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Dancewave Presents Kids Cafe Festival This Weekend

Dancewave Presents Kids Cafe Festival This Weekend


Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 9:00pm

March 2nd & 3rd, LIU Kumble Theater, Brooklyn

Dancewave Presents
Kids Cafe Festival Goes to College 2013
March 2nd & 3rd, LIU Kumble Theater, Brooklyn
Hosted By: Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects
Festival presenting major college dance departments alongside premiere NYC teen dance programs
BROOKLYN, NY Dancewave is proud to announce the return of the KidsCafe Festival Goes toCollege, March 2nd & 3rd, 2013 at the Kumble Theater of Performing Arts at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. KidsCafe Festival Goes toCollege is designed to provide a much needed service to the dance community by introducing interested high school students to college dance options and bringing new dancers into the dance field. The college theme is a twist on Dancewave’s annual Kids Cafe Festival, a popular community event now in its 19th year that invites high school dancers from all over New York City toperform dances created by both student and professional choreographers.

Kids CafeFestival Goes to Collegeis a national festival that reaches a targeted audience of 150-250 high school students with a strong interest in dance and dance programs, as well as approximately 600 dance fans from all over the metropolitan area. It showcases student choreography from top university dance departments, NYC’s premiere high school dance groups, and Dancewave’s four unique pre-professional dance companies: Dancewave Company, Dancewave Company II, Dancewave Company IIIand the Young Movers Ensemble. This year’s Festival also features performances and opening remarks from Festival Host, Jody Oberfelder. Her company (Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects) is known for its expressive, athletic choreography which has been featured at venues all over the world, including the Centre National de la Danse in Paris, Die Werkstatt in Dusseldorf, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Dance New Amsterdam, Jacob’s Pillow, and The Yard in Martha’s Vinyard. Oberfelder also choreographs and directs dance, theater, opera, film, and installation pieces for audiences in Europe, Asia, and America.

Participating College Dance Departments
Department of Dance at Ohio State University; Eugene Lang College; The New School for Liberal Arts; Hofstra University; Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department; Slippery Rock University; The College at Brockport; Indiana University; University of Michigan; Connecticut College; and Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance.

Participating High School Programs
92 St Y-Harkness Repertory Ensemble, Chapin Dance Ensemble, 92 St Y-Tap Team, Packer Dance Company, BaxCo, Covenant Ballet Theater Junior Company, East Village Dance Project, Gestures Dance Ensemble, Peridance Youth Ensemble.
Dancewave premieres
The Dancewave Company will perform an excerpt from Kyle Abraham’s Radio Play, as well as an excerpt from Annie-B Parson’s Lucifer Kicking (All Night Long, 1994). Dancewave Company II will premiere a new work by Matthew Westerby entitled Theorum.Our newest companies, Dancewave Company III and Young Movers Ensemble, will feature Re-Action: Inspired by the work of Hofesh Shechter, and Rush by Nicola Penfold.
Performance and Ticket Information
Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3, 2013, @ 3 pm
Kids Cafe Festival Goes to College Performances
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Kumble Theater of Performing Arts
Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, Brooklyn
0 adults, 5 with valid student ID, 2 kids under 12 yrs, group rates available
To purchase tickets: (718) 488-1624,www.kumbletheater.org

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