VON USSAR danceworks Opening Night
Thursday June 13th, 2006 at 8pm
It is with great pleasure that I
invite you to the 2006 season of VON USSAR
danceworks. We will be performing at the Joyce Soho,
for the third time, July 13th through July16th. We
will feature the premiere of 23 hours and Between
and 3 repertory pieces. Between was brought to my
dancers by my sister, Mojca Ussar, while I was on
On Thursday, July 13th at 8 pm, VON
USSAR danceworks will kick off the season with an
Opening Night performance. Following the
performance will be a cocktail reception with an
opportunity to meet the performers, enjoy good
music, good wine, and, of course, good company.
We would be delighted to have you join us for this
Opening Night performance and reception.
I hope you and your friends will join us for our
2006 season – once again at the Joyce SoHo, 155
Mercer Street, with an exciting program and eleven
I look forward to seeing you.
Very Truly Yours,
Astrid Von Ussar
* 2006 Season
* 2006 Season
The Joyce Soho
155 Mercer Street
btw Houston and Prince
New York, New York
July 13 - July 16
$25 Opening Night with Reception
$20 General admission July 14-July 16
$15 students and seniors
Astrid von Ussar’s
company -- featuring three new premieres and
23 hours (World Premiere) -
This piece, set to the music of Graeme Ravell, is
for 6 dancers portraying the nature of human
relationships in the landscape of time.
Decisive Moment (2005) – A
piece about personal stories; it is an exploration
of inner dialogue and emotions. This piece was
inspired by the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson.
The Search Goes On (2004) – Originally
choreographed as a solo for Nasha Thomas- Schmitt,
this piece is now following three woman disconnected
yet united in the end.
Past/Present (2001) - Explores migration,
adaptation to a new way of life, and being a
stranger uncertain about leaving the past behind.
Jack Anderson, New York Times, describes
“Past/Present” as “a celebration of energy itself.”
Commissioned by the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company.
Also featured this season will be Between -
This powerful and athletic duet by guest
choreographer Mojca Ussar has a European
contemporary flavor. Astrid von Ussar’s sister Mojca
Ussar, who lives and works in Europe, was invited to
work with the company during Ms. von Ussar’s
265 Hoyt Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Astrid Von Ussar's company, VON
USSAR danceworks, premiered at the Joyce Soho in
April of 2002. VON USSAR danceworks was presented at
the Jacob’s Pillow Festival in the summer of 2003,
and had held annual seasons in New York City. Her
choreography is part of the repertory of the Ailey
Showcase Group, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company,
and Plesana Izba in Slovenia.