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Dance – James Whiteside – Ballet -Summer Tour

James Whiteside, ballet’s most daring principal artist known for his theatrical and technical versatility, will begin an extensive and varied summer tour, with seven appearances worldwide, after the close of the American Ballet Theatre’s Metropolitan Opera House Season.

The bold and irreverent James Whiteside is packing his suitcase and touring around the globe, bringing pieces of his ballet, pop and drag persona with him! Having gained a tremendous fan base over pushing boundaries both artistically and within the LGBTQ community, James will give audiences everywhere a little bit of everything– the classics, the celebrated, and the new works of James himself, produced for the first time under his new production company James Whiteside Presents. He is a dancer, a designer, and a dreamer, and he is coming to a city near you during the next few months.

 

And if you can’t wait until showtime and need a quick fix, here is James’s most recent music video, Piece of MeThis is only a taste of his infectious energy and talent.

 

 

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Whiteside kicks off the summer at Fire Island Dance Festival, followed by an evening of self-choreographed work at Jacob’s Pillow, performances at Joyce Theater with Gemma Bond, BALLETNOW, Vail Dance Festival and Ballet Sun Valley, and lastly a tour to Japan late summer to work with Tokyo Disney. Performances will showcase a variety of dance styles including classical ballet, contemporary ballet, modern, theater jazz and hip-hop.

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Now in its 23rd season, the Fire Island Dance Festival, having nearly raised $5 million dollars on behalf of Dancers Responding to AIDS, will invite James to perform in a new work by musical theater choreographer Al Blackstone. How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore? premiering at the festival, July 15 and 16 and set to a soundscape by Prince, centers around a character portrait of a contemporary man, played by James, who has everything—money, power, sex appeal—and the disturbing truth about the lengths he will go to get what he wants.

The following week, James will produce and premiere 5 Dances on Jacob’s Pillow Dance’s “Inside/Out” stage, July 19. A collection of original works in varied styles that he has created over the last few years, Whiteside will perform with American Ballet Theatre soloist Cassandra Trenary, with narration by actor/show maker Jack Ferver. This program consists of Zero Hour, set to Vivaldi’s classic “Winter” and originally co-choreographed by Whiteside and Melissa Hough; On the Water, a pas de deux to Schubert’s “Auf Dem Wasser zu Singen”; and You Rascal You, a solo to Louis Armstrong’s song of the same name and a murder mystery jazz dance; among other works.

 

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On July 25 and 26, James will join Skylar Brandt, Tyler Maloney, Calvin Royal III, Gabe Stone Shayer, Devon Teuscher, and Cassandra Trenary on the Joyce Stage in the world premiere of Impressions, part of an evening with Gemma Bond. With costume design conceptualized and designed on the Joyce stage by James, the work explores the connection between everyday events and the aesthetics of ballet. Bond’s choreography is a study in placing ballet in a less traditional setting—without scenery, without mime and gesture, but through pure dance that creates and inspires emotion and audience connection.

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On July 28- 30, James will join guest curator Tiler Peck and an exciting roster of dance superstars for BALLETNOW, a 3-day dance series at The Music Center, in Los Angeles California. James will dance the pas de deux from both Romeo and Juliet and Rubies with American Ballet Theater principal Isabella Boylston and Lauren Cuthbertson, principal dancer at the Royal Ballet in London.

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To round out the summer, Whiteside will take the stage at the Vail Dance FestivalAugust 4 and 5, and Ballet Sun ValleyAugust 22 and 24 under the direction of Isabella Boylston. There, James will reprise the Rubies pas de deux with Boylston, while also mounting his own You Rascal You. Finally, James will end his extensive calendar of appearances inTokyo to both dance in and choreograph a specially arranged Beauty and the Beast excerpt, Tale as Old as Time for a Tokyo Disney’s release of Beauty and the Beast.

 

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James Whiteside Calendar Highlights:

July 15-16 – Fire Island Dance Festival, Fire Island: How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore? by Al Blackstone

July 19 – Jacob’s Pillow Dance’s Inside/Out, Becket, MA: James Whiteside Presents 5 Dances

July 25-26 – Joyce Theater, NYC: Impressions with Gemma Bond

July 28-30 – BALLETNOW, Los Angeles CA: Romeo and Juliet and Rubies Pas de Deux

August 4-5 – Vail Dance Festival, Vail, CO: International Evenings of Dance

August 22-24– Ballet Sun Valley, Sun Valley, ID: Romeo and Juliet pas de deux, You Rascal You

August Dates TBD – Tokyo Disney, Japan: Beauty and the Beast

 

As for videos, here are a few that show the range of James:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNDvLAca1ME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucj1_XIlMx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj6kcpys_Tg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0vp9N_MDoA&t=80s

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ABOUT JAMES WHITESIDE

Born in Fairfield, Connecticut, James Whiteside is a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. He joined ABT in 2012 as a soloist and was promoted to a principal one season later. Prior to ABT, he danced with Boston Ballet from 2002-2009, moving from the studio company to principal over the 7-year tenure. Throughout his professional career, he has performed the works of Balanchine, Cranko, Kylian, Macmillan, Ratmansky, Tudor, and Tharp, originating roles in Ratmansky’s latest ballet, Serenade After Plato’s Symposium, andChamber Symphony for American Ballet Theatre. Whiteside’s dance training began at age nine studying jazz at the D’Valda & Sirico Dance Centre and, later, ballet training at the Virginia School of the Arts. James Whiteside is also known for his theatrical personas JbDubs, pop-dance artist, and Ühu Betch, part of the hilarious drag posse The Dairy Queens.

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WE Recommend : DANCE 4/28th,29th, &30th BKLYN BRIDGE DANCE FESTIVAL

We Highly Recommend attending ALL THREE DAYS!

Ballet! Modern! Interpretive! Alternative!

Jonathan Howard Katz is extremely creative and organized, as befits a composer-pianist-founder-curator, whose own compositions will be showcased during the month of June.

He is wildly excited about the programming at the Fist Annual Brooklyn Bridge Dance,Festival, And so are We.

 

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WHO: GK ArtsCenter and Periapsis Music and Dance, Curated by Jonathan Howard Katz, Artistic Director of Periapsis Music and Dance

WHAT: The FIRST annual Brooklyn Bridge Dance Festival including Periapsis Open Series

WHEN: Friday, April 28 at 8:00pm, Saturday, April 29 at 8:00pm, Sunday April 30 at 5:00pm and 8:00pm

WHERE: GK ArtsCenter (aka Gelsey Kirkland Academy), 29 Jay St. Brooklyn, NY, Accessible by the A,C, and F trains

Please see below for a complete lineup.

