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 Post subject: Open Rehearsal of New Work in Progress by TAKE Dance Company
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:29 am 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2009
Contact: Michelle Brandon Tabnick, (646) 765-4773,
michelle@michelletabnickcommunications.com
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TAKE Dance Company
presents their Fifth Annual New York Season
at Dance Theater Workshop
July 30 - August 2, 2009
World Premiere of Footsteps in the Show
New York City Premiere of Shabon
Film A YEAR WITH TAKE DANCE
to premiere March 22, 2009
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PLEASE JOIN US:
TAKE DANCE: UNFILTERED
Open Rehearsal of a New Work in Progress
Thursday, March 19th at 7pm
Alvin Ailey Studios, 405 W. 55th Street at 9th Avenue, Lower Level Studio C
RSVP to Michelle Brandon Tabnick, (646) 765-4773,
michelle@michelletabnickcommunications.com
[mailto:michelle@michelletabnickcommunications.com]
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TAKE Dance Company, a contemporary dance ensemble known for its gentle blend of
eastern and western sensibilities led by artistic director and choreographer Takehiro
Ueyama, presents a program filled with exuberant play, human dancescapes and structural
patterns that overflow the stage. The four-performance engagement will feature
two premieres: the world premiere of Footsteps in the Snow, set to music by Arvo
Part, and the New York City premiere of Shabon, set to the music of Steve Reich,
as well as Love Stories (2008), a three movement pas de deux, and the beloved Linked
(2008) "...a bright explosive tour de force" (The Daily Gazette) inspired by the
music of Pat Metheny.
The fifth annual New York season of TAKE Dance Company will take place from July
30 - August 2, 2009 at Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. Tickets
are $26 ($15 for students and seniors) and are available at 212-924-0077 or
www.dancetheaterworkshop.org
[http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102502705808&e=001VTpJpWX7iAI6oHlqned3DVyrj6ZcpBgh_RWGc1veQR___T_7XjKnvV6cKgufwQoy3NLVwYO0GS31PHWvzPkUJCABEBo6cHMDzNiR3jQQOnGMplibx0CbznjXp93x1bJe].
Performance Schedule
Shabon (NYC premiere), Love Stories (2008), Footsteps in the Snow (world premiere),
Linked (2008)
Thu, July 30 at 7:30pm; Fri, July 31 at 7:30pm; Sat, August 1 at 7:30pm; Sun, August
2 at 2pm
Dancers: Kristen Arnold, Jill Echo, John Eirich, Kile Hotchkiss, Gina Ianni, Mariko
Kurihara, Milan Mikso, Sharon Park, Nana Tsuda, Takehiro Ueyama, Amy Young
"Mr. Ueyama has an unusual gift for creating and putting together big, bold movement.
... His dances are freshly and distinctly his own." - Jennifer Dunning, The New
York Times
A new documentary A YEAR WITH TAKE DANCE by Damian Eckstein will premiere on Sunday,
March 22, 2009 at 8pm at Village East Cinemas, 181 Second Avenue at 12th Street,
NYC. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.nyfilmandvideo.com
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Seating is limited. Filmmaker Damian Eckstein earned his BFA in Studio Composition
from SUNY Purchase. He has written and arranged countless jingles and underscores
for companies such as Pepsi, Intel, and the CBS network. He currently writes songs
and plays bass in Manhattan with his rock band GIFTSHOP. Mr. Eckstein shot the
video, scored the music, and edited A YEAR WITH TAKE DANCE, his first film.
Founded in 2004, TAKE Dance Company is a New York City based contemporary dance
company that explores the integration of expressive and physical movement. Japanese
born and former dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, artistic director Takehiro
Ueyama blends eastern and western sensibilities to communicate the universal human
condition. Collaborations with contemporary artists in other creative genres are
one of the motivating factors in Ueyama's creative process. Through its diverse
movement, musical choices, subject matter and collaborations, TAKE Dance Company
brings a unique depth and fulfilling experience to audiences. TAKE Dance has performed
nationwide at the New Noises Festival at Perry-Mansfield, Kaatsbaan International
Dance Center, Joyce SoHo, Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, the Ailey Citigroup
Theater, Jacob's Pillow, PS/21 Chatham, the Central Park SummerStage, among others.
The Company recently completed its fourth annual New York Season at the Miller
Theatre at Columbia University. For more information, visit www.takedanceny.com
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Choreographer-dancer Takehiro Ueyama founded the TAKE Dance Company in 2004, in
New York City. With traces of his Japanese heritage, his work is inspired by the
beauty of nature and the nature of humanity and equally uses powerful athleticism
and delicate gesture to ensure a place on stage for the heart. He has created a
vast repertoire of work featuring sensitive and exciting choreography that presents
a feast for the eyes, the mind and the soul. Mr. Ueyama's choreography has been
performed for audiences worldwide, including Central Park SummerStage, Jacob's
Pillow Dance Festival, the New Noises Festival at Perry Mansfield in Colorado,
Kaatsbaan
International Dance Center, Joyce SoHo, The Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton
Symphony Space, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, PS/21 Chatham, New York, and was selected
as the third prize-winner at the International Modern Dance Choreographic Competition
in Spain. He has restaged works for The Alvin Ailey School, Tallahassee Ballet,
PHILADANCO for the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, New School
University,
The Juilliard School, Purchase College, Princeton University, Marymount Manhattan
College, Randolph College, Perry Mansfield and International Summer Dance in Burgos,
Spain. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Ueyama moved to the United States to
study at The Juilliard School in New York. As a member of the Paul Taylor Dance
Company from 1995 to 2003, he toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe,
South America and Asia. His television and film credits include appearances on
PBS for Dance in America's Acts of Ardor, and Dancemaker, a film by Matthew Diamond.
He has also worked with the Martha Graham Ensemble and continues to perform with
Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theatre since 2003. Additionally, Mr. Ueyama teaches
contemporary
dance technique in several of the major dance schools, universities and festivals
throughout the United States, Japan, and Europe.
TAKE Dance Company
Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC.
Thu, July 30 at 7:30pm; Fri, July 31 at 7:30pm; Sat, August 1 at 7:30pm; Sun, August
2 at 2pm
Appropriate for all ages.
Tickets: $26 ($15 for students and seniors)
212-924-0077
www.dancetheaterworkshop.org
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TAKE Dance Company's presentation of their Fifth Annual New York Season at Dance
Theater Workshop is made possible through Dance Theater Workshop's Guest Artist
Series. The Guest Artist Series is a comprehensive rental program benefiting a
diverse group of dance and theater companies and producing organizations interested
in self-producing their work at Dance Theater Workshop.
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