Parsons Dance Benefit Set for Joe's Pub, 5/20
Parsons Dance, under the artistic direction of acclaimed choreographer David Parsons, will play a special one night only benefit engagement at Joe's Pub to launch the Company's new Generation NOW Choreographic Fellowship. Tickets, priced from $100 - $275, can be purchased by calling The Public Theater box office at 212-697-7555 or via the internet at www.joespub.com. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street (@ Astor Place) in the East Village. For more information, please visit http://www.parsonsdance.org/.
Parsons Dance brings its blend of athleticism, stunning ensemble work and pure joy to the stage for the exclusive one-night only performance. To continue the celebration of the 30th anniversary season, Parsons Dance is proudly launching the GenerationNOW Fellowship, a mentorship and commissioning project for emerging choreographers. GenerationNOW gives one young American choreographer the chance to create new works for the company to premiere during the NYC Joyce season, and tour for maximum exposure on stages across the world.
The performance party will help raise funds for this exciting program's first commission while partying with the Parsons Dancers, David Parsons and GenerationNOW's first choreographer Natalie Lomonte. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and a unique opportunity to preview work showcasing the choreography of THIS generation of Parsons' talent. The program features interactive performances created by Natalie Lomonte, dancers Steven Vaughn,
Omar Roman de Jesus, and the Parsons Company, as well as a sneak peak of David Parson's New Work Whirlaway to be seen in full on the Joyce stage in January 2015. The performance is set to music by two Brooklyn based blues boogie woogie bands, Norwood Club regular Joaquin and the Hot Knives, and a staple at the Edison Hotel's Rum House Chickentown.