FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2010
Contact: Michelle Tabnick, (646) 765-4773, firstname.lastname@example.org
ZviDance Presents the World Premiere of
April 7-10, 2010
Dance Theater Workshop
ZviDance creates a passionate vision of community in the modern age. The company’s works draw their energy from the waves of change across civilizations. A collaborative alliance among artists, the company’s works celebrate diversity by melding movement genres. Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance continues its year-long 20th Anniversary celebration with the World Premiere of ZOOM, the company’s most ambitious work to date, April 7-10 2010, at Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th Street, New York, NY 10011. Performances: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturday at 2pm. Tickets: $20 ($16 for students, seniors and members), available at www.dtw.org
or by phone at (212) 924-0077.
ZOOM integrates dance, cell phones, video projection, a real-time web interface and live music. Conceived by Zvi Gotheiner and his artistic team, ZOOM shatters the wall between audience and performers, creating a new interactive performance environment. During performances of ZOOM, audience members take cell phone photos and text them to the visual designer, who projects them as real-time video collages. Text messages between audience and performers are projected in an exhilarating real-time dialogue. Without the use of words, the audience crosses the proscenium to take close-ups of the performers, finding themselves in a radically different relationship to the creative process. Appropriate for children ages ten and up.
Video design by Tal Yarden, composition and live music by Scott Killian, lighting design by Mark London and costume design by Liz Prince.
Dancers: Aaron Carr, Kuan Hui Chew, Alison Brigham Clancy, Samantha Harvey, Barbara Koch, Kyle Lang, Rommel Salveron, Ying-Ying Shiau, Jocelyn Tobias and Robert M. Valdez, Jr.
20th Anniversary Alumni Celebration: Thursday, April 8 at 7:30pm
Tonight’s performance begins with a ZviDance retrospective, featuring solos performed by ZviDance alumni June Balish, Eric Hoisington and Christine Wright, and a World Premiere solo by company member Elisa King. The solos will be followed by ZOOM. Join the company after the performance for a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at “The Lounge” at Elmo’s Restaurant, 156 Seventh Avenue, to help ZviDance celebrate its 20th Anniversary with ZviDance alumni and the current company. Tickets: Performance only $20; $16 for students & seniors. Performance + Alumni Reception: $50. Tickets go on sale March 1, 2010.
20th Anniversary Gala Celebration: Friday, April 9 at 7:30pm
Tonight includes a special greeting by Ms. Anat Gilead, Israeli Consul for Cultural Affairs in the United States. Join the company after the performance at an elegant residence atop Dance Theater Workshop, with gorgeous views of New York City, as the company celebrates 20 years in style. Enjoy a wine reception with live music and silent art auction. Tickets: Performance only $20; $16 for students & seniors. Performance + Gala Reception: $100. Tickets go on sale March 1, 2010.
ZviDance Cast Party: Saturday, April 10 at 7:30pm
Join the company after the performance for the ZviDance Cast Party at Jake’s Saloon (West Chelsea), 202 Ninth Avenue, to party the night away with the dancers and a rock band. Hosted by Natasha Chamilakis, Chair of the ZviDance Advocates Assembly, ZviDancer Alison Clancy’s band HUFF THIS! will play a celebratory set in honor of the company’s 20th Anniversary. Joined by ZviDancer Jocelyn Tobias and Cellist Christopher Lancaster, Band Leader of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. This “acoustic trip-hop” outfit will make Saturday an evening to remember. Tickets: Performance + Cast-Party: $20; $16 for students & seniors. Party is open to all, space permitting. A program from the dance performance is required for entry. Tickets go on sale on March 1, 2010.
ZviDance brings a passionate vision of community in a modern age. Timeless and prescient, the company creates stirring works that draw their energy from the dynamic waves of change across civilizations. A collaborative alliance among artists, the company’s works celebrate diversity by melding movement genres into the distinct dance vocabulary of ZviDance. Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance immerses audiences into the depths of the human experience. ZviDance has received critical praise and significant funding for its artistic pursuits. The company performs frequently at home in such New York City venues as the Joyce Theater, Dance Theater Workshop and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. ZviDance has toured across North America to festivals such as Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival, and abroad to Germany, Poland, Russia, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Japan.
About Zvi Gotheiner, Artistic Director
Born and raised in a kibbutz in northern Israel, Zvi began his artistic career as a gifted violinist with the Young Kibbutzim Orchestra, where he attained the rank of soloist and Concertmaster at age 15. He began dancing at 17, and soon after, formed his first performance group. Zvi arrived in New York in 1978 on a dance scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and dance with the Joyce Trisler Dance Company, Feld Ballets/NY and toured with Bat-Sheva Dance Company. After directing Tamar Ramle and the Jerusalem Tamar Dance Companies in Israel and the Israeli Chamber Dance Company in New York, he founded ZviDance.
The creation of ZOOM was made possible in part by…
Funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation, the Bossak-Heilbron Charitable Foundation, the Harkness Dance Foundation, the Katherine Dalglish Foundation and the JKW Foundation. ZviDance’s creative process benefited greatly from a space grant at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and creative residencies at MASS MoCA, the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and the White Oak Plantation.
ZviDance’s presentation of ZOOM 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.
For more information, visit www.zvidance.com