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Delirious Dances in August! 8/17 Socrates Park FREE performance 3:00pm EDISA WEEKS! Edisa Weeks!

Dancing in the Park

Delirious Dances is dancing without walls during a week-long residency at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City from August 12 – 17, 2013. Enjoy the park, have a picnic and watch the company rehearse a new work and an old work by Edisa, everyday from 10am – 4pm. The residency culminates in a FREE performance on Saturday August 17 at 3pm, featuring choreography by Edisa Weeks, Sidney Schiff and Jonathan Gonzalez.

Read an interview with Edisa about the new work. Dance at Socrates is produced by Notre Maar and Socrates Sculpture Park.

Dancing Science

From May 27 – June 8, Edisa was in residence at the University of Michigan teaching technique classes and creating a new work Crossing Time, for Ann Arbor Dance Works. Crossing Time is inspired by Richard Dawkins’ book “The Selfish Gene,” and is being performed at the UM Museum of Natural History on Thurs. Sept. 12. For information click here.

Dancers: Kaliana Basoukeas, Kula Batangan, Penelope Koulos,       Ashley Manci, Riley O’Donnell, Maddy Rager. Photo: Kirk Donaldson

Dancer’s Turn

Anita Gonzalez interviewed Edisa for Dancer’s Turn. You can read the interview here.

Black Woman White Chick. Photo: George Larkins
Dancer’s Turn promotes a holistic view of dance artists as whole, thoughtful and active persons in relationship to the world and their communities. Dancer’s Turn publishes longform profiles of artists, offering an accessible, powerful insight into the world of dance. The writers featured here, unless otherwise noted, have participated in the 2013 Writing on Dance program at New York Live Arts, instructed by dance writer Eva Yaa Asantewaa.

Did You Know?

Hagan Acting Intensive

Edisa is teaching movement for actors at the HB Studio Summer Acting Intensive from June 30 till August 9, 2013.


Delirious Dances performed at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gala on June 13, 2013, celebrating the expansion of the historic 102 years old Native Flora Garden. Edisa consulted with NFG curator Uli Lorimer to gather information about sphagnum bogs, prairie grasses, oak forests and the pine barrens – ecosystems represented in the garden and native to New York. The diverse and endangered ecosystems were the inspiration for the choreography, and the dancers costumes.

The music was by the fabulous Pixie Moss Trio, featuring:        Uri Sharlin, Katie Down, Matt Darriau

Bafana Solomon Matea and BBG Gala Guests

Costume Designs by Meghan E. Healey


To make a donation to Delirious Dances click here.


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