Saturday, June 24 @ 6pm
The Kingdom Dance Company, NY
Ali Koinoglou, NY
Smutek Dance, MI
Company | E, DC
Zehnder Dance, MA
KT COLLECTIVE Dance Company, NC
Columbia Repertory Dance Company, SC
WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company, NY
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The Kingdom Dance Company
A Kindred Tribe
The Kingdom Dance Company is a collective of artists created by Paige “Queen TuT” Stewart. Her credits include BET & MTV, Wyclef Jean, Ariana Grande, DMC, Patty Labelle and Lupe Fiasco. The Kingdom Dance Company provides quality instruction & training in Hip-Hop, Dancehall, African, Afrobeat & Step. We empower artists, instilling a professional code of ethical values and business practices through immersive workshops and also self-esteem building within the art space. We aim to enrichen the lives of artists from different socio-economic backgrounds and disability statuses with our company. We always incorporate community service and free programming that gives back to the NYC community. Our goal is to create healing through art and art that heals. The Kingdom has performed in the Making Moves Dance Festival 2015/2019, US Open and at Jamaica Performing Arts Center. Also the company has featured in the Queensboro Dance Festival from 2018 - 2022.
© Josef Pinlac
The award-winning Buglisi Dance Theatre, recipient of National Endowment for the Arts grants for its 2021/22 creative work, is acclaimed for multi-cultural, socially-relevant dances on the human condition that reveal the heroic spirit, strengths and vulnerabilities of humanity. Founded in 1993 by Bessie Award Special Citation Honoree/Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi, and Terese Capucilli, Christine Dakin and Donlin Foreman, former Principal Dancers of the Martha Graham Dance Co., BDT performs NYCseasons at The Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts, Ailey Citigroup Theater, and, in June 2022, The Chelsea Factory; tours across the U.S. from Jacob’s Pillow to the Vail International Dance Festival; and abroad in Australia, Czech Republic, Mexico, Israel, and Italy. Since 2011, BDT performs the Table of Silence Project 9/11, a multi-cultural performance ritual for peace at Lincoln Center, seen via live streaming 235 countries/territories. buglisidance.org | tableofsilence.org
© Becca Marcela Oviatt (beccavision)
Now on Sale
'I'm Generally Miserable
Smutek Dance is a Detroit based freelance dance company, directed by Christa Smutek, established in 2019. Smutek Dance has performed at various festivals throughout the country, including WhiteWave SoloDuo Festival NYC, CDCFest Orlando, World of Dance, and Detroit Dance City Festival. Smutek Dance was the DDCF, Best Choreography winner 2021. Her film, Unchained, was awarded Festival Favorite, Newbie Filmmaker, in Opine Dance Film Festival 2020. Her films have been selected finalists in Screendance International, Dancentric Film Festival, and Cinedanza.
I’m Generally Miserable is based on the personal life of Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe. It explores feelings of doubt, sadness, loneliness, and the need to create a facade of joy to hide those persistent internal struggles. In modern society, people obsessively present themselves in the best and most unrealistic way. This solo compares and contrasts these two vastly different sides of Marilyn Monroe, and how it ultimately effects her mental state.
© Steven Pisano and Michelle Reid
'Man in a Suitcase
Company | E is a Washington DC-based repertory dance company mission-driven in international artistic and cultural exchanges and education. Since its founding in 2011, Company | E has sought to live out the overarching “E” words that our company was named for: equity, ecology/environment, empowerment, energy, education, engagement, and so many more. At home in DC we have been commissioned six times by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.We collaborate with artists in dance, music, and performance art through the Diplomatic Missions of the world based in DC and New York and overseas with the U.S. Department of State, creating evening-length collaborative and stand-alone programs. In the work, ‘Man in a Suitcase’ Swedish choreographer Lidia Wos uses her quirky, physical storytelling talent to create a world based on ideas from her Covid-created series of dance films about life in moments where inanimate objects are often your best company.
Company | E
Enduring Dispositions brings attention to the ongoing injustices towards women and girls around the world still fighting for basic human rights. This work uses the soundscape of excerpts from speeches made by women, as the dancers, made up of 3 women with different intersectionalities and stories, show resistance, athleticism, vulnerability, and the power of togetherness.
Zehnder is a NY & MA-based artist whose work has been produced at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out,Reverb International Dance Festival, Florence Summer Dance, Pasadena Dance Festival, MAD Festival, Midwest RAD Festival, the Women in Dance Project (NYC and Chicago), the Evening of Contemporary Dance Performance Series (NYC), and Buffalo Dance festival. Her work has been presented at Dixon Place, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Gowanus Arts, Triskelion Arts, 92nd Y, Greenspace, and CPR. Zehnder was awarded a Choreographic Fellowship from Mass Cultural Council, and shares her passion for dance as Assistant Professor at Springfield College.
© Paul Schnaittacher
KT COLLECTIVE Dance Company
NOT AT REST
KT COLLECTIVE Dance Company is a project-based dance company in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Kristin Taylor Duncan in 2012, the company produces works that stem from Modern, Contemporary and Jazz dance techniques. Works are often inspired by sculptures, paintings, and life experiences. The company had its first performance at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Soon after, Mrs. Taylor Duncan was granted the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant and has recently received an Artist Support Grant.
KTC has performed in the NC Dance Festival, at the Nasher Museum (commissioned work), in the 2019 Kwanzaa Celebration of Durham, in the Ernie Barnes Tribute a commissioned piece by the NC Museum of History, in the Creative Healing Parade presented by American Dance Festival, for Helen Simoneau Danse and Myra Weiss. KT COLLECTIVE is currently working on a new work commissioned by American Dance Festival for the 2023 season.
© Kristin T. Duncan
Song of the Sun and the Moon
"Earth & Rainbow",a unit choreographed by Michiko Kiyofuji that fuses dance and yoga based on the idea that "everyone is an expression."
© Michiko Kiyofuji
Columbia Repertory Dance Company
Forgiveness (part 2)
Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented 15 original evening length works and dozens of shorter works at NY Performance Seasons and festival engagements, and offers residencies to colleges and universities. The company has presented over 85 productions at venues including New York Live Arts, Mark Morris Dance Center, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, The Kumble Theater, John Jay College and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates dynamic dance theatre that activates emotional expression in a rich and abstract collage.
Refuge is an evening-length moving collage that maps our relationship to our surroundings, our community, our space, and ourselves. Refuge highlights how we create safe space in our lives and is inspired by Francisco Clemente's art installation, Encampment.
© Berenice Jaramillo
WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company
Founded by Korean-born Young Soon Kim in 1988, the WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company is dedicated to inspiring audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless. We constantly strive to be a potent stimulus for progress and evolution within the dance/arts world. By producing dance concerts, festivals, and educational activities, WHITE WAVE Dance provides both nascent and seasoned choreographers/companies with an encouraging environment where they can create, collaborate, and present new works in the undisputed capital of world dance, New York City.
© Steven Pisano
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