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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New york, ny: AUGUST 10,
2006




"The veritable cradle of the modern dance movement." - Agnes de Mille



"A modern dance crucible." -The New York Times



92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center



September-October 2006 Events and Classes



The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center receives major support from the Harkness
Foundation for Dance and additional major support from the Arnhold Foundation.







Tickets/Registration: www.92Y.org <http://www.92y.org/> | 212.415.5500
Press Inquiries: Sarah Morton,

Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street 212.415.5435,
smorton@92Y.org

Subways: 4, 5, 6 To 86th Street







Sat, Sep 2, 8 pm-2 am, $15 at door

Saturday-Night Dancing - Argentine Tango Party

Join Danel and Maria, Madonna's tango dance coaches, for an evening of passionate
Argentine tangos, milongas, valses and Latin música tropical. Live music beginning
at 10 pm by Raul Jaurena and the New York Tango Trio. Jackets required for men.





Tue-Fri, Sep 5-Sep 8, 9 am-4:30 pm, $450

Workshop for Professionals - YOGA FOR DANCERS

With Alison West of Yoga Union

Professional dancers of all levels and styles can develop their flexibility and
strength in this special workshop designed by Alison West, the director of Yoga
Union, an acclaimed NYC yoga center noted for its Teacher Training programs. Yoga
principles provide a solid foundation that can support dancers for a lifetime.
Participants will learn both an arsenal of tools to use in both practice and
performance, how to address injuries and how to modify poses while recovering from
injury. Each day will feature a morning classes in yoga poses followed by an
afternoon of analysis of alignment and anatomy. Over the four days, work will move
from standing poses through inversions and backbends to restorative yoga.





Classes Every Wednesday, 7 pm-12:45 am, $12 at door - Registration NOT required.

Israeli Folk-Dance Madness

>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. After a brief lesson
>geared toward those with a general knowledge of the basic repertoire, there's open
>dancing until 12:45 am, as well as instruction in more advanced dances. Free weekly
>practice session included. Call the Israeli Folk Dance Hotline at 212.415.5737 for
>location information and schedule updates.





Sat, Sep 9, 8:45 pm, $15 at door

Saturday-Night Dancing -ISRAELI FOLK ROSH HASHANAH MARATHON

Celebrate the sweetness of the New Year with a night of dancing and fun! Call the
Israeli Folk Dance Hotline at 212.415.5737 for location information.





Sun, Sept 10, 3 pm, $10

Sundays @ Three - Dance Imprints: Dagmar Spain and Dancers

Sundays @ Three offers previews of new or reconstructed works, followed by Q&A with
the choreographer and dancers. In this performance, Dagmar Spain and her company
present an afternoon of multi-media art centered around dance. The performance
consists of short vignettes based on poetry sung by jazz singer Elisabeth Lohninger.
Spain and dancer Tomomi Imai dance stories of different life stages, challenges
mastered, and joys and sorrows experienced while film and video images complement
the choreography. Dagmar Spain danced with the Bremer Tanztheater in Germany, and
German expressionism and tanztheater ideals inform her work. Tobi Tobias has noted
that Spain has "a keen sense of the variety of human experience and the conviction
that it lies at the heart of work for the stage." Spain also performed with Chen and
Dancers, Risa Jaroslaw and the Joan Miller Dance Players in New York. Her dances
have been performed at the Gowanus Arts Exchange, Mulberry Street Theater, Judson
Guild Theater and the Context Theater. She has also taught at the 92nd Street Y,
Ballet Hispanico and the West Side Dance Project.





Sat, Sep 16, 8 pm-1 am, $15 at door

Saturday-Night Dancing - Millennium Hustle Dance Party

Join hustle party diva Lori Brizzi for these hot Saturday nights of classic and
new-style hustle, salsa and West Coast swing. New York's finest hustle DJ, Nelson
"Paradise" Roman, and guest salsa DJs spin. Some of the best dancers in the
metropolitan area present special performances.





