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AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE to Make Joyce Theater Debut - Patricia Birch, Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins & More, 11/11

The ADM21 Dance Company will continue to present workshop presentations and full-length productions with a goal of demonstrating the value of theater dance choreography through careful research and reconstruction with respect to how the dance relates to the source of the choreographers inspiration and will do justice to those works that stand alone as outstanding entertainment.

Currently plans are to maintain a core company of dancers joined by guest artists proficient in the style and technical requirements of each dance piece. Nikki Feirt Atkins and Margo Sappington are continuing the legacy of the late Lee Theodore, who established The American Dance Machine in 1976. Theodore created a "Living Archive" of musical theater dance to address her belief that "many great choreographic works are lost with the musical they once embellished." Of concern was that the artistry of each dance would vanish with the artists who created them. That was the impetus that drove The American Dance Machine from its pilot program in 1976 to its final days following the death of Lee Theodore in the late 1980's.

The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday, November 11 and Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30 pm; Thursday, November 13 at 7 pm; Friday, November 14 at 8 pm; Saturday, November 15 at 2 pm (family matinee) and 8 pm; andSunday, November 16 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.

Tickets range from $10 -$59 and are available by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at www.joyce.org. ($10 tickets are only available by phone, via JoyceCharge). Ticket price is subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more info, please visit Joyce.org. For further information on the company, visitwww.americandancemachine21.org


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