Brendan Drake Choreography

Summer/Fall 2015

Brendan Drake is a contemporary choreographer whose work focuses on a blend of disparate genres, humor, and theatricality to create highly stylized, yet human, performance. His most recent premiere, “Rope,” was presented at Gowanus Loft in March 2015 as part of the initial season of CRAWL, a city-wide dance installation lead by Kate Ladenheim and The People Movers. Read More

Recent work has also included presentations at Movement Research, Playwrights Horizons, Triskelion Arts Center, The Current Session, Dixon Place, and Westfest with Westbeth. Additionally, Brendan is a Movement Coordinator for some leading fashion photographers, including Ryan McGinley, and has had work published in Porter, Elle, Flare, and V Magazines. He has been at the helm of national campaigns for Adidas (Pharell Williams’ Equality = Love), Hermes, Kate Spade, and Cate Blanchett. Brendan is a contributing dance reviewer and columnist for broadwayworld.com and his company, Brendan Drake Choreography, is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.

Brendan Drake Choreography, CUNY Dance Initiative

Decadancetheatre

Fall 2015

Decadancetheatre has been redefining the image of women in hip-hop since 2004, taking female dancers out of the background of music videos and into the forefront of theatrical performance. Through performances, workshops and creative commissions, the company represents a global vision of hip-hop with a roster of dancers from the U.S., France, Germany, Norway, Nigeria, and Japan. Read More

Led by 2012 “Outstanding Emerging Choreographer” New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) nominee, Jennifer Weber, Decadancetheatre has performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, B Supreme Festival of Women in Hip Hop at London’s Southbank Center, LEAP Festival in Liverpool, New York City Center, San Francisco Hip-Hop Dance Festival, and Bumbershoot in Seattle.

Decadance Theatre, CUNY Dance Initiative

Eva Dean Dance

Fall 2015

Eva Dean Dance is a Brooklyn-based company formed in 1985.The mission of EDD is to support and strengthen the presence of dance as a performing art form in NYC, to develop and reach diverse audiences for dance, to support the work of other choreographers and dancers, to create and perform the choreography of Eva Dean, and to teach EDD technique and repertory to students representing a wide range of ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds. Read More

The company is intrepid and thrives on the challenge of creating work for anywhere requested, from empty swimming pools to 19th century barns, from staircases to botanical gardens. Performance credits in NYC include the New York International Fringe Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum of Art, among many others. National performance credits include Carol Autorino Center in Hartford, CT, First Night Boston, and Monkey House productions in Medford, MA. Internationally EDD has performed in Dubai United Arab Emirates, Amsterdam Fringe where it received “Best of Fringe New York,” and at Fringe Festival Prague, CZK.

Eva Dear Dance, CUNY Dance Initiative

Matychak

Summer/Fall 2015
FREE Open Rehearsal: December 4 at 3pm
West Quad Building, Room 204

Founded in 2011, Matychak is a project-based contemporary modern dance company that exists to bridge the divide between the uptown and downtown modern dance worlds as seen through the eyes of artistic director, Nathalie Matychak. Read More

Since Matychak’s premiere at Webster Hall in 2011, the company has gone on to perform work at Joe’s Pub, The Jane Hotel, The Joyce Theater’s DANY Studios, Dixon Place, Symphony Space, The 92nd Street Y, Peridance’s Salvatore Capezio Theater and The Martha Graham Studio Theater at Westbeth as well as participate in collaborations with film production company NextRound Productions, hip-hop/soul band Aabaraki and visual artist Alisa Nadolishny. In 2013, Matychak joined ELSCO Dance in co-founding the pilot program for Breaking Glass: The Emerging Female Choreographers Project to provide a comprehensive multi-part platform for emerging female choreographers of all dance genres. At Brooklyn College, Matychak will begin working on their second evening length work, The Body Keeps the Score. Taken from the choreographer’s personal journey in dancing with chronic illness, The Body Keeps the Score is a vulnerable, yet non-apologetic exploration of how limitation can be our best asset.

