Peridance Presents Welcomes OUI Danse, Shannon Gillen + Guests and More, Now thru 11/10
In two curated weekends and two different programs, Peridance Presents will feature the following companies: Brice Mousset's OUI Danse, Nathan Trice/RITUALS, Emery LeCrone & Dancers, Enzo Celli's Celli Contemporary Ballet, SHANNON GILLEN + GUESTS and Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.
Peridance Presents brings dance to the forefront, enhancing Peridance's cultural presence in the Union Square area. Peridance Presents aims to enrich and entertain a broad spectrum of audiences, showcasing high-caliber contemporary dance companies and artists, from around the world.
With deep roots in the local community at Union Square, Peridance Presents is committed to fostering the advancement of dance in the performing arts by developing the area into a major artistic and entertainment hub. The series will offer the public visionary choreography and strongly executed performances. Providing the opportunities for dance companies to perform on a professional stage bringing together enthusiasts, art aficionados, local families, and visitors.
Salvatore Capezio Theater: Peridance Capezio Center's partnership with Capezio/Ballet Makers, Inc. has made possible the creation of the Salvatore Capezio Theater, a unique 160-seat black box theater. Both organizations are dedicated to promoting the performing arts and developing the local and international cultural community. The venue offers exciting performance opportunities for emerging & established artists, for informal showings of works in progress as well as for complete productions. The Theater is located at Peridance Capezio Center, 126 East 13th Street, New York, NY, 10003, a historic landmark building in the easily accessible Union Square area.
Closest Subway Transportation: trains at 14th Street/Union Square /L train at 3rd Ave. Tickets available at http://peridance.ticketleap.com/peridance-presents/#view=calendar with $30 General Admission tickets, and $20 Student/Senior tickets with Valid ID.
TONIGHT, November 2nd at 8pm
Sunday, November 3rd at 2:30pm & 6:30pm
OUI DANSE, an emerging contemporary Dance Company based in New York City, created by French artistic director-choreographer Brice Mousset. Pronounced /WE DANCE/, the company was born through the funding of over 100 supporters of the arts, including Falling Pieces NYC. "Travailler", the very first piece of Oui Danse, received the REVERB award and audience favorite at APAP 2013. Inspired by the mentality of survival of the fittest, translating as "to work", the piece showcases how the idea of success infiltrates, and sometimes pollutes, the mind. It portrays the circus of the business world, observing the compulsive behaviors of workers into their everyday routine with stress, repetition, agony, competition and desires of escape. The work embodies those elements through the dramatic use of props symbolizing success in today's culture. The choreography is approached with an instinctive and raw connection to emotions, mixing reckless, technical and pedestrian movements. "Travailler" is still a work in progress.
Brice Mousset is a leading-edge French artist residing in New York City. He was brought to the United States by the world renowned dance studio, Broadway Dance Center, so that his avant-garde style might be exposed to the dance community. His rich and versatile experiences as a choreographer and artistic director have afforded him many opportunities to share his unformatted artistic vision -- creating works for operas, musicals, high fashion shows, concerts, circus, film, Off-Broadway productions, and dance schools. These experiences have sharpened Brice's vision and distinguished his voice. His movement has grown into a striking, unguarded choreographic style that accurately portrays the many sides of humankind in his company work.
Celli Contemporary Ballet was born from Enzo Celli's necessity to develop a new artistic research taking Botega Dance Company's story as a starting point. Based on Celli's great vision and interpretation abilities, Celli Contemporary Ballet is not simply a Dance Company but a reference point for the experimentation and development of contemporary dance itself and indeed the company, other than working for Enzo Celli, the company collaborates with other freelance choreographers, focusing on emering Italian talent. Celli Contemporary Ballet's dancers are artists coming from different backgrounds who share the same multifaceted study on contemporary dance and theatre.
Emery LeCrone's Untitled (2013) was created for Columbia Ballet Collaborative's spring 2013 season at the Miller Theatre. LeCrone who has been resident choreographer of the Columbia University based group since 2008 and stepped down this fall to take on other choreographic opportunities has made over eight world-premeire pieces for the company. This trio, her last work created for the Collaborative, features three of Ms. LeCrone's long time collaborators, Richard Issac, Kaitlyn Gilliand, and Kimi Nikaidoh. The work explores the relationship between these three unique artists and celebrates the long and fruitful creative process LeCrone has shared with them.
Born in Greensboro, NC, LeCrone moved to New York City in 2007 to pursue choreography. Ms. LeCrone's enthusiastically sought-after work has been heavily commissioned in New York and across the country. Last season she was selected as a New York City Center Choreography Fellow (2011-2012) and she premiered new ballets for The Juilliard School's annual New Dances program and the New York City Ballet's renowned New York Choreographic Institute. She also received a New Essential Works (NEW) Grant (2010), directed by Damian Woetzel, for the creation of Divergence for Oregon Ballet Theatre, created new pieces for the Solomon R. Guggenheim's iconic Works & Process performing arts series, and for Colorado Ballet as part of The Vail International Dance Festival, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Minnesota Dance Theatre, among many others. In addition to participating in several prestigious choreography competitions such as the National Choreographers Initiative, The A.W.A.R.D. Show!, and Ballet Builders, LeCrone has previously served as resident choreographer for Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet and is in her fifth year as choreographer-in-residence for Columbia University's Columbia Ballet Collaborative, of which she is a founding member. Upcoming commissions include Columbia Ballet Collaborative (May 2013), Minnesota Dance Theatre (May 2013), and St. Louis Ballet (October 2013).
Saturday, November 9th at 8pm
Sunday, November 10th at 2:30pm & 6:30pm
Nathan Trice, originally from Detroit, MI, began his training in 1988 under the strict direction of Aulani Chun in San Diego, CA, at Mesa College. While training, he simultaneously completed his remaining two years of a four and a half year contract with the U. S. Military Naval service. Upon completion of his Naval contract, he was accepted into the Alvin Ailey certificate program. Since completing the certificate program Nathan has worked with MOMIX, Complexions, Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater, Kevin Iega Jeff, Donald Byrd/The Group, danzaiza, Burnt Sugar Arkistra, Forces of Nature Dance Co., his own group, nathantrice/RITUALS dance theater and continues to freelance with an array of artists. For the past 10 years Nathan has continued to serve as professor of dance at Long Island University's dance department in Brooklyn New York. Mr. Trice has continued to receive commissions from the Ailey II Company, Dallas Black Dance Theater, The Herman Lavern Theater Group, Bermuda Dance Company, The Harkness Dance Festival, Aaron Davis Hall E-moves Festival, DNA'S In The Company of MEN and Numerous Universities, colleges and Performing Arts High schools.