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 Post subject: APRIL DANCE EVENTS at the 92nd Street Y
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Below you will find a listing of APRIL DANCE EVENTS at the 92nd Street Y. Highlights



Apr 18 - See tomorrow's choreographers today! NY's finest high school artists show
their work in HIGH ON DANCE.


TICKETS/INFO | | 1395 Lexington Ave. | 212.415.5500


PRESS CONTACT: Sarah Morton | | 212.415.5435


92nd Street Y


-APRIL 2009-

Every Wednesday, 7 pm-12:45 am, $12 at door


>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.

Fri, Apr 3, 12 pm, ***FREE***


Dubbed by The New York Times as the 92nd Street Y's "delightfully informal" dance
series, Fridays @ Noon presents new works and works-in-progress by seasoned and
up-and-coming choreographers in a relaxed, open venue, followed by a Q&A with the
choreographers. In Dancing on the Radio, a work about self-promotion and inflated
discourse, SUE HOGAN and HEATHER SAKIMA sit in chairs and lip-synch to a
pre-recorded talk-show-style conversation about the pioneering "Dancing on the
Radio" movement in modern dance. Their movements become increasingly aggressive as
the conversation continues. CINDY BERNIER's Point of View, making its premiere at
Fridays at Noon, takes as its jumping off point the idiosyncrasies and powers of
individual perception. How do we each make sense of the space around us? JEN ABRAMS
explores relationships in two duets from her work-in-progress Most of This is True.
One duet shows two people who can't seem to help winding each other up and making
each other crazy; the other shows one person falling apart and the other trying to
provide help and understanding. A dancer with Doug Varone and Dancers, DANIEL CHARON
has choreographed since 1995. His work has been shown at Judson Church, DTW, Joyce
SoHo, NYU, SUNY Purchase and the American Dance Guild Festival.

Sat, Apr 4, 9 pm-2 am, $15

Saturday Night Dance Parties | ARGENTINE TANGO PARTY

The 92nd Street Y welcomes Karina Romero, the new host for our Argentine Tango
parties. Romero trained in ballet, jazz and modern before she turned to tango,
studying with masters Mingo Pugliese, Mariella Franganillo and Pablo Varon. She's a
featured dancer with Thalia Spanish Theatre, a member of Connections Dance Theater,
and has appeared in numerous commercials and in the film A Night in New York. Live
music by Raul Jaurena and the New York Tango Trio begins at 10 pm. Tango class at 8
pm. Jackets required for men.

Fri, Apr 17, 12 pm, ***FREE***


Dubbed by The New York Times as the 92nd Street Y's "delightfully informal" dance
series, Fridays @ Noon presents new works and works-in-progress by seasoned and
up-and-coming choreographers in a relaxed, open venue, followed by a Q&A with the
choreographers. SARAH COUNCIL shows her work-in-progress, Nada, a quirky dance set
to music by The Breeders and Gogol Bordello built around the personalities of the
performers. Nada is about the idiosyncrasies and oddities we all have - especially
the ones we try to keep under wraps. After studying, dancing and choreographing in
Germany and Holland, DANIELA HOFF works with a storyteller, Regina Ress, in It's
Just So Scary...Sometimes, a work in progress. As Regina tells a story, live,
Daniela dances to it - the dance is very rhythmic, using both the sounds of
movements and the sounds of words to create a soundscape. Both Regina and Daniela
took as their inspiration for this dance, the idea that the most natural human
gesture is arms up and out, as in an embrace. PAM TANOWITZ deconstructs the
experience of looking at classical dance in Be in the Gray with Me. This
work-in-progress considers the role abstraction plays in traditional "story" ballets
and also looks at how we define the beginning and end of a dance - when the music
starts? When the steps stop? When the bows begin? In AMY KAIL's In the News, two
women figure out how to deal with newspapers - sometimes stacking them up, sometimes
tearing out sections. In a wider sense, they're dealing with the news itself, with
movement ranging from frenetic to calm.

Sat, Apr 18, 8 pm-1 am, class at 7 pm, $20

Saturday Night Dance Parties | SALSA DANCE MANIA!

Join José Rosario and Yvonne Vasquez from Salsa-NY for an exciting evening of Latin
dancing, including salsa, merengue, rumba, cha-cha and bachata. Enjoy the live music
of star Latin DJs and a special salsa dance performance by the Sandra Cameron
Dancers at 10 pm.

Sun, Apr 19, 3 pm, $10


Each year, the 92nd Street Y invites New York City high school choreographers to
enter our "High on Dance" competition. Students show an excerpt of their work to a
panel of judges, consisting of choreographer Hilary Easton and the staff of 92nd
Street Y Harkness Dance Center, with advice from others in the New York City dance
community. The panel chose ten winners, who will be presenting their work at this
unique concert - six girls and four boys. Dance styles range from hip-hop to ballet,
and the students come from pubic schools, private dance studios and private schools
across New York City. Students are responsible for every aspect of their work -
rehearsals, sets, costumes, dancers, lighting and, of course, choreography. Thus,
the students have a fully professional experience, and also get to see the work of
their peers. Come to the Y to see the future of dance.

Sat, Apr 25 28, 7 pm-12 am, $13 advance purchase/$15 at the door


The greatest in song and dance! Waltz, tango, fox-trot, quick-step, salsa, rumba and
cha-cha. You've seen all these dances on So You Think You Can Dance - now do them
yourself! Dance to big band, contemporary and vintage music. At 10 pm, the Sandra
Cameron Ballroom Dancers give a special performance.

In 1935, what became the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center provided a home to the
fledgling American modern dance movement and its leader, Martha Graham. In the
decades that followed, every great American dancer and choreographer - visionaries
including Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Robert
Joffrey and Donald McKayle - spent time at the Y, building the foundation for modern
dance as we know it. Through the generous support of the Harkness Foundation for
Dance, the Dance Center continues this proud tradition of dance teaching, creation
and performance, serving the professional world and the community at large.
Technique classes range from ballet and modern dance to hip-hop and Flamenco.
Rounding out the program are several performance programs including the annual 92nd
Street Y Harkness Dance Festival; a professional development program for dance
educators; and several teen dance troupes. For more information, please visit

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
ages, races, faiths and backgrounds. The 92nd Street Y's mission is to enrich the
lives of the over 300,000 people who visit in person each year as well as those who
visit virtually, through the Y's satellite, television, radio and Internet
broadcasts. The organization offers 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 nearly $1 million in scholarships
annually and reaches out to more than 6,000 public school children through
subsidized arts and science education programs. For more information, please visit

Sarah Morton

Public and Media Relations

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10128

212.415.5435 | <>

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