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VON USSAR danceworks to Present The Dance Gallery Festival, 10/24-26

VON USSAR danceworks presents the 8th Annual The Dance Gallery Festival, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers from around the country in three performance programs on October 24, 25, and 26, 2014 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). The Dance Gallery will perform on Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 26 at 3pm. The Dance Gallery UP Close will perform on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm. Level UP will perform on Sunday, October 26 at 7pm. Tickets are $20 (general admission for Dance Gallery and Dance Gallery UP Close) and are available at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444. Tickets for Level UP are $25, wich includes pre-performance wine reception at 6pm. For discounted tickets to multiple shows, email Astrid von Ussar, info@vonussardanceworks.org.

The Dance Gallery Festival is the platform to present works by both national and international up and coming choreographers. Works presented are generally works with larger casts that push the boundaries of modern and contemporary dance. In response to the high volume of solo, duet and trio submissions that the Dance Gallery Festival receives every year, The Dance Gallery UP Close was created last year to showcase works with smaller casts. And as part of the Dance Gallery Festival's continued mission to find up-and-coming choreographic talent at the national level, the festival continues to present Level UP, whichserves 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 receives 25 minutes of performance time at the prestigious Ailey Citigroup Theater and a small stipend.

The Dance Gallery Festival

Abarukas

Alessandra Giambelli

Dante Brown

JordanDanielsDance

Mettin Movement

Mike Esperanza

Mojca Ussar

NobleMotion Dance

Omar Roman

Robert J. Priore

The Dance Gallery UP Close

Adriane Fang and Colleen Thomas


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