Brooklyn Bridge Dance Festival

including the Periapsis Open Series

GK ArtsCenter and Periapsis Music and Dance

GK ArtsCenter presents the inaugural season of the Brooklyn Bridge Dance Festival! Curated by Jonathan Howard Katz, artistic director of Periapsis Music and Dance, the festival brings together choreographers from New York City and beyond who have each found their own unique artistic voice.

The third day of the festival is reserved for the Periapsis Open Series, which specifically presents choreographers engaged in musical collaborations.

Friday, April 28, 8:00 pm:
– Ariel Rivka Dance
– Benjamin Briones Ballet
– ChristinaNoel & the Creature
– Gelsey Kirkland Ballet
– Mari Meade Dance Collective (MMDC)
– Thomas/Ortiz Dance

Saturday, April 29, 8:00 pm:
– Asya Zlatina
– Christopher Caines Dance
– Gelsey Kirkland Ballet
– metaphors&similesDANCE
– New Chamber Ballet
– Trainor Dance

Sunday, April 30, 5:00 pm AND 8:00 pm
Periapsis Open Series
– Alison Cook Beatty Dance with composer Dorian Wallace
– Belinda McGuire Dance Projects
– Julia Bengtsson with composer Charlotte Mundy
– Logos Dance Collective with composer Dmitri Tymoczko 

 

 

 

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Dance – DANCER AND EDUCATOR THERESA RUTH HOWARD LAUNCHES MOBBALLET: A DIGITAL ARCHIVE PRESERVING THE LEGACY OF BLACK BALLET

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MoBBallet’s Roll Call is a list of professional black ballet dancers that today features 301 names and is growing as black ballet artists submit their names. The site also houses an E–Zine that features insights on issues affecting both the ballet world and society such as diversity and inclusion –and a timeline that spans the history of black ballet from 1919 to present day.

 

DANCER AND EDUCATOR THERESA RUTH HOWARD LAUNCHES MOBBALLET: A DIGITAL ARCHIVE PRESERVING THE LEGACY OF BLACK BALLET

Initiative Creates a Shift in Perspective on the Current Conversation around Diversity in Ballet through Stories of Current and Past Black Professional Ballet Dancers

Dancer Theresa Ruth Howard announces the launch of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet), a groundbreaking legacy project documenting and transforming conversations around black ballet artists. The initiative will focus on bringing visibility to the lesser-known history of black ballet dancers around the world through video profiles, essays and archival data which capture the artistry and humanity of black ballet dancers. At launch, MoBBallet’s website houses a community sourced Roll Call which lists the names of black ballet dancers past and present, a digital timeline that places historical moments in black ballet history next to key events in world history, and an E-Zine that sheds light on issues affecting the ballet community and society at large.

 

The recipient of a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, MoBBallet’s first anchor project, the Philadelphia Project, will document the stories of four Philadelphia trained black ballerinas— including Joan Myers Brown, founder of The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!), Delores Browne from the New York Negro Ballet Company and Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Coinciding with the launch of MoBBallet, founder Theresa Ruth Howard will serve as keynote speaker at Dutch National Ballet’s Positioning Ballet conference on February 11th, where she will officially introduce MoBBallet’s mission to promote larger discussions within the international dance community around the stories of black ballet dancers. A select group of leading artistic directors from America, Europe, Asia and Russia have been invited to attend the conference.

“Diversity in Ballet in America is a very specific challenge given our racial history” remarks Howard. “The histories and demographics of each of the companies that will be represented during Positioning Ballet are just as specific. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see and hear what their issues are regarding diversity in the field.”

To date, MoBBallet has captured over 301 names to the Roll Call and calls for professional black ballet dancers not already on the list to add their names. MoBBallet’s archival information covers important moments in the history of black ballet from 1919 to present day.

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ABOUT MOBBALLET Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet) is a non-profit organization that is building a digital archive where the history of blacks in professional ballet can be preserved. Founded by ballerina Theresa Ruth Howard, MoBBallet facilitates authentic dialogues on diversity, equality and aesthetics through workshops, panels and video profiles of both iconic and emerging black ballet dancers. The online archive provides timelines of important moments in the history of black ballet and juxtaposes them against key moments in world history. The Roll Call initiative is an ever-expanding list of black ballet dancers past and present –E-Zine brings visibility to issues that loom large in both the ballet world and society such as diversity and inclusion.
ABOUT THERESA RUTH HOWARD Founder of MoBBallet, Theresa Ruth Howard is an expert and advocate on the issue of diversity in Ballet. She has sat on panels for Dance/USA, Dance/NYC, Collegium for African Diaspora Dance at Duke University, and collaborated with International Association of Blacks in Dance in the planning and facilitation of the first Ballet Audition for female ballet dancers of color. A former member of the Dance Theater of Harlem, and Armitage Gone! Dance, Howard has worked extensively with choreographer Donald Byrd, and was a guest artist with Complexions Contemporary Ballet. As a contributor to Pointe, Expressions (Italy), Tanz (Germany) and dance media publications, Howard has emerged as a clear and defining voice on topics such as body image and race. She holds more than 17 years of experience as a dance educator including Ballet Faculty at the Ailey School.

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DANCE– ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET 11/7/15 *nyc

This new work was choreographed in full in silence. It wasn’t until composer Concetta Abbate came into the studio to see the work was the music written and Chateau began to really take form. This is rare to find in such a small company setting, as most choreographers don’t have these resources at their disposal. I am looking forward to seeing these dancers and musicians move around the stage together, weaving in and out of long draping fabrics to pay homage to French landmark Chateau de Fontainebleau.

 

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TWELVE DANCERS AND FOUR MOVING MUSICIANS PRESENT ONE WORLD PREMIERE BY ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET

Female pointe choreographer uses 100+ yards of fabric to pay homage to historical French architecture

Arch Contemporary Ballet, in its mission to create an artistic process that enhances the connection between ballet and music, presents an alluring and emblematic world premiere Château by Artistic Director Sheena Annalise at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center on Saturday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m.