Matychak, CUNY Dance Initiative

MBDance

Spring/Sumer 2015
FREE open rehearsal: June 4 at 3-4pm
West Quad Building, Room 204

MBDance is led by choreographer Maria Bauman, whose work Harlem Stage, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, Dixon Place, the Kumble Theater, SummerStage NYC, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), WOW Café Theater, BRICstudios, and DTW (now NY Live Arts). In addition, Bauman and MBDance have shared work across the U.S. and in Singapore. Read More

Bauman’s choreography employs both linear and circular narrative, drawing viewers in to address pressing social issues from multiple perspectives, and is also influenced by Bauman’s extensive study of capoeira, an African Brazilian vernacular movement form. Bauman has danced with Urban Bush Women, Nia Love/Blacksmith’s Daughter, Adele Myers and Dancers, Angela’s Pulse, Mendi + Keith Obadike, and jill sigman/thinkdance, and apprenticed with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She was with Urban Bush Women for eight seasons, originating several roles, and serving as Associate Artistic Director. Bauman recently visited China to teach contemporary dance with the American Dance Festival.

MBDance/Maria Bauman, CUNY Dance Initiative

Broken Box Mime Theater

Fall 2015
Performance: October 29 at 7pm
$20 in advance/$25 at the door; $10 students & seniors
Tickets: >www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org

Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) is a collaborative company that tells original, contemporary stories through movement. Choreographed to lights and music and performed on a blank stage, BKBX’s work aims to unplug audiences from their screen-crowded lives and reignite the power of their own imagination. Read More

BKBX believes that when present performers use distilled movement – whether it be wildly abstract or the most quotidian – universal concepts can be communicated with great intimacy, potency, and grace. Since forming in the spring of 2011, BKBX has performed mainstage shows at Dixon Place, the Kraine, Abingdon, Bleecker Theater, Walkerspace, and the Wild Project, as well as at various festivals throughout NYC. In 2014 BKBX received the Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Ensemble and the White Pines Residency. BKBX has taught silent storytelling, mime, and movement in workshops throughout the five boroughs, including at Avenues New World School, MESA Charter School, and the 52nd Street Project, as well as training sessions for professional artists.

Broken Box Mime Company

From The Horse’s Mouth: A Celebration of the Legacy of Clark Center

Fall 2015
Performances: October 1–2 at 7pm
$20; $10 students & seniors
Tickets: >adhatccny.org/shows/from-the-horses-mouth-aaron-davis-hall-october-2015
Panel Discussion (free admission): September 28 at 6pm

MASTER CLASSES (free)

  • Hip Hop with Robin Dunn: September 28, 4– 5:30pm
  • Horton Technique with Iquail Shaheed: September 29, 6-7:30pm
  • “Stories that Explore Memories” with Jamie Cunningham: September 30, 6- 7:30pm

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This residency and performance by From the Horse’s Mouth celebrates The Clark Center for the Performing Arts, an organization created by Alvin Ailey in 1959 as a multi-racial, multi-ethnic arts community in New York City. The Clark Center was a special place, open to everyone at a time when that was the exception, providing a diverse array of dancers and choreographers with opportunities to study and hone their craft. Created by Tina Croll and Jamie Cunningham, From the Horse’s Mouth is a celebratory dance/theater production that has received standing ovations and rave reviews for its captivating story-telling and exceptional dancing. This project is dedicated to Thelma Hill, an inspiring teacher and mentor who was instrumental in starting the Clark Center for the Performing Arts as well as the dance program at City College.

On September 28, Celia Ipiotis, — creator, producer, and moderator of the nationally recognized culture series EYE ON DANCE — moderates a free panel about the history and impact of the Clark Center for the Performing Arts. Panelists include Ella Thompson Moore (former dancer for Alvin Ailey, Director of the Charles Moore Dance Company and teacher at The Clark Center), Anna Kisselgoff (former Dance Critic at The New York Times), and additional guests.

