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 Post subject: 92 Y - Dance Imprints - Dagmar Spain
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:27 am 

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92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center



Dagmar spain and dancers

Sunday, September 10, 3 PM

Tickets at $10. Advance purchase recommended.

Tickets/Reservations: <> /dance | 212.415.5500
Press Inquiries: Sarah Morton

Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street | 212.415.5435

Subways: 4, 5, 6 to 86th Street

The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center receives major support from the

Harkness Foundation for Dance and additional major support from the Arnhold Foundation.

NEW YORK, NY: August 30-The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center's Sundays @ Three
program presents "Dance Imprints," an afternoon of multi-media pieces by Dagmar
Spain, Tomomi Imai and Maxine Steinman. One of several performance programs
regularly presented by the Dance Center, Sundays @ Three offers performances of new
or reconstructed works followed by a Q&A with the choreographers.

Dagmar Spain will present a new work, Int...erupt, set to music by South American
composer René Vargas Vera. The initial solo (which can also stand alone) reflects
the way travel interrupts the normal routine of our lives, and incorporates video of
oceans and landscapes. The piece moves on to a series of trios which suggest women
at a party and the shifting ways they interact.

Spain's Person(al) is about the evolving relationship between two women, who start
out with an almost toxic connection, their tension reflected in their inability to
move independently of each other. By the end of the piece, they have moved towards
greater freedom and support for each other. Throughout, video images underline or
comment on the dancing, while jazz singer Elisabeth Lohninger, in a live
accompaniment, sings her own interpretations of poetry written by Spain.

Dancers Maxine Steinman and Tomomi Imai will each present new solos. Steinman's
Felidae plays with gender roles: in surreal costume, she starts with male
characteristics and gestures but then evolves into a slinky, seductive feminine and
feline creature. Imai's Transformation hints at emergence from a cocoon, as Imai
works with a large swath of cloth and eventually uncovers herself. Bill Sardo
provides live accompaniment, playing his own original composition.

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.

Tomomi Imai is from Tokyo, where she danced with the Yoshiki Homma Modern Dance and
Ballet Theater. In New York, she has danced with Maxine Steinman, the Pi Dance
Theater and Regina Larkin. She has taught dance at Adelphi University and Peridance
Center, and her choreography won several awards in Japan.

Maxine Steinman has presented her choreography at Joyce SoHo, DanceSpace, Ballet
Arts and the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, among other venues. She has
performed around the world and taught Jose Limon's dance technique and other modern
dance styles at the Ailey School, New York University, Marymount Manhattan College
and Hofstra University. Her own company, Maxine Steinman & Dancers, was formed 10
years ago.

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 and dance professionals
through classes, professional development programs like the 92nd Street Y Dance
Education Laboratory and performance programs like the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance
Festival, the Y's annual showcase for contemporary dance.

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), home of the Makor® and Daytime@(tm) programs, 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

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Sarah Morton, Publicist

Public and Media Relations

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue | NYC | 10128

212.415.5435 | <>

Press Room: <>

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