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Chen Dance Center's NEWSTEPS to Run 5/7-9

Chen Dance Center presents newsteps, its semi-annual emerging choreographers series, May 7-9 at 7:30 PM. Since its founding in 1994, the Series has supported and presented over 250 artists developing innovative and risk-taking works through rehearsal space grants and public performances. The five choreographers were selected for the May 7-9 concerts: Jonathan Breton, Hannah Cohen, Bree Nasby, Janice Rosario, and Ashley Carter & Vanessa Martinez de Banos.

The young choreographers, selected through an open audition by a panel of dance leaders including H.T. Chen, Sarah Skaggs and Walter Rutledge, each receive a rehearsal space grant, an honorarium, and are produced in three public performances at the Center.

Jonathan Breton has created a solo inspired by nature and its complexities; Ashley Carter and Vanessa Martinez de Banos' work deals with society's mistrust of variance form the norm; Hannah Cohen has created a duet "Genesis," which, through movement, explores word as material; Bree Nasby will present a solo investigating how tension and suspension build and dissolve; Janice Rosario's "Unlea(she)d" explores how women find anguish and strength in their identity.

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