet in the afternoon for half of the three weeks. Taught by Megan Williams.
Improvisation: The class will provide an opportunity for students to hone in on their individuality, creativity, and ability to make choices in the moment. Each student will take improvisation in the afternoon for half of the three weeks. Taught by former company member, Keith Johnson.
Each student will also choose one elective class from the list below for the entirety of the three weeks.
For Information: http://www.dougvaroneanddancers.org/summer.php
Purchase College State University of New York
LYDIA JOHNSON DANCE
June 21-23 at 7:30 PM
New York Live Arts
Lydia Johnson Dance will premiere two new works by choreographer Johnson: one to music by Phillip Glass and Marc Mellits, and the second entitled "Trio Sonatas,' to music by Handel. Also on the program are two ballets to music by one of Johnson's favorite composers, Osvaldo Golijov. Joining the 13-member ensemble are guests Mary Beth Hansohn and Peter Chursin, recently seen on the Twyla Tharp Dance 50th Anniversary Tour.
Tickets: $25; $15 for students/seniors
Reservations: 212.924.0077 or www.newyorklivearts.org
New York Live Arts | 219 West 19th St., NYC - between 7th & 8th Avenues
MOMIX Announces Performances at The Joyce Theater
Performance Runs From June 27- July 16
Schedule at https://www.joyce.org/performances/momix
After a twelve-year hiatus from New York City, “Opus Cactus” returns with an abundance of fresh energy. Graceful and athletic, the dancers dazzle with their technique, versatility and artistry, as they morph effortlessly into luminous, exotic, many-limbed creatures of the desert -- soaring outlandish birds, and skittering insect collectives. Audiences will witness giant saguaros, tumbleweeds, fire dancers, cactus wrens, and a slithering Gila monster emerge from an ingenious use of costumes, lighting, and the human body as the superbly physical MOMIX dancers extend the reach of the imagination – and dance – into worlds strange and new.
Tickets Range From $10 to $66 and can be purchased at https://www.joyce.org/performances/momix
The Joyce Theater | 175 8th Ave New York, New York, NY
NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY
The New York Premiere of
Thu June 22 , Fri. June 23 and Sat June 24 7:30pm
Martha Graham Studio Theater
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present the New York Premiere of Ms. Chen's CrossCurrent, a collection of new works created on her journey as an immigrant artist attempting to reconcile the two cultures inside her, one she was born into, the other she chose to join. Performances: June 22-24, 2017 at 7:30pm at Martha Graham Studio Theater on the penthouse level, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014.
Dancers: Greta Campo, Antonio Cangiano, Alessio Crognale, Candace Jarvis, Hannah Jew, Jerard Palazo, Bo Pang, Patrick Piras
Costumes: Anna-Alisa Belous
Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen
Visual Artist: Jayanthi Moorthy
Tickets: $30; $15 for students/seniors/children 12 & under
Reservations: 800-650-0246 or www.nainichen.org/NYSeason
Martha Graham Studio Theater Penthouse Level | 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Announces the World Premiere of
Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin
Falls the Shadow withchoreography by Alejandro Cerrudo
September 4 & 5, 2017 at 8pm and 9:30pm
The Guggenheim Museum
Spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, and projection design by
Dmitrij Simkin, Falls the Shadow is a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda. It will feature dancers Daniil Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary and Hubbard Street dancers
Andrew Murdock and Ana Lopez.
In "real-time," their movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the surface of the rotunda to create an immersive experience that meshes technology, music, visuals, fashion, and dance.
In 2017, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, launched a new initiative, commissioning site-specific residencies and performances for the iconic Guggenheim Museum rotunda. Falls the Shadow will be the second Works & Process Rotunda Project and will be the culmination of rotunda residencies spanning five-weeks.
This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program. Limited seating with diminished views available on the rotunda floor.
WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.
TICKETS & VENUE
$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
May 31 - Priority Ticketing for $500+ Friends of Works & Process
June 7 - General Ticketing
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda |
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