Yanira Castro
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a canary torsi Recap: 2012

Marlon asked me to share this with the Dance-Tech community. It is a canary torsi's year end newsletter recapping the group's work in 2012:2012 was an intensely creative and rewarding year for a canary torsi. We have so much to share, we thought we would present the highlights in a visual and fun recap.We kicked it off in January with the production of the dance video, Heather O, at Kirby Theater at Amherst College (my alma mater) performed…See More
Dec 18, 2012
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Performers: Pamela Vail, Darrin Wright, Luke Miller, Kimberly Young | Photo by Yi-Chun Wu
Jan 9, 2011
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Jan 5, 2011
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Wilderness (2010) at the The Invisible Dog Art Center from a canary torsi on Vimeo.

Wilderness (2010) at the The Invisible Dog Art Center

Promo video of WILDERNESS. This is the New York City premiere at The Invisible Dog Art Center presented and commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop, Oct 27-Nov 7, 2010. Choreography and direction by Yanira Castro | Performances by Luke Miller, Peter…
Jan 3, 2011
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Nov 3, 2009
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Oct 12, 2009
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Dark Horse/Black Forest: Gershwin

New York premiere of dance installation, Dark Horse/Black Forest, in the lobby bathroom of the Gershwin Hotel co-presented with PS122 and Neke Carson in June 2009. Installation by Charles Merritt Houghton. Lighting by Kathy Couch. Costumes by…
Oct 12, 2009

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Yanira Castro is a Puerto Rican born, Brooklyn-based director/choreographer, collaborating with performers and designers under the name, a canary torsi. We work in a multiplicity of spaces: from warehouses and cellars to the stage, embedding dances within visual & sound installations where the audience’s presence dramatically impacts the work. We have been presented in New York by Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, The Chocolate Factory, and EMPAC, among others, and have toured nationally and internationally. In 2010, the entire team won a Bessie for the performances of Dark Horse/Black Forest in the public bathroom of the Gershwin Hotel. Yanira has received several fellowships and awards for her work including: NEFA’s National Dance Project, The Jerome Foundation, MAP Fund, ArtistNe(s)t, Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Fellowship and Maggie Allesse National Center for Choreography.
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a canary torsi is the name under which director/choreographer Yanira Castro makes work + collaborates with others. We create hybrid performance works in various sites: from restrooms to warehouses to the web, to the stage.

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a canary torsi Recap: 2012

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Marlon asked me to share this with the Dance-Tech community. It is a canary torsi's year end newsletter recapping the group's work in 2012:

2012 was an intensely creative and rewarding year for a canary torsi. We have so much to…


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