2011 NYC Aerial Dance Festival
Fly-by-Night DancTheater, Inc.
Fly-by-Night Dance Theater Announces
The NYC Aerial Dance Festival 2011
Featuring Fly-by-Night's Premiere of Apollo & Dafne and
Aerial Dance Performances by Invited Guests
in three performances at two venues
Tuesday, Nov. 29th @ 8 PM PREMIERE PERFORMANCE
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), Queens
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, (1 block from # 7 Train)
LPAC Tickets: 5 (advance) 0 (door) 0 (students)
(718) 482-5151 OR online at www.laguardiaperformingarts.org
Friday, Dec. 2nd & Saturday, Dec. 3rd @ 8 PM
Manhattan Movement Arts Center (MMAC), Manhattan
248 West 60th Street, (3 blocks West of Columbus Circle)
MMAC Tickets: 5 (advance) 0 (at the door)
(212) 352-3101 OR online at www.flybynightdance.org
Fly-by-Night Dance Theater announces their 7th NYC Aerial Dance Festival - a show that presents Aerial Dance as Concert Dance in works that push Modern Dance to new heights. The festival continues the company's tradition of supporting and presenting Aerial Dancers and will include works with trapeze, fabric, bungee, harness and span set. This year's festival is expanded to include the boroughs of both Queens and Manhattan. The performance will premiere at the Laguardia Performing Arts Center (Fly-by-Night's new work, Apollo & Dafne, has been partially developed through The LPAC Lab Program). The show will also be presented at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center.
DESCRIPTION OF WORKS TO BE PRESENTED:
Fly-by-Night Dance will present the mythical story of Apollo and Dafne with opera music by Handel. The main characters and Dafne's modern doppelganger will reflect the sexual politics of our time through consensual and exploitative duets. ?
Cherie Carson of Upswing Performance Company will present Inside the Circle, a harness duet of mesmerizing choreographic simplicity.
Craig Whitehouse and Megan Cattau from Flight Collaborative will perform a trapeze duet that exemplifies the beauty and skill of aerial partnering.?
Heather Hammond (Heliummm Aerial Dance) and Sarah Wollschlager (Surface to Air Dance) will present their quirky bungee duet, A Window In which explores the stories we make up about others and ourselves.
Chriselle Tidrick of Above and Beyond Dance will perform a silk solo, Absentia which follows a woman’s experience of loss and longing that results in a discovery of her inner strength.
Fly-by-Night's new work, Apollo & Dafne, has been partially developed through
The LPAC Lab Program.
The 2011 NYC Aerial Dance Festival is made possible in part with public funds from The Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Additional support is from The Frances Alexander Family Fund.