A rising pioneer for ballet and music, Annalise’s bold and distinct style unveils unconventional lines of a dancer’s body. This new work exposes and is inspired by Château de Fontainebleau’s dark history and architectural intricacy, home to French ruling dynasties for eight centuries. Arch Sound Ensemble’s string quartet plays a prominent role as they share the stage, moving among the dancers to represent the corridors and seemingly endless chambers of Château for the dancers as they play their commissioned and rich score. The evening length work will feature an ensemble of 12 dancers, 4 musicians, 100+ yards of fabric and a music score by Concetta Abbate.

“Arch Contemporary Ballet (ACB) challenges the past and launches into the future with new pointe work, new music, and new ideas about what ballet can be,” remarks Annalise.  “The choreography tests the framework of what a body can do, questioning classicism with partnering and pointe work, and explores the creative process by setting the dance before the music.”

Conceived in February, the entire piece, like many of Annalise’s works, was finished in silence before commissioning its original score. With the Arch Sound Ensemble sharing the stage with the dancers, they are essential to the ballets setting, spotlighting female partnering, and forming metaphorical walls of the Château. As movement progresses, the quartet establishes different chambers for the dancers to explore creating powerful symmetry and visual lines. Additionally, the work is embellished with lavish fabrics, draped from the rafters to the skirts of the dancers. This creates an additional dimension to the Parisian and historical backdrop layering the audience experience and the overall temperature and setting of the work.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
Château will be performed one night only, Saturday, November 7th at 7:00 Sheena Annalise Luis Pons Photography Contemporary Ballet New York City Arch Contemporary Balletp.m.
General admission tickets are $25. Reserved patron seats are $35. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/977185.

DIRECTIONS
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center is located at 248W 60th Street in Manhattan and is accessible by Subway 1, A, B, C or D trains.
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ABOUT ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET
Founded in 2013, New York City’s Arch Contemporary Ballet was established with a bold spirit and innovative vision to create an artistic process that enhances the connection between ballet and music. All of ACB’s works are choreographed and completed in silence. Commissioned artists then create original music scores specifically for each repertoire program. In addition to her innovative way of joining movement and music, Artistic Director and choreographer, Sheena Annalise, challenges classicism with a cutting-edge approach to partnering, pairing women on pointe together as partners. ACB has performed across the country including the Paramount Theatre in Boston, Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, AZ, Marlene Boll Theatre in Detroit, New York City’s Sheen Center, and more. Learn more at www.ArchBallet.com.

SHEENA ANNALISE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Artistic Director and choreographer, Sheena Annalise, at age 14, was honored to work with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in “ Equator Project”, nurturing her choreographic talent. She quickly found a distinct voice by creating innovative body lines and exploring her fascination with the connection between movement and music. In her early work she began to play with creating her own tempos, accents, and pauses in her ballets without the limitations of existing music. Looking to accentuate her silent yet rhythmic choreography, she developed her artistic process of commissioning artists to create music specifically to each repertoire program. Annalise spent 2012 mentoring with the Mark Morris Dance Group, when she then founded Arch Contemporary Ballet the following year. Through ACB she has received residencies and space grants throughout NYC and has been named a “Prodigy” by The Women’s Project.

CONCETTA ABBATE, COMPOSER
The talented Concetta Abbate is a NYC based composer, violinist, violist, and vocalist. She began studying classical violin and ear training at age 4, with Irene Lawton. After a childhood dedicated to classical training, Concetta became interested in folk tales, natural science, poetry in Spanish, and everyday objects and sounds.  She has been described as a “badass violinist” by Garret Bryant (HINGED) and “Eerie, haunting ‘Chamber Pop” by the German music blog Kulterwelt. Her diverse performance venues include The East Indian Music Academy, the Rubin Art Museum, The Eastman School of Music, The Tilles Center, Cornelia Street Cafe, Columbia University, the Jazz Gallery and The Stone. She was recently a visiting composer in residence at TAKT gallery in Berlin in 2014 and will be returning to teach a workshop on music composition in 2016. This is Concetta’s second commission by Arch Contemporary Ballet.

ARCH SOUND ENSEMBLE
Arch Sound Ensemble is dedicated to carrying out Arch Contemporary Ballet’s mission to enhance the connection between ballet and music. Resident musicians hail from all musical backgrounds spanning an unlimited range of instruments and merit.

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All female dance series CounterPointe to bridge London to NY – April 10-12. 2015

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in a few days happening at the Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn,
presented by both Norte Maar and Brooklyn Ballet, curated by Julia
Gleich- head of choreography at the Laban Center in London. There will
be 11 works presented, ALL female choreographers and all using the
pointe show in non classical/non traditional ways. Because the
percentage of male dancemakers so heavily outweighs that of the female,
this festival is a step in the right direction in encouraging women to
find their choreographic voice and to take artistic risks.

The performances are April
10, 11 and 12th!

COUNTERPOINTE RETURNS FOR 3RD ANNUAL SERIES TO PRODUCE NEW WORK BY
WOMEN FOR POINTE

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3-DAY FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE A DIVERSE LINEUP, WORLD PREMIERES AND
WORKS IN PROGRESS BY ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING DANCEMAKERS

 

NORTE MAAR [1], a committed international
think-tank dedicated to the creation, promotion, and presentation of
collaborations in the disciplines of the visual, literary, and the
performing arts, together with BROOKLYN BALLET [2], present
CounterPointe3, APRIL 10-12, 2015 in downtown Brooklyn’s The Actors
Fund Arts Center.

This annual curated performance series features 11
WOMEN CHOREOGRAPHERS making new work en pointe, dedicated to presenting
the latest experimental, innovative, risk-taking choreography that
shows a depth of investment in ballet.

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CounterPointe3 will present
works by series curator JULIA K. GLEICH [3] (Gleich Dances) and Lynn
Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet) as well as Sheena Annalise (Arch
Contemporary Ballet), Mishi Castroverde, Kristin Draucker, Kayla
Harley, Jen McGinn, Katie Rose McLaughlin, Melissa Padham (Brooklyn
Contemporary Ballet Collective), Donna Salgado and Eryn Renee Young
(XAOC Contemporary Ballet).

Inaugurated in 2012 in collaboration with Norte Maar [4], CounterPointe
[5] is rooted in a vested focus on the ballet concert vocabulary,
investigating new and historic territory, encouraging discussion and
creating a forum for women, young or old, emerging or established, to
take artistic risks.

“There are no easy solutions to the glaring imbalance of representation
of women as creative leaders in ballet choreography,” recounts Julia
Gleich, CounterPointe’s curator. “Annually we celebrate their
choreography, those visions and the vibrant energy of women’s work in a
program encouraging a range of approaches to pointe. Our dream for the
future is to make CounterPointe unnecessary.”

