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 Post subject: Dance Theater Workshop Announces Fall '06 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:45 pm 

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John Wyszniewski

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For Immediate Release

Dance Theater Workshop Celebrates 41 Years of Moving Dance Forward With World And
New York Premieres

Expands Creative Residency Program

New York, July 12, 2006 - Dance Theater Workshop deepens its commitment to the
creative process with the expansion of its Creative Residency Program to include
50-100 hours of free rehearsal space in its studios or a 5-day technical residency
in the 192-seat Bessie Schönberg Theater. This amount of on-site creative time is
unique in New York City.

"With the expansion of our Creative Residency Program, Dance Theater Workshop
epitomizes the concept of 'workshop' and together with the artists we commission and
present; the art of live dance will continue to be as groundbreaking as ever," said
Marion Koltun Dienstag, Executive Director of Dance Theater Workshop. "

Fall artists benefiting from the Creative Residency Program are: Brian Brooks Moving
Company, Andrea Haenggi / AMDaT, Luis Lara Malvacías, Richard Move / MoveOpolis!,
Jeremy Nelson, and RoseAnne Spradlin Dance. Hand-in-hand with this dedication to
process comes an exciting presenting season of local and international artists who
challenge and enlighten our views on dance.

JEREMY NELSON, SEPTEMBER 13-16: New York based choreographer Jeremy Nelson, known
for his visceral and athletic works, returns to Dance Theater Workshop with the
world premiere of Mean Piece and a revival of the critically acclaimed Accent
Elimination. Opulent in texture and rich in details, Mean Piece continues Nelson's
investigation into movement states that are turbulent and unstable. Driven by often
violent and unpredictable rhythms, the new work for six dancers features sets and
costumes by Luis Lara Malvacías and creates a landscape in which movement rules -
transforming space, challenging gravity, and redefining time. The revival of Accent
Elimination features music by David Watson with sets and costumes by Luis Lara

Curtain time: Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Tickets: $12/$20

CONSTANZA MACRAS / DORKY PARK, SEPTEMBER 21-23: Constanza Macras and her 18-member
international company Dorky Park make their US debut with Back to the Present. A
European sensation and a vivid marker of lightning-fast cultural change, Back to the
Present combines live rock, riotous video, and ever-evolving scenic elements.
Irreverently mixing high and low-brow culture, humor and tragedy,
Argentina-born/Berlin-based Macras creates outsized works that are more performance
happening than dance. Set to a backdrop of baggage that never dissolves-passionate
love letters, old phone numbers, and abandoned theater props-Macras asks us to
decide between what is memory and what is just storage. The live, original music is
by Claus Erbskorn and Arik Hayut, video by Kevin Slavin, and sets by Patrice
Wisniewsky, with costumes by Gilvan Coelho de Oliviera and dramaturgy by Carmen
Mehnert. Curtain time: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Tickets: $12/$20

BRIAN BROOKS MOVING COMPANY, OCTOBER 3-7: The Brian Brooks Moving Company returns to
Dance Theater Workshop with again again, a 75-minute world premiere for his company
of 6 dancers. Known for his layered, formal approach that mixes pop culture flair
with rigorous physicality, choreographer Brian Brooks' newest work illustrates our
attempt to grab hold of a fleeting moment as it inevitably slips by. Brooks'
meticulous dedication to repetition and obsession with feats of endurance highlights
his performers' humanity as they struggle to catch the empty space of memory. The
original music is by Tom Lopez with set installation by Annakin Koenig and costumes
by Roxana Ramseur. Curtain time: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Tickets: $12/$20

SPRINGDANCE DIALOGUE, OCTOBER 11-14: The US component of the Netherlands highly
regarded Springdance festival is a multinational partnership between Springdance,
Dance Theater Workshop, and Dance Agency TSEH in Moscow. For a two-week period, ten
artists-in-residence at Dance Theater Workshop will engage in a dialogue about their
artistic inspirations, ideas and working methods, leading to a series of
performances that will introduce a next-generation of international artists and the
unique questions that inform their work. The participating artists are: Daria
Buzovkina (Russia), Eduard Gabia (Romania), Levi Gonzalez (US), Tatiana Gordeeva
(Russia), Myriam Gourfink (France), Nora Heilman (Netherlands), Krystina Lhotakova
(Czech Republic), Ivanna Muller (Netherlands), Nami Yamamoto (US), and Chris Yon
(US). Curtain time: Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Tickets: $12/$20

