The West Side YMCA Community Arts Department and Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre present FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival, May 14-16, 2015 at 7:30PM, at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 5 West 63rd St

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FOOTPRINTS – A Modern Dance Festival
NEW YORK CITY, NY – The West Side YMCA Community Arts Department and Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre present FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival, May 14-16, 2015 at 7:30PM, at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 5 West 63rd St.

 

This new dance festival will celebrate innovative works of contemporary dance from diverse new and established voices in NYC dance.

 

FOOTPRINTS will feature the following works: The Players by Laura Henry and Impact Movement Collective; Protean Hearts by Elizabeth Shea and Elizabeth Shea Dance; A Quiet Perseverance and In the Beginning by Alana Marie Urda and Amalgamate Dance Company; Self-Disruption by Winnie Berger and Mook Dance Project; She Rides a Tiger by Tina Croll and Tina Croll + Company; and Five Fingers, Reflect, Clockwork, Retreat, and Stop Look Listen by Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre.

 

Performances will take place Thursday, May 14, 2015 through Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:30PM in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St, NY, 10023. Tickets are priced at $15 for general public and $10 for Student/Child and YMCA NYC Members. To purchase tickets, visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/2151.

To learn more about the West Side YMCA Community Arts Department, contact Amanda Selwyn, Director of Community Arts, at 212-912-2635, [email protected], or visit http://www.ymcanyc.org/westside/pages/communityarts.

About Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul.  www.amandaselwyndance.org

 

Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented over 30 productions at NYC venues including Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York Live Arts, Dance Theatre Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Kumble Theater, and John Jay College.  We have been presented twice at Jacob’s Pillow, Westfest, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Dance Teacher Summit, COOL NY, Movement Research, and Pushing Progress Series. We have toured to festivals, presented open rehearsals, interactive performance events and workshops, and offer arts-in-education programming through Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre to children in the NYC public schools.

 

About the West Side YMCA Community Arts Department

The West Side YMCA Community Arts Program strives to empower, educate, and maximize the potential of youth and adult emerging artists. Our classes are led by experienced instructors who create a stimulating atmosphere with lively activities, discussion and insightful feedback. We strive to create innovative performances, events, and programs that inspire, entertain, and reflect our community.

 

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymca.net

 

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WHO: West Side YMCA Community Arts Department and Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre

WHAT: FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival

WHEN: May 14-16, 7:30PM

WHERE: Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 5 W 63rd St, New York City, NY 10023

WHY: A showcase of work from emerging and established choreographers.

CONTACT: Amanda Selwyn, Director of Community Arts, 212-912-2635, [email protected]

 

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