FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2010
Contact: Michelle Tabnick, (646) 765-4773, firstname.lastname@example.org
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents
A Showcase Series for Aspiring Performers and Choreographers
October 10, 2010: All Styles
November 7, 2010: Hip-Hop
January 9, 2011: Aerial Circus
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents the YOUR MOVE! Showcase Series, open to emerging performers and choreographers, on Sunday, October 10 at 6pm; Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 6pm; and Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 6pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam & West End Avenues). Tickets are $10 and are available by visiting www.manhattanmovement.com/calendar
Performers include: Adams Company Dance; Jessica Black, Luigi’s Jazz Centre; Bryn Cohn; isadoraNOW; JT Lotus Dance Company; Manhattan Youth Ballet; Katrina Phillip; Courtney Ramm; Valerie Salgado; Kristi Schopfer; Devon Smith; and Polly Solomon.
YOUR MOVE! is a series designed to give aspiring performers and choreographers a chance to showcase their work in a state-of-the art theater in New York City, located just a few blocks from Lincoln Center. The series consists of 3 showcases to allow for dancers and choreographers in a variety of genres to take part in this exciting performance opportunity.
About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company. Ms. Caiola, a lifelong dance enthusiast and a former actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and serves today as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director.
The school is modeled after the European academies and adheres to the French School of classical ballet technique. Under the direction of Francois Perron, managing artistic director, the Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederland Dans Theater, Ballet de Espana, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.
As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.
mmac opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium located to the southwest of Lincoln Center. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac’s studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmac Kids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.
For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com