92ND STREET Y MARCH DANCE EVENTS

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92ND STREET Y MARCH DANCE EVENTS


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-MARCH 2014-

 

92ND STREET Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL

 

92Y Harkness Dance Festival, WEEK THREE

NETTA YERUSHALMY: TBA NEW WORK

Fri, Mar 7 and Sat, Mar 8 at 8 pm; Sun, Mar 9 at 3 pm, $25

Varone describes Yerushalmy as a “heady image maker.” In her newest work, she asks if movement can be neutral. The dance is an attempt to see the body as an abstract entity and to understand where the dancer ends and the dance begins. Yerushalmy tries to understand the cultural associations, esthetic agendas and personal habits that inform her choreography.

 

92Y Harkness Dance Festival, WEEK FOUR

KYLE ABRAHAM / ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION: THE RADIO SHOW

Fri, Mar 14 and Sat, Mar 15 at 8 pm; Sun, Mar 16 at 3 pm. $25

The Radio Show is built around the idea of loss of communication. Abraham investigates the effects of the abrupt discontinuation of a radio station on a community and the lingering effects of Alzheimer’s and aphasia on a family. The eclectic score, a mix of old and new music, evokes memories and a passion for what is lost. Abraham’s work “is so sound in structure and form,” Varone says, “and he plays with that to create dances that feel remarkably current and real.”

 

92Y Harkness Dance Festival, WEEK FIVE

DAVID DORFMAN DANCE: LIGHTBULB THEORY and IMPENDING JOY

Fri, Mar 21 and Sat, Mar 22 at 8 pm; Sun, Mar 23 at 3 pm, $20

Varone says about Dorfman, “He is committed to creating work that explores conflict and how we deal with the unhinged things in life.” Although like most choreographers, Dorfman is usually focused on his company’s current project, he has recently become excited by the idea of revisiting and restaging some of his earlier work.  For the Festival, he’s reviving Lightbulb Theory and Impending Joy, both from 2004 – but likely changing the number of dancers in each piece. Dorfman sees both pieces as examples of his “radical humanistic dance,” using text, music and motion to express things we all encounter.

 

 

Sat, Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 1:30-5:30 pm + Sat 8 pm performances

$475 until Feb 14, $500 after

DEL Intensive | HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL INTENSIVE

Use Harkness Dance Festival performers’ artistry as inspiration for your dance curriculum. Learn how to attend a dance concert with your students and teach them to respond mindfully while honoring their emotional and instinctive responses. See five performances and reflect on dance-making strategies unique to each artist, making connections to the NYCDOE Blueprint. With Ana Nery Fragoso, Nora Chipaumire, casebolt and smith, Netta Yerushalmy, Kyle Abraham and David Dorfman.

 

Fri, Mar 28, 12 pm, $5

Fridays at Noon | KEITH A. THOMPSON (DANCETACTICS) CURATES EMILY BERRY (B3W PERFORMANCE GROUP) AND JIN JU SONG-BEGIN (DA-ON ANCE)

We are now LIVESTREAMING Fridays at Noon performances! Tune in here at 12 pm.

Keith A. Thompson and his danceTactics company show an excerpt from Thompson’s A Piece of Hamlets’ Machine, which premiered earlier this year. Based on Heinrich Müller’s The Hamletmachine, Thompson’s work uses dense text and physicality in a mix of Shakespeare, post-war culture and the absurd, set to live music composed and performed by violinist Regina Sandowski. Emily Berry shows an excerpt from her new work, Spin Art, inspired by the classic “spin art” craft where kids add color and glitter to moving paper. Berry’s dancers spiral, fling, turn and fly through space, creating a variety of patterns and asymmetries. Jin Ju Song-Begin’s Imaginary Landscapes is a work in progress in which dancers explore a foreign space through their bodies. Their movements becomeo a sort of language for understanding the flow of time, patterns and symmetry as well as discovering possibilities in distortion and overlapping.

Fridays at Noon tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance online or at the 92Y Box Office in the lobby.

 

Wednesdays, Ongoing

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE – OPEN SESSION

From the early evening and into the wee hours of the next morning, folk-dance masters Ruth Goodman and Danny Uziel lead the Israeli folk-dance party that has become a staple of the folk-dance scene among the cognoscenti. Call the Israeli Folk Dance Hotline at 212.415.5737 for schedule updates.

 

DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS IN RESIDENCE AT 92Y

Join Doug Varone and his exceptional dancers for performances, open rehearsals and workshops during their sixth year in residence at 92Y. Master classes for pre-professionals and professionals. For further information call 212.415.5553.

 

In 1935, what became 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Center provided a home to the fledgling American modern dance movement and its leader, Martha Graham. In the decades that followed, every great American dancer and choreographer – visionaries including Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Robert Joffrey and Donald McKayle – spent time at 92Y, building the foundation for modern dance as we know it. Through the generous support of the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Dance Center continues this proud tradition of dance teaching, creation and performance, serving the professional world and the community at large. Technique classes range from ballet and modern dance to hip-hop and Flamenco. Rounding out the program are several performance programs including the annual 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival; a professional development program for dance educators; and several teen dance troupes. For more information, please visit http://www.92y.org/dance.

 

92Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, andJewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y’sNew York City venue annually, and many more join us through digital and social media, live webcasts of events, and an extensive archive of stage programs and original content produced for the web, all available on 92YOnDemand.org. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.

 

 

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