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York
City Department for Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City
Council.

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TICKET INFO

General admission tickets are $20, Students and seniors, $15. Tickets
can be purchased at the door or online at
http://counterpointe3nyc.eventbrite.com [1] [6].

VENUE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE

The Actors Fund Arts Center is located at 160 Schermerhorn Street in
downtown Brooklyn and accessible by A, C, or G trains to
Hoyt-Schermerhorn. 2, 3 to Hoyt Street. F, R to Jay St./Metrotech. 4, 5
to Borough Hall.

FESTIVAL LINE-UP:

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 7:30 P.M. – POST PERFORMANCE Q & A WITH
GABRIELLE LAMB_

Julia K. Gleich (Gleich Dances)

Lynn Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet)

Mishi Castroverde

Kristin Draucker

Kayla Harley

Jen McGinn

Katie Rose McLaughlin

Melissa Padham (Brooklyn Contemporary Ballet Collective)

Donna Salgado

Eryn Renee Young (XAOC Contemporary Ballet)

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SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 7:30 P.M. – POST PERFORMANCE Q & A WITH KAT
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Julia K. Gleich (Gleich Dances)

Lynn Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet)

Sheena Annalise (Arch Contemporary Ballet)

Mishi Castroverde

Kristin Draucker

Kayla Harley

Jen McGinn

Katie Rose McLaughlin

Donna Salgado

Eryn Renee Young (XAOC Contemporary Ballet)

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 4:00 P.M.

Julia K. Gleich (Gleich Dances)

Lynn Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet)

Sheena Annalise (Arch Contemporary Ballet)

Mishi Castroverde

Kayla Harley

Jen McGinn

Katie Rose McLaughlin

Eryn Renee Young (XAOC Contemporary Ballet)

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ITE FESTIVAL ARTISTS REPERTORY DETAILS

INTERMEZZO | WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer: Julia K Gleich [3]

Music: Johannes Brahms, performed live by Liz Meyers

A world premiere, Intermezzo is a collaboration driven by Pianist Liz
Meyers’s interest in the relationships between Clara Schumann and
Brahms and the other men in her life. En pointe with a modern impetus,
this piece is about seeking the utterly human within the dance.
Utilizing a balletic vocabulary while distancing the movement from its
strict form creates a tension of opposition and contrasts, of
attractions and repulsions that motivate all movement and are a
metaphor for life.

 

QUILL/T | WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer: Julia K Gleich [3] and Lynn Parkerson

Music: Ranjit Bhatnagar

Projection: David Chang

Quill/t is a dance for 4 women using the mathematical concept of
vectors to create new movement. The dance is performed against a
projection of Chang’s calligraphy using sensors and microphones on the
pen and paper. A movement and sound connection between the pointe shoe
on the floor and pen on paper is established.

 

UNTITLED | WORK IN PROGRESS

Choreographer: MISHI CASTROVERDE/MISHIDANCE [7]

Music: Piano Sonata No. 8, ‘Pathétique’ in C minor: Adagio cantabile,
Ludwig van Beethoven

Poetry: One Art by Elizabeth Bishop, read by Sasha Castroverde

Representing the beginning stages of a longer work that will premiere
in the fall of 2015, this yet to be titled work, partially inspired by
Elizabeth Bishop’s poem _One Art_, explores the concept of loss. This
work stands atop the structure of a villanelle – a nineteen-line poetic
form. This work explores the ways in which the structure of a poem can
inform the structure of a dance.

 

PORTRAIT | WORK IN PROGRESS

Choreographer: Kristin Draucker

Music: Edgar Meyer/ Sliding Down

While incorporating both modern and ballet, this work builds upon the
movements of everyday gestures to paint a picture of a dear friend who
lives strongly within the confines of an idea brought to life through
visual art. Autobiographical in nature, the work will focus on a
necessary wind of change, nostalgia and the fondness of a memory that
we often represent by a physical representation of the emotions it
evokes.

 

RUN-ON SENTENCES OF I MISS YOU…” | WORK IN PROGRESS

Choreographer: Kayla Harley

Music: Richard Pryor Skit, Car Wash movie soundtrack and Nina Simone’s
“I Get Along Without You.”

Just as a sentence must come to a halt at the interjection of a
punctuation mark, so must a trail of thoughts come to a close at the
point of reality. In this work in progress, there is an exploration of
an ongoing thought and memory of a lost loved one. A motif of ticking
symbolizes the second hands of a clock, working in tandem with use of
fabric to add a layer of the visual portrayal of abandonment.

 

THROUGH THE DUST | NEW YORK PREMIERE

Choreographer: Jennifer McGinn [8]

Music: Sound design by Jennifer McGinn with samples from Liturgy,
Drake, Fugees, Daft Punk, Chopin, Boards of Canada, and Interpol

Through the Dust uses nihilistic themes to deconstruct classical
ballet and the fixed, often negative, ideas associated with it. The
performers reconstruct an open structure of empowerment drawing from
traditional and contemporary influences.

 

SCRIPP 422 | RE-STAGING

Choreographer: Melissa Padham (Brooklyn Contemporary Ballet Collective)
[9]

Music: Fugazi

The first work created by Brooklyn Contemporary Ballet Collective, this
work is an innovative fusion of gestural arm phrases mixed with
challenging and manipulated ballet leg and footwork with a twist of
punk rock.

NOUVEAU | WORK IN PROGRESS

Choreographer: Katie Rose McLaughlin/Designated Movement Company [10]

Music: Sound Design by Taylor Brook

NOUVEAU is the casual non-performance action of being extremely
virtuosic at something commonplace. Often, virtuosity in dance is
overly intentional, while post-modern choreography often disdains the
development of an extremely technical and rigorous movement vocabulary.
This work in progress juxtaposes these two schools of thoughts using
comedy and sharp wit.

 

ANODYNIA

Choreographer: Eryn Renee Young/ XAOC Contemporary Ballet [11]

Music: Break of Reality

Anodynia is a ballet that explores strength and softness in the female
condition, a study of the different ways that women can express
strength.

