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Announcement: DanceNOW [NYC]–Festival Twenty Ten

July 2, 2010 by  
Filed under iDANZ NewsWire

DanceNOW [NYC]–Festival Twenty Ten

September 8–11, 2010

Image: PIERDUO, The Bang Group, Photo by Nicholas BurnhamThe annual DanceNOW [NYC] Festival celebrates New York City’s vibrant dance community. Produced by DanceNOW [NYC] and presented in partnership with Dance Theater Workshop, this year’s festival features 40 choreographers, from young innovators to mid-career and established artists, in a lively showcase format. Continuing its signature “short takes” programming, the Festival offers audiences an opportunity to experience a wide range of dance by some of New York’s most innovative and dynamic artists.

“We are always looking for ways to inspire today’s dance makers, to challenge and support the creative process, and to provide artists with new resources to develop their craft,” says Artistic Director and Producer Robin Staff. Now in its sixteenth season, Festival Twenty Ten is taking the DanceNOW “less is more” policy to task, challenging Festival participants to create a new work or present a repertory work seven minutes or less, that offers a concise, clear, and complete artistic statement. The artist that best meets the DanceNOW Challenge will be awarded a week-long residency at Silo at Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, along with a $1000 residency stipend and a paid teaching opportunity at DeSales University, with whom DanceNOW has partnered since 2006 to bring New York City-based choreographer/educators to Bucks County/Lehigh Valley, to teach and perform. The artist will be selected during the Festival by a panel of administrators, educators, and peers.

Become a Member.  Join iDANZ Today!Performances are at Dance Theater Workshop, September 8–11 (Wednesday through Saturday) at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door, and can be purchased by calling 212-924-0077, or online at Dance Theater Workshop is located at 219 West 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) in NYC. Subway: 1 train to 18th Street; A, C, E, L trains to 14th Street/8th Avenue.

Program / Festival Artists:

Wednesday, September 8

  • /Kyle Abraham
  • ad hoc Ballet /Deborah Lohse
  • The Bang Group /David Parker
  • Bridgman/Packer Dance
  • The DASH Ensemble /Gregory Dolbashian
  • Jamal Jackson Dance Company
  • Kawamura the 3rd
  • Khaleh London
  • Skybetter & Associates
  • Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre

Thursday, September 9

  • binbinFactory /Satoshi Haga
  • Erica Essner Performance Co-Op
  • Independentdancemaker /Kara Tatelbaum
  • Roger C. Jeffrey /Subtle Changes
  • Nicholas Leichter Dance
  • Inmixedcompany /Maura Nguyen Donohue
  • John-Mark Owen
  • Iain Rowe
  • Amber Sloan

Friday, September 10

  • Camille Brown
  • Daniel Charon
  • Jennifer Chin
  • Gina Gibney Dance
  • INSPIRIT dance company
  • Stefanie Nelson Dance Group
  • Riedel Dance Theater
  • small apple co /Makiko Tamura
  • Christopher Williams
  • Ellis Wood Dance /Ellis Wood

Saturday, September 11

  • John Heginbotham
  • Sara Hook Dances
  • Malcolm Low
  • Pengelly: Projects /Fritha Pengelly
  • PORTABLES /Claire Porter
  • Race Dance /Lisa Race
  • Marta Renzi
  • Singh & Dance /Paul Singh
  • Misnomer Dance Theater
  • TAKE Dance /Takehiro Ueyama

DanceNOW [NYC] is produced by Directors Robin Staff, Tamara Greenfield, and Sydney Skybetter.

Bending the rules and defying the standard, DanceNOW [NYC] has followed its own path for more than two decades, seeking new means to promote, challenge, and develop the artistic careers of a wide genre of choreographers and connect new audiences to dance. Embracing its signature short-format programming, DanceNOW [NYC] offers cultural events that are distinct, accessible, and reflective of the new direction and passion of New York City dance makers. The DanceNOW [NYC] vision is directed toward developing relationships with New York City dance makers via year-round performance opportunities through the annual Festival at Dance Theater Workshop and the Dancemopolitan series at Joe’s Pub; promotion to new audiences to increase visibility; and creating opportunities for career advancement. Additionally, DanceNOW [NYC] supports artists through its artist-in-residency program at Silo at Kirkland Farm. For more information, visit

DanceNOW [NYC] is supported, in part, with funds from the Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Image: PIERDUO, The Bang Group, Photo by Nicholas Burnham

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