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Jessica Gaynor Dance Presents HERO World Premiere, Now thru 11/18

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Jessica Gaynor Dance presents the World Premiere of Hero from tonight, November 15-18, 2012 at 8pm at the Aldous Theater, Triskelion Arts, 118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/259374.

Hero, an evening of new work by Gaynor explores the ideological heroism, physical prowess and secret identities of superheroes. Gaynor's choreography is physically ferocious. Each dancer holds a specific attribute that is equal and opposite to his or her partner: no fear vs. calculated, malleable vs. rigid, upside-down vs. balanced. The piece utilizes extreme physicality, intricate patterning and sophisticated formal structures in an exploration of the complexities of human experience. Hero features original music by Devin Maxwell, and lighting design by Andrew Dickerson.

Dancers: Catherine Coury, Emily Diers, Kyle Gerry, Jake Laub, Jordan Risdon, Julia Sabangan

Jessica Gaynor Dance creates pieces that utilize extreme physicality, intricate patterning and sophisticated formal structures in an exploration of the complexities of human experience.

Gaynor holds a BA in American Studies from Brown University and an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts. Since moving to New York in 2003 her work has been performed at The Skirball Center at NYU, Jacob's Pillow, City Center Studio 4, Dance Theater Workshop, The 92nd Street Y, The Kitchen, Triskelion Arts, Dance Space, Williamsburg Arts Nexus, Jennifer Muller/The Works HATCH series, Hudson Guild Theater, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Merce Cunningham Studio, DanceNOW/NYC, The FAR Space, Movement Research, Brown University and Built on Stilts in Martha's Vineyard. She was the repertory guest choreographer at the Fieldston School in 2005, artist-in-residence at Brown University in 2006 and an Emerging Artist in Gotham Arts Exchange's Mentorship Program from 2010-2011. Gaynor is currently on the faculty at The Brearley School.

Triskelion Arts is a performing arts center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, whose mission is to foster the development and presentation of the performing arts by providing quality, affordable, accessible rehearsal, class, and performance space to the general public and to provide opportunities to the arts community, including resident companies, for the creation and presentation of new work.

For more information, visit www.jessicagaynordance.com.

Photo by Christopher Duggan 2010 at Triskelion Arts.

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