Thu, Sep 14, 9 am-3:30 pm, $65

Workshop for Dance Therapists - Adapted Movement and Music Activities for Diverse
Populations

Geriatric specialists, therapists, recreation professionals and those working in
nursing homes, day care, assisted living facilities, senior centers and retirement
communities gain valuable skills in leading exercises, dance and rhythmic
activities. Leah Harpaz and Erna Caplow Lindner are dance movement specialists and
co-authors of Therapeutic Dance Movement: Expressive Activities for Older Adults.





Sun, Sep 24, 2-8 pm, $50

For Dance Teachers - ISRAELI DANCE IN SCHOOLS

An intensive day of training for those who teach Israeli folk dance in preschool,
elementary and high schools. Ruth Goodman, the director of the Jewish Dance Division
at the 92nd Street Y and of the Israeli Dance Institute, covers appropriate
repertoire for different age groups and the development of choreographic skills for
staging school performances.





Fri, Sep 29, Noon, FREE

FRIDAYS @ NOON - SONALI SKANDAN and STANLEY LOVE

The 92nd Street Y's Fridays @ Noon series presents new works and works-in-progress
by seasoned and up-and-coming choreographers in an informal venue. Each performance
focuses the discussion on a different element of choreography, enabling viewers to
expand their appreciation of dance. Sonali Skandan has performed Bharatanatyam, the
classical dance of southern India throughout the US, Canada and India. Skandan's
lifelong dance training includes ballet and dance theory, and she has studied Indian
music as well. Stanley Love's choreography for his Performance Group mixes modern
dance with social dance and embraces pop rhythms and music. OffOffOff has praised
the "vivacious and energized" performances of Love's Company.





Sat, Oct 7, 8 pm-2 am, $15 at door

Saturday-Night Dancing - Argentine Tango Party

Join Danel and Maria, Madonna's tango dance coaches, for an evening of passionate
Argentine tangos, milongas, valses and Latin música tropical. Live music beginning
at 10 pm by Raul Jaurena and the New York Tango Trio. Jackets required for men.





Fri, Oct 13, 12 pm, FREE

Fridays @ Noon - KAREN REEDY and SARAH VAN'T HUL

The 92nd Street Y's Fridays @ Noon series presents new works and works-in-progress
by seasoned and up-and-coming choreographers in an informal venue. Each performance
focuses the discussion on a different element of choreography, enabling viewers to
expand their appreciation of dance. Karen Reedy has performed with the Mark Morris
Dance Group, Robert Battle, Patricia Kenny and Eric Hampton Dance, among others. She
has been a guest teaching artist at Northern Illinois University and George Mason
University, and has staged her own works in New York and Washington, DC. Sarah Van't
Hul earned the Michigan Daily's praise for her "quirky elegance" and "strong
commitment to her own way of moving." Her work has been seen at Judson Church,
dancemOpolitan@Joe's Pub and at the New Dance Alliance.





Sat, Oct 21, 8 pm-1 am, $15 at door

Saturday-Night Dancing - Millennium Hustle Dance Party

Join hustle party diva Lori Brizzi for these hot Saturday nights of classic and
new-style hustle, salsa and West Coast swing. New York's finest hustle DJ, Nelson
"Paradise" Roman, and guest salsa DJs spin. Some of the best dancers in the
metropolitan area present special performances.





Sun, Oct 22, 3 pm. $10

Sundays @ Three - THE KATHAK ENSEMBLE with JANAKI PATRIK

Special Guest Appearance: Tap Phenomenon Max Pollak

Sundays @ Three offers previews of new or reconstructed works, followed by Q&A with
the choreographer and dancers. In this performance, the color and vibrancy of
northern Indian dance come to the 92nd Street Y. Rhythm, bells, costumes, tabla,
sitar, vocals, and traditional Hindu stories all come together in an afternoon of
dance reaching back across generations to the temples and Mughal courts of India.
Acting, songs and narration help relate the beloved stories the dancers express with
their bodies. American Janaki Patrik studied ballet and modern dance before
immersing herself in the study of northern Indian dance and culture. In 1978, she
founded her Kathak Ensemble, which has performed at Lincoln Center, the Asia
Society, the Smithsonian and in New Delhi and other cities in India. Her comfort
with the cultures of both East and West has helped her combine tap with Hindustani
music, kathak with jazz, and she has created pieces that rely on Vedic hymns,
Bollywood ballads, swing, gospel, bop and Indian folk music.





