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 Post subject: SummerDanz,July 6-18 at DTW
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:24 pm 

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Gotham Arts Exchange is proud to announce

SummerDANZ, July 6-18

6 Different Programs - 12 Nights of Dance
and a shared evening of EMERGING ARTISTS

Part of the Guest Artist Series at Dance Theater Workshop

July 6-18, all performances at 7:30 PM
Dance Theater Workshop, 219 West 19th Street
Tickets: $25
Reservations: 212-924-0077 or _www.dancetheaterworkshop.org_

Emerging Artists
July 6 & 7 at 7:30 PM
This year our evening of emerging artists kicks off the festival with the
work of Gregory Dolbashian, Sara Joel, and Sydney Skybetter, featuring
past creations and world premieres from each artist. Dolbashian will
present Grey Flowers, originally commissioned by Chicago Ballet, and two world
premieres. Joel's intense physicality will be more than evident in the
sculptural beauty of Boundless and the aerial risk of Enfold, and will round
out her program with the gentle simplicity of Surface. Skybetter’s rigorous
formalism returns to SummerDANZ with Near Abroad and the previews of Fugue
State and Halcyon (IV). The evening will embody a fresh, bold generation
of choreographers just coming onto the scene.

Koresh Dance Company
July 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM
In 1992, Israeli born Ronen Koresh fulfilled a lifelong dream with his
brother Alon Koresh and founded the Koresh Dance Company. Known for its
engaging performances and technically superb dancers, the company is a leading
force on both the national and international scene. Making their NYC
debut, they will present Roni Koresh’s
Theater of Public Secrets, which examines the complexity of relationships
by entering into people's homes and zooming into their most private lives.
Safe and secure at home, we allow ourselves to be who we really are. By
exposing people in this environment, the work reveals life displayed in all
its complexity and beauty, whether dramatic, painful or comical.

Nicholas Andre Dance
July 10 & 11 at 7:30 PM
Nick Ross presents an evening of repertory favorites and three premieres
that showcase his innovative and athletic work. His dynamic ensemble will
reprise Passio Nostri and Still Life, two works that premiered last year and
quickly became audience favorites. Ross is known for showing a wide
creative range while showcasing his talented and
vibrant dancers. Anchoring the program will be the premiere of Until
Blue, a sextet set to music by the Vitamin String Quartet. The evening will
also include the premieres of a quartet and a new work for the full company.

July 13 & 14 at 7:30 PM
PARADIGM is a unique performance ensemble that vividly illustrates the
eloquence that years of experience bring to dance expression. They return to
SummerDANZ with a world premiere by Gus Solomons jr and the New York
premiere of Dioscuri #2, an intense, sensuous twist on the myth of Castor and
Pollux, created by Donald Byrd and
danced by Michael Blake and Solomons to the exotic music of Muslimgauze.
The program also includes a reprise of Jonah Bokaer’s hit from last season,
Player & Prayer, with an original podcast score; Dwight Rhoden’s stunning
duet It All, danced by Blake and our newest member Karen Brown (a founding
member of Dance Theater of Harlem), and a recasting of PARADIGM’s signature
dance, A Thin Frost, danced for the first time by three women, Carmen
deLavallade, Valda Setterfield, and Karen Brown.

July 15 & 16 at 7:30 PM
Following rave reviews in Dance Magazine and The Washington Post,
CorbinDances returns with three critically acclaimed works and a world premiere.
Patrick Corbin’s Romantic Conversions examines the port de bras, expanded
into full body movement, and his Reach tells a story through gesture,
complex configurations and wild
athletics. Nelly van Bommel’s Adele’s Skirt [Tsaritsa] (NYC premiere),
asks for physical engagement approaching exhaustion contrasting with simple
statements that are timelessly evocative. Jodie Gates, former principal
with the Frankfurt and Joffrey Ballets, is choreographing a world premiere
for CorbinDances.

July 17 & 18 at 7:30 PM
Colleen Thomas strives to confound expectation with work fraught with
imagery and gutsy physicality. Known for her atmospheric yet physically
demanding work, Thomas presents three dances from a period of collaborative work
with composer/cellist Chris Lancaster, who will perform live. The program
features Colleen and Chris in a new duet, Jane Can’t Connect (aka Open
Arms), while dancers Julia Burrer, Ted Johnson and Karl Rodgers will reprise
Winning You With Words (This is How We Fall). The evening will close with the
premiere of when the earth was flat, it smelled like the color pink, and I
believed, in which she creates a world of pretend and struggles with the
desire to make what feels unreal- real.
* * *

SummerDANZ and the participating dance companies have been generously
supported by: The Emerging Artists program is part of the Mentorship Program of
Gotham Arts Exchange, and is supported with funds from the National
Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state
agency. Koresh Dance Company’s
NYC Season is made possible with support from The Brook J. Lenfest
Foundation; Dance Advance – a program of The Philadelphia Center for the Arts and
Heritage, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by The
University of the Arts; Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour – a program
developed and funded by the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, The William Penn Foundation,
the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and The Pew Charitable Trusts, and
administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; The Jerome Robbins Foundation;
The Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund; The Philadelphia Cultural
Fund; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; Samuel S. Fels Fund;
The Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation.

These performances are co-produced as part of a collaborative effort by:
Gotham Arts Exchange, Solomons Company Dance, Nicholas Andre Dance,
Koresh Dance Company, CorbinDances, and ColleenThomasDance.

Gotham Arts Exchange’s presentation of SummerDANZ 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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