Young Dancemakers Company Performance Tour
Young Dancemakers Company
Young Dancemakers Company, now in its 23rd year as a free summer performing ensemble of New York City teens, creating and touring original work in free performances throughout NYC, has embarked this month on an ambitious, unique composer/choreographer project, involving prominent professional composers teamed with the young creators. The introductory session held July 2nd at the 92Y, resulted in nine teams of professional composers and student choreographers embarking on the students’ original choreographic concepts.
The teen choreographers and professional composers are collaborating now and will continue through the beginning of August, creating and presenting a concert of original choreography by students, with original music by professionals, a unique opportunity for teens, which they are meeting with enthusiasm and earnest endeavor. The completed concert begins touring on July 25th, with its premiere performance in Riverdale, NY. Touring performances follow at Harlem School of the Arts, 92 Y, Flushing Town Hall, Kumble Theater at Long Island University, Symphony Space, University Settlement, culminating at the Ailey Citigroup Theater on August 4th.
Young Dancemakers Company, directed by founder Alice Teirstein, with Associate Director Jessica Gaynor and Music Director William Catanzaro, consists of 14 NYC teens selected by audition from 11 NYC public high schools and 1 YDC alum returning as intern/stage manager. In addition to the 9 original student dances set to the original scores by the professional collaborating composers, the concert includes a guest repertory project by choreographer Jane Comfort.
YDC Touring Schedule
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Wednesday, July 25 @ 2 PM @ The Fieldston School, 3901 Fieldston Road, Bronx
Thursday, July 26 @ 2 PM @ Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan
Friday, July 27 @ 7 PM @ 92Y Harkness Dance Center, 1395 Lexington Avenue @ 92nd Street, Manhattan
Sunday, July 29 @ 2 PM @ Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Queens
Tuesday July 31 @ 1 PM @ Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Ave & Willoughby St.
Wednesday, August 1 @ 2 PM@ Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95 Street, Manhattan
Thursday, August 2 @ 2 PM @ University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street, Manhattan
Saturday, August 4 @ 7:30 PM, Finale Performance @ Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street @ 9th Avenue, Manhattan
Young Dancemakers Company has been supported through the years by the Richenthal Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Ethical Culture Fieldston School and individual contributors.
YDC Choreographer/Composer Project is supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Howard Gilman Foundation, Helen F. Whitaker Fund & Aaron Copland Fund for Music.
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