Sat, Oct 28, 7 pm - 12 am, $15 at door

Saturday Night Dancing - SATURDAY NIGHT BALL ROOM PARTY - AUTUMN BALLROOM

Ballroom dancing performance included

This dance party pays tribute to the greatest in song and dance. Waltz, tango, fox
trot, quick-step, salsa, rumba and cha-cha to big band, contemporary and vintage
music. At 10pm, the Sandra Cameron Ballroom Dancers offer a special performance.






Fri, Oct 27, Noon, FREE

FRIDAYS @ NOON - DANCE FOR CHILDREN

The 92nd Street Y's Fridays @ Noon series presents new works and works-in-progress
by seasoned and up-and-coming choreographers in an informal venue. Each performance
focuses the discussion on a different element of choreography, enabling viewers to
expand their appreciation of dance. Since 1997, Treehouse Shakers has been
introducing kids to the joy of watching dance. Each program begins with a workshop
where the dancers teach and explain some of what they'll be seeing. The dances often
have strong narrative content and frequently explore different cultures or
traditions, such as Native American, Middle Eastern or African Dance. Guta Hedewig's
experimental dances are based on such varied sources as the image of the Virgin Mary
standing at the foot of the cross and animals in a zoo. Her company has performed at
D.T.W., the Judson Church, Joyce SoHo/New Dance Alliance and Jacob's Pillow.





ABOUT THE 92ND STREET Y HARKNESS DANCE CENTER

In 1935, what is now the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center provided a home to the
fledgling modern dance movement and its leader, Martha Graham. Among the great
artists who have created, performed and taught at the Y are Alvin Ailey, Merce
Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Erick Hawkins, Robert Joffrey, Pearl
Lang, and Donald McKayle, building the foundation for contemporary dance as we know
it. In recent years, they have been joined by today's dance stars, like David
Parsons, Zvi Gotheiner, Keely Garfield, Neil Greenberg, Bill T. Young, Maia Claire
Garrison, David Dorfman and Sean Curran. With the generous support of the Harkness
Foundation for Dance, the Center continues to nurture the teaching, creation and
performance of modern dance, serving adults, children, dance professionals and the
community at large through classes and performance programs including the 92nd
Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, the Y's annual contemporary dance festival.



ABOUT THE 92ND STREET Y

Founded in 1874 by a group of visionary Jewish leaders, the 92nd Street Y has grown
into a wide-ranging cultural, educational and community center serving people of all
races, faiths and backgrounds. The 92nd Street Y's mission is to enrich the lives of
the over 300,000 people who visit each year-both in person and through Live from
NY's 92nd Street YTM, the Y's satellite broadcast program. The organization's East
Side headquarters (1395 Lexington Avenue) and West Side outpost, the Steinhardt
Building (35 West 67th Street), offer comprehensive performing arts, film and spoken
word events; courses in the humanities, the arts, personal development and Jewish
culture; activities and workshops for children, teenagers and parents; and health
and fitness programs for people of every age. Committed to making its programs
available to everyone, the 92nd Street Y awards over $1 million in scholarships
annually and reaches out to 7,000 public school children through fully subsidized
arts education programs. For more information, please visit www.92Y.org.
<http://www.92y.org/press>





<mailto:smorton@92Y.org>

Sarah Morton, Publicist

Public and Media Relations

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue | NYC | 10128

212.415.5435 | smorton@92Y.org <mailto:smorton@92Y.org>



Press Room: www.92Y.org/press <http://www.92y.org/press>


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