Gotham Arts Exchange Presents FOCUS DANCE, 1/8-13

Gotham Arts Exchange Presents FOCUS DANCE, 1/8-13

FOCUS DANCE is a part of FOCUS 2013, the National Platform to promote American dance both abroad and nationally. The week-long platform presents performances of U.S.-based dance companies during the annual Arts Presenters Conference in New York City, and one of the largest gatherings of artists, dancers and dance professionals in the U.S. From January 8-14, 2013, four venues partner with Gotham Arts Exchange to present the artistic visions of five curators gathered to shape this year's edition:

An exciting week-long celebration, now in its second season, FOCUS Dance is a partnership between Gotham Arts Exchange and The Joyce Theater that promotes American dance to the national and international community. This year's curator, Jodee Nimerichter of the American Dance Festival has assembled four programs featuring some of the most captivating companies performing today. FOCUS DANCE is comprised of four programs featuring eight U.S.-based choreographers/companies: Jodi Melnick, Stephen Petronio Company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Rosie Herrera Dance Theater, Doug Varone and Dancers, Eiko & Koma, and John Jasperse. FOCUS DANCE will run from January 8-13, 2013 at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC. Tickets are $10-$39 and are available at 212-242-0800 or

Program A - Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30pm; Sunday, January 13 at 2pm
Jodi Melnick - Solo, Deluxe Version (2012)
Stephen Petronio Company - excerpts from Like Lazarus Did (LLD) (In-Progress), The Architecture of Loss (2012) and UNDERLAND (2011)

Program B - Wednesday, January 9 at 7:30pm; Sunday, January 13 at 7:30pm
Camille A. Brown & Dancers - Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012); City of Rain (2010); and Been There, Done That (2010)
Brian Brooks Moving Company - I'm Going to Explode (2007), Descent (2011) and FALL FALLS (2012)

Program C- Thursday, January 10 at 8pm; Saturday, January 12 at 8pm
Rosie Herrera Dance Theater - Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret (2009)
Doug Varone and Dancers - Able to Leap Tall Buildings (2012) and Lux (2006)

Program D - Friday, January 11 at 8pm; Saturday, January 12 at 2pm
Eiko & Koma - White Dance (1976) and Flower Dance (World Premiere)
John Jasperse - Fort Blossom revisited (2000/12)