Roschman Dance 2015 Season to Feature Omar Roman De Jesus
The program will include:
"Crooked Creek" (World Premiere): Set to a thrilling score from the heartland, Roschman Dance's latest work delves into an ominous force that invades a quiet rural community.
Roschman Dance will be also reviving its 2012 work "Learning To Fold". "Learning To Fold" dances the line between fragility and strength, choosing to drive forward and not look back.
This season Roschman Dance will present the work of Omar Roman De Jesus. Set on his company of dancers, "Saaskasu" (translating to Circus in Japanese) is a twisted dream like circus about animalistic transformation.
About the Companies:
Roschman Dance, a New York City dance company, is dedicated to performing original works of Artistic Director Sean Roschman. Founded in 2008, Roschman Dance quickly emerged as a unique dance experience that captures the imagination of audiences near and far with daring physicality, breathtaking imagery, and raw emotion. The company has been commissioned by Cirque du Soleil's Non Profit "OneDrop.org", HEREarts, New York City Fashion Week, The Maritime Museum of Norwalk, The One Show Interactive Awards, The Stuyvesant/Peter Cooper Village Summer In The Oval Festival, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and New York University. The company has had the honor of performing at 2012 Downtown Dance Festival, Triskelion Arts, PS122, The Brooklyn Music School, The Rover Soho, Space on White, CVS Flamyoban Theater, Green Space and many other local venues.
In 2014 they premiered their latest creation; Territories at Theater 80 to sold out houses.
Maintaining a dedication to dance education; Roschman Dance has led master classes at New York University, and The New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts. They have also taught recreational dance classes to both adults and children through a unique partnership with the Stuyvesant Town community
Omar Román (Bayamón, PR) began his formal training at School for the Performing Arts and Julian E. Blanco School in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. He has received scholarships to the Ailey School and has attended summer intensives at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Gallim Dance and Keigwin + Company. Mr. Roman has performed with Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico, Dance Iquail and Taira School in Japan. He won the Championship Cup and Gold Medal at the National Dance Competition in Puerto Rico. Currently, he is in his second season with Parsons Dance. Mr. Roman has presented his choreography at Peridance Capezio Center, Joe's Pub, and Ailey Citigroup Theater. In 2013, Mr. Roman's piece "(Des)pair" received the audience award at the Dance Gallery Festival. Following this, the piece was commissioned by "Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico" and the work was performed by students of School for the Performing Arts. Now Mr. Roman is very excited to be presenting his newest creation, "Saakasu", for the Roschman Dance Summer Season.