October 17, 2014
Eva Dean Dance is “an unalloyed delight” with an “infinite-seeming range of lithe expressive physicality.” -Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
“Dean’s wild energy [breaks] free of expected bounds.” -Linda Arlene Small, The Village Voice
“Elegant performing, inventive choreography…lighthearted, decorous dance full of counterbalances and gentle supports for falling bodies…it reminded me of why, sometimes, dance matters: in its very lightness, it lifts our cares.” – Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice
EVA DEAN DANCE in association with
Choreographed by Artistic Director EVA DEAN
FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY
THE THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: WWW.14STREETY.ORG/LABARTS
EVA DEAN DANCE (EDD) in association with The Dance Series at The 14th Street Y, proudly celebrates 30 years of Eva Dance repertory with PEARL DIVING, choreographed by Artistic Director Eva Dean. Revisiting such favorites as Pumped, Welcome Back and Melba, PEARL DIVING will play Thursday, October 30th at 7:30pm, Friday, October 31st at 7:30pm, Saturday, November 1st at 7:30pm and a special gala performance Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00pm. Performances will take place in the heart of the East Village, The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003).
Press are invited to all performances.
Artistic Director Eva Dean’s expansive repertory is visually cinematic and viscerally responsive to life’s gravitational ebbs and flows. Dean’s oeuvre ranges from experimental dances examining the cosmos, water, and kinetic energy to educational and family friendly pieces reflecting on life’s humor, humanity, and hardships. Thematically, Dean’s work is diverse in scope ranging from an exposé on oppressive group behavior in Welcome Back (1991) to the subtle pull of the moon’s gravitational force on water and human emotion in Pearl Diving suite (2002-2012), to the dry wit in Melba (1990).
Featuring performances by Holly Heidt, George Hirsch, Satomi Itohara, Lauren Jaeger, Ariel Lembeck, Rachel Russell, Manuela Sanchez, Sydney Schiff, Christian Serrano and Jeremiah Stanfield.
To celebrate the inauguration of Eva Dean Dance’s 30th Anniversary, the company is hosting a gala immediately following the Sunday, November 2nd final performance. The gala will showcase old photographs and ephemera from EDD’s archive and conversation over High Tea.
Tickets are $25 – $50 and are available online at http://www.14streety.org/labarts or by calling 646-395-4323.
For more information visit www.evadeandance.org
Press Agent: Antonio Minino, Kampfire PR – [email protected]
The Theater at the 14th Street Y is located at 344 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003
In addition to PEARL DIVING, Eva Dean Dance is providing a Moving Beyond Bullying (MBB) Art Education outreach to local middle schools and the members of the 14th St. Y. The outreach includes an intimate workshop and an interactive assembly, both of which focus on bullying and using the language arts to discuss the metaphors inherent in Welcome Back, also performed on the PEARL DIVING Program.
EVA DEAN DANCE (EDD) is an award-winning Brooklyn-based neo-contemporary company that specializes in inventive productions that incorporate multiple elements including improvisational movement, architectural design, inventive use of props, sets from recycled goods, ambient and experimental sound scores, and experiential lighting. EDD has received awards and accolades for its Site Specific and family audience productions that have an experimental edge. Production Creditsinclude numerous performances in venues and festivals in New York City, including the New York International Fringe Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Wassaic Project, the Museum of Modern Art, and Brooklyn Museum of Art, among many others. National performance credits include Carol Autorino Center in Hartford, CT, First Night Boston, and Monkey House productions in Medford, MA. Internationally EDD has performed in Dubai United Arab Emirates, Amsterdam Fringe where it received “Best of Fringe New York,” Berlin’s k77 Studio, and at Fringe Festival Prague, CZK. For more information visit www.evadeandance.org.
Artistic Director Eva Dean’s expansive repertory is visually cinematic and viscerally responsive to life’s gravitational ebbs and flows.
Kampfire Performance Calendar: bit.ly/KFCalendar