Fresh off the overwhelming success of last summer’s presentation of four female choreographers, Gotham Arts Exchange presents the Gotham Dance Festival, returning to The Joyce Theater with expanded programming and a newly branded festival. Gotham Dance Festival presents six programs featuring ten choreographers from June 1-12, 2011 at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC. The festival will also present six talented emerging artists in Summer Sampler Matinees. Tickets start at $10 and are available at 212-242-0800 or www.joyce.org.
The Gotham Dance Festival also will present six gifted emerging artists in Summer Sampler Matinee programs. The matinee programs on June 4-5 feature Kyle Abraham’s Abraham.in.Motion performing one of his newest works, "The Quiet Dance"; Gregory Dolbashian’s The DASH Ensemble presenting "In Flux", a sensual piece full of dramatic tension and soft conflict; and the Faye Driscoll Dance Group performing "snake dog dragon", an examination of the poignant tension between beauty, power and desire. The matinee programs on June 11-12 include Julian Barnett performing his gorgeous solo "Echologue"; Sydney Skybetter’s ensemble, Skybetter and Associates, presenting the world premiere of "Temporary Matters" as well as a revival of "Halcyon"; and Ashleigh Leite returning to New York to present "The Zoo", an explosive work with music by The Magnetic Fields and an original sound design by Leite herself.
Summer Sampler Matinee 1: Abraham, Driscoll, Dolbashian:Saturday, June 4 at 2pm (Opening); Sunday, June 5 at 2pmSummer Sampler Matinee 2: Barnett, Leite, Skybetter:Saturday, June 11 at 2pm (Opening); Sunday, June 12 at 2pm