The Tank Presents Bryce Dance Company: "The Space Between" with Carbon Mirage & Sunny Hitt
Bryce Dance Company
The Tank Presents
Bryce Dance Company: The Space Between
with Carbon Mirage and Sunny Hitt
MAY 26 AND 27 AT 7PM!
About the Show
Join us for an evening of innovative performance works and conversation! With Carbon Mirage and guest choreographer Sunny Hitt
The Space Between is a series of performance pieces with original music based on our relationships to each other and to nature in a digital age. Utilizing multiple artistic forms (dance and music) these works explore the walls we build that separate us from each other and asks us to consider how we can maintain empathy and personal connection in a time that seems to encourage disconnection, self-obsession and multi-tasking. The first section of this performance will include a unique view into Bryce Dance Company’s artistic process. We will create a short new work based on a theme of the audience’s choosing in order to invite the audience into the artistic process.
Bryce Dance Company is an eight-member professional contemporary performance company with a focus on interdisciplinary and community-based work. Bryce Dance Company believes that art has the potential to inspire positive social change. We create work for the stage with professional dancers; works in alternative spaces; and frequently work collaboratively with communities and organizational partners.
We frequently invite alternative populations (i.e. elders and people without formal training) into the creation of new work. We believe in exposing new audiences to dance and making dance accessible. We often present professional work in public spaces, make the process of creating work visible and facilitating dialogue between the audience and the artists.
Bryce Dance Company has been presented at Theaters, Galleries and Festivals across New England and beyond. Artistic Director and Founder of the company, Heather Bryce has received awards and grant funding for her innovative, community-engaged choreography and performance work. For more information about the company please visitwww.brycedancecompany.com
Artistic Director, Heather Bryce started Bryce Dance Company in 2006 in Boston, MA. In addition to running the company, Heather currently works as a Teaching Artist and administrator for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and a Teaching Artist for The Center for Arts Education and The Community Engagement Lab/Creative Schools Initiative. She holds her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.
New York City-based Carbon Mirage is no stranger to cross-pollination in the arts. Members of the jazz/rock trio have worked with live improvised choreography, film scoring, visual arts, and more. Over the last two and a half years, the band has released three albums, two music videos, and launched various tours throughout the East Coast.
Sunny Hitt, a former Bryce Dance Company member, is a NYC-based performer, choreographer, and teaching artist. She regularly performs with Ani Taj and The Dance Cartel, and teaches at Abrons Arts Center. She has had the pleasure of working with Sara Rudner and Christopher Janney (Heartbeat at The Gramercy Theater, 2014), as well as performing in The Tempest at the Delacorte Theater (The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2015). This is her first baby step into presenting solo work in NYC, and is very pleased and grateful to be part of this show. Sunny is a graduate of Marlboro College with a BA in Dance, and is also a certified yoga instructor.
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 1,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in the intimate 62-seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, and a cut of the box office. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.
Founded in 2003 by nine emerging artists, The Tank has since provided an artistic home for thousands of New York City-based performers. Artists who have presented work at The Tank early on in their careers include Alex Timbers (Tony-nominated theater director), Amy Herzog (Pulitzer Prize- nominated playwright), Lucy Alibar (whose one-act play Juicy and Delicious premiered at The Tank and was adapted to be the Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild), Baratunde Thurston (stand-up comedian now Supervising Producer on The Daily Show) Hattie Mae Williams (founder of The Tattooed Ballerina, Knight Arts Challenge Grantee), Andrew Bujalski (film director, Computer Chess), and We Are Scientists (rock band). The Tank has been honored with an official City Council proclamation, chosen for the WNYC *STAR* initiative, and featured on CNN, BBC, ABC World News Now, the NY Times, and more.
For information, please visit www.thetanknyc.org
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