Norte Maar

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ABOUT NORTE MAAR

NORTE MAAR FOR COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS IN THE ARTS is a 501(c)3
non-profit arts organization founded in 2004 by curator Jason Andrew
and choreographer Julia K. Gleich with a mission to create, promote,
and present collaborations in the disciplines of the visual, literary,
and the performing arts: connecting artists, choreographers, composers,
writers, and other originating artists with venues and each other.
Visit us at www.nortemaar.org [12]

ABOUT BROOKLYN BALLET

BROOKLYN BALLET is a professional, not-for-profit dance company
dedicated to artistic excellence, education and serving Brooklyn’s
diverse communities. The company was founded in February 2002 by
Artistic Director Lynn Parkerson, the first of its kind in Brooklyn in
more than 40 years. Brooklyn Ballet brings a contemporary vision to the
treasured art form of ballet, with repertory and programs that
revitalize and re-imagine the classical form. Visit us at
www.brooklynballet.org [2]

ABOUT JULIA K. GLEICH

JULIA K. GLEICH, curator and choreographer, is a critically acclaimed
choreographer, teacher, scholar interested in re-contextualizing
ballet. Her company, Gleich Dances performed in the UK and US including
seasons at The Broadway Theatre, Barking (Arts Council
England-supported), NYC’s Joyce SoHo and Centre for Performance
Research with critical notice in The New York Times, Village Voice, New
Criterion and Brooklyn Rail. She was commissioned to create a
site-specific work for the opening of St. Pancras International
Eurostar station in 2007. Collaboration is a key part of her
creativity. In 2004 she co-founded with curator, Jason Andrew, Norte
Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts (www.nortemaar.org) in
Brooklyn, NY, named by Jerry Saltz as “..the closest thing to the
eighties East Village.” Her practice-based research on vectors and
dance was published in the Dynamic Body in Space. Her conceptual dance
films have been exhibited in NYC, and Singapore. She is an advocate for
women in ballet, producing annual CounterPointe performances in NY and
London and mentors young choreographers each summer in Dance at
Socrates in NYC. Ms. Gleich is Head of Choreography at London Studio
Centre and faculty at Trinity Laban. Her training included: School of
American Ballet, the Limón Institute and Cunningham Studio. She has
been on faculties of several universities in the US and received the
Distinguished Alumna Award 2014 from the University of Utah Fine Arts.
She was External Examiner, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, and
Master teacher, Hikone Dance Intensive, Japan.
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[1] http://nortemaar.org [2]
[2] http://www.brooklynballet.org [3]
[3] http://gleichdances.org [4]
[4] http://nortemaar.org/projects/counterpoint3/ [5]
[5] http://brooklynballet.org/performances/2015/counterpointe [6]
[6] http://counterpointe3nyc.eventbrite.com [1]
[7] http://www.mishidance.com [7]
[8] http://www.jenmcginndance.com [8]
[9] http://bcballetcollective.weebly.com/the-collective.html [9]
[10] http://www.designatedmovement.com/Designated_Movement/About.html [10]
[11] http://www.xaocballet.com [11]
[12] http://www.nortemaar.org [12]

Links:
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[1] http://counterpointe3nyc.eventbrite.com
[2] http://nortemaar.org
[3] http://www.brooklynballet.org
[4] http://gleichdances.org
[5] http://nortemaar.org/projects/counterpoint3/
[6] http://brooklynballet.org/performances/2015/counterpointe
[7] http://www.mishidance.com
[8] http://www.jenmcginndance.com
[9] http://bcballetcollective.weebly.com/the-collective.html
[10] http://www.designatedmovement.com/Designated_Movement/About.html
[11] http://www.xaocballet.com
[12] http://www.nortemaar.org

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The Museum at FIT Presents New York City’s Ballets with a Twist on Designing for Dance Katie Murphy Amphitheatre · Thursday, February 26, 2015 · 6 pm

The Museum at FIT

Presents

New York City’s

Ballets with a Twist

on

Designing for Dance

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre · Thursday, February 26, 2015 · 6 pm

 

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 6:00 pm, costume designer Catherine Zehr will discuss her career with New York City’s Ballets with a Twist at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Katie Murphy Amphitheatre as part of the museum’s Fashion Culture series. Featuring performances of excerpts from artistic director and choreographer Marilyn Klaus’ Cocktail Hour: The Show, the event will shed light on the process of designing for dance. Klaus will provide additional insight on Zehr’s contribution to the production and join her in answering audience questions.

Kelsey BWATwist

For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/BTwistFIT.

 

The Show

Cocktail Hour reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic American entertainment with a fresh mix of charismatic choreography, intoxicating music and exquisite costume design. This cinematic, pop-infused performing arts experience launches the Mai Tai, Shirley Temple, Martini and more off the menu and onto the stage in a series of sparklingly spirited vignettes. Selections performed at FIT will include the elegant “Eau de Vie,” spectral “Absinthe,” and ruthless royal “Bloody Mary,” among others.

Marissa BWATwist

The Company

Klaus, whose choreography has been seen internationally, formed Ballets with a Twist in association with composer Stephen Gaboury and costume designer Catherine Zehr. The company has performed its signature floorshow-to-stage production, Cocktail Hour, in a wide range of venues, from Lincoln Center and Ohio’s PlayhouseSquare to SoHo House and Manhattan nightclub Stage 48.

 

Zehr is the artistic force behind Cocktail Hour’s costume design. Her creations evoke the origins and essence of each spirit with vivid colors and embellishments. Zehr honed her skills while working at major American fashion houses, then by designing and manufacturing attire for her own label. She studied art and design at Washington University and FIT.

Kimberly BWATwist

Gaboury’s compositions for Cocktail Hour have been performed by celebrated musicians nationwide. He has toured the globe with pop/rock icon Cyndi Lauper for more than a decade, also contributing as co-writer on selections in her hit Broadway musical, Kinky Boots. Gaboury’s music has been heard in film, on television and in concert, and he has performed with many A-listers, including Patti Labelle, Suzanne Vega and Ute Lemper.

 

Craving more cocktail culture? Visit http://balletswithatwist.com.

Mika BWATwist

The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT, which is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion. Best known for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions, the museum has a collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. Like other fashion museums, such as the Musée de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda, The Museum at FIT collects, conserves, documents, exhibits, and interprets fashion. The museum’s mission is to advance knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, publications, and public programs.

Emily BWATwist

The museum is part of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, design, business, and technology that has been at the crossroads of commerce and creativity for 70 years. With programs that blend hands-on practice, a strong grounding in theory, and a broad-based liberal arts foundation, FIT offers career education in nearly 50 areas, and grants associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. FIT provides students with a complete college experience at an affordable cost, a vibrant campus life in New York City, and industry-relevant preparation for rewarding careers.