ANDREA HAENGGI / AMDaT, OCTOBER 24-28: With Friction, choreographer Andrea Haenggi
and her company AMDaT make their Dance Theater Workshop debut. As the audience is
invited to peer down a narrow hallway, corridors form, dissolve, and re-form,
veering out into infinity. The stage becomes fluid, as Swiss-born/New York-based
Haenggi mixes live feeds from hidden cameras with stunning projected films that are
layered over dynamic, serene yet brutal live dance. Haenggi promises to explode
artistic boundaries with her unique vision of dance, visual art and technology in
this provocative world premiere. Downtown music pioneer David Linton (Unity Gain)
will perform his original electronic score. Curtain time: Tuesday-Saturday at
7:30pm; Tickets: $12/$20

ROSEANNE SPRADLIN DANCE, NOVEMBER 7-11: In Survive Cycle, choreographer RoseAnne
Spradlin, whose work is often called raw and emotionally authentic, continues her
investigation into transformations of the psyche as they occur in tandem with
alterations in the physical body. In this world premiere, Spradlin collaborates with
artists Glen Fogel (film/video), Chris Peck (live music) and performers Walter
Dundervill, Chase Granoff, Paige Martin and Tasha Taylor in exploring excision,
pruning and destruction as necessary cycles in life. Curtain time:
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Tickets: $15/$25

KOTA YAMAZAKI / FLUID HUG-HUG, NOVEMBER 16-18: Choreographer and performer Kota
Yamazaki along with his company Fluid hug-hug make their Dance Theater Workshop
debut with Rise:Rose. Revealing the graceful fluidity of awkward angles, this New
York premiere uncoils with strange time-stop beauty. Spanning the globe in search
of new collaborations and influences, Japanese-born/New York based Yamazaki began
his latest work through a series of workshops in Senegal. With seamless transitions
between modern dance, hip-hop, and African movement - all informed by traditional
Japanese Butoh forms - Rise:Rose unearths the subtle, unexpected and abstracted
forms of the human persona. Curtain time: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Tickets:

LUIS LARA MALVACIAS, NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 2: Known for his interdisciplinary work
that is often part installation and part dance, Luis Lara Malvacías returns to Dance
Theater Workshop with the world premiere of There is no Such Thing. Spontaneous
actions, projections, and manipulated sounds saturate the 21 short sections that
make up this non-linear work. Malvacías' commitment to dance as a visual art
continues as he manipulates the performance space in surprising ways challenging the
audience's preconceptions about choreography and transforming them from viewer into
active participant. Curtain time: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Tickets: $12/$20

THE BARNARD PROJECT, DECEMBER 7-9: After last year's highly successful and sold-out
run, Dance Theater Workshop partners again with Barnard College on The Barnard
Project. These performances are a culmination of choreographic residencies by Dance
Theater Workshop artists with Barnard College dance students. Expect fresh
interpretations of new works in development by Gabri Christa, Jeanine Durning, David
Neumann, and Reggie Wilson. Curtain time: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday
at 2pm; Tickets: $12/$20

RICHARD MOVE / MOVEOPOLIS!, DECEMBER 19-23: The New York premiere of MoveOpolis!,
the new performance group directed by Richard Move, features Toward the Delights of
the Exquisite Corpse. Known for his sly blend of powerful and iconoclastic works,
Move's collaborators include maverick visual artist Charles Atlas with his live and
pre-recorded video, a sound score by writer Hilton Als (The New Yorker), and costume
design by Patricia Field (Sex and the City). The program also includes three works
Move originally created for other companies: Verdi For Three, Lust, and Arjuna's
Dilemma. Curtain time: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Tickets: $15/$25

STUDIO SERIES: This series which presents choreographers new to Dance Theater
Workshop continues with the work of Juliana F. May / MAYDANCE (November 2 & 3 at
6:30pm) and Beth Gill (December 14 & 15 at 6:30pm). Tickets: FREE

