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New York Live Arts Presents LANG DANCE: FALL PERFORMANCE This Weekend

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New York Live Arts Presents LANG DANCE: FALL PERFORMANCE This Weekend
Photo by Ian Douglas.

New York Live Arts will present the second annual Lang Dance Fall Performance at New York Live Arts, this weekend, December 13 & 14 at 7:30pm.

Referred to as the "home to one of the more progressive collegiate dance departments in New York" (The New York Times), dancers from Eugene Lang College at The New School for Liberal Arts appear seasonally in performances which include premieres of original dance works created by guest choreographers. The upcoming fall performances highlight choreographers Faye Driscoll and Sally Silvers, as well as student-choreographed works created in Miguel Gutierrez's Choreographic Research course.

In addition to invited choreographers, the performances will feature student-choreographed work. All works are performed by students of the Eugene Lang College Dance Program. Through this partnership, both institutions demonstrate their dedication to emphasizing research and experimentation within the movement-based arts in the collegiate field.

Performances will take place at New York Live Arts' Theater. Tickets are $9, or free for all New School Students, faculty and alumni. Tickets may be purchased online at newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket, 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.

About the Artists:

Faye Driscoll is a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award winning choreographer and director who has been called "a startlingly original talent" by the New York Times. From 1997-1999 she danced for David Neumann, performing in his work and assisting him in his collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov. From 2000-2003 she was a member of Doug Varone and Dancers. In 2003 she moved to San Francisco, where she found herself in a scene of artists, writers and musicians who helped open up her ideas around performance and its rules. Driscoll has received commissions from HERE Arts Center (for the 2008 New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award winning "837 Venice Blvd."), Dance Theater Workshop and the American Dance Festival (2010, for "There is so much mad in me"), and the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Kitchen (2012, for "You're Me"). Driscoll has collaborated extensively with theater artists including Young Jean Lee, Cynthia Hopkins, Taylor Mac, Jennifer Miller and NTUSA. She was one of the only dance artists exhibited in Younger than Jesus, the first in a series of triennials at the New Museum.

Miguel Gutierrez is a dance and music artist based in New York. His work comprises solo and group pieces with a variety of artists under the moniker Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. Characterized by the attentive state it imposes on its audience, his work centers around enduring philosophical questions about desire, longing and the search for meaning. His work includes: enter the seen (2002), I succumb (2003), dAMNATION rOAD (2004), Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies (2005), myendlesslove (2006), Everyone (2007), Nothing, No Thing (2008), Last Meadow (2009), HEAVENS WHAT HAVE I DONE (2010), I SAY THE WORD, a collaboration with visual artist Jenny Holzer at ICA Boston (2010), and he instigated the performance/protest/ meditation freedom of information (2001, 2008 & 2009). His work has been presented at several festivals and venues nationally and internationally, most recently the American Realness Festival in New York and the Festival D'Automne in Paris. He is the recipient of three New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Awards. WHEN YOU RISE UP, a book of his performance texts, is available from 53rd State Press. He also invented DEEP AEROBICS-an absurdist workout for the radical in all of us.

Sally Silvers received a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award in 1993 and her work has received support from the Jerome Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, six times from the NEA and twice from Meet the Composer/ Choreographer Project for collaborations with John Zorn and Bruce Andrews. She was a performer in Yvonne Rainer's historical and recent works from 2006-2011. Silvers has made more than 70 dances for herself and Sally Silvers & Dancers since 1980. She teaches improvisation, composition and repertory both in the U.S. and abroad. Her writing, scores and poetry have appeared in journals, literary magazines and anthologies; she choreographed three musicals for the Sundance Theater Festival & has co-directed 2 dance films with Henry Hills: Little Lieutenant and Mechanics of the Brain.

About Dance at Lang: Run by dance program coordinators Danielle Goldman and Neil Greenberg and cited as "one of the more progressive collegiate dance departments in New York" (The New York Times), the Dance program at Eugene Lang College offers a unique undergraduate dance curriculum centered on recent developments in the field, combining intensive practice and performance opportunities with a rigorous liberal arts education. Students at Lang explore dance through varied modes of analysis-verbal, textual and physical-through a curriculum that emphasizes research and experimentation. Conversation is fostered across artistic genres and students are encouraged to think about dance in social, historical and cultural contexts, through a variety of disciplinary lenses. This approach stimulates aspiring dancers and choreographers to think about their roles in society and to consider multiple ways of engaging a public through dance.

ABOUT NEW YORK LIVE ARTS: Located in the heart of Chelsea in New York City, New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry offering audiences access to art and artists notable for their conceptual rigor, formal experimentation and active engagement with the social, political and cultural currents of our times. At the center of this identity is Bill T. Jones, Executive Artistic Director, a world-renowned choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer.

We commission, produce and present performances in our 20,000 square foot home, which includes a 184-seat theater and two 1,200 square foot studios that can be combined into one large studio. New York Live Arts serves as home base for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, provides an extensive range of participatory programs for adults and young people and supports the continuing professional development of artists. Our influence extends beyond NYC through our international cultural exchange program that currently places artists in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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