Peridance Presents to Welcome OUI Danse, Shannon Gillen + Guests and More, 11/2-10
In two curated weekends and two different programs, Peridance Presents will feature the following companies: Brice Mousset's OUI Danse, Nathan Trice/RITUALS, Emery LeCrone & Dancers, Enzo Celli's Celli Contemporary Ballet, SHANNON GILLEN + GUESTS and Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.
Peridance Presents brings dance to the forefront, enhancing Peridance's cultural presence in the Union Square area. Peridance Presents aims to enrich and entertain a broad spectrum of audiences, showcasing high-caliber contemporary dance companies and artists, from around the world.
With deep roots in the local community at Union Square, Peridance Presents is committed to fostering the advancement of dance in the performing arts by developing the area into a major artistic and entertainment hub. The series will offer the public visionary choreography and strongly executed performances. Providing the opportunities for dance companies to perform on a professional stage bringing together enthusiasts, art aficionados, local families, and visitors.
Salvatore Capezio Theater: Peridance Capezio Center's partnership with Capezio/Ballet Makers, Inc. has made possible the creation of the Salvatore Capezio Theater, a unique 160-seat black box theater. Both organizations are dedicated to promoting the performing arts and developing the local and international cultural community. The venue offers exciting performance opportunities for emerging & established artists, for informal showings of works in progress as well as for complete productions. The Theater is located at Peridance Capezio Center, 126 East 13th Street, New York, NY, 10003, a historic landmark building in the easily accessible Union Square area.
Closest Subway Transportation: trains at 14th Street/Union Square /L train at 3rd Ave. Tickets available at http://peridance.ticketleap.com/peridance-presents/#view=calendar with $30 General Admission tickets, and $20 Student/Senior tickets with Valid ID.
Saturday, November 2nd at 8pm
Sunday, November 3rd at 2:30pm & 6:30pm
OUI DANSE, an emerging contemporary Dance Company based in New York City, created by French artistic director-choreographer Brice Mousset. Pronounced /WE DANCE/, the company was born through the funding of over 100 supporters of the arts, including Falling Pieces NYC. "Travailler", the very first piece of Oui Danse, received the REVERB award and audience favorite at APAP 2013. Inspired by the mentality of survival of the fittest, translating as "to work", the piece showcases how the idea of success infiltrates, and sometimes pollutes, the mind. It portrays the circus of the business world, observing the compulsive behaviors of workers into their everyday routine with stress, repetition, agony, competition and desires of escape. The work embodies those elements through the dramatic use of props symbolizing success in today's culture. The choreography is approached with an instinctive and raw connection to emotions, mixing reckless, technical and pedestrian movements. "Travailler" is still a work in progress.
Brice Mousset is a leading-edge French artist residing in New York City. He was brought to the United States by the world renowned dance studio, Broadway Dance Center, so that his avant-garde style might be exposed to the dance community. His rich and versatile experiences as a choreographer and artistic director have afforded him many opportunities to share his unformatted artistic vision -- creating works for operas, musicals, high fashion shows, concerts, circus, film, Off-Broadway productions, and dance schools. These experiences have sharpened Brice's vision and distinguished his voice. His movement has grown into a striking, unguarded choreographic style that accurately portrays the many sides of humankind in his company work.
Celli Contemporary Ballet was born from Enzo Celli's necessity to develop a new artistic research taking Botega Dance Company's story as a starting point. Based on Celli's great vision and interpretation abilities, Celli Contemporary Ballet is not simply a Dance Company but a reference point for the experimentation and development of contemporary dance itself and indeed the company, other than working for Enzo Celli, the company collaborates with other freelance choreographers, focusing on emering Italian talent. Celli Contemporary Ballet's dancers are artists coming from different backgrounds who share the same multifaceted study on contemporary dance and theatre.