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The Rogue Dancers and Awaken Dance Theater to Bring Social Issues to Light in Manhattan

The Rogue Dancers and Awaken Dance Theater to Bring Social Issues to Light in Manhattan

Awaken Dance Theater and The Rogue Dancers come to together to present compelling work about socials issues of today. Using dance as protest and storytelling, Awaken Dance Theater and The Rogue Dancers present four compelling works that highlight the challenge of humanity at different stages in our existence.

From ancient times with The Rogue Dancers' piece exploring the Trials of Paris, to current quandaries including the looming US election and worldwide climate change. With a little 20's sexual revolution for contrast. Come join us for dynamic dancing, several world premieres, and cocktails!

The evening will feature the work-in-progress showing of Crescent and Vine that examine the stereotype of dancers as good-time girls and question how much a person will risk for the good of others.

Midtown, Manhattan Saturday November 12th, 2016 - Awaken The Rogue at Creative Cultural Center: 149 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014. General Admission Seating: $14.00. TICKETS can be purchase in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/awaken-the-rogue-tickets-28339281554. Tickets will be available at the door for $18.

The Rogue Dancers uses collaboration to challenging our personal notions of dance. As an art-form, we strive to explore movement by finding the balance between avant-garde innovation and technical prowess.We strive to present strong message with a mixture of pop-culture and topical reference with timeless truth grounded by meaningful stories. We draw inspiration from rock music, pop culture/Americana, strong female characters, and the physicality of movement. For more, go to www.TheRogueDancers.com.

Rebekka Nodhturft is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer hailing from Orange County, NY. Rebekka trained at The Ailey School, Orlando Ballet, and Boston University, where she earned her BA. She has performed with Jazz Roots Dance, Momentum Dance, and internationally with Keen Dance Theater as a soloist. In 2014, Rebekka founded Awaken Dance Theater in order to make bold statements on social and political issues through dance. The company, believing dance is activism, has performed works about racism, gun violence, and climate change, winning "best choreography" for the NYC10 Showcase in 2015. Recently, the company was honored to host the tribute concert from NYC dancers to the victims of the tragic nightclub shooting in the Orlando, FL. For more information, visit awakendancetheater.com.

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