January Dance Events Announced At 92Y

January Dance Events Announced At 92Y

January Dance events have been announced at the 92nd Street Y. See full details below:

Fridays at Noon | OUT OF ISRAEL: 70 YEARS OF ISRAEL, 70 YEARS OF DANCE

Fri, Jan 12, 12 pm, tickets $10 online / $20 at door

Out of Israel, now in its eighth season, celebrates Israel's 70th anniversary with a look at the "palatable intensity and adventurous physicality of these vigorous (Israeli) voices." (The New York Times ). This program features a full-scale expression of the best in Israeli dance which is considered the most dynamic in the world. Included are choreographers Itzik Galili and Roy Assaf in work performed by Troy Ogilvie, a solo by dance artist Roni Chadash and DANAKA collective new works. Artistically directed and guest-curated by Dana Katz, the festival promotes cultural understanding between the artists and international audiences. Note: This program also repeats as part of the Dig Dance Weekend Series, on Saturday, January 13 at 8 pm.

Dig Dance Weekend Series | OPEN DOORS: 92Y HARKNESS DANCE CENTER ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE SHOWCASE

Fri, Jan 12, 8 pm, tickets from $25

Sat, Jan 13, 4 pm, tickets from $25

The 92Y Artists in Residence program provides rehearsal space, a stipend and educational resources to support the creation and performance of new works, giving these artists a place to create, explore and share their vision with the Harkness audience. Dance students and fans will have the rare privilege of participating in the creative process with our artists - observing open rehearsals, engaging in discussion about works-in-progress and seeing performances throughout the year. Read full bios of each artist and learn more about the Artists in Residence program and the legacy of dance residency at 92Y.org/AIR.

Friday, January 12, 8 pm
A selection of works by 92Y's 2017-18 Artists in Residence Joanna Kotze, Kensaku Shinohara, Pam Tanowitz and Larissa Velez-Jackson along with Jillian Peña.

Saturday, January 13, 4 pm
A selection of works by 92Y's 2017-18 Artists in Residence Kensaku Shinohara, Pam Tanowitz and Larissa Velez-Jackson along with Jillian Peña and Yin Yue.

Dig Dance Weekend Series | OUT OF ISRAEL: 70 YEARS OF ISRAEL, 70 YEARS OF DANCE

Sat, Jan 13, 8 pm, tickets from $25

Out of Israel, now in its eighth season, celebrates Israel's 70th anniversary with a look at the "palatable intensity and adventurous physicality of these vigorous (Israeli) voices." (The New York Times). This program features a full-scale expression of the best in Israeli dance which is considered the most dynamic in the world. Included are choreographers Itzik Galili and Roy Assaf in work performed by Troy Ogilvie, a solo by dance artist Roni Chadash and DANAKA collective new works. Artistically directed and guest-curated by Dana Katz, the festival promotes cultural understanding between the artists and international audiences.

Fridays at Noon | YOUNG AND NERVY: DANCES FROM THE EDGE

Fri, Jan 19, 12 pm, tickets $10 online / $20 at door

Fridays at Noon curator Catherine Therin was assisted in this program by Harkness Dance Center summer intern Natalie Plonk - then a Princeton University rising senior - Natalie attended performances by young choreographers around the city, and helped choose the artists on the bill: Biba Bell, Peter Cheng, Gierre Godley and Anna Rogovoy. These dynamic millennial choreographic voices convey the influence of technology, a strong sense of local and global community and the open spirit of this achievement-oriented, confident and tolerant generation of artists. The program includes a post-program discussion with Natalie and the artists.

Biba Bell (b. 1976, Sebastopol) is a writer, dancer and choreographer based in Detroit. She earned her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University. Her performance work has been shown in France, Russia, Germany, Italy, Canada and across the U.S. Of her dancing, The New York Times writes "It's invigorating to watch someone who borders on wild."

Name of work: An excerpt of Hustle in the Park (2017).

Dancers: Biba Bell, Christopher Braz, Nancy Garcia, Jessie Gold, Charles Bernard Gushue, Samuel Horning, Joey Kipp, Jeffrey Rebudal, Anna Sperber, Leslie Williams.

Choreography/Direction: Biba Bell

Music: Scott Zacharias

Peter Cheng is a graduate from UC Santa Barbara and continued his professional training in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Montréal with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, ODC, Post:Ballet, Visceral Dance Chicago, SBDNY and Springboard Danse Montréal. Cheng is the Founder and Artistic Director of Peter & Co., known for "...Collaboration. Risk-taking. Experimentation. Pushing the envelope...[and] fuel[ing] new contemporary dance." - Heather Desaulniers (Critical Dance).