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Dance To The People

Spring 2015
Performance: November 6 at 8pm
$10 / $5 students
Tickets: 718.982.ARTS / www.cfashows.com

Dance To The People, an open collective of dancers looking to generate opportunities for dance training, movement research, and choreography, has been in residence at the College of Staten Island since fall 2014. During this time, Maira Duarte, working with students at CSI, has developed Narrentanz (Dance of Fools), a dance-theater piece based on images of madness evoked by Michel Foucault’s Madness and Civilization. This new work will be presented on November 6. Read More

The director of Dance To the People, Maira Duarte, is a Mexican dancer, choreographer, and dance educator who relocated to New York in 2008. She holds a B.A. in Social Communication from the Metropolitan Autonomous University of Mexico and a M.A. in Dance Education from NYU/ Steinhardt. Her choreography has been presented in Barcelona, Uganda, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Puebla, New York, and New Jersey, and she has taught extensively in schools in NYC and New Jersey via the non-profits Education in Dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and New Victory Theatre.

Dance to the People, CUNY Dance Initiative

KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre

Spring/Summer 2015
Performance: November 6 at 8pm
$10 / $5 students
Tickets: 718.982.ARTS / >www.cfashows.com

KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre cultivates work that is artistically progressive, socially relevant, and insanely irreverent in nature. On November 6, the company will present an excerpt from its new work NO SAFE WORD, which explores the need for connection based upon Director Arrie Davidson’s experiences as a professional Dominatrix, plus Cries Real Tears and Davidson’s take on Scheherazade. Read More

Arrie Davidson, aka Faux Pas le Fae, is believed to be the reincarnation of Ruth St. Denis and has been described by critics as “the naughty lovechild of Modern Dance and a Burlesque Carnival” (NYTheater.com). A Transgender choreographer and founder of KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre, Arrie has performed for the Sean Curran Company, International Jazz Dance World Congress, the London Tour of the Musical Drama “TEXAS,” the New York Engagement of Ballet Preljocaj’s “Paysage apres la bataille,” Justin Bond’s House of Whimsey and The Box-NYC.

Choreographic/Teaching residencies include Ballet Arkansas, Lone Star Ballet, Stephens College, Cottey College, University of Houston and Central Oklahoma State University. She has served on the Faculty of Houston Ballet Academy, as Director of Education for New York City Ballet and the Northeast Board of ACDFA. Arrie received an M.F.A. in Dance from Sam Houston State University and is loved by children and cats.

Kinetic Architecture, CUNY Dance Initiative

Bennyroyce Dance

Spring 2015
FREE work-in-progress showing: May 4 at 6:30pm

Bennyroyce Dance is a Brooklyn‐based contemporary dance company formed in 2010 that cultivates multidisciplinary collaboration and inspires innovation under the artistic vision of Bennyroyce Royon. Royon fuses an eclectic range of dance styles, imprinting his movement with a tactile physicality sensitive to the enigma, grace, and energy of the human condition. Read More

A sense of playfulness and wonder motivates his work, typified by kinetic movements connected to the intellect and instinct of an individual or group.

Filipino-­‐American dancer and choreographer Bennyroyce Royon is a graduate of The Juilliard School. Noted by The New York Times for his “keenly focused, succinct way with movement,” he has worked with notable choreographers and performed with Armitage Gone! Dance, Bad Boys of Dance, Cas Public, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and others. He has appeared in PBS Great Performances, on Good Morning America, and in music videos.

Bennyroyce Dance, CUNY Dance Initiative

Full Circle Productions

Spring 2015
Performance: May 1 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $7.50 – $15

Full Circle Productions (FCP), the only Hip-Hop dance company of its kind in NY, proudly references its roots and style-to-street performing where Kwikstep and Rokafella, its two founders, began their journey. They became world-renowned performers and in 1996 formed the company, which they quickly expanded to include Beatboxers and MC’s and dancers of diverse ethnic backgrounds to offer original programming in all forms of Hip-Hop expression. Read More

Full Circle’s name is born from the concept that it delivers 360° of Hip-Hop entertainment – Graff Art, Djing, MCing, dancing, Fashion, Slang and Attitude. Full Circle has the distinction of being credited by The Library of Congress as being the first Hip-Hop group to grace its stage. The company aims to please audiences of all kinds by presenting wholesome, uplifting, high-energy entertainment along with dance classes and outreach programs. The company provides an environment for women to train and perform breaking repertoire comparable to their male counterparts on and off stage. Full Circle’s art, beats, words, and movements stay true to their Hip-Hop roots while taking the form to other levels.

