AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE presents REFUGE Studio Preview
AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
REFUGE Studio Preview
Ailey Studios, 5th floor - 405 W. 55th Street, NYC
Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 2pm
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents REFUGE Studio Preview on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 2pm at Ailey Studios, 5th floor - 405 W. 55th Street, New York, NY 10019.REFUGEis a new choreographic work by Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre inspired by Francesco Clemente's Encampment. REFUGE explores isolation, inner reflection, and the creation of sacred space. Selwyn translates this personal journey into a vocabulary of immediate, athletic, sensuous, and raw movement that has come to define her work. The piece includes a progressive series of solos and duets punctuated by group sections that magnify the personal experience into a shared one. Join the artists of Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre for a preview of REFUGE at 2pm followed by an informal reception.
Regular tickets are $15, and Patron tickets are $50, and are available at http://amandaselwyn.notesinmotion.org/?event_code=119.
Choreography: Amanda Selwyn and Dancers
Costume and Scenic Design: Anna-Alisa Belous
- Adam Robert Dickerson
- Manon Halley
- Torrey McAnena
- Robert Moore
- Sarah Starkweather
Inspired by Francesco Clemente's Encampment, REFUGE will magnify humanity through character, relationships, and motif. Selwyn will continue to develop this work throughout 2016 and early 2017, with open rehearsals, studio performances, and work-in-progress showings at NYC public schools in partnership with our arts education arm. REFUGE will feature five dancers: Adam Robert Dickerson, Manon Halley, Torrey McAnena, Robert Moore, and Sarah Starkweather; costume and scenic design by Anna Alisa Belous and Sound Design by Joel Wilhelmi. The choreography and production design will explore isolation and inner reflection. When seeking personal refuge, we go deep inside ourselves and begin an internal journey of transformation and enlightenment. Selwyn will translate this personal journey into a vocabulary of immediate, athletic, sensuous, and raw movement that has come to define her work. The piece will include a progressive series of solos and duets punctuated by group sections that magnify the personal experience into a shared one.
"Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement,
the romance of motion and emotion - she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping
all in the short 55-minute production." - Inside New York
"Amanda Selwyn's work is masterly and emotionally expressive,
she is truly gifted in the art of dance making." - NYC Dance Stuff
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul. www.amandaselwyndance.org
Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented over 30 productions at NYC venues including Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York Live Arts/DTW, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Kumble Theater, and John Jay College. We have been presented twice at Jacob's Pillow, Westfest, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Dance Teacher Summit, COOL NY, Movement Research, and Pushing Progress Series. We have toured to festivals, presented open rehearsals, interactive performance events and workshops, and offer arts-in-education programming through Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre to children in the NYC public schools.
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