10 Hairy Legs, Elisa Monte Dance, Joseph Mills and More Set for New York Live Arts' 2013 Theater Access Program
New York Live Arts announces the 2013 Theater Access Program - a comprehensive rental program that provides performance space and resources to a diverse group of self-Producing Artists of all disciplines. This year's artists include (in order of appearance) 10 Hairy Legs, Ellen Robbins, NuMoRune Collaborative, Makeda Thomas, Elisa Monte Dance and Jennifer Muller/The Works, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and Joseph Mills for Modern American Dance Company.
Performances take place at New York Live Arts' Theater. Tickets are available online at tickets.newyorklivearts.org, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box office hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8pm.
2013 Theater Access Program Schedule:
10 Hairy Legs (New York debut)
Bang; Interview; Together We Stand; Pillar of Salt; Rook
May 30-Jun 1 at 7:30pm; Jun 2 at 2:00pm
$20/$15 Live Arts members, Associate Artists, students, seniors
10 Hairy Legs is a repertory company-comprised entirely of men-of Randy James' work as well as existing and new works by today's most significant modern dance choreographers. Their New York debut will feature work by Founding Artistic Director Randy James, as well as David Parker (founder of The Bang Group), Claire Parker and Manuel Vignoulle.
Leadership funding for 10 Hairy Legs has been provided by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, with assistance provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Dept. of State. New Music USA's 2013 Live Music for Dance Program, with generous support from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
Annual Student Concerts
Jun 7 & 8 at 7:30pm; Jun 8 at 3:00pm; Jun 9 at 12pm and 4pm
Culminating a year's work with world-renowned dance educator and choreographer Ellen Robbins, each student creates his or her own dance solo, steeped in the unmistakable individualism that resides in every child. Their works span a variety of theater experiences: humorous, dramatic, lyrical, minimal, abstract. Music selections also cover a broad range from Bach to Stravinsky to Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Each of the five unique concerts consist of solos by the students, ages 8 - 18, and the following group pieces: Walkaround Vermeer - 6/7 at 7:30, Carnival of the Animals - 6/8 at 3pm, GArden Party & The Unanswered Question (by Anna Sokolow) - 6/8 at 7:30pm, Waterstudy & Extra Genre - 6/9 at noon, Rainforest & Space Fantasy - 6/9 at 4pm.
Ellen Robbins' Annual Student Concerts are funded by Jody and John Arnhold, the W Trust and the Ellen Robbins Parents Committee Fund.
A YARD ABROAD - An Immigration Narrative
Jun 12 & 13 at 7:30pm
$27/$20 for Live Arts members, students and seniors
The NuMoRune Collaborative will present A YARD ABROAD - An Immigration Narrative, a collection of contemporary dance works. It is a story of becoming American while remaining traditionally Caribbean. "It's about how enculturation affects the formation of new identity and new cultural practices as a part of the immigration narrative," said Chris Walker, Artistic Director and choreographer.
The content integrates diverse Caribbean folk and traditional art forms and North American Urban dance expressions through contemporary choreography and experimental theatre. "The devising process includes live music, spoken word text and action study," said Walker.
The works raise questions about the passing down of intolerance, the negative impact of brain drain and self-exile, social and religious tensions and homophobia from the West Indian community.
The title work, A Yard Abroad, Dubwise, performed by FuturPointe Dance, affirms a Caribbean identity of self-reliance through physical investigations of the "island cool" as both a survival mechanism and a way of being in the north.