Full Circle, CUNY Dance Initiative

Dzul Dance

Spring 2015
Performance: April 18 at 8pm
Tickets: $25-$35
*FREE performance of on April 17 at 11am plus Q&A

Dzul Dance fuses multiple dance forms with aerial circus arts and contortion as a means to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic, Mexican and Latin culture and create bridges between contemporary art and historical heritage. By transforming bodies into earthbound and airborne forces of nature Dzul breaks physical, cultural and political boundaries. Read More

“Boldly sensual, unflinching in its depiction of bodies taken to extreme limits, the works of Javier Dzul vividly acknowledge the struggles of life. But these dances also radiate hope: the leaping and swirling company members illustrate our capacity to surmount challenge by bidding the body and mind to fly…” (Roll Magazine). Dzul Dance was created in 2003, and Artistic Director Javier Dzul and his diverse company of performers have been presented throughout the world, garnering reviews that hail Dzul’s “acrobatic wizardry” and his ability to turn his dancers of “remarkable elasticity” into “creatures of the air as well as of the earth” (The New York Times).

DZull Dance by Roj Rodriguez bg, CUNY Dance Initiative

Mark Gindick’s “Wing-Man”

Spring 2015
FREE Open Rehearsals: September 25 and September 26 at 3pm

A professional actor, dancer, writer and clown, Mark Gindick has performed on Ringling Bros. and the Big Apple Circus, and was featured in the PBS award-winning documentary CIRCUS! Mark dances with Doug Elkins, recently appearing at the Joyce Theater in “Hapless Bizarre.” Gia Kourlas, in The New York Times, called Mark, “a latter-day Chaplin, pining for romance.” “Wing-Man” is a laugh-out-loud, hilarious and surprisingly poignant “one-clown” physical comedy show that explores our obsession with social media. Read More

In the tradition of Keaton, Chaplin, Irwin and Shiner, award-winning performer Mark Gindick wordlessly battles a series of unexpected 21st century obstacles, with only a stage-size, interactive computer screen, his iPhone, and an uproarious, tech-savvy audience. “Wing-Man” is winner of BEST ONE-MAN SHOW by United Solo Theatre Festival on 42nd Street Theater Row, the largest one-person theater festival of its kind in the world.

Mark Gindick Wing Man Gene Kelly leap, CUNY Dance Initiative

Dance Heginbotham

Summer 2015

Founded in 2011, Dance Heginbotham is a performance group devoted to the presentation of dance and theatrical work created by Brooklyn-based choreographer John Heginbotham. The work of the company features highly structured, technically rigorous, and theatrical choreography, frequently set to the music of contemporary composers. Read More

The company had its world premiere in January 2012 on the Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has since been presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carolina Performing Arts, and ODC Theater, among others. In the three years since its inception, the company has premiered seven new works, including “Manhattan Research,” commissioned by Lincoln Center, “Dark Theater,” an evening-length work presented in BAM’s 2013 Next Wave Festival, and “Chalk and Soot,” which featured a commissioned score by Colin Jacobsen and premiered at Jacob’s Pillow in 2014. The company has performed with numerous music ensembles including Brooklyn Rider, Alarm Will Sound, Gabriel Kahane, and Shara Worden.

