SummerDANZ: July 6 – 18 at DTW

Starting this Monday, Gotham Arts Exchange presents SummerDANZ as part of Dance Theater Workshop’s Guest Artist Series.  Six different programs will be presented over twelve nights, will all performances at Dance Theater Workshop, 219 West 19th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.  $15 tickets can be purchased online or by calling 212.924.0077.  Here’s the SummerDANZ lineup:

Emerging Artists, July 6 & 7 at 7:30 PM

A fresh, bold generation of choreographers, including Gregory Dolbashian, Sara Joel, and Sydney Skybetter, will present past creations and world premieres.

Koresh Dance Company, July 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM

In 1992, Israeli born Ronen Koresh fulfilled a lifelong dream with his brother Alon Koresh and founded the Koresh Dance Company.  Making their NYC debut, they will present Roni Koresh’s Theater of Public Secrets, which examines the complexity of relationships by entering into people’s homes and zooming into their most private lives.

Nicholas Andre Dance, July 10 & 11 at 7:30 PM

Nick Ross presents an evening of repertory favorites and three premieres that showcase his innovative and athletic work. His ensemble will reprise Passio Nostri and Still Life, and anchoring the program will be the premiere of Until Blue, a sextet set to music by the Vitamin String Quartet. The evening will also include the company premiere of Passage.

PARADIGM, July 13 & 14 at 7:30 PM

This performance ensemble will present a world premiere by Gus Solomons Jr. and the New York premiere of Donald Byrd’s Dioscuri #2, an intense, sensuous twist on the myth of Castor and Pollux.  The program also includes a reprise of Jonah Bokaer’s Player & Prayer; Dwight Rhoden’s stunning duet It All, and a recasting of PARADIGM’s signature dance, A Thin Frost.

CorbinDances, July 15 & 16 at 7:30 PM

Patrick Corbin’s Romantic Conversions examines the port de bras, expanded into full body movement, and his Reach tells a story through gesture, complex configurations, and wild athletics.  The program also includes Nelly van Bommel’s Adele’s Skirt [Tsaritsa] and a world premiere by Jodie Gates, former principal with the Frankfurt and Joffrey Ballets.

ColleenThomasDance, July 17 & 18 at 7:30 PM

Known for her atmospheric yet physically demanding work, Thomas presents three dances from a period of collaborative work with composer/cellist Chris Lancaster, who will perform live. The program features Colleen and Chris in a new duet, Jane Can’t Connect (aka Open Arms), and the reprise of Winning You With Words (This is How We Fall).  The evening will close with the premiere of when the earth was flat, it smelled like the color pink, and I believed.

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