 

For more information, visit http://fitnyc.edu.

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DANCE #APAP — Peridance Showcases 1/10-11/15 *nyc

Peridance Showcases are revelatory.

In the Peridance Company itself, Come watch the incandescent Eila Valls from Spain before she goes white-hot globally.

Patricia Kenny Dance Collection is also great.

We will be discovering the other exciting companies along with you. Can’t Wait.

“Peridance were nothing short of a beautiful dream which introduced me to several companies
whom I’m looking forward to following in the future.” -Wet Paint

Program A
Saturday, January 10th at 8pm
Sunday, January 11th at 1pm

Ate9 Dance Company
Bryn Cohn + Artists
FJK Dance
JT Horenstein
Manuel Vignoulle – M/motions
Patricia Kenny Dance Collection
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
Project20
Spellbound Contemporary Ballet
Urbanity Dance
Visceral Dance Chicago
Nadine Bommer Theater Dance

Program B
Sunday, January 11th at 4pm
Sunday, January 11th at 7pm

Bellydance Evolution
Conteur Dance Company
dawsondancesf
ELSCO Dance
L.A. Contemporary Dance Company
Monteleone Dance Collective
Mystic Ballet
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
Steven Blandino
Suzanne Beahrs Dance
Vacanti Ballets

*does not reflect show order
**each program runs approximately 75 minutes with no intermission

Please note, performances sell out.
All APAP conference participants with an official badge, please email apap@peridance.com
to RSVP for all shows, as well as for our special reception.

The APAP Showcases are free for attendees/presenters (with an APAP badge) and $15 for general public.

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    DANCE — Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT * 11/6-8, 11/13-15

    Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

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    Photo: Rachel Papo

    One Shot, a group piece by highly regarded choreographer and life-long Brooklynite Ron Brown, and his Evidence, A Dance Company, is inspired by the life and work of noted photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, who documented black life in Pittsburgh from 1936 to 1975. Harris captured many aspects of life in Pittsburgh: the spirit of childhood, the indulgences of decadence, and the soul of jazz. One Shot uses the idea of looking to the legacy of community and its echoing effect on other communities in their distinct definition and evolution. The work incorporates video projections by Clifton Taylor and music by Anonimo Consejo, Billy Strayhorn, Ahmad Jamal, Mary Lou Williams, Arturo Sandoval, Mamadouba Mohammed Camara, Lena Horne, and Phyllis Hyman.

    Each week of Evidence’s run at BRIC House will feature a second work by the renowned company. Week A (November 6, 7, 8) will include Order My Steps (2005), which takes its title from Psalms 119 and explores ideas behind the scripture and seeing one’s life as a path. What is our direction? Is it correct and how do we determine that? Dance is used as a vehicle to investigate the sense of purpose and obedience that comes into play when one recognizes “a calling.” Order My Steps features narration by poet Chad Boseman as well as music by Fred Hammond, Terry Riley, and Bob Marley. Week B (November 13-15) will include Come Ye (2003). Inspired by the music and sociopolitical legacies of artists/activists Nina Simone and Fela Kuti, this multimedia work utilizes Mr. Brown’s signature style of kinetic storytelling through African, Caribbean, modern, ballet and social dance styles to summon warriors, angels and activists dedicated to the pursuit of liberation and peace amidst the strug­gles of human conflict. Come Ye includes music by Nina Simone and Fela Kuti, and a video collage by Robert Penn.

    This program is supported in part by a grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Building Demand for the Arts Program.

    Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

    November 6, 2014 · 7:30 PM
    More info & Tickets
    BRIC House Ballroom
    $22 Adv | $27 Door
    $16 Adv | $20 Door Students & Seniors

    Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

    November 7, 2014 · 8:00 PM
    More info & Tickets
    BRIC House Ballroom
    $22 Adv | $27 Door
    $16 Adv | $20 Door Students & Seniors

    Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

    November 8, 2014 · 8:00 PM
    More info & Tickets
    BRIC House Ballroom
    $22 Adv | $27 Door
    $16 Adv | $20 Door Students & Seniors

    Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

    November 13, 2014 · 7:30 PM
    More info & Tickets
    BRIC House Ballroom
    $22 Adv | $27 Door
    $16 Adv | $20 Door Students & Seniors

    Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

    November 14, 2014 · 8:00 PM
    More info & Tickets
    BRIC House Ballroom
    $22 Adv | $27 Door
    $16 Adv | $20 Door Students & Seniors

    Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

    November 15, 2014 · 8:00 PM
    More info & Tickets
    BRIC House Ballroom
    $22 Adv | $27 Door
    $16 Adv | $20 Door Students & Seniors

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    Joffrey Ballet School announces 20 Summer Programs for 2015

    This year, the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City will be launching four new summer intensives.

    In addition, the summer audition tour will be their largest yet with over 100 locations and more than $2 million dollars in scholarships awarded.

    For their biggest summer season to date, Joffrey Ballet School is proud to announce the appointment of Desmond Richardson (Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Complexions Contemporary Ballet) as Program Director over the Joffrey Southwest Dallas Intensive.

     

     

    JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL LAUNCHES FOUR NEW SUMMER INTENSIVES IN 2015 FOR A TOTAL OF 20 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAMS

    Audition Tour to Hit Over 100 Locations and will Offer Over $2 Million in Scholarships; Desmond Richardson Named Director for Dallas Summer Intensive

    Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, announces the addition of four brand new summer programs: Musical Theater, Tap Spectacular, Character Dance and the Joffrey World Dancer Tour to their summer intensive offerings. With its biggest audition tour ever, students at over 100 locations across the globe will have the opportunity to tryout. The year-round school in New York City produces the world’s largest summer training program with locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Georgia, Florence Italy, and in Russia with the Bolshoi Ballet featuring industry-leading faculty. Program directors include Desmond Richardson, Davis Robertson, Josie Walsh, Michael Blake, Jo Matos, Matthew Prescott, Larisa Calero, and Alice Alyse.

    “At the Joffrey Ballet School, we are determined to continue to provide intimate and focused training for all our students. Because of this focus in quality education, the Joffrey Ballet School and their summer programs continue to grow exponentially every year,” says Executive Director Christopher D’Addario. “In order to accommodate this growth, whilst still holding true to our foundation in quality education, we are launching four brand new summer intensives, as well as bringing you new, top-rate program directors.”