Dance Heginbotham by Liza Voll, courtesty Jacobs Pillow Dance, Becket, Massachusetts

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

Fall 2015

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company is known for its charismatic and playfully virtuosic work, blending robust physicality with universally relatable themes. “A flair for the entertaining,” says Elizabeth Zimmer. “Mr. Gwirtzman does know that in dance less can be more. And that’s a good thing for any choreographer to know” writes The New York Times. Read More

Daniel’s choreography has been performed at venues throughout the country and abroad. He has received commissions, residencies and fellowships from institutions including the Joyce Theater Foundation, The Yard, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Raumars (Finland) and the Sacatar Foundation (Brazil). “Founded upon a philosophy that dance should celebrate human achievement through a combination of discipline and unbound optimism” (The New York Sun), DGDC cultivates the creation of innovative art and presents this to the public through multigenerational interactive programming. DGDC thrives on collaborations with community-based organizations throughout and outside of NYC. Contracted with the NYC Department of Education since 1999, the Company has taught dance to over 20,000 students.

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, CUNY Dance Initiative

Mariela Franganillo Dance Company

Spring 2015
Performance: May 2 at 8pm
Tickets: $30-$35

The Mariela Franganillo Dance Company, led by choreographer and dancer Mariela Franganillo, creates multi-disciplinary works that fuse traditional and contemporary Argentine tango with visual elements to tell richly emotional stories. The company’s eight dancers have performed in such productions as Forever Tango, Tango X2, and Tango Fire. Read More

The company’s musicians perform independently as the Tango Connection Ensemble, directed by Gustavo Casenave. Alongside these musicians, the company includes a tango singer. The Company’s performance highlights include the Fall For Dance Festival at New York City Center; Queens Theatre in the Park, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, and the St. Peterburg Ballet; and the Peter Norton Symphony Space, sponsored by the World Music Institute. Their most recent work, Recuerdo Tango, premiered in 2013 at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts as part of the Pace Presents Series.

Mariela Frangenillo Company by Barry Steele, CUNY Dance Initiative

Shook Ones

Spring 2015
Performance: May 29 and 30 at 8pm; May 30 at 2pm
Tickets: $20

Shook Ones is a multimedia dance theater company that utilizes dance, spoken word and projection to create live experiences that are visually stimulating, emotionally impactful and socially relevant. Based in NYC, Shook Ones was founded in 2012 by choreographer, Cindy Salgado, and writer/director, Alejandro Rodriguez, both Juilliard alum, who met in South Florida as volunteers for the non-profit, Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). Read More

In January 2014, they were joined by another ASTEP alum, multimedia artist, Yazmany Arboleda, for their debut show at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, “Rare and Dangerous and Necessary.” Their first full-length original work, “Sorry,“ is currently in development at LPAC, with additional support provided by the Center for Innovation in the Arts at The Juilliard School.

Shook Ones, CUNY Dance Initiative

stringdance+media

Spring 2015

stringdance+media creates art pieces, videos and performances that investigate the human condition through varied references and diverse formal approaches. Balletic and flamenco-inspired contemporary dances, narrative threads, and vividly costumed figures inhabiting decorated spaces or beautiful natural surroundings are united in videos, photographs and dance-theater pieces. stringdance+media was founded in 2001 by Christy Walsh as a vehicle for her film and choreography projects. Read More

stringdance has performed in conventional venues and specific sites in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Korea. These include an evening-length work at Green Space in Queens and site-specific pieces presented by FIGMENT and Chashama. stringmedia films have been exhibited in Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, China, South Africa, Australia, and the United States. Walsh participated in the “Dance for Camera” residency at MASS Moca in 1999, and has benefited from choreographic residencies with New Jersey Peak Arts Center, Southwest Virginia Ballet, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, and Salvatore LaRussa Dance Academy.

Stringdance media, CUNY Dance Initiative

Torkomada, Inc.

