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Gotham Arts Exchange Presents DANCE GOTHAM 1/8-10, 2010

Gotham Arts Exchange, in association with the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU presents DANCE GOTHAM from January 8-10, 2010 at the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), NYC. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu/calendar/dance_gotham, by phone at 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111.

This annual dance festival finds a new home for its fourth year presenting a thrilling range of aesthetics and artistry. From post-modern athleticism to seasoned theatricality, the artists offer choreographic works that are sophisticated, witty, wonderfully intelligent and revealing.

Thirty dance companies perform over the course of three nights.

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 8pm
* Camille A. Brown
* Gregory Dolbashian/The Dash Ensemble
* Jessica Gaynor Dance
* John-Mark Owen
* Nicholas Andre Dance
* Peter Sciscioli Performance Projects
* Sara Joel
* skybetter & associates
* Thomas/Ortiz Dance
* Terra Firma Dance Theater

Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 8pm
* Battleworks
* Brian Brooks Moving Company
* Helios Dance Theater
* Kate Weare Company
* Keigwin + Company
* Monica Bill Barnes & Company
* Sidra Bell Dance
* The Chase Brock Experience

Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 7pm
* ARENA Dances
* BalletX
* Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company
* CityDance Ensemble
* CorbinDances
* Koresh Dance Company
* PARADIGM
* River North Chicago
* ZviDance

Three site-specific works will be presented during the course of the weekend:

Yanira Castro presents DARK HORSE / BLACK FOREST
Saturday at 6pm (Luke Miller + Darrin Wright)
Sunday at 5pm (Heather Olson + Joseph Poulson)
LOCATION: Women's Restroom Lower Lobby (35 minutes)
DARK HORSE / BLACK FOREST is an intensely performed love story presented in the most intimate of spaces - a bathroom. Audiences are privy to an emotional and private exchange between a couple that ends in a formal, sensual dance.
Reservations limited to ten persons each performance.
Please contact Elsie Management at 718-797-4577 to reserve tickets.

Pavel Zustiak's HALT!
Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 6pm
LOCATION: Skirball Center's Upper and Lower Lobby (30 minutes)
Come early to Dance Gotham at the Skirball Center and encounter a private public performance where you least expect it, and be part of the cast of the greater moving public. Tap into the "Sound Bar" (10ft red counter in the Lower Lobby) to frame the playful and provocative acts of the performers, and encapsulate yourself with your own private soundtrack amidst a sea of strangers waiting for the performance to begin.

Zach Morris and Tom Pearson's UNDERCURRENTS & EXCHANGE
During Intermission - Saturday at 9pm, Sunday at 8pm
LOCATION: Skirball Center's Grand Staircase and Lower Lobby
Morris and Pearson will present a short, site-specific work created for the Skirball Center Staircase and lobby area. It will feature excerpts and highlights from previous and upcoming public art projects created for spaces such as Lincoln Center, the South Street Seaport, the US Customs House, the World Financial Center, and various other sites in New York and Hong Kong.

DANCE GOTHAM, presented by Gotham Arts Exchange, is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through funds distributed by the National Endowment of the Arts.

DANCE GOTHAM
Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South)
January 8-10, 2010
Tickets $10 (general admission)
Tickets can be purchased at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu/calendar/dance_gotham, by phone at 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111, or in person at NYU Ticket Central, located in the Skirball Center lobby (Tuesday-Saturday 12pm - 6pm, two hours before show time.)

The Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU:
The Skirball Center is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for NYU and lower Manhattan. The programs of the Skirball Center reflect NYU's mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. Since 2003, the 860-seat Center has provided a unique venue for enhancing a sense of community while continuing the Greenwich Village traditions of creativity and artistic discovery with a broad range of compelling performance events at affordable ticket prices. Led by Executive Producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and Director Michael Harrington, a natural and vital aspect of the Center's mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance. www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu


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