92ND STREET Y DECEMBER DANCE EVENTS
92ND STREET Y DECEMBER DANCE EVENTS
Sat, Dec 1, 1:30-6:30 pm; Sun, Dec 2, 3:30-6:30 pm, 65 before Nov 23, 80 after
DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY WEEKEND WORKSHOP: WITNESS TO THE DANCE
This eight-hour workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to uncover their personal stories through dance and movement. The underlying principles of dance/movement therapy will be illustrated through individual, dyadic, small and large group experiences. With Patricia P. Capello, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LCAT and Tina Erfer, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT.
Sat, Dec 1, 9 pm-2 am, 8 pm class, 5 advance, 0 door, 0 college students with I.D.
Saturday Night Dance Parties | MILLENNIUM HUSTLE DANCE
Hustle diva Lori Brizzi brings together some of the hottest DJs to spin the best in house, funk and disco classics that will set the dance floor on fire! Get down uptown for a night featuring classic and new-style Hustle, Latin and West Coast Swing. Full cash bar available.
Sat, Dec 8, 8 pm – 1 am, class at 7 pm, 5 in advance, 0 at door
Saturday Night Dance Parties | SALSA
Dynamic salsa hosts and hot Latin DJs and bands keep the evening hot and spicy.
Sun, Dec 9, 3 pm, 0
Sundays at Three | ON ISADORA DUNCAN: THE LIVING LEGACY
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Isadora Duncan International Institute, founded by Maria-Theresa Duncan, with IDII-trained and affiliated dancers under the aegis of Jeanne Bresciani. IDII presents, for the first time in New York, Duncan’s entire Chopin Preludes, considered her culminating masterpiece and reconstructed by Bresciani in collaboration with Word Dance Theater. Bresciani is also showing Duncan’s 1905 Polonaise Militaire and her own Soul in Flight, as well as Font of Life, based on Duncan fragments and offered in recognition of New York’s storm-related struggle. IDII is also celebrating its 20th year of calling the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center home.
Fri, Dec 14, 12 pm, ***FREE***
Fridays at Noon | PHOSPHORESCENCE: THE POETRY BEHIND THE DANCE
Emily Dickinson wrote, “PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to...to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry.” Fridays at Noon presents seven women looking for that light within. SUMI CLEMENTS presents excerpts from her Deep End, a dance about New York City, confinement, self-awareness, an environment constantly in flux and the drive to achieve. The dance is set to original music by Kyle Olson. HELEN HEINEMAN found herself drawn to the rigor of Stravinsky’s music and is creating a work to his Suite Italienne. She presents the studio premiere of her dance of the same name. DANIELA HOFF’s Shadowlands is about the different layers of fear. There are simple small fears we experience every day – almost just worries, and there are the primal, deeply rooted fears. Are they the same for everyone? The dance grew out of a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Berlin. ANA ISABEL KEILSON shows an excerpt from Rainer, a dance dealing with memory, emotional landscapes and expressivity versus narrative. Rainer is based on movement scores by Yvonne Rainer, poetry by Rainer Maria Rilke and films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The changes that take place in a lush garden from spring to summer led ANNIE SAILER to create liliesRYellow2. In the excerpts she shows, the movement vocabulary is recycled and placed in different compositional structures to reflect the shifting but common forms in a seasonal garden. KATHY WASIK’s Irregular Solids is a work-in-progress that explores the idea of an alter ego and wonders if dance itself is an alternate universe or has an alter ego. Inspired by haiku celebrating the four seasons by Yuko Otomo, NANCY ZENDORA shows a solo (summer) and a trio (winter) from her developing work, From a Firefly’s Eye.
Sat, Dec 15, 8 pm-12 am, 7 pm class, 3 in advance, 5 at door
Saturday Night Dance Parties | BALLROOM
Welcome our new ballroom hosts Jeni Breen and Gene Eagle for a stardust evening of ballroom classics—foxtrot, waltz, cha cha and your favorite tangos.
Sat-Sun, Dec 15-16, 1:30-6:30 pm, 2 sessions, 85 until Dec 8, 00 after
DEL Weekend Workshops | DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS with DANCE EDUCATORS and DANCE STUDENTS
Experience the artistry of renowned 92Y Harkness Dance Center artist-in-residence and Bessie Award winner Doug Varone. Discover new ideas and devices to invent dance material. Explore compositional strategies and structures for expanding and manipulating movement into choreography. Implement Varone’s creative processes to inspire your students’ artistry and learning. For an additional fee, participants can bring a member of the Doug Varone and Dancers company to their school to lead a master class with a group of students, who will also be invited to work with the company during rehearsals on a date to be coordinated with the DEL Director. With Randi Sloan, MFA.
Sat, Dec 22, 8 pm, 5
Burlesque! | HUNK: ALL-MALE BURLESQUE REVIEW
The Bishop of Burlesque and Headmistress Jo Weldon of the New York School of Burlesque host 92nd Street Y’s second burlesque event. It’s not just women who get to have all the fun. This time, the focus is on men. Come and watch or join the fun and try some burlesque yourself – group instruction and cocktails are part of the evening!
Mon, Dec 31, 8 pm-2 am, 0 in advance, 0 at door
NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY
Welcome the New Year in 92Y’s magical Buttenwieser Hall, hosted by NYC’s party hostess Lori Brizzi and a team of fantastic DJs. Mixed ballroom till 10 pm and then Latin, West Coast Swing and Hustle. Admission includes light hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening and champagne at midnight. Full cash bar until 1 am.
Wednesdays, Ongoing, 4 at door
ISRAELI FOLK DANCE – OPEN SESSION
From the early evening and into the wee hours of the next morning, folk-dance masters Ruth Goodman and Danny Uziel lead the Israeli folk-dance party that has become a staple of the folk-dance scene among the cognoscenti. On November 21, join us for our annual Thanksgiving Marathon bash till 4 am (5 at door)! Call the Israeli Folk Dance Hotline at 212.415.5737 for schedule updates.
For Professional Dancers | DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS IN RESIDENCE AT 92Y
Join master choreographer DOUG VARONE and his exceptional dancers for workshops and classes. From its first concerts at PS 122 in 1986, through acclaimed works like Lux, Rise, Orpheus and Euridice (for which Varone won an OBIE) and Dense Terrain, Doug Varone and Dancers has been praised for its expansive choreographic vision, versatility and technical prowess. The company has won eleven Bessies as well as two American Dance Festival awards for new work, and three awards from the National Dance Project. Varone’s work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and he also won a Guggenheim Fellowship. For details on class schedules and workshop opportunities, please go to www.92Y/prodance.
In 1935, what became 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Center provided a home to the fledgling American modern dance movement and its leader, Martha Graham. In the decades that followed, every great American dancer and choreographer – visionaries including Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Robert Joffrey and Donald McKayle – spent time at 92Y, building the foundation for modern dance as we know it. Through the generous support of the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Dance Center continues this proud tradition of dance teaching, creation and performance, serving the professional world and the community at large. Technique classes range from ballet and modern dance to hip-hop and Flamenco. Rounding out the program are several performance programs including the annual 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival; a professional development program for dance educators; and several teen dance troupes. For more information, please visit www.92Y.org/dance.
92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people a year visit 92Y’s New York City venues, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.