FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2011
Contact: Michelle Tabnick, (646) 765-4773, firstname.lastname@example.org
C. Eule Dance presents 2011 Season
Clean Springing X
Featuring Two World Premieres
Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance
June 11-12 and 18-19, 2011
C. Eule Dance presents its 2011 Season, Clean Springing X, featuring the World Premieres of Altered Fidelity and Gentleman from Cracow on two weekends: June 11-12 and 18-19, 2011 at Salvatore Capezio Theater, Peridance Capezio Center, 126 E. 13th Street, NYC. Performances: Saturday at 8:30pm; Sunday at 7pm. Tickets are $20 general admission ($15 students and seniors) and are available at 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com
Clean Springing X features nine works from C. Eule Dance’s ten year history presented in chronological order to showcase the progression of the company. The program begins with Box Office (2001), choreographed and performed by David M. Zlotchew, company member since the inaugural season. Almost Peachy (excerpt, 2002) tells the story of a young girl’s dreams and the intrusion of her fantastical reality. A duet, the piece is performed by Caron Eule and Alexa Weir (June 11 and 12 only). With Their Backs Exposed (2003) is a contemporary ballet on pointe incorporating Indian motifs, where two women and one man engage in a sensual and acrobatic power struggle. Set to popular Brazilian songs, Suite Brazil (2004) presents three romantic encounters that occur at different times of day, each evoking a different mood. Jazz Tunes of the ‘20s (2006) is a suite of three humorous vignettes blending contemporary dance with musical theater elements set to popular songs recorded by The Manhattan Rhythm Kings. Passage to Marrakech (excerpts, 2010) is a suite of dances created to and based on the themes and stories of Pharaoh’s Daughter’s music that blends traditionally-inspired Jewish music with Arabic and African rhythms.
The World Premiere of Altered Fidelity was created in collaboration with Amir Khosrowpour, whose original score for prepared piano will be performed by David Broome, live on stage. The piece tells a story in which the piano becomes a protagonist who both influences and is altered by the other characters in the piece. The World Premiere of Gentleman from Cracow, made in collaboration with visual artist Yuliya Lanina and composer Yevgeniy Sharlat, was inspired by Isaac Bachevis Singer’s story of the same name which tells a tale of a poor Polish town turned upside down by the arrival of a rich Doctor who turns out to be the Chief of Devils. Each weekend’s program also features a piece by a company member guest choreographer: Chie Mukai on June 11-12; Edgar L. Peterson, III on June 18-19.
Lighting design by Tony Marques. Costumes by Abbi Stern and Arturo Vera. Music composed by Amir Khosrowpour and Yevgeniy Sharlat.
Dancers: Aaron Atkins, Alison Cook Beatty, Kyla Ernst-Alper, Caron Eule (6/11, 6/12), Yuu Fujita, Erin Jennings, Faith Kimberling, Scott Lewis, Jordan Marinov, Steven Melendez, Chie Mukai, Edgar Peterson, Gisela Quinteros, Anna Schon, Alexa Weir (6/11, 6/12), Matthew Wagner, Justin Wingenroth, David M. Zlotchew
Musician: David Broome
C. Eule Dance is a New York City-based modern dance company under the direction of choreographer Caron Eule. Eule’s movement fuses classical modern dance, ballet, gymnastics, and traditional dances from around the globe. C. Eule Dance is a recipient of the Manhattan Community Arts Fund administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for their production of The Crane Wife at Pier 66 in the openhousenewyork Weekend and for Clean Springing 3 at the Merce Cunningham Studio. They have also presented work at: Edinburgh Fringe, Danspace Project @ St. Mark’s Church, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, St. Mark's Church, Fire Island Festival 11, Dancing at the Crossroads in Times Square, the Elan Awards, WAX, the Cunningham Studio, the 92nd Street Y, Dance Space, the University Settlement, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Festival, and at the McCallum Theatre in California. They continue to expose the community to free dance performances.
For more information, visit www.ceuledance.org
Clean Springing X is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
The Gentleman from Cracow is made possible in part through a grant by the Blueprint Fellowship project of COJECO and The Jewish Agency for Israel, funded by the UJA-Federation of NY.