Nicholas Andre Dance Comes To The Joyce Soho 12/17-20

Nicholas Andre Dance, a New York City-based company whose mission is to bring athletic concepts of modern dance movement to a wide variety of audiences, presents its Sixth New York City season at Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer Street (between Houston and Prince Streets), NYC December 17-20, 2009 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students/seniors/DancePass) andare available at www.joyce.org or by phone at (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111.

Nicholas Andre Dance will present two world premieres: Wired, set to music by Steve Reich and an untitled new work set to the music of Philip Glass. The company will also present recent repertory including: Until Blue (2009), an exhilarating, fast paced athletic work that pushes the dancers to their limits through the pure joy of movement. Passage (2009) is a full company work interspersed with soft gestures that grows in volume like a conversation, with graciousness and ends with the image of a wave ebbing and flowing on the shore. The piece follows the deliberate nomadic journey of a group across the land to new beginnings. Undercurrent (2009) features a quartet of men and women, with two different casts depending on the performance, who gracefully grow throughout the work while keeping a constant through line. The use of counterpoint and staging teases the eye without ever demanding it look in any one place. The company will also perform a repertory favorite The Last Man (2007), a defining piece of Mr. Ross' work as a choreographer that is dedicated to the memory of the late Richard Cook.

Dancers: Katlyn Baskin, Kristy Engel, Trista Jennings Jeremy Nedd, Morgan Palmer, Christopher Ralph, Juan Rodriguez (appears courtesy of Complexions Contemporary Ballet), Tommy Scrivens and Aaron Walter. Lighting design by Burke Wilmore.

The mission of Nicholas Andre Dance is to bring athletic concepts of modern dance movement to a wide variety of audiences. The company creates and presents new works that are conceptual, emotional and passionate, generating an intelligent understanding and appreciation for dance.

Nick Ross (Artistic Director and Choreographer) earned a BFA from SUNY-Purchase. Nick has been a member of Peter Pucci Plus Dancers since 2002. He has worked with such companies as H.T. Chen and Dancers, Amy Marshall Dance Company, Jennifer Muller/The Works and Michael Mao Dance Company to name a few. Nick has had the opportunity of touring across the United States and in Europe, South America and Asia. He has also worked as an adjunct professor of dance at Adelphi University and guest teacher at many university dance programs around the United States. In 2003, Nick formed Nicholas Andre Dance (formerly Nicholas Andre Dance Theater), as the artistic director and choreographer. Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times wrote, "Nick Ross is one of those choreographers who are fully immersed in dance. The pieces suggested a creator who is happiest when swimming pleasurably through the waters of dance, cuffing ideas and styles as he goes, rather than rushing into a studio with a burning theme for a new work." Cecly Placenti of ballet~dance magazine wrote, "If one of Monet's giant Water Lily paintings could come to life, it would move in the form of Nick Ross' choreography. Infused with scientific exactness and the romance of personal artistic reflection, like those famous canvases, Mr. Ross' choreography hints at the illusion of a never-ending journey, creating the refuge of a peaceful meditation in the midst of a chaotic life."

NICHOLAS ANDRE DANCE
Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer Street (between Houston and Prince Streets), NYC
December 17-20, 2009 at 8pm
Tickets $20 ($15 for students/seniors/DancePass)
Tickets can be purchased at www.joyce.org or by phone at (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111.

For more information, visit www.nicholasandredance.com.

 

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