Pentacle's Fall Further VIII
Pentacle's seventh year of Fall Further brings you the distinct work of choreographers exemplifying the artistic voices using dance as a vehicle to comment on, represent, question, and deny the realities of our current times. From classical to modern to theatrical, these select artists in Pentacle's Administrative Support Program bring you a diverse evening of dance with a provocative flair.
Featuring works from ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater, CoreDance Contemporary, Erick Montes/Danceable Projects, Rachel Thorne Germond Performance Collage, Rock Dance Collective, and Thomas/Ortiz Dance.
ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater
The modern day story ballet lives where contemporary modern dance meets the color of theater. Choreographers Alden LaPaglia and Gregory Kollarus use the music of Talking Heads to tell the story of young artists navigating life and relationships.
six plane faces
Six sides, all square and of equal proportion, with no two faces the same. The intramural is disentangled to reveal a periphery of six emotions. The plane faces now colored, are engaged in a game of knots where relationships and strategy are used to unravel and put back together the pieces of the puzzle.
Erick Montes/Danceable Projects
OTHERWISE is a journey of movement and abstraction that in a meditative state leans towards moments of chaos and recovery; the ensemble gravitates around the thought that unity is not uniformity. Why are bodies more genuine in moments of exhaustion? How can we collapse and inform back from moments of crisis and uncertainty?
Rachel Thorne Germond Performance Collage
Performance Collage #2: TRIPOD
Rachel Thorne Germond's work incorporates the conceptual aspects and aesthetic of collage, with an interdisciplinary method that includes elements of choreography, visual design, music/sound, theater, film, photography, and video projection.
Rock Dance Collective
A meditation on space and the imaginary and movable dividing lines that separate and categorize us, On Borders explores the humanity of living within confined parameters.
From Birmingham to Baltimore
This is a work that explores the concept of post democracy as it relates to social economical, cultural, sexual and racial equality as it was in the 60's and how it compares to the current events of today. The 60's had a dance and musical platform that echoed the sentiments of a young America, desperate for change on many of the key social debates that was then fought for and made law by the Supreme Court, which has shaped America today.
About Pentacle’s Administrative Support Program
Pentacle’s Administrative Support Program (ASP) provides direct services to artists looking to build more sustainable organizational operations and marketplace identities. Program components such as mentorships, administrative personnel, internships, and performance opportunities provide an affordable and efficient way for artists to build capacity and enlarge the scope of their business and artistic activities.
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About ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater
ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater is dedicated to making movement dance and making dance move—on stage and in the classroom. Comprised of a professional division, a children’s division, and a recreational division for teens and adults, we are a repertory company dedicated to supporting artists whose work is steeped in tradition and infused with contemporary perspective. Further, we seek to inspire new generations of artists and audiences by offering classes in which the whole family can discover--or revisit--their joy of movement, music, and dancing. We’re thrilled to have made our permanent home in Prospect Park South, where we've made Studio 1203 a true playground for the arts, open to artists and students alike for classes, rehearsals, and performances.
About CoreDance Contemporary
CoreDance Contemporary is an Australian modern dance company residing in New York City. Founded by Artistic Director Rebecca McCormac in 2011, the company is comprised of five dance artists who bring different cultural and dance backgrounds to the fore, to form a hardworking and dedicated ensemble. The company has been presented at; APAP, The ODC Theatre San Francisco, The Dance Complex Boston, Your Move NJ, Alvin Ailey, New York City Center, Steps on Broadway, DANY Studios, PMT, Dixon Place, White Wave, Triskelion Arts, The Actors Fund Arts Center and Green Space.
About Erick Montes/Danceable Projects
Erick Montes, Choreographer (México City, 1979) is a former member of The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (2003-2015). He trained at The National School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in México City where his professional career started with Company Barro rojo in 1997. In 2004 he was mentioned as one of Dance Magazine's article "25 to Watch". He holds a fellowship in Choreography from The New York Foundation for the Arts, a Fund for New Work/Harlem Stage (2010) receiving México's National Grant FONCA "Ejecutantes" (2003-2005). As faculty Erick has been fortunate to teach around the world for Festival Graciela Moreno, San Jose de Costa Rica, The National Ballet Academy of Beijing, the international Project for Dance and Performing arts in Rome, Italy, Festival Cuerpo al Descubierto in México City and The Tisch School for the Arts among others international recognized Institutions. Erick Has collaborated with artist such as Stephen Petronio, Colleen Thomas, Bill Young, Jennifer Nugent, Moving Theater, Alicia Sánchez,Yin Mei, DJ Spooky, DBR, Sam Crawford, Malcolm Low and Yara Travieso. In addition, his company Erick Montes/Danceable Projects has been showing work in venues including River to River Dance Festival, La MaMa Experimental Theater/International Series, E-Moves at Harlem Stage The Gatehouse, DUMBO Dance Festival, Rowan University and The Blatino & Boogie Dance Series at BAAD since 2003. Finally his work has been commissioned by DaDa Dance Project, Lotería Performing Arts, Barro Rojo A.E. and The México Now Festival in New York City.
About RTGPC - Rachel Thorne Germond Performance Collage
Rachel Thorne Germond is a Brooklyn based performer, dancer, teacher, choreographer, and visual artist and has been creating performance work for twenty eight years. Based in New York City from 1986-1998, she danced, choreographed and presented her work throughout the New York area. After achieving an M.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (UIUC), she was active in Chicago, founding her dance company, RTG Dance in 2004. From 2010-2014 she taught dance in Norfolk, VA at Old Dominion University and Christopher Newport University. Since returning to New York in 2014, she continues to create and present work via Rachel Thorne Germond Performance Collage.
About Rock Dance Collective
Rock Dance Collective is a professional dance theatre company that creates sensory experiences for audiences. Working in both nontraditional and traditional spaces, our artists respond to societal and environmental stimuli to create meaningful works through a largely collaborative process. Our belief that art creates the impetus for action in the world is what fuels our desire to pursue opportunities to create and foster work that is impactful.
About Thomas/Ortiz Dance
Ted Thomas is a native New Yorker who attended the High School for Performing Arts before receiving his B.F.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase. He went on to earn a Masters degree in dance and higher education from New York University. He danced with Ballet Hispanico, Elisa Monte, and the Murray Louis and Nikolais Companies prior to joining the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1996. While choreographing and continuing to perform with his own dance company Thomas/Ortiz Dance, Mr. Thomas was for two years Artist-in-Residence at Barnard College. He is currently Associate Director, choreographer and teacher at the New England Academy of Dance and New England Dance Theater in New Canaan, CT., as well as teach and choreography musical productions for the Stamford, Wilton, Greenwich, Ridgefield, Darien, New Canaan, and now Norwalk Public School systems. Mr. Thomas is the 2018 winner of the Connecticut Artist Fellowship for excellence in Dance and Choreography.
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