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Young Dancemakers Company continues Free Concerts

Young Dancemakers Company continues Free Concerts


Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 10:35am

Choreography Created and Performed by NYC Teens Selected from NYC Public High Schools

Choreography Created and Performed by NYC Teens Selected from NYC Public High Schools
Director:  Alice Teirstein
Music Director: William Catanzaro
Guest Choreographer: Doug Elkins.   The Company will perform an except from
       Elkins' "Scot, Queen of Marys"
All concerts are free but seating is limited.  
For reservations: 718.329.7300 ex 3358 or e-mail aliceteirstein@gmail.com
Performance Schedule:
Saturday July 27, 2 PM - Bruno Walter Auditorium, NY Public Library at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza (at 65th Street).   
Sunday July 28, 1 PM Workshop, 2:15 PM performance - Flushing Town Hall. 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing Queens
Tuesday July 30, 1 PM - Kumble Theatre/LIU, One University Plaza, Brooklyn
Wednesday  July 31, 2 PM - Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, NYC
Thursday August 1, 1 PM - Ailey Camp, 21 Jumel Place (168th St. & Amsterdam Avenue)
Saturday August 3,  7:30 PM - Gala Finale Concert and Reception, Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 St, NYC
       "I believe there is an artist in everyone and I believe in the power of dance as a medium for
         artistic expression in a personal way.  I enjoy being there when that happens."
                                                                           Alice Teirstein, Founder/Director, Young Dancemakers Company

A company of 18 exuberant, ethnically diverse high school dancer/choreographers, under the watchful eye of director Alice Teirstein, continues its 18th year of free performances by Young Dancemakers Company, which started on July 19th and runs through August 3rd.    Both themes and music are wide-ranging and relevant to the young choreographers.    In addition to their original dances, the group always learns a work by an established choreographer - this year the teens will perform an excerpt from "Scot, Queen of Marys" by Doug Elkins, music by Mio Morales.    All performances end with the lively and popular "Dance With Us," in which audience members are invited onto the stage for some exhilarating post-concert improvisation.

Founder/director Alice Teirstein, a 2012 Bessie Award winner for this project, once again guides and mentors the talented youngsters.     Percussionist William Catanzaro returns as Music Director, advising and accompanying at all performances.
The lucky and talented teens, chosen by audition,  are Jose Baez, Clara Bowen, Kayla Cambridge, Rolbert Chin, Daniel Coradin, Alexander De Aza, Symphony English, Aneivah Goosby, Jordan Grant, Stephanie Legros, Nikeiri Portalatin, Miguel Ruiz, B'ili Scott, Tiffany Thomas, Angelica Vargas, Ebony Vasquez, Patricia Wang, Paul Wong.    They were selected from NYC public high schools: Lower Manhattan Arts (LOMA), Clara Barton, Science Skills Center H.S., H.S. for Violin and Dance, Wadleigh Secondary School, Bronx International, Repertory Company H.S., Urban Assembly for Performing Arts, The Beacon School, Urban Assembly of Music and Art, Wings Academy, Leadership and Public Service, Talent Unlimited, Townsend Harris, and Lehman.
Young Dancemakers Company is a free summer program made possible by the support of the Richenthal Foundation, the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, Jody and John Arnhold, the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, individual contributors, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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