    With three shows in three weeks, the Joffrey Musical Theater Intensive, directed by Matthew Prescott, will partner with three Broadway musicals including Wicked and Phantom of the Opera. The students will learn choreography inspired by the shows while working with actual cast members and get tickets to see the performances on Broadway! With its foundation grounded in strong technique, the Musical Theater Intensive in New York City is Joffrey’s first triple-threat program. Students will start each day with ballet and musical theater while also studying voice, acting, makeup and stage combat.

    Also joining the Joffrey summer intensives in New York City will be Character Dance directed by Larisa Calero. Like all Joffrey programs, students will have foundation in ballet, pointe and partnering. They will also learn character pieces from classical ballets and study international dance styles such as Flamenco, Indian, Irish, Tango and others. This program is tailored to the needs of the dancers that want to be versatile and competitive, for the dancers that want to go above and beyond in their dance education and looking for longevity in their dance carrier.

    Joining the Joffrey programs in Miami this year, will be the one-week Tap Spectacular, directed by Jo Matos. Joffrey’s first all-tap program, students will study tap history from the contemporary tap masters, as well as, classes in Soft-Shoe, Clogging, Buck and Wing, Classical Tap, Class Acts, Jazz Tap, Hoofing, Rhythm Tap, Broadway Tap and Funk Tap. A tap improvisation class will encourage students to experiment with their own movement and sound ideas. Small classes will provide the students individual, personal attention, directed corrections and the opportunity to pick the brains of the tap masters. The week will culminate with a student production titled, Great American Dance Movies.

    The Joffrey World Dancer Tour is the first program of its kind. Starting at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York and touring across Europe, students will study at some of the world’s most prestigious ballet schools. This program is designed for only the most dedicated dancers looking to expand their horizons and will give the participants a truly international experience. Four years of pointe experience is required. Dates and details to be announced.

    With the option to either participate in a live class with a Joffrey Ballet School instructor or send in a video audition, prospective students are judged on their technique at the barre with exercises such as plies, tendues and degages. Fee for auditioning is $40 for U.S. auditions.

    Joffrey Ballet School will award $2 million dollars of scholarship funding this year. Merit based scholarships are available and distributed based on a students audition—criteria includes technique, artistry, potential, musicality and tenacity. The school also distributes a limited number of financial aid scholarships. Those seeking a merit or financial aid scholarship should contact the school directly for more information.

    A list of Joffrey Ballet school audition tour locations can be found at joffreyballetschool.com/audition-dates-and-locations.

    Summer Intensive Programs
    Ballet
    New York City – Directed by Davis Roberston
    NYC Pre-Professional – Directed by Davis Robertson
    Joffrey San Francisco – Directed by Josie Walsh
    Joffrey South Georgia – Directed by Alice Alyse
    Joffrey Denver – Directed by Davis Robertson

    Jazz and Contemporary
    New York City – Directed by Michael Blake
    NYC Joffrey Experience – Directed by Michael Blake – faculty from Joffrey national intensives including three Joffrey program directors
    Joffrey Southwest Dallas – Directed by Desmond Richardson
    Joffrey West Los Angeles – Directed by Josie Walsh
    Joffrey South Georgia – Directed by Alice Alyse
    Joffrey Miami – Directed by Jo Matos

    Other Disciplines
    NYC Musical Theater – Directed by Matthew Prescott
    NYC Character Dance – Directed by Larisa Calero
    Miami Tap Spectacular – Directed by Jo Matos

    International Intensives
    Joffrey World Dancer – TBA
    Florence, Italy – Scuola di Danza Hamlyn
    Moscow, Russia – Bolshoi Ballet

    Youth Intensives
    New York City – Directed by Jo Matos – ages 8.5-14
    Joffrey South Georgia – Directed by Alice Alyse – ages 10-13
    NYC Dance Camp – Directed by Jo Matos – ages 3-7

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    About Joffrey Ballet School
    Founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, Joffrey Ballet School maintains the vision of its founders to transform passionate dance students into versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. With an accredited dance program that offers two core pieces of study – ballet and jazz/contemporary – Joffrey is known for its diverse curriculum as well as being the largest summer intensive training program in the country. As Joffrey celebrates its 60th anniversary, it remains at the forefront of American dance education, instilling a passion for dance in children, youth, adults, pre-professionals and professionals. Graduates of the School have gone on to dance for major classical ballet, modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad.

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    Fashion Calendar — FREE – Lectures/Symposia F.I.T. — nyc Fall 2014

    Fashion Culture Special Programs

    Fashion Culture programs are organized by The Museum at FIT to provide new perspectives on the culture of fashion.
    Programs are free unless otherwise indicated. Reservations are required for all events, as space is limited.

     

    To RSVP: Register Online
    You may also register by phone: 212.217.4585 or via email: museuminfo@fitnyc.edu

     


     

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    Talk & Tours

    ""Poirette bra, 1949, USA, gift of Bestform Inc. Christian Dior petticoat, 1951, France, gift of Despina Messinesi.

     

    Exposed Talk & ToursMonday, September 29 | 6 pm – SOLD OUT
    Wednesday, October 15 | 10:30 am
    Wednesday, November 12 | 10:30 amFashion & Textile History GalleryColleen Hill, associate curator of accessories, traces developments in intimate apparel from the 18th century to the present, showing that as the relationship between dress and the body has been redefined over time, so too have the function and appearance of lingerie.REGISTER TODAY

     

    ""Bonwit Teller, evening gown, pink chiffon, c.1920, USA, gift of Linda Wilson.

     

    Dance and Fashion Talk & ToursMonday, September 22 | 6 pm – SOLD OUT
    Wednesday, November 19 | 10:30 am
    Monday, November 24 | 6 pmSpecial Exhibitions GalleryDance & Fashion explores the relationship between two great embodied art forms: dance and fashion. Organized by Valerie Steele, this exhibition focuses on dance costumes created by fashion designers and fashions inspired by dance. The emphasis is on ballet and modern dance, but other dance forms, such as tango, flamenco, and stepping, are featured.REGISTER TODAY

    Events

    "Charles James dress"Charles James, evening dress, taupe silk, 1956, USA, gift of Robert Wells in Memory of Lisa Kirk

     

    Homer Layne: 
    My Life with Charles James at the Chelsea Hotel
    Homer Layne and Dorothea Mink Thursday, September 18 | 6 pm
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design CenterHomer Layne was the trusted assistant to renowned American couturier Charles James. Join Layne as he is interviewed by Dorothea Mink, professor for fashion design at the University of the Arts, Bremen, Germany. Following the interview, Layne will give a demonstration of Charles James’ approach to draping.REGISTER TODAY
    ""Charles Atlas, still from Because We Must, 1989, image courtesy of the artist and Vilma Gold, London.

