New Victory Sets 2015 Victory Dance Series
This July, The New Victory will present its second season of Victory Dance, the theater's initiative to provide FREE dance performances to kids in New York City day camps, school and youth programs over the summer. A three-week series from July 8 - 24, 2015, Victory Dance features a cross-section of highly-accomplished and internationally recognized New York companies who perform a range of contemporary dance styles and share in the theater's goal of inspiring young people to embrace the art form.
Victory Dance consists of three unique programs, which this year will include Darrah Carr Dance; Jessica Lang Dance; Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion; Martha Graham Dance Company; Max Pollak / RumbaTap; Parsons Dance; Noche Flamenca; Urban Bush Women; and ZviDance. Every performance will feature a one-hour program of three or more pieces immediately followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q&A with the audience. Victory Dance provides New York City kids the opportunity to engage with choreographers and dancers, as well as to see these incredible artists and companies present some of their best work.
Victory Dance serves New York City students enrolled in NYC Department of Education summer school enrichment programs, such as Summer Arts Institute, subsidized day camps and social service agencies. Students attend daytime performances free of charge and also receive free dance-related workshops led by professional dance teaching artists before and after their visit to the theater. Summer school instructors also receive free New Victory School Tool Resource Guides, which encourage further exploration of the art form in the students' day-to-day curriculum. This summertime program mirrors the education programs The New Victory Theater offers to more than 160 schools and over 35,000 students throughout each school year. The New Victory Theater looks forward to sharing live performances on stage, exploring the art form in classrooms and building relationships that will have an impact on NYC kids from summer to summer.
Each week, Victory Dance will feature three daytime performances free of charge for Victory Dance Summer Education Partnership students. Additionally, one evening performance per week will be made available to the general public at $10 per ticket.
Program A: July 8-10
School/Day Camp Performances: July 8-10 at 11am
Public Performance: July 9 at 7pm
Darrah Carr Dance Step Dance Suite by Darrah Carr
ZviDance Excerpt from Dabke by Zvi Gotheiner
Urban Bush Women Urban Bush Women 30th Anniversary Mash Up including excerpts from Give Your Hands to Struggle, Bitter Tongue, Shelter, Women's Resistance and Batty Moves by Jawole Willa Jo Zolar
Program B: July 15-17
School/Day Camp Performances: July 15-17 at 11am
Public Performance: July 16 at 7pm
Program C: July 22-24
School/Day Camp Performances: July 22-24 at 11am
Public Performance: July 23 at 7pm
Jessica Lang Dance The Calling, White (film) & excerpt from i.n.k.
Max Pollak/RumbaTap El Guararey de Pastora, RT Standard & Johann by Max Pollak
Parsons Dance Hand Dance, The Envelope & Caught by David Parsons
Every performance will be followed by a talk-back with choreographers. All programs are subject to change.
Victory Dance Education Partnerships are available free of charge to New York City day camps and school programs. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The July 9, 16 & 23 public performances of Victory Dance at 7pm at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) are $10. Tickets for Victory Dance are available online (NewVictory.org) and by telephone (646.223.3010) beginning May 1.