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Pam Tanowitz Dance Makes Joyce Theater Debut Tonight

Pam Tanowitz Dance makes its long awaited Joyce Theater debut from tonight, February 4 - 6. Presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation, this engagement will include a program of two new works by Tanowitz, a choreographer known for creating work that juxtaposes ballet with classic modern dance. The pieces, both world premieres, will feature live accompaniment.

Tickets are $10-$25, and can be purchased through JoyceCharge at or by calling 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street, in Chelsea.

Pam Tanowitz Dance makes its Joyce debut with two inventive, witty world premieres that manifest the choreographer's fascination with dance steps as object, while also examining the intimate connection between choreographed movement and music. Passagen, a duet set to a score by John Zorn of the same name, represents a timeline of Tanowitz's choreography for the last six years, a mini retrospective, of sorts, in 15 minutes. The piecefeatures dancers Melissa Toogood and Maggie Cloud with live musical accompaniment by violinist Pauline Kim Harris, who is placed on stage amidst the dancers' movement. Also on the program is a lively untitled group work for 9 dancers set to Conlon Nancarrow's String Quartets 1 & 3, played live by The FLUX Quartet. In this piece, Tanowitz partners her movement with the various tones, styles and themes of Nancarrow's score, creating a timeless piece that honors both the history heard in the music and the contemporary movement seen on the stage.

Pam Tanowitz Dance will make its Joyce Theater debut February 4 - 6 with the following performance schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm; Thursday at 8pm. Tickets are $10-$25 and can be purchased through JoyceCharge at or by calling 212-242-0800. Please note: Ticket prices are subject change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street, in Chelsea.

Pam Tanowitz has been making dances since 1992. She founded Pam Tanowitz Dance in 2000, and has received commissions and residencies at The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, The Guggenheim Museum's Works & Process program and Baryshnikov Arts Center. Tanowitz received a 2009 Bessie Award for the dance, Be in the Gray With Me, at Dance Theater Workshop. She was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011 and a 2013-2014 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. Additional awards include two Joyce Theater ResidenCy Grants with major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists Award, New York Foundation for the Arts BUILD Grant and LMCC. Tanowitz holds a BFA in Dance from the Ohio State University and an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was mentored by former Merce Cunningham principal dancer Viola Farber-Slayton.

Pauline Kim Harris is a Grammy-nominated artist, hailed by The New York Times for her "lightning-fast reflexes" and "breathtaking" performances. She is a member of the S.E.M Ensemble, Ostravska Banda, OBSq, Ensemble LPR, the Wordless Music Orchestra and the "enterprising violin duo" String Noise with husband, Conrad Harris, of the FLUX Quartet. Also, currently Music Director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, she performed with the Orion String Quartet at The Joyce Theater in 2013. Harris recorded John Zorn's Passagen for Solo Violin, released on Tzadik (2013).

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