     

    Radical Glam: The Films of Charles Atlas
    Charles Atlas and Michelle HandelmanTuesday, September 23 | 6 pm
    Film and Media Screening Room D207
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design CenterA pioneering figure in film and video for more than four decades, Charles Atlas will screen films of his work with choreographers Merce Cunningham and Michael Clark, and his latest documentary, Turning, a collaboration with Antony and the Johnsons. Joining him will be Michelle Handelman, FIT associate professor of Film, Media, and Performing Arts. Organized in collaboration with the Film, Media, and Performing Arts Department at FIT.REGISTER TODAY
    alvin valleyCelia Rogge.

     

    The Future of Fashion Tech
    Brandon Holley, Alvin Valley, Alexandra Wilson, 
    and Eric WilsonTuesday, October 7 | 6 pm
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design CenterEric Wilson of InStyle magazine will moderate this panel examining how the internet has transformed the business of fashion. Designer Alvin Valley, Gilt founder Alexandra Wilson, and Brandon Holley, former editor in chief of Lucky magazine, will consider the future of e-commerce. 
    REGISTER TODAY
    ""Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Photograph courtesy of Puig.

     

    Film Screening: Flamenco, Flamenco
    Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Blanca Li, and Michelle HandelmanThursday, October 9 | 6 pm
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design CenterJoin us for a screening of clips from Carlos Saura’s documentary film Flamenco, Flamenco, followed by a conversation with Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, choreographer Blanca Li, and FIT Associate Professor of Film, Media, and Performing Arts Michelle Handelman.Organized in collaboration with the Film, Media, and Performing Arts Department at FIT, and the Consulate General of Spain in New York.REGISTER TODAY
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    The Scandals of Schiaparelli
    Meryle SecrestTuesday, October 14 | 6 pm
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design CenterJoin Meryle Secrest for a presentation of her new book, Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography, the first in-depth telling of the colorful life story of this great couturier and surrealist. A Pulitzer Prize–nominated biographer, Secrest was awarded a National Humanities Medal in 2006.
    REGISTER TODAY
    "martha graham"Katherine Crockett in Martha Graham’sSpectre-1914, by Christopher Jones.

     

    Dance Performance: Lamentation and Spectre-1914 
    The Martha Graham Dance Company, Janet Eilber, 
    Doo-Ri Chung, and Melissa MarraTuesday, October 28 | 6 pm
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design CenterMembers of the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform two of Graham’s classic solos,Lamentation and Spectre-1914, to be followed by a discussion with artistic director Janet Eilber, Doo-Ri Chung, a designer inspired by Graham’s synthesis of movement and fabric, and Melissa Marra, MFIT associate curator of education. Presented in collaboration with Martha Graham Dance Company.REGISTER TODAY
    "Misty Copeland"Gregg Delman

     

    Misty Copeland
    in Conversation with Dr. Valerie Steele Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 pm
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design CenterJoin Valerie Steele, curator of the exhibition Dance & Fashion, for a conversation with Misty Copeland. Misty is a member of the corps de ballet at the American Ballet Theatre. In 2007 she made history by becoming their third African American Female Soloist and first in two decades. In September 2014, she will the first black woman to perform the lead role of Odette/Odile with American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake during the company’s first ever tour to Australia. Misty is the author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, Life in Motion(2014), co-written with award-winning journalist and author Charisse Jones, and of the picture book Firebird (2014) in collaboration with award-winning illustrator and author Christopher Myers. 
    REGISTER TODAY
    ""Courtesy of Cadolle.

     

    Poupie and Patricia Cadolle
    in Conversation with Colleen Hill Thursday, November 6 | 6 pm
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design CenterJoin Colleen Hill, curator of the exhibition Exposed: A History of Lingerie, for a conversation with Poupie and Patricia Cadolle about their family-run business, founded in Paris in 1889 by Herminie Cadolle—an early advocate of the modern brassiere. Cadolle is one of the few lingerie brands that continue to offer couture lingerie. 
    REGISTER TODAY
    ""DUO: artisan and her product. Courtesy of emiLime handcrafted.

     

    Handmaking Luxury – Challenges to Artisan Enterprise Development
    Jasmine Aarons, Adrienne Chaillé, Emily Green, 
    Luna Lee, Annie Millican, and Dr. Regina A. RootThursday, November 13 | 6 pm
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design CenterHow artisan-focused companies foster economic development will be the focus of a lively discussion with Adrienne Chaillé of Green Design Link; Annie Millican of Dara Artisans; Jasmine Aarons, CEO and design director of VOZ; Emily Green, founder and lead designer of emiLime handcrafted; Luna Lee of the Social Consciousness Department at Eileen Fisher; and Dr. Regina A. Root, associate professor of Hispanic studies at the College of William and Mary. 
    REGISTER TODAY
    ""Reigna Fall photo of Team Vicious dancers dressed in Rick Owens.

     

    Team Vicious Steppers Workshop
    Team ViciousTuesday, November 18 | 6 pm
    Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium
    Marvin Feldman Center, Second FloorRick Owens made headlines when the Team Vicious Steppers presented his spring/summer 2014 collection. In this workshop, you can learn the steps they used to storm the runway in Paris, followed by a Q&A with lead stepper LeeAnét Noble, whose company’s mission is “to fuse a variety of art forms into one loud announcement of power and beauty.” This workshop has been made possible through the support of the FIT President’s Diversity Grant Fund. 
    REGISTER TODAY

     


    Symposium

    Opera Nationale de ParisLa Source, Opéra National de Paris, October 2011; Photograph © Ann Ray

     

    Dance & Fashion Symposium

    Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24
    Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium
    Marvin Feldman Center, Second FloorMFIT’s fourteenth annual symposium will explore how dance costume has inspired fashion, and how fashion designers have increasingly been creating dance costumes. Topics include Rei Kawakubo’s collaboration with Merce Cunningham and Rick Owens’ fashion shows featuring steppers. There will be approximately sixteen speakers, including all nine contributors to the book accompanying the concurrent MFIT exhibition Dance & Fashion.Learn more.REGISTER TODAY

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