AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE Crystal White Gala; Tribeca Performance Arts Center and New York Law School Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m

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Crystal White Gala

Tribeca Performance Arts Center and New York Law School

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m

Following Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre’s 7:30 p.m. performance of Renewal on Saturday, March 14, 2015, part of the company’s 15th Anniversary Performance Season at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, theCrystal White Galawill take place at the New York Law School, 185 West Broadway at Leonard Street, from 9pm – 11:30pm. The Crystal White Gala, celebrating the 15th Anniversary Performance Season, will include a live DJ, open bar with specialty cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, a video presentation, a silent auction with amazing prizes, an Outreach Dance Theatre interactive activity, and much, much more. Regular tickets include the performance and the reception for $125, Patron Tickets include the performance, reception, and special giveaways for $175, and Trailblazer Tickets include the performance, reception, special giveaways, and tickets to our Hamptons Green Afternoon Performance on August 15, 2015 for $250. Gala tickets are available at or by phone at 212.220.1460. The attire for the Crystal White Gala will be black and white and sparkly festive attire. Come celebrate Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre’s 15th year!


Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces its Fifteenth Anniversary Performance Season, the World Premiere of Renewal, from March 13-15, 2015 as part of the Tribeca Dance Series at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, at 199 Chambers St, NYC. Performances are Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm, Saturday March 14 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3pm.


Renewal is an evening-length work that unpacks the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again – dramatizing how we re-invent ourselves again and again over time. Renewal will be composed of a series of shorts that shift the physical and visceral present movement, re-starting, reclaiming, and revitalizing our experience of it. Each short will highlight signature structures and elements in Selwyn’s style including gesture, partnering, virtuosic artistry juxtaposed with pedestrian movement, humor, character, and theatricality. With Selwyn’s fresh and vibrant movement language of extended limbs, physical risk, athleticism, energy, release, touch, and balance, she will activate emotional expression and offer many in-roads for audiences to make meaning for themselves.


“Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement,

the romance of motion and emotion – she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping

all in the short 55-minute production.” – Inside New York


“Amanda Selwyn’s work is masterly and emotionally expressive,

she is truly gifted in the art of dance making.” – NYC Dance Stuff


Dancers: Sarah Buscaino, Adam Robert Dickerson, Jenny Gillan (rehearsal director), Manon Hallay (apprentice), Louie Marin, Torrey McAnena, Robert Moore, Emily Pacilio, Randall Smith, Sarah Starkweather.

Costume Design: Anna-Alisa Belous; Lighting Design: Dan Ozminkowski; Sound Design: Joel Wilhelmi; Production Stage Manager: Jaimie Van Dyke; Rehearsal Director: Jenny Gillan.


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.


Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented over 30 productions at NYC venues including 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.


BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, is dedicated to identifying, supporting and presenting established and emerging artists in a variety of disciplines, including music, dance and children’s theatre to the diverse Metropolitan audience.



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