Spring 2015

TORKOMADA, Inc., a multidisciplinary not-for-profit organization, envisions the indigenous and folk dances of the Middle East and North Africa as an important, but neglected diplomatic tool in cultural diplomacy, especially in U.S.-Middle East relations. Headed by Torkom Movsesiyan, a Bulgarian-Armenian trained by dance legends Morocco and Tarik Sultan, Torkomado focuses on Raqs Sharqi, a traditional Egyptian folk dance, popularly known by its misnomer—belly dance. TORKOMADA is a member of UNESCO’s International Dance Council, and has been featured in the Daily News, Lincoln Center, The United Nations, HBO, Time Out New York, The Indie Flava Magazine, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. TORKOMADA currently conducts academic research on dance, builds dance curricula for after-school programs in NYC, and works closely with a foreign language project, where students studying Arabic language can learn it through Middle Eastern music and dance.

Torkomada, CUNY Dance Initiative

Ephrat Asherie Dance

Summer/Fall 2015
FREE House Technique Class: October 19, 4:15-5:45pm
M18 in the APEX

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie trained in ballet and modern dance but found her artistic home in breaking, hip hop and house. She began breaking in 2002 under Richard Santiago (aka Break Easy) and soon after was introduced to house music. As artistic director of Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD), her work has been presented at the Apollo Theater, the Ahmanson Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, New York Live Arts and Dixon Place, among others. Read More

Ephrat is a NYFA artist and has received various grants and awards to support her work including a Mondo Cane! commission from Dixon Place, a Swing Space and Workspace residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a Travel and Study grant from the Jerome Foundation. Ephrat has performed and taught throughout the U.S. and Europe, as well as in Peru, South Africa and Israel. She has appeared on NBC, MTV, Comedy Central and at City Center, Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden. Ephrat holds a B.A. in Italian language from Barnard College and is a MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin: Milwaukee. She is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center and the Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Program and dances with her crew MAWU, a house dance collective.

Ephrat Asherie Dance, CUNY Dance Initiative

Rocha Dance Theater

Summer/Fall 2015
FREE Modern Technique Class: September 21, 3:30-5:00pm
M18 in the APEX

Jenny Rocha is a choreographer, producer, costume designer, teaching artist and performer. Currently, she is the artistic director of Rocha Dance Theater and her cabaret group, The Painted Ladies. Jenny is also a teaching artist at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (2012-2015), Brooklyn AirSpace and on the guest faculty at Mark Morris Dance Center. As a dancer, she has worked with noted companies and artists such as Heidi Latsky Dance, Sean Curran Company, and mentors Gary Shore & Kelli Wicke Davis to name a few. Rocha has performed in formal theaters, cabaret stages, operas, films, NBCs America’s Got Talent, festivals, and more. As artistic director of RDT, Jenny has created over 50 works and 12 evening-length productions. She has been a guest artist at Rhode Island College, West Virginia University, ACDFA and a revisiting artist at Roger Williams University since 2001. Rocha graduated with a BA in Dance from Roger Williams University where she received The Outstanding Achievement in Dance Award. Jenny has received support from The Emerging Artist Award Boston, the Thomas Moore Foundation, Danspace Projects Commissioning Initiative, The Puffin Foundation, a residency grant from Armitage Gone! Dance/Contemporary MANA and The Boston Center for the Arts.

Rocha Dance Theater, CUNY Dance Initiative

Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance

Fall 2015

Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance is a New York City based company that works collaboratively in hyper-physical creative processes to produce dynamically rich environments on stage. DB|WD enjoys questioning the social implications and physical limits of a moving body, in order to generate thematically drenched environments on stage. Read More

Dante Brown, who began his dance training at Wesleyan University and holds an MFA in Choreography and Performance from Ohio State University, leads the company. Since 2010, DB|WD has had the opportunity to show work at Columbus Dance Theater, Dance Gallery Festival, Dixon Place, East Village Dance Project, Gowanus Art & Production Green Building, The Howl Festival, LaMaMa Moves Festival, Movement Research, Sam Houston State University, Triskelion Arts, The Wild Project, Wexner Center for the Arts, and YourMove Dance Festival.

