DANCENOW Kicks Off 2014 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival Today
DANCENOW presents the 2014 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival. Featuring works by forty choreographers and their companies, the 2014 festival will be held over four evenings from today, September 3 to 6, with an encore performance on September 13. The exciting lineup of artists features many fan favorites, including festival veterans and returning artists, alongside rising stars and festival newcomers. 2014 marks the 19th annual season of the DANCENOW Festival.
A testing ground for the development of new work, the DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival centers around a unique challenge for artists: to create a clear and complete artistic statement of five minutes or less for the specifics of the stage at Joe's Pub. Audiences select the work of one artist/Challenge winner each night to receive a weeklong creative residency at DANCENOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. DANCENOW's producers and advisors will select one additional artist whose work overall best meets the DANCENOW Challenge to receive a $1,500 development stipend and a weeklong creative residency at DANCENOW Silo on Kirkland Farm. The top ten audience favorites, including the five Challenge winners, will be featured in the encore program on September 13.
2014 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival Lineup/Performance Schedule
Wednesday, September 3
Thursday, September 4
277Dance Project, binbin Factory, Nicole Binder & Gabrielle Revlock, Dance Cartel, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Jennifer Edwards/Jen Ed Productions, Lawrence Goldhuber/BIGMANARTS, Harlem Dance Club, Bryan Strimpel, Verlezza Dance/Sabatino Verlezza
Friday, September 5
Adam Barruch Dance, Bridgman|Packer Dance, Tricia Brouck, Li Chiao-Ping Dance, The Feath3r Theory/Raja Feather Kelly, Jordan Isadore , Malcolm Low, RG Dance Projects-Ruben Graciani, Steeledance, Take Dance
Saturday, September 6
Banana Peel Dance/Aaron Draper, Gerald Casel Dance, Katherine Helen Fisher Dance, Loni Landon, Heidi Latsky Dance, Deborah Lohse/Cori Marquis/Donnell Oakley, Pengelly: Projects/Fritha Pengelly, Claire Porter's PORTABLES, Jessy Smith & Alberto Denis, Zvidance
Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 212-967-7555, online at www.joespub.com, and in person at The Public Theater box office from 1pm to 6pm. Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th Street and Astor Place). Subway: N/R trains to 8th Street/NYU or 6 train to Astor Place.
DANCENOWNYC is produced by directors Robin Staff, Sydney Skybetter, and Tamara Greenfield.
Since launching at Joe's Pub in 2003, DANCENOW's programming at the Pub has defied the standard and embraced the space's limitations as a powerful source of creativity. By encouraging artists to think outside the box and utilize this unique space, DANCENOW has created an inspiring platform for dance. Over the past several years, DANCENOW has produced numerous critically acclaimed works at Joe's Pub including Doug Elkins' Fräulein Maria, David Parker's ShowDown and Misters and Sisters, Nicholas Leichter's The Whiz and 20/20, Kyle Abraham's Heartbreaks and Homies, Nicole Wolcott and Vanessa Walters' Alley of the Dolls, Camille Brown's One Second Past the Future, Monica Bill Barnes' Snow Globes, Takehiro Ueyama's Somewhere Familiar Melodies, and Claire Porter's SEN-TENCE.
DANCENOW's mission is to support new dance innovators and to connect audiences to these artists. DANCENOW builds relationships with dance makers at varying stages of their development in an effort to move their artistic careers forward. Without a performance venue of its own to maintain its endeavors, and an office that exists only online, DANCENOW has learned how to do more with less and to embrace limitation as a powerful source for creativity. This policy is key to DANCENOW's sustainability as well as its artistic vision.
Now in its 19th year of promoting New York City artists, DANCENOW has deepened the connections between its New York City programming (DANCENOW Joe's Pub - The Festival and Dancemopolitan Commissioned artist Series, and DANCENOW Raw) and its Pennsylvania-based programming (DANCENOW Silo and DANCENOW SteelStacks, a new presenting platform). Through this expanded programming, DANCENOW gives across-the-board assistance to its artist base, while offering audiences from New York City to Bucks County/Lehigh Valley new and exciting artistic experiences. For more information, visit dancenownyc.org and silokirklandfarm.dancenownyc.org.
DANCENOWNYC is supported, in part, with funds from the Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.