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VON USSAR Danceworks Presents 6th Annual DANCE GALLERY FESTIVAL 10/12-14

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VON USSAR danceworks presents the 6th Annual Dance Gallery Festival, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers from around the country on October 12, 13, and 14, 2012 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). The performances on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 are at 7:30pm. The performance on Sunday, October 14 begins at 7pm and introduces the newest addition to the festival, LEVEL UP. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students with valid ID and seniors). Tickets are available at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444.

As part of Dance Gallery Festival's continued mission to find up-and-coming choreographic talent at the national level, the festival announces a new program, LEVEL UP, whichwill serve as a performance showcase for three talented dance companies/choreographers that are ready to advance to the next level in the development and promotion of their work. Each company will receive 25 minutes of performance time at the prestigious Ailey Citigroup Theater and a small stipend.

This year's LEVEL UP performance on October 14 at 7pm will include BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, iMEE, and Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup.

Performances on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 at 7:30pm include:

Allison Jones Dance
BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT
Celli Contemporary Ballet
iMEE
Jaxon Movement Arts
Marcus Jarrell Willis
Mettin Movement Collective
Mojca Ussar and Dancers
NobleMotion Dance
Revolve Dance Company
VON USSAR danceworks

For the third consecutive year, Dance Gallery Festival will also perform in Texas at Sam Houston State University on October 5 and 6 at 8pm.

Choreographers/companies featured in the Texas festival include:

BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT
Celli Contemporary Ballet
iMEE
Khalea London/ LAYERS
Mettin Movement Collective
Moving Current dance collective
NobleMotion Dance
Revolve Dance Company
S. J. Ewing & Dancers
Tim Glenn
VON USSAR danceworks

Allison Jones Dance Allison Jones, an L.A. native, received her B.F.A. in Dance from SUNY Purchase College in 2008. Allison has presented her work at the Shanghai Expo in China, Symphony Space, DTW, Ailey Citigroup Theater, WAVE RISING SERIES, WestFest, Dixon Place, The CURRENT SESSIONS, and others. For more info visit www.allisonjonesdance.com.

BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT (since 2008)offers a unique blend of the physical and emotional aspects of dance. As passionate and precise movers, B/S P employs both highly athletic and subtle, qualitative movement that explores the space and time between moments and beings. B/S P has appeared at the Staller Center, Jacob's Pillow, Joyce SOHO, Flea Theater, Stony Brook University, Flushing Town Hall, has collaborated with mathematician James Simons, Sirius String Quartet, James Guastaferro, and filmmakers Lindsey Boise and Chris Johnson. BARKINSELISSENPROJECT.com.

Celli Contemporary Ballet Experimentation and research are the keys to the interpretation of Enzo Celli's work. His unconditional love for dance and theatre gave birth to a structured technique permeated by poetry, aiming to become part of the current avant-garde. He has collaborated with Bashkortostan State Academy (Russia) and UFMG University in (Brazil).

Founded by dancer/choreographer Jacqueline Stewart, Jaxon Movement Arts is a project -based company that creates dance art inspired [by current events, its surrounding urban environment], and active collaborations with adjacent artistic mediums including photography, fashion and new media. In July 2010, Jacqueline was awarded the grand prize for her work, "It's Not Enough To Close Your Eyes", by The Joyce Theatre Foundation of New York. Jaxon currently creates new work in both Chicago and New York City.

Marcus Jarrell Willis' performance credits include Ailey II, Rioult, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, and Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza. Mr. Willis, currently a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, has presented work in the Ailey Dancers' Resource Fund and in the 2009 TDDC Contemporary Dance Festival.

Mettin Movement Collective, under the direction of Sarah Mettin, is a newly formed company based out of New York City. The emerging artists involved are driven to establish a sense of valor within their growth. MMC's goal is to demonstrate a generation of dancers with extreme focus on versatility, strength, and physicality.

Mojca Ussar and Dancers Anative of Slovenia,Mojca Ussar's company has been performing in Europe for the past 7 years. Mojca is certified in Simonson Technique. She guest choreographed for VON USSAR danceworks in 2006 and has continually presented work at The Dance Gallery. In Europe she opened her dance school Galerija Plesa and teaches at Conservatory of Music, Ballet Maribor, and Academy of Dance Ljubljana.

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