Dante Brown Warehouse Dance, CUNY Dance Initiative

Tiffany Mills Company

Fall 2015

Tiffany Mills moved to NYC in 1995 and formed Tiffany Mills Company in 2000. To build work, Mills collaborates with contemporary composers, designers, theater directors and filmmakers. Mills is proud to have been selected to participate in the inaugural year of BAM’s Professional Development Program, culminating in a season at BAM Fisher. Read More

Other performance highlights: Danspace Project’s City/Dans, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Guggenheim Museum Works & Process, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, PICA’s TBA Festival (Oregon), Wexner Center for the Arts (Ohio), and in Mexico, Canada, Italy and Russia. Recent residencies: Tisch Summer Dance Festival, CUNY Dance Initiative, Baryshnikov Arts Center. Select guest teaching: Gibney Dance Center, Dance New Amsterdam, Trisha Brown Studios, Earthdance, ACDFA, universities and dance festivals nationally and internationally. Most recent funding: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Brooklyn Arts Council. Mills received her BA in Dance (University of Oregon) and her MFA in Choreography (Ohio State University).

Tifany Mills Coby Julie Lemberger, CUNY Dance Initiative

Gabrielle Lamb/Gyre and Gimble

Spring/Summer 2015

Gabrielle Lamb, a native of Savannah, Georgia, has been choreographing since 2005 and is also a self-taught animator and filmmaker. She trained at the Boston Ballet School and joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal in 2000. In 2009, choreographer Christopher Wheeldon invited her to join his company Morphoses in New York City. Read More

She won the 2009 National Choreographic Competition of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and, in 2013, Genesis International Choreographic Competition of Milwaukee Ballet, and the National Choreographic Competition of Western Michigan University. Ms. Lamb’s dance works for stage and screen have also been presented by BalletX, Ballet Austin, Ballet Memphis, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The National Choreographers Initiative, Jacob’s Pillow, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, and the American Dance Festival. In addition, her work has screened on the Bravo and ARTV networks (Canada) as well as at dance film festivals worldwide. In 2014 she received a New York City Center Choreography Fellowship and a Princess Grace Choreography Award.

Gabrielle Lambe at Jacob's Pillow, Becket, Massachusetts: Credit Glenn Goettler

InTW/ Hsiao-Wei Hsieh & Hsiao-Ting Hsieh

Spring 2015

InTW produces thoughtful, poetic and ambitious dance productions that transpose human themes into choreography. InTW was formed in 2013 by twin sisters from Taiwan, Hsiao-Wei Hsieh and Hsiao-Ting Hsieh. The sisters started building their choreographic repertory in 2009 while studying at the Graham School. Read More

In 2012, they had their first production, “City Impression Series No.1”, at the Manhattan Movement and Art Center, and were invited to be presented at the Roxbury Art Center in 2012 – 2014. The dance language in their choreography is rooted in Hsiao-Wei & Hsiao-Ting’s own culture, modern dance training, movement analysis by Rudolf Laban and their fascination with storytelling. InTW has been selected for the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Teton Artlab Residency Program, CUNY Dance Initiative, The Field Artist Residency Space, Artist Residency at TOPAZ ARTS.

InTW, CUNY Dance Initiative

Treehouse Shakers

Fall 2015
Schooltime Performances: December 10 & 11 at 10:15am
Tickets: $5

Treehouse Shakers is a dance-theater company specializing in dynamic performances for young audiences and their families. Founded in 1997 by lifelong friends and collaborators Emily Bunning, choreographer, and Mara McEwin, writer/director, Treehouse Shakers builds inventive, intelligent and engaging performances that nurture creative thought and inspire dialogue. Read More

Treehouse Shakers currently has six shows, for babies to teens, on a rotating tour across the nation. Their newest original work, Under the Tangle is a dance-mystery geared towards ages 8+ about a young orphaned girl who becomes ensnarled in a mysterious labyrinth. This adventurous tale is filled with obstacles, relationships, and discoveries, and is part of Tribeca Performing Arts Center’s Schooltime series, which offers subsidized tickets to live performances for school groups in the NYC area.

Under the Tangle Labyrinth, Chrylynn Tsushima, CUNY Dance Initiative