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Inception to Exhibition Hosts Bryant Park Modern Dance Festival, Now thru 7/10

Inception to Exhibition (ITE), NYC's interdisciplinary arts organization fostering artist incubation, announces its second outdoor dance festival, Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance. Presented in collaboration with Bryant Park, twelve prestigious and celebrated modern dance companies will be presented on four Fridays, June 19 through July 10. The four-week festival has been curated to present a well-rounded view into the modern dance scene of New York.

ITE and Bryant Park will present works from 10 Hairy Legs, BARE Dance, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Cornfield Dance, Mosley's Diversity of Dance, Francesca Harper Project, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Loni Landon Projects, Manuel Vignoulle Dance, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company and Steps Repertory Ensemble.

"It is important for us to be able to continue to support our community of artists and be able to provide them with performance opportunities with large visibility," explains Tiffany Rea-Fisher, ITE's Artistic Director. "This festival incorporates a spotlight on the level of artistic development that exists in NYC, and it is the key to our mission to be able to be a part of its public presentation."

The festival is free and open to the public. The series provides New Yorkers the opportunity to become more familiar with the versatility, performance and technical range of a small selection of NYC's modern dance companies.


FESTIVAL LINE-UP:

Friday, June 19, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Steps Repertory Ensemble: Versatile dancers perform acclaimed works by brilliant choreographers.

Loni Landon Projects: Sophisticated, highly physical movement, executed with beelike agility.

Francesca Harper Project: Classical forms combine with fierce energy in dance inspired by imperfection, love, politics and identity.

Friday, June 26, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Renegade Performance Group: Investigating dance and performance through Afrofutursim.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance: Acclaimed company builds dramatic narratives with its exhilarating movement and bold imagery.

Cornfield Dance: Lush movements frame everyday life with wit, playfulness, passion and beauty.

Friday, July 3, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance: A diverse rep company with funky moves and strong technique, matched with outrageous spirit and intensity.

BARE Dance: Shape-shifting and vernacular blending with a prescient focus on the world, epitomizing dance of this millennium.

10 Hairy Legs: Exploring the extraordinary emotional and technical range of male dancers.

Friday, July 10, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Manuel Vignoulle Dance: Athletic and sensuous, thrilling works connected by unbridled possibility.

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company: Remarkable virtuosity, musicality, innovation and vibrant humor with highly charismatic performers.

Jennifer Muller/The Works: Powerhouse dance that is engaging, inspirational and evocative, illuminating the human spirit.


Admission to the festival is free. There are no rain dates. Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The park is accessible by B, D, F, or M train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park or the 7 to 5th Avenue.

Founded in 2009 it is the mission of ITE to provide a space where artists of diverse disciplines can interact freely and conceive, rehearse, and perform their work, providing a holistic arts experience from inception to exhibition. It is the vision of Inception to Exhibition to grow into a high impact arts organization built around the creation of an environment where the unbridled sense of collaboration, which defines the conservatory experience, is, once again, available to those entering the professional performing arts community in New York City. To learn more about ITE and supporting it's programming, visit www.iteny.org

Bryant Park Corporation (BPC) is a not-for-profit, private management company and a cooperating business improvement district of neighboring property owners. It was established by Daniel A. Biederman and Andrew Heiskell, with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. BPC was formed to restore historic Bryant Park, which had suffered a severe decline in conditions in the 1970s. A 15-year agreement was signed in 1988, entrusting management and improvements to the BPC. The park reopened in 1991 after four years of renovation with a budget six times the level under prior city management. It is the largest effort in the nation to apply private management backed by private funding to a public park, and it has been a success with public, press, and nearby institutions. BPC shares its management team with the 34th Street Partnership. The two companies share a management philosophy.



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