In a first ever event, Pentacle’s east coast Gallery artists gather for a one night only performance of new and touring repertoire, Monday October 1, 7:30 PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street.
The Gallery at Pentacle is an eclectic group of vibrant and talented dance makers, some of whom may be unfamiliar to New York dance audiences. Pentacle is excited to represent them in the national performing arts marketplace. From solo performance to culturally specific, dance-theater to multi-disciplinary and traditional modern dance companies, The Gallery encompasses a diverse range of engaging dance artists. There is much to be discovered.
Participating artist/companies are: BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, Robin Becker Dance,ClancyWorks Dance Company, Bryn Cohn and Artists, COLLECTIVE BODY | dancelab,Dance Iquail!, danceTactics performance group, Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble, KDNY,Claire Porter/PORTABLES, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, Prashant Shah, and BillYoung/Colleen Thomas & Co.
Participating Gallery Artists:
"Barkin/Selissen steal this show with a male/female duet of impeccable clarity..."
Robin Becker Dance
“Breathtaking…. it’s always a pleasure to experience a work that truly shines.”
-Carmel Morgan, Ballet Dance Magazine
ClancyWorks Dance Company
"...probing psychological use of bodies in contact with each other."
COLLECTIVE BODY | DanceLab
"...unique way of seeing into movement..."
-Alonzo King, ArtisticDirector, LINES Ballet
Bryn Cohn and Artists
"Bryn Cohn crafts dances with wonderful musicality and a beautiful attention to every
-Colin Conner, Internationally renowned choreographer and teacher
“A standout performance ... featuring thought provoking choreography performed by
consummate artists with full command of the stage." WALTER RUTLEDGE, HARLEM
-World Magazine On-Line
danceTactics performance group
"…ability to show dance as a reason unto itself, relaying sheer kinetic energy enlivened in
-Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble
"...captivates audiences with soul-stirring choreography..."
-Philadelphia City Paper
"... vigorous athleticism with plenty of nuanced and quirky moves."
"An immensely imaginative and inventive parody ... just plain funny."
-Durnham Morning Herald
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
“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…”
Inside New York
“….Shah’s performance displayed wonderful contrasts, with moments of sharp clarity…
he seemed caught up in a whirlwind, looking down upon the audience from a cloud!”
-Robert Johnson, The Star Ledger of Newark
Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co
"...a realm of magical, constantly changing shapes, relationships and moods."
-The Washington Post
The Pentacle Gallery is completed by two companies: Blue 13 Dance Company and Duniya Dance and Drum Company, who will not be participating in the October 1st performance:
Blue13 Dance Company
“Los Angeles-based blue13 Dance Company remains true to the origins of dance while maintaining a modern edge, pushing the envelope and challenging social norms.”
Duniya Dance and Drum Company
“I experienced a remarkable evening of dance…”
Pentacle is a leading voice and resource for some of today’s most exciting contemporary dance and performance artists. For over 35 years, our exemplary services and projects have empowered artists to do what they do best … create works of art.
Support for The Gallery is provided in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation and support from individual donors.