Stefanie Nelson Dance Group
March 8-10, 2013
@ Triskelion Arts, Aldous Theater
New York, NY, January 15, 2013– Triskelion Arts presents the premiere of ODDBALL ZEBRA, a new work by New York choreographer Stefanie Nelson for six dancers. After last year’s acclaimed, sold-out run of Prolegomena, Triskelion Arts eagerly sponsored the development of this fresh and original new work by Ms. Nelson. Inspired by the myriad social connotations and moral implications associated with stripes, ODDBALL ZEBRA focuses on the social aspects of being an outcast. Utilizing the archetypal figure of the clown as a point of departure, this piece celebrates failing and falling and letting go, with pleasure. Hailed as "zany, theatrical, macabre," (Arts and Culture Magazine) ODDBALL ZEBRA promises an evening that will fire the imagination.
Featuring dancers Erik Abbott-Main, Nicole von Arx, Gierre Godley, Sarah Parker, Hunt Parr and Yin Yue. With original music by composers Jonah Kreitner, Juan Pablo Mantilla, and Sahand Rahbar; additional music by Naught, Dave Nelson, Justin Randolph Thompson, and Victor Rice. Visual art by Jeremy Weichsel. Light design by Andrew Dickerson.
Performances take place at Triskelion Arts, Aldous Theater, March 8, 9, and 10 at 8pm.
Tickets: 5. Purchase tickets in advance at snipurl.com/oddballzebra.
Triskelion Arts is located at 118 North 11th Street (between Berry & Wythe), 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211. (Take the L to Bedford Avenue. Walk north along Bedford 4 blocks to N. 11th. St. Take left onto N. 11th Street. 118 is on the left, between Berry and Wythe).
The Company: Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup was established to foster and promote an appreciation of the study of the art of movement and dance; to integrate the artistic, cultural, and educational aspects of movement and dance through performances, classes and workshops; and to promote interdisciplinary artistic collaboration among artists in all artistic disciplines.
Stefanie Nelson is the artistic director of Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup based in NYC and is the founder and director of DANCE ITALIA, a contemporary summer dance intensive in Lucca, Italy. Her choreography has been presented internationally in Canada, Mexico, and Italy in Florence, Genoa, Lucca and Prato. Nelson has been an artist in residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC), The Yard (MA), Florence Dance Center (ITALY), Scuola Fuoricentro (ITALY), and Dance New Amsterdam (NYC). Featured performances include Jacob’s Pillow, DanceNOW @ Joe's Pub and Dance Theater Workshop, Festival de la Ciudad (Mexico), Schegge di Danza: Miniature Pucciniane (Lucca, Italy), Lincoln Center Out of Doors, La Mama MOVES, Boston Cyber-Arts, and Mamapalooza. Independent projects include Plan-B, a feature film starring Diane Keaton. The company has received numerous awards and distinctions and has taught workshops in New York, New Hampshire and Italy. Nelson currently teaches Creative Movement to Hunter College Elementary students, adult i & i (impulse and instinct) movement workshops, and is a guest teacher at Dance New Amsterdam.