FAMILY MATTERS: In addition to presenting work for adult audiences, Dance Theater
Workshop's Family Matters shows offer a series of matinees for junior dance lovers:
Family Ties and Small Fries (September 16 at 2pm) and Magnificent Meltdowns and
Marvelous Mood Swings (November 20 at 2pm). The cast of characters for Family Ties
and Small Fries includes Camille A. Brown, Amy G of the Daredevil Opera Company,
MistaRuddy, M.U.D. (Movement Under Development) featuring Otis Cook,
Nugent+Matteson, and Peggy Peloquin with Claire Hart, while Magnificent Meltdowns
and Marvelous Mood Swings features works by Kyle Abraham, C. Eule Dance, Mark
Gindick from Happy Hour, Zach Morris and Tom Pearson, Suzi Shelton and Friends, and
Amber Sloan. Tickets: $10 kids/$20 adults

All tickets, including student, senior, artist and "4 for 40% Club" discounts, are
available at the box office, by calling 212-691-0077 or online at Dance
Theater Workshop is located at 219 West 19th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues.



Dance Theater Workshop's 2006-2007 Season is sponsored in part by Altria Group, Inc.
and JPMorgan Chase

Leadership support for Dance Theater Workshop's 2006-2007 Season provided by: The
Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Ford Foundation, The Mertz Gilmore Foundation,
Goldman, Sachs & Co., Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The William Randolph Hearst
Foundations, JPMorgan Chase, The Jerome Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Dance Project of the New England Foundation
for the Arts, National Performance Network, New York State DanceForce, The Jerome
Robbins Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Scherman
Foundation, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Inc., The Starr
Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and The Lila Acheson Wallace Theater

Dance Theater Workshop is supported, in part, with public funds from the: New York
City Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department
of Youth and Community Development, New York City Department of Small Business
Services, New York State Council on the Arts, New York State Department of Parks,
Recreation, and Historic Preservation, and the National Endowment for the Arts

Additional endowment funds provided by: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation,
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

Dance Theater Workshop thanks is corporate partners for their valuable support:
Altria Group, Inc., Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Goldman, Sachs & Co.,
HX Magazine, Independence Community Bank, JPMorgan Chase, New York Times Company
Foundation and Time Out New York.

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SEP 13-16 at 7:30pm JEREMY NELSON Mean Piece*
Accent Elimination

SEP 21-23 at 7:30pm CONSTANZA MACRAS / DORKY PARK Back to the Present**

OCT 3-7 at 7:30pm BRIAN BROOKS MOVING COMPANY again again*

OCT 11-14 at 7:30pm
SPRINGDANCE DIALOGUE Works by Daria Buzovkina*, Eduard Gabia*, Levi Gonzalez*, Tatiana Gordeeva*, Myriam Gourfink*, Nora Heilman*, Krystina Lhotakova*, Ivanna Muller*, Nami Yamamoto*, Chris Yon*

OCT 24-28 at 7:30pm ANDREA HAENGGI / AMDaT Friction*

NOV 2 & 3 at 6:30pm STUDIO SERIES Works by Juliana F. May / MAYDANCE*

NOV 7-11 at 7:30pm ROSEANNE SPRADLIN DANCE Survive Cycle*

NOV 16-18 at 7:30pm

NOV 28 - DEC 2 at 7:30pm
LUIS LARA MALVACIAS There is no Such Thing*
DEC 7-9 at 7:30pm
DEC 9 at 2pm
THE BARNARD PROJECT Works by Gabri Christa*, Jeanine Durning*, David Neumann*, Reggie Wilson*

DEC 14 & 15 at 6:30pm STUDIO SERIES Works by Beth Gill*

DEC 19-23 at 7:30pm RICHARD MOVE / MOVEOPOLIS! Arjuna’s Dilemma***, Lust***, Toward the Delights of the Exquisite Corpse***, Verdi For Three***


SEP 16 at 2pm
Family Ties and Small Fries

NOV 18 at 2pm
Magnificent Meltdowns and Marvelous Mood Swings

World Premiere * US Premiere ** New York Premiere ***

Tickets are $12 ($20 without artist/member/student discounts), except for RoseAnne Spradlin Dance and Richard Move / MoveOpolis! which each cost $15 ($25 without artist/member/student discounts).
Family Matters is $10 for kids and $20 for adults.

Please note: Program is subject to change

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