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Pace Presents to Welcome LA CURVA, RUBBERBANDance Group & More for SPRING INTO DANCE!

Pace Presents to Welcome LA CURVA, RUBBERBANDance Group & More for SPRING INTO DANCE!

Pace Presents will bring an exciting season of dance this spring to the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University. Six critically acclaimed dance companies will captivate Schimmel Center audiences with an eclectic range of dance styles and virtuosic performances from some of the world's most talented dancers. They are Brian Sanders' JUNK from March 6-March 8; LA CURVA Israel Galvan from March 13 to March 14; RUBBERBANDance Group from March 20-22; ABT Studio Company on March 28; Taylor 2 from April 24 to April 26; and From the Horse's Mouth Tickets for all companies range from $25 to $55 and can be purchased by calling (866) 811-4111 or by vvisiting http://schimmel.pace.edu. Brian Sanders' JUNK (March 6-March 8) Experimental dance-theatre company JUNK, formed by MOMIX alumnus, Brian Sanders makes it's NY is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theatre. Sanders' choreography blends traditional dance theatre with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as "Philly's most imaginative perpetrator of dare-devilish physical theatre" and declare Sanders as "the city's most exciting choreographer."

LA CURVA Israel Galvan ( March 13 to March 14) The exquisitely innovative Flamenco dancer Israel Galván was recently called a "genius" in The Guardian's review of La Curva, an exploration of the vibrations created in an empty space. Well known in dance circles for his intricate and intriguing contemporary works that are deeply rooted in traditional Flamenco tradition, Galván uses every surface of the stage and his own body as an auditory accessory alongside an ensemble of vocals (by Ines Bacan flamenco "cante jondo"singer), piano (played and composed by Brooklyn based contemporary musician Sylvie Courvoisier), and the rhythmic beats of Bobote's "palmas" and "compas.".

RUBBERBANDance Group (March 20-22) Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance Group, is recognized internationally for its unique ability to fuse breakdancing, ballet and modern dance into a spectacular showcase. Founder, Victor Quijada reconciles his opposing dance worlds and their aesthetics: the spontaneity, fearlessness and risk-taking of his younger years in hip-hop culture and the refinement and choreographic maturity of the ballet and contemporary works he immersed himself in as a professional dancer. Beating with the fresh pulse of street attitude and an acute understanding of theatrical staging, his work explores human relationships by harnessing the ardour of obsession, the shock of violence, and the delicate nature of tenderness, comedy and tragedy with a great deal of honesty and courage.

ABT Studio Company (March 28) The New York Times called the ABT Studio Company, "a little bit like fireworks," and they're back at the Schimmel for their third year. The ABT Studio Company was created to train young dancers entering American Ballet Theatre's main Company or other leading national and international professional ballet companies. This classical ensemble of 12 outstanding dancers will perform works by master choreographers August Bournonville, Marius Petipa, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Anthony Tudor, and George Balanchine.

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