The Group Theatre Too (GTT) presents its annual Choreographer's Canvas, a one-night event featuring the works of nineteen established and emerging choreographers from around the country. Now in its fourth year, the Canvas, headed by GTT Executive Producer Justin Boccitto, will play at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on May 11th. Boccitto says, "Unlike most dance festivals, the Canvas showcases all styles of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, theatre dance, aerial and this year flamenco and Bollywood."
The 2011 choreographers include: James Atkinson, Michelle Barber, Bob Boross, Emily Bufferd, Crystal Chapman, Jim Cooney, Bobby Hedglin-Taylor, Marian Hyun, Jason Marquette, Christopher Noffke, Kelly Peters, Jonathan Riedel, Sue Samuels, Amit Shah, Nick Stenson, Rebeca Tomas, Sidney Erik Wright and GTT leaders Michael Blevins and Justin Boccitto. The Canvas receives over a hundred submissions per year from around the world and has been sponsored by Broadway Dance Center, Capezio, Manhattan Movement and the Society of Directors and Choreographers. Past choreographers have gone on to present work at Lincoln Center, Jacob's Pillow, The Dumbo Dance Festival, NYMF and productions Off-Broadway.
Choreographer's Canvas performs on Wednesday, May 11th, 8pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street between Amsterdam and West End Avenue. Purchase tickets by visiting www.choreographerscanvas.com. $20 pre-purchased, $22 at the door.