Tempe Based CONDER/Dance Heads to NYC for Prestigious Festival
CONDER/dance, one of the leading contemporary dance companies in Arizona has been selected to participate in New York City's Solo Duo Festival produced by White Wave Dance Company. The Festival, which showcases the preeminent dance companies from around the world, will be held over two consecutive days, June 24 & 25, 2018.
CONDER/dance, a Tempe based company led by Carley Conder, has become known nationally for its own contemporary dance festival, Breaking Ground, held annually at the Tempe Center for the Arts. This year's 2018 Breaking Ground Festival reached record-breaking attendance levels and drew major contemporary artists from around the country.
"There is nothing like the contemporary dance scene in New York, so we are overwhelmed to be invited to participate by White Wave. This will give us a unique opportunity to show the leading artists in the field what we are creating in the West." - Carley Conder, Artistic Director CONDER/dance.
CONDER/dance will bring two works to the 2018 White Wave Solo Duo Festival held at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002.
June 24 at 6:00 pm
10,000 Light Years Away, a solo for Carley Conder, choreographed by Keith Johnson.
10,000 Light Years Away examines a life in a parallel universe and accepting the choices we make in this one.
June 25, 7:30 pm
Ruined Places, A pair of duets choreographed by Carley Conder and performed by CONDER/dance company members Stephanie Lebedies, Jordan Daniels, Danielle Feinberg, and Haydehn Tuipuloto.
Ruined Places explores how we continue to exist in relationships we no longer understand - with a partner, with a culture, with a society.
Tickets are on sale at www.whitewavedance.com.
CONDER/dance hopes to stream its performance via Facebook live on June 24th, which will open the festival. Follow Breaking Ground Dance and Film Festival on Facebook for details.
About White Wave Festival
WHITE WAVE presents the 3rd Annual SoloDuo Dance Festival featuring 26 dancemakers from the New York Metro area, from across the U.S., as well as from France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Puerto Rico, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea.
Selected by a panel of nine distinguished presenters and dance artists in New York, talented rising national and international dancemakers will appear in this year's festival.
WHITE WAVE's Artistic Director Young Soon Kim founded the SoloDuo Dance Festival in 2016. The program celebrates the unique art of the solo and duet with an eye towards creating new opportunities for both fledging and more experienced choreographers at Dixon Place, a setting nestled in the heart of the Downtown scene, located at the junction of the Lower East Side and the East Village. This space inspires and encourages performing artists of all stripes and callings to stretch the limits of their creativity to new heights. Dixon Place's foremost priorities are to serve as a safety net for artists, and to provide vivid experiences for audiences, make it a one-of-a kind venue to showcase an intimate solo or duet.
Visit White Wave at www.whitewavedance.com for more information.
Photo: Carley Conder, Artistic Director Conder/dance. Photo credit: Ed Flores