Saturday, June 25 @ 6pm
Jenna Hanlon, NY
David Appel, NY
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, NY
Laurie DeVito and Dancers, NY
Alexander Sargent, VA
Buglisi Dance Theatre, NY
General ticket : $15
A private Live Stream video link will be forwarded to you 1 hour before the start time, and you will have 5 hours to watch the full performance at your own leisure.
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Out of the Shadows
Flexicurve is a New York-based multi-faceted dance company directed by Pascal Rekoert. Through exuberant and witty choreography, the audience engages in dialogues about social issues and values. Refusing to stay “inside the box,” Rekoert has created an exciting repertory that has been performed in theaters and dance spaces in the Tri-State area and has toured the US and Western Europe. Described as “magnetic and intricate,” Flexicurve is known for its high artistic standards and innovative movement vocabulary. Out of the Shadows is a collaborative dance film created with Z Collective and is inspired by Plato's Allegory of the Cave.
© Z Collective
A native of Rochester NY, Jenna Hanlon graduated Summa Cum Laude from Slippery Rock University with a BA in Dance and a minor in Technical Theater. As a dual resident of NYC and Rochester, Jenna balances 3 careers as a professional Modern/Contemporary Artist, Theater Technician and Postural Alignment Therapist with The Egoscue Method. The excavation of the work was simple in that the writing for the work tumbled out after drawing an oracle card. The movement for 'shadow realm' was created line by line from the poetry scrawled and was cultivated for both the stage and for film.
© Ben Viatori
Now on Sale
Jesse Obremski (he/him), a native New Yorker, Japanese-American, graduated from LaGuardia High School and The Juilliard School with additional development at The School at Jacob’s Pillow with multiple years at The Ailey School, Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, and Springboard Danse Montréal.
Obremski has his award-winning choreography presented nationally and internationally. Obremski is the Founder and Artistic Director of Obremski/Works, which notably had its debut at Lincoln Center through The Dance Films Associations presented by HBO. Obremski also has had his work performed by Gibney Company, BYU Contemporary Dance Theater, Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, MOVE|NYC|, Sacred Heart University, and various others, and in the United States, Malaysia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and Prague. Obremski served on the Executive Committee of the Junior Committee for Dance/NYC (2021-2022) and, after four years of being on the Board, now serves as Associate Executive Director of Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance.
© Vanessa Gonzalez-Bunster
thank u for your support (excerpt)
David Appel has choreographed and performed work throughout North America, Europe, and in Mexico since 1973. His pieces are driven and enlivened by improvisation, as he explores the connection between codified dance languages and aspects of the movement of our everyday lives. His interest with groups is in how we find new ways to move together, individually and collectively wielding our skills and imaginations to create vibrantly danced conversations. “thank u for your support” (2019) was the latest manifestation of this activity: it sprang from an initial investigation into the idea of an “assisted” solo, as well as the reciprocal influences/interactions between and around us. [www.youtinydancer.com]
© Stephanie Crousillat
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
Yukari (excerpt, 3 x 13)
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT) creates invigorating performance and education programs that expand access to- and promote understanding through- the arts. A female/minority led organization, YSDT believes art should be liberating, transformative, and accessible to all. Since 2005, YSDT has produced more than 30 original works seen in 10 countries across four continents. Created by award-winning Director Eimi Imanishi and Choreographer Samar Haddad King, and produced by YSDT, 3 x 13 explores the singularity of the individual and the universality of the human experience. Yukari (excerpt) is one of 12 short films with original music by Lou Tides, that shares a journey of transformation which deeply marked the life of the artist.
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
Looking Down into Time
Laurie DeVito & Dancers - founded in 1986. The pieces are autobiographical on some level and inspired by musical compositions which evoke emotions that evolve in corresponding images and shapes. “Surrender to Moving Forward” explores pulling oneself out of the abyss of profound grief due to loss of a loved one and taking the initial steps of moving forward in one’s life. “Looking Down Into Time” is based on the writings of an ancient Egyptian scholar. It explores thinking of time as a deep still pool rather than a fast flowing river. Where different sights and sound and voice and dreams were held in this deep pool where nothing was ever lost. The company has performed throughout NYC and major cities across the U.S.
Laurie DeVito and Dancers
Born in Reston, Virginia, Alexander Sargent is a multidisciplinary artist and Juilliard Dance alumnus. He has performed and taught internationally, and his films have won awards and festival placements around the globe. Based in New York City, he deeply cherishes the opportunity to work with individuals across a variety of mediums in order to engage in a unique artistic dialogue that is intimately tailored to the moment and the message. As an artist he continuously integrates his aptitudes in acting, digital media, music composition, and movement to create work that is genuine to the cause. He ultimately seeks to enable audiences and artists alike to self-actualize their inner-narrative through exploration, honesty, and inclusivity; working from the core belief that the arts are a keystone of a holistic human experience.
© Da Ping Luo
Invisible Embrace of Beauty (Excerpt)
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
Buglisi Dance Theatre
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