Name of work: DRAFT NO. 31

Dance/Choreography: Peter Cheng

Music: A1 by Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm

Gierre J. Godley is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher currently living and working in NYC. As a choreographer Gierre has created works for The Steffi Nossen Dance Company, The Ailey School, Threads Dance Projects, Dance Canvas, Sacred Heart University, Eryc Taylor Dance, Fusionworks Dance Company, NYU, USF at Tampa and the Tidwell Project Dance Ensemble. In 2010, Gierre created PROJECT 44, an all-male troupe dedicated to showcasing the beauty of male artistry throughout the arts. In 2016 Gierre was awarded the NECF Award and Echo Award and is a performer in the NYC Bessie Award Winning show Then She Fell.

Performance details TBA

Anna Rogovoy is a Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer who holds a BA in dance and literature from Bennington College. Her work has been presented at JACK (Brooklyn, NY), Eden's Expressway (NYC), The Tank (NYC) and The Cocoon Theatre (Rhinebeck and Poughkeepsie, NY). Anna was a 2016-2017 commissioned artist for the Oye Group (FKA Brooklyn Gypsies).

Name of work: EAST (premiere)

Choreography: Anna Rogovoy

Dancers: Rebecca Hadley, Pareena Lim, Anna Rogovoy

Composer: Laurie Spiegel

Fridays at Noon | WHERE DO WE FIT? CHOREOGRAPHERS ADDRESS GENDER, SEXUALITY & RACEGuest-curated by Aimee Rials

Fri, Jan 26, 12 pm, tickets $10 online / $20 at door

Five diverse choreographers - Jasmine Hearn, Pamela Pietro, Trebien Pollard, Aimee Rials and Chuck Wilt - share personal stories in new dance works that explore questions of identity and sexuality, personhood and power, inclusion and exclusion and the universal desire to belong.

Jasmine Hearn is a Bronx based choreographer, performer and dancer. A native Houstonian, she graduated magna cum laude from Point Park University with her B.A. in Dance. Jasmine travels around the world to showcase her choreographic work and to participate in multidisciplinary collaborations. Currently, she is a collaborating performer with Alisha B. Wormsley, David Dorfman Dance, Helen Simoneau and Tara Aisha Willis.

Pamela Pietro has successfully funneled her considerable creative energies into both the academic side of dance and into her own performing and choreographic work. Pamela received a BFA/Dance from Florida State University and her MFA/Dance with a minor in Medical Ethics from University of Washington. She currently teaches as an Associate Arts Professor at New York University Tisch School for the Arts, Department of Dance and she has been on the faculty at the American Dance Festival from 1997-present. She has taught, set work and performed internationally and continues her research with women/religion and boundaries via the Global Initiative of Dance and Music.

Trebien Pollard is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a BS in Mathematics Education; received his MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has performed with many dance companies, including the Martha Graham Ensemble, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Pascal Rioult Dance Theater, Pearl Lang Dance Theatre, Rebecca Stenn Co., Urban Bush Women and Pilobolus. As a choreographer, Trebien's work has been performed throughout United States, England and Japan. His current project is a series of performances, entitled the American Dream Series and dedicated to exploring how liberty, equality and fraternity functions in the 21st century.

Aimee Rials is a New York based choreographer, performer and teacher. Her choreographic work is an intersection of emotional, personal and physical ideas. It is not only visual but a visceral exploration, organically derived from and inspired by her company of dancers, creating work that is soft and striking, simplistic and strong. Delving into the dynamics of relationships, personal history and her own journey with her androgynous nature.

Chuck Wilt, a native of San Francisco CA, received his B.F.A in dance from NYU Tisch. Wilt has performed with Jérôme Bel's The Show Must Go On, MADBOOTS DANCE, Zoe|Juniper and GroundWorks DanceTheater among others. In 2013, Chuck founded his company UNA Projects. UNA has been co-presented by ODC Theater and presented by Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out, Springboard Danse Montreal, 14th St. Y/Y Cabaret, Dumbo Dance Festival, Tisch Summer Dance Festival, Triskelion Arts, Current Sessions, DANCENOW Raw, CPR and more. He has been a selected mentee of KT Nelson's RoundAntennae and Doug Varone's DEVICES. Wilt has been an emerging choreographer at Springboard Danse, set senior repertory at SUNY Purchase, been on faculty for Tisch Summer High School Program and has taught internationally. This year Chuck is a selected choreographic fellow for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab.


Discounted Tickets for 35 and Under - www.92Y.org/35andUnder

About 92Y
92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world's best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday, launched by 92Y in 2012 and now recognized across the US and in a growing number of regions worldwide as a day to celebrate and promote giving. These kinds of initiatives are transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y's digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.



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