Dance New Amsterdam will be showing a cool performance end of the month. 3 Pieces made by 3 strong women.
Make sure not to miss such an extraordinary performance! All the info you'll find below or you can go to www.dnadance,org. Hope to meet you there,
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As part of DNA’s ongoing celebration of intrepid female choreographers working with female casts and collaborators, this edition of OB•ject • ob•JECT features three world premieres by Rachel Mckinstry/Launch Movement Experiment, Jimena Paz/XYZeta Projects, and Tami Stronach.
Feb 26-Mar 1
Performance Times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday matinee at 3:00pm
Ticket Prices: $20, ($15 members, $17 students)
Rachel Mckinstry, born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, improvises her way in order to try to reside in the space between 4 and 5. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance performance/choreography from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 2002 and made her way to NYC. Rachel co-founded Launch Movement Experiment in 2005 in NYC in order to make the dance experience an accessible yet progressive art form of our time. Her work has been presented in NYC at Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam, Tisch School of the Arts, University Settlement, Galapagos Arts Space, Triskelion Arts, Snapshot Series @ Bar 13, Solace Bar/Lounge, and Mulberry Street Theater. Rachel is also currently performing with Nicole Wolcott as well as Residue Dance Theater/Trebien Pollard.
Jimena Paz was born during a big storm in the rainy city of Buenos Aires. She’s been working in New York since 1996 and founded XYZeta Projects in 2005. Currently Artist in Residence at Movement Research and at DTW’s Outer/Space creative residency, she has shown work at venues including Jacob’s Pillow, Joe’s Pub, Judson Church, 92nd Street YHMA, John Jay Theater, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, SUNY Purchase, Stadkino (Austria), and Centro Cultural Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires). She’s worked with the Stephen Petronio Company (1999–-2006) Martha Clarke (2002–-2008), Constanza Macras (Berlin), Iris Scaccheri (Buenos Aires), Molissa Fenley, Liz Gerring, Todd Williams, Toni Ramos and Jonah Bokaer and also with video/film artists Burt Barr, Anja Hitzenberger, Edward Ratliff, Sabrina Fraji, Virginie Yassef and Amy Greenfield. Teaching activities include the American Dance Festival, Dance New Amsterdam, Trisha Brown Studio, Movement Research, the 92nd Street YHMA, the New School, Tisch NYU, University of California Irvine, DeSales University and the Australian Dance Theater.
XYZeta Projects was founded by Jimena Paz in 2005 to oversee choreographic interdisciplinary work with use of text and other collaborative projects with choreographic and improvisational creations for other media.
Tami Stronach was born to archeologist parents, a British father and an Israeli mother, and spent her early years in Iran before settling in the US. She formed her company Tami Stronach Dance in 2000 in order to combine her two loves: dance and theater. TSD has performed at over 20 venues in NYC including two seasons at Danspace Project at Saint Marks Church, The Here Art Center, Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), and Dance Theater Workshop among others. TSD has toured to over ten states domestically as well as jumping across the pond to England and Australia. Stronach is the recipient of numerous awards/grants including The Thayer Fellowship for excellence in choreography, multiple grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Puffin Foundation, Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Goldman Sachs among others. As a performer she worked with Neta Pulvermacher, Monica Bill Barnes and the acclaimed Flying Machine Theater Company. She also choreographs for musical theater and film including: Berkshire Theater Festival’s The Wizard of OZ, “One Touch of Venus” at Ramapo College and the upcoming feature film “The Lost Children of Aporver”. Upcoming projects include DanceNow at Joe’s pub, a 2009 season at Galapagos DUMBO while a tour is in the works for Scotland’s Fringe Festival. Tami also regularly guest teaches at Dance New Amsterdam and at universities across the country. www.tamistronach.com
DNA’s 2009 Season is made possible with DNA program revenue along with generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), a city agency.