92Y APRIL DANCE Highlights: — Apr 4 – DANCE IN OPERA with DOUG VARONE, CAROLYN CHOA, DAVID KNEUSS — Apr 11 & 13 – JARED ANGLE, REBECCA KROHN, ASHLEY, LARACEY, TROY SCHUMACHER — Apr 12-13 – HIGH SCHOOL CHOREOGRAPHERS — Apr 25 – JAMES WARING, AILEEN PAS

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92ND STREET Y APRIL DANCE EVENTS


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-APRIL 2014-

 

Fri, Apr 4, 8 pm, from $15

EDWARD HENKEL’S MovementTalks: GROWING INTO PLOT ENGINE: OPERA DANCE TAKES ON A NEW ROLE

David Kneuss, executive stage director at the Metropolitan Opera and prominent (opera) choreographers Doug Varone and Carolyn Choa talk about the significant role that dance can play in amplifying the universal themes of grand opera. How has dance in opera changed over the years? How can dance enhance the relevance of opera to a new generation of audiences? And how can choreography affect the entire tone of a production?

 

Sat, Apr 5, 9:30 pm-2 am, 8:30 pm class, $15

Saturday Night Dance Party | ARGENTINE TANGO MILONGAS

Tangos, milongas, valses and Latin musica tropica, hosted by Karina Romero and Dardo Galletto. Jackets required for men. Light refreshments and cash bar.

 

Sun, Apr 6 & 13, 1:30-6:30 pm, $185 until Mar 29, $200 after

DEL Weekend Workshop | DANCE AND MEDIA: TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY

Investigate video, websites, blogs and wikis, SMART Notebook pages and other instruments that can expand your teaching tool kit. Explore the creative processes enabled by new technology and discover key ways to bring it into your classroom. Kathleen Isaac and Barry Blumenfeld show you how digital tools can redefine and transform dance teaching, making and learning. No experience with technology is necessary. Offered in collaboration with the Hunter College Arnhold Graduate Dance Education

 

Fri, Apr 11, 12 pm, $5

Fridays at Noon | BALANCHINE’S EARLY YEARS with ELIZABETH KENDALL and works by TROY SCHUMACHER

In her book Balanchine and the Lost Muse, Kendall explores the choreographer’s life in Georgia and Russia and his early ballet work – particularly his work with Lydia Ivanova. Balanchine worked and danced with her from 1917-1924 and Kendall argues she was an influence throughout his life. Kendall reads passages from her book, while choreographer Troy Schumacher, formerly of NYCB and now Artistic Director of BalletCollective, has studied what is known about Balanchine’s early work in Russia (none survives) and created two new works inspired by it. The first is a suite of dances, performed by Rebecca Krohn and Jared Angle, to music for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler, a composer Balanchine used in Russia.  Schumacher also found that Balanchine choreographed to music he’d composed himself, so Schumacher has set himself the difficult task of both composing and choreographing a pas de deux which he’ll dance with Ashley Laracey.

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

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

 

Sat-Sun, Apr 12-13, 3 pm

Dig Dance | DANCE UP! THE NEXT GENERATION

See tomorrow’s choreographers today! 92Y hosts its ninth annual performance of works by promising high school choreographers in the New York area. This year, our judges, tap teacher Arleigh Rothenberg, ballet teacher Margaret Bouslog, choreographer and artistic director of Danaka Dance Danah Katz, Doug Varone dancer Julia Burrer (also the Artistic Director of 92Y’s Harkness Repertory Ensemble teen performing group) and John-Mario Sevilla, the Director of the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, chose 12 young choreographers to be presented. The students’ dances deal with subjects ranging from the complicated nature of friendships and interaction; mysterious, regal mermaids with a dark side; a struggle with addiction and relapse; the pain of lost love; gender discrimination in the hip hop community; and the pain, sorrow and guilt of a Holocaust survivor.

 

Sat, Apr 12, 8 pm-1 am, 7 pm class, $16 in advance, $20 at door

Saturday Night Dance Party | 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; wine and sangria available for purchase.

 

Sun, Apr 13, 7:30 pm, $29

BALANCHINE’S EARLY YEARS with ELIZABETH KENDALL and works by TROY SCHUMACHER

In her book Balanchine and the Lost Muse, Kendall explores the choreographer’s life in Georgia and Russia and his early ballet work – particularly his work with Lydia Ivanova. Balanchine worked and danced with her from 1917-1924 and Kendall argues she was an influence throughout his life. Kendall reads passages from her book, while choreographer Troy Schumacher, formerly of NYCB and now Artistic Director of BalletCollective, has studied what is known about Balanchine’s early work in Russia (none survives) and created two new works inspired by it. The first is a suite of dances, performed by Rebecca Krohn and Jared Angle, to music for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler, a composer Balanchine used in Russia.  Schumacher also found that Balanchine choreographed to music he’d composed himself, so Schumacher has set himself the difficult task of both composing and choreographing a pas de deux which he’ll dance with Ashley Laracey.

 

Fri, Apr 25, 12 pm, $5

Fridays at Noon | DANCE LINEAGE: JAMES WARING, AILEEN PASSLOFF, ARTHUR AVILES

From master to student, the essence of dance is passed on. Our celebration of this lineage includes revived works by James Waring, Aileen Passloff dancing some of her early pieces and Arthur Aviles bringing his current work to 92Y. Passloff presents Waring’s An Eccentric Beauty Revisited (1972) and also her reconstruction, using handwritten notes and drawings, of Waring’s Octandre (1957), which he made for her. Some of the notes Passloff used will be on display in the dance lobby. Passloff made First Dance (1992)originally as an audition piece for a friend applying to Juillliard; here it will be performed by Arthur Aviles. Her Nocturne for Bob (2009), set to Chopin, is a tribute to lighting designer Bob Seder, and her Falling Dance is one of Remy Charlip’s Airmail dances, composed of drawings which he sent to people around the world to interpret as they saw fit; Aviles will perform this dance as well. Passloff is also showing the premiere of Heads Together Whispering; to create a feeling of intimacy between two by him round out the program. Aviles, who studied and danced with Passloff, will present his Elysian Fields and a new work.

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

Fridays at Noon tickets

 

Sat-Sun, Apr 26-27, 1:30-6:30 pm, $185 until Apr 18, $200 after

Dance Therapy Weekend Workshop | SHARED CREATIVITY

Explore the creative and expressive use of the arts for healing and self-actualiztion. You do not have to have experience in the arts to enjoy and learn. Designed for individuals who want to become more comfortable with their own creative potential and that of others, the workshop focuses on both personal expression and learning creative therapeutic methods. Discover the unique expressive properties of different disciplines, including art, dance, drama, music and writing. Each builds on the others and the shared creative experience paves the way for self-knowledge, empathy and insight. Clinical discussions shed light on when and how to uses the arts in treatment, and cases are presented. With Fran Levy, EdD, LCSW, BCDMT.

 

Sat, Apr 26, 8 pm-12 am, 7 pm class, $13 in advance, $15 at door

Saturday Night Dance Party | 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.

 

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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