|The Dance Gallery Festival, presented by VON USSAR danceworks for the 9th consecutive year, will feature original works from eighteen rising choreographers. The festival features acclaimed choreographers, Maurice Causey and Joshua L. Peugh. Each artist performs twice during the 3-night festival weekend, September 25-27 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. In addition to seasoned artists, the festival features new talents that are making a name for themselves. The festival continues to pride itself on being able to present the best artists known now and the best to come.
Maurice Causey, previously a principal dancer for William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet, will present a new work, SLAPDASH. Dance Gallery Festival’s 2014 Level Up commissioned artist, Joshua L. Peugh returns this year with a world premiere. Peugh, artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance and featured as Dance Magazine’s 2015 “ 25 to Watch”, will present It’s a Boy!. The New York Times recently acclaimed Peugh for his choreography in the Vail, CO dance festival.
“I enjoy being able to welcome back artists from previous years,” said Astrid von Ussar “I like seeing how they have grown! By furthering emerging choreographers we are fulfilling our mission and I hope we are creating a platform of creative growth and development.”
For the sixth consecutive year, Dance Gallery Festival will also perform in Texas at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) on October 2-3, 2015 at 8:00pm. Through an exchange/partnership with SHSU the festival is able to offer artists a unique opportunity to perform their piece at two different venues.
The choreographer and company line up for the NYC Dance Gallery Festival include:
Ad Deum Dance Company – TX