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Create: ART Dance Pop-Up, free monthly pop-up @ Ace Hotel New York (FREE)
Live Dance performances and musical adventures, curated by CreateART featuring Ashley Menestrina, Dale Ratcliff, Suzie Rzecznik & Nate Tucker
Ashley Menestrina is a freelance artist performing her own work around the world. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in dance from Point Park University and has performed works by BARE Dance Company (Mike Esperanza), Dante Brown, Shawn T. Bible, Julia Ehrstrand, Alex Amirov, Brice Mousset, and Maleek Washington. Her self-choreographed solo, Always a Creature has been seen at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, the CURRENT SESSIONS’, Peridance’s Salvatore Capezio Theater, Center for Performance Research, 14th Street Y, and the Hudson Guild Theater. Another solo work, The Human Condition: Absent Presence premiered at The Martha Graham Theater in NYC in April 2018 and has been performed at festivals in New York City, Los Angeles, Turkey, Mexico City, Portugal, and Israel. Her newest work, and the solo she will be performing tonight, Combative Echoes, will be part of an evening length solo performance set to premier in 2020.
Dale Ratcliff grew up in Warren, Michigan. He began his training at the age of sixteen, studying Jazz and Hip Hop at Tina Marie's School of Dance. At the age of 19 he moved to New York to continue his studies, and at the age of 20 he enrolled into the Conservatory Program at Steps on Broadway. While living in New York Dale has danced with Julia Ehrstrand, Jana Hicks, Marijke Eliasberg, Brice Mousset, Dante Brown, and Jennifer Archibald. He has danced in works by Emma Evelein in Amsterdam and Germany.
Nate Tucker, musician and composer, is based in Boston at the BCA Artist Studio Building. Tucker works regularly with some of the city's finest artists and arts institutions. As a performer you can catch Nate Tucker performing with collective ensemble, DanceNite, consisting of DJs, musicians, visual artists, and dancers.
Suzie Rzecznik is a Queens based dancer, choreographer, and improviser. Suzie received her BFA in Modern Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in New York, NY. As a freelancer, she has worked with many companies and choreographers such as Bare Dance Company, Jackie Nowicki, the Kuperman Brothers, Lirr Katz, Tyler Gilstrap, and Elena Vazintaris. Currently, Suzie is working on projects with Kelly Ashton Todd and Boy Friday Company/Erik Abbott-Main.
Suzie's interests in creating revolve around improvisation in performance and collaborating with artists of other forms. She was a contributing artist in BOMB Magazine Issue 143, also exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Suzie’s work has also been presented at Spontaneous Combustion, Maine International Film Festival, Boston Conservatory, Mobius Gallery, HiArtist, SoFar Sounds, The Craft, and Triskelion Arts.
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