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 Post subject: JOYCE SOHO FALL 2006
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:39 pm 

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For Immediate Release, please
Contact: Richard Kornberg
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The following companies will perform at Joyce SoHo (155 Mercer st, between
Houston and Prince) this fall. All performances begin at 8pm unless
otherwise noted. Tickets can be purchased at the box office the night of
the performance. Reservations can be made at 212.334.7479. For more
information call 212.431.9233. All engagements are subject to change.

September 14, 15, 16 danscores by Ofelia Loret
de Mola

Tickets: $15; $12 Student

Mexican-born Loret de Mola kicks off Joyce SoHo's fall season with the NY
premiere of Aktun Spukil as part of the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival. This
evening length piece, made in collaboration with visual artists Teresa Loret
de Mola and Marielena Jorge, is an arresting and transformative work full of
instinctive movement and haunting images that illustrate the ambiguities of
exile and freedom that the Mayan people face.

September 21, 22, 23, 24 MARIANA BEKERMAN DANCE

Tickets: $15; $10 Student/Senior;

TDF Vouchers

TARO, choreographed by Bekerman & Company, along with guest choreographers
Rebekah J. Kennedy and Keiko Fujii of Keiko Fujii Dance Company, tells the
story of a woman whose world is transformed after she encounters an evil
spirit. With original music composition by Andy Cohen, Benjamin Dauer, and
Alon Nechushtan, audience will journey with her as she crosses to the other

September 28, 29, 30 RASTRO Dance Company

Tickets: $15; $12 Student/Senior

RASTRO, with its vivid and dynamic dancing, returns for its third
consecutive Joyce SoHo season. Julieta Valero, Artistic Director and
recipient of the 2003 Bessie Schönberg Memorial Endowed Fellowship, will
premiere her most recent works including Fragil, a piece for the whole
company that was developed in collaboration with the dancers.

October 6, 7, 8 LightCurve Dance and
Mixed Media

Tickets: $15; $12 Student/Senior

In the premiere of the evening-length Panicky Mechanical Loam Realm,
audiences will be transformed to a colorful, awkward and delicately flowing
landscape. With ethereal costumes by Agata Olek, the dancers blend lucid and
precise movements, within layers of video projections and among a collage of
sounds, to complete this odd, symbiotic environment of nature and

October 12, 13, 14, 15 YAA SAMAR! Dance Theatre

Tickets: $15; $12 Student/Senior

Samar Haddad King¹s YAA SAMAR! Dance Theatre premieres three works that
define universal emotions through the natural elements. In Liquid
Renaissance, water re-awakens body and mind. The ice in Frozen Belief
represents the rigid divisions separating Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Using light, Color(s) of Life presents an ironic, lighthearted view of
conflicts arising from desire, curiosity, and torment.

October 19, 20, 21, 22 Henning Rübsam: SENSEDANCE

Tickets: $25; $15 Artist/Student

Opening Night $150 (performance and

Henning Rübsam will present his company SENSEDANCE in a program dedicated to
21st Century music. Merciless Beauty, the first of three premieres, is set
to contemporary songs by Berkeley-based Leslie Wildman. The other works on
the program are to favorite composers Ricardo Llorca and Beata Moon. Making
guest appearances again for the second year will be principals from Dance
Theatre of Harlem.

October 28, 29 Lisa Townsend Company

Tickets: $15; $12 Student/Senior

Exposing the bondage of partnership and the gift of vulnerability, Virile
Streak is an evening saturated in manipulation, dominance, desire and
restraint. Stripping away the excesses of formality, the dancers reveal an
intimate body language rich in abstract metaphor and unreservedly sensual in
gesture. Music composed by Piro Patton with Michael Bello.

November 2, 3, 4, 5 Randy James Dance Works

Tickets: $20; $15 Student/Senior/Dancer
>From The Horse's Ass and Other Dances is a suite of dances which include:

Endured Lull (1993) -- a duet that explores two men's awkward struggle of
relating to one another; 2 Out of 200 (2006) -- a dance for four about
relationships; the world premieres of From the Horse's Ass and Blue Oceans;
and the crowd-pleasing Susie and Swoosie's Soiree (1994) -- a comedy of
manners around a formal dinner party thrown by two eccentric sisters whose
guests arrive embarrassingly early and fashionably late.

November 9, 10, 11, 12 Ellis Wood Dance

Tickets: $15; $10 Student/Senior

Ellis Wood Dance will premiere Hurricane Flora: Inferno, an evening-length
work that explores the relationship between women and the elements: air,
fire, earth and water. Set design is by Ed Rawlings, music is by Daniel
Roumain, and costumes are by Naoko Nagata.

November 16, 17, 18, 19 VIA Dance Collaborative

Tickets: $15; $50 Thursday Night Benefit

VIA Dance Collaborative exhibits its members¹ diverse aesthetic viewpoints
in four world premieres: Janice Lancaster's work displays her witty and
qualitative approach, Adrienne Westwood and Gudbjorg Arnalds expand their
duet This is not a race, it is a dance for the Time Being, and Kathleen Hahn
brings her unique absurdity to the film SPORT: Sweat Sponge. The company's
collaborative process will be evident in the premiere of a new work with
Daniel Charon.

December 1, 2, 3 Zendora Dance CoMPANY

Tickets: $15; $12 Student/Senior

In a celebration of 45 years of dancing, maverick choreographer Nancy
Zendora reflects on myth and nature. With long time collaborators --
lighting designer Jeffrey McRoberts and dancers Marie Baker-Lee and Juan
Merchan ­ Ms. Zendora presents an evening of solos and duets including two
signature pieces: Shadows and Other Ancestors and The Descent which both
explore the dark aspects of the human psyche. Also on the program will be a
premiere for Ms. Zendora.

December 7, 8, 9, 10 Anita Cheng Dance with
Ronaldo Kiel

Tickets: $20; $15 Student/Senior

In Journey, inspired by the ancient Chinese tale Journey to the West,
choreographer Cheng and visual artist Kiel create a work for dancers and
four fixed cameras (one on each side of the stage). Layering multiple
points of view‹temporal, spatial and cultural‹this work uses the
intersection of the visual fields of the cameras and the audience to let
many simultaneous dances emerge.

December 15, 16 Camille A. Brown and

Tickets: $20; $15 Student

Combining the studies of modern, ballet, and West African, Camille A.
Brown's work reflects life's journeys and strives to create movement that
takes spiritual flight. In this male dominated art form, her presence as a
black woman will help to ensure equal representation among emerging and
established choreographers. The program includes works by guest
choreographers Darrell Grand Moultrie and Roger C. Jeffrey and includes the
premieres of two works by Ms. Brown as well as excerpts of Shelter of
Presence and More Time Than Anybody.

The creation of Joyce SoHo was made possible by the magnanimous support of
the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust. Altria Group, Inc. is the 2006-2007
Season Sponsor of The Joyce Theater. Joyce SoHo is supported by private
funds from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Doris Duke Charitable
Foundation, First Republic Bank, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, JPMorgan
Chase, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels
Foundation, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Lila
Acheson Wallace Theater Fund established in The New York Community Trust by
the founders of the Reader¹s Digest Association, Foundation for Contemporary
Arts, and The Greenwall Foundation; and by public funds from the New York
City Council, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York
State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for
the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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