92ND STREET Y SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER DANCE EVENTS
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-SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2014-
Sat, Sep 6, 8 pm – 12 am, 7 pm class, $15 in advance, $20 at door
Social Dance Parties | CLASSIC BALLROOM
92Y is the place to be on Saturday night! Singles and couples of all ages and levels welcome. Ballroom hosts Jeni Breen and Gene Eagle bring stardust evenings of favorite ballroom dances – Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha and Tango. Trip the light fantastic with us! Light refreshments and cash bar.
Sat, Sep 13, 8 pm-1 am, 7 pm class, $15 in advance, $18 at door
Social Dance Parties | SATURDAY NIGHT SWING DANCE
Join us for a fun-filled night of swing dancing to live music from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, hosted by Myrna Caceres. No experience or partner required. Light refreshments and wine and sangria available.
Fri, Sep 19, 12 pm, $10
Fridays at Noon | SONDRA LORING, NEIL GREENBERG AND DONNA UCHIZONO: MEANING-MAKING
These three award-winning choreographers have similar outlooks and share an improviser’s sensibility. All three use their craft to explore the changing states of relationships. In this program, they give us a glimpse of new works.
Sat, Sep 20, 1:30-6:30 pm, $75 until Sep 13, $85 after
Weekend Workshop | INTRODUCTION TO DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY
A one-day experiential workshop for those interested in nonverbal expression, communication through movement and the ways movement can transform our emotional experiences. With Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger and Patricia P. Capello.
Sat, Sep 27, 8:45 pm, $20
Israeli Folk Dance | ROSH HASHANAH DANCE MARATHON
Celebrate the sweetness of the New Year with a night of dancing and fun.
Sat, Oct 11 & 18, 1:30-6:30 pm, $185 until Oct 3, $200 after
DEL Weekend Workshop | AFRICAN DANCE: FROM THE CONTINENT TO THE CLASSROOM
This celebratory workshop explores the transformational movement vocabulary and dynamic cultural contexts of African dance forms. Investigate teaching practices that inspire students to develop their personal creativity, cross-cultural communication and respectful perspectives on the world around them. With Deborah Damast and Andrea Markus.
Fri, Oct 17, 12 pm, $10
Fridays at Noon | KATHRYN POSIN DANCE COMPANY
Kathryn Posin made her 92Y choreographic debut in 1967. Now she returns with her company’s new project, Voices of Bulgaria and America. This performance will include three premieres: Century Rolls, set to a piano score by John Adams and inspired both by early 20th century piano rolls and the sense of one century rolling into the next; Concert for Violin, Vibraphone, Marimba, Bells and Mixed Choir, with a score by Bulgarian composer (and official National Treasure) Emil Tabakov; and Motivity 1 & 2, a duet for Bulgarian dancers co-choreographed by Posin and her collaborator, Momchil Mladenov. Plus, a panel discussion on “Music and Dance: Bulgaria’s Bridges to the West,” led by dance critic George Jackson.
Fri & Sat, Oct 17 & 18, 8 pm; Sun, Oct 19, 3 pm; $25
Dig Dance | KATHRYN POSIN DANCE COMPANY: VOICES OF BULGARIA AND AMERICA
Kathryn Posin, who made her 92Y choreographic debut in 1967, returns with the Kathryn Posin Dance Company and the new project, Voices of Bulgaria and America. She and her collaborator Momchil Mladenov present a program of repetory pieces and premieres. In addition to Century Rolls, Concert of Violin… and Motivity 1 & 2, these programs include the premiere of Posin’s Fly, Fly, My Sadness, a dance duet set to Mongolian double-throat singing and music from the Bulgarian Angelite Choir; Bridge of Song (2000), a work for 8 dancers set to Estonian folk songs; and You Are (Wherever Your Thoughts Are) Variations (2011), with music by Steve Reich, based on a text by Rabbi Nachman of Breslau. Dancers for these performances include the Bulgarian artists Violetta Angelova and Varna Gold Medalist Boyko Dossev, alongside Americans Megan Dickinson, Amar Ramasar, Yumelia Garcia of the Joffrey Ballet, Daniel Baker, Cristian Laverde Konig and others.
Fri, Oct 24, 8 pm, from $15
EDWARD HENKEL’S MOVEMENTTALKS | HOLOSCENES MEETS ARISING: DANCE AND WATER
Ben Dolphin and Lars Jan
When Lars Jen put dancers in three enormous tanks of water and asked them to carry out ritual gestures and everyday motions while the water precipitously rose and fell, he created a memorable experience. But he was aiming for more than that – an investigation of humanity’s troubled relationship with water, which is becoming more dire as the 21st century progresses. Devastating floods and droughts are becoming the norm. For this probing talk, Edward Henkel interviews Jen, along with Ben Dolphin, who has explored the body’s adjustments to water in Arising, a 3D underwater dance film. Dolphin and his dancers will demonstrate how he plans out the work before anyone jumps into the pool. No tanks at this talk, but plenty of video and a discussion of the beauty and terror of water.
Sat, Oct 25, 3 pm; Sun, Oct 26, 8 pm, from $25
Dig Dance | PARSONS DANCE
Hailed by the Toronto Star as “one of the hottest tickets in contemporary dance,” the popular Parsons Dance shines with virtuosity, athleticism and sexiness. The company brings a special program to 92Y, featuring the work of Parsons Dance Generation NOW fellow Natalie Lomonte. Plus, an opportunity to meet the artists. Program TBA.
Fri, Oct 31, 12 pm, $10
Fridays at Noon | MAYA DANCE THEATRE OF SINGAPORE: GRAY SKIES…BODY, SPACE AND TIME
The multicultural, interdisciplinary Maya Dance Theatre of Singapore brings dynamic international choreographers from Singapore (Kavitha Krishnan and Shahrin Johry), Indonesia (Danang Pamungkas), Korea (Dr. Sun Ock Lee) and the USA (Jannis Brenner and Esme Boyce) to 92Y. Dance and culture come together in a seamless integration of expressionistic movement.
Wed, Oct 29, 8 pm, from $25
Israeli Folk Dance | PRE-HILULIM DANCE PARTY
Join Ruth Goodman, Yossi Almani and the Hilulim team from Israel, together with dancers from around the world for an extraordinary night of Israeli folk dancing. Great dancing, great food and great music!
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.
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