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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents GREEN AFTERNOON V, August 5

by Michelle Tabnick
July 18, 2017
The Home of Architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel
230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Green Afternoon V, an annual interactive garden installation and performance at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, August 5, 2017.
 
The evening begins at 5 pm with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations, with performers dancing in tree houses, on outdoor sculptures, in and around the swimming pool, in the woods, and more. After the moving installations, at 5:50 p.m., the audience will move to the lawn for a seated performance of Selwyn's developing work Refuge. The full world premiere of Refuge will take place at Mark Morris Dance Center from November 2-4, 2017. Green Afternoon V takes place at 230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are $90 ($150 for Patron Tickets) and can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-afternoon-2017-tickets-34777751190.

Refuge, a new choreographic work by Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre is inspired by Francesco Clemente's art installation Encampment.Looking at how we create safe space and find grounding in our lives, the piece traces an internal journey of transformation and enlightenment. Selwyn unfolds this passage with a vocabulary of immediate, athletic, sensuous, and raw movement that has come to define her work. The piece includes a progressive series of solos and duets punctuated by group sections that magnify the personal experience into a shared one. Costume Design by Anna-Alisa Belous. Sound Design by Joel Wilhelmi. Dancers: Adam Robert Dickerson, Manon Halley, Torrey McAnena, Alex Cottone, and Sarah Starkweather.

"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 all in the short 55-minute production." 
- Inside New York
 
"Amanda Selwyn's work is masterly and emotionally expressive, she is truly gifted in the art of dance making."
- NYC Dance Stuff
 
Dancers: Adam Robert Dickerson, Manon Halley, Alex Cottone, Torrey McAnena, and Sarah Starkweather. Costume and Scenic Design: Anna-Alisa Belous, Sound Design: Joel Wilhelmi.
 
To get to the performance site from the center of East Hampton, take Montauk Highway/Route 27 to first traffic light past windmill. Turn left onto Accabonac Highway. Drive 4 miles to stop sign at forked intersection. Cross main road and turn right onto north-most fork, Old Stone Highway. Drive 0.25 mile to #230 (mailbox on tree). Please park on main road and walk up drive to first house on right. 
 
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul. www.amandaselwyndance.org
 
Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented over 50 productions at NYC venues including Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York Live Arts, Dance Theatre Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Kumble Theater, and John Jay College. We have been presented twice at Jacob's Pillow, Westfest, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Dance Teacher Summit, COOL NY, Movement Research, and Pushing Progress Series. We have toured to festivals, presented open rehearsals, interactive performance events and workshops, and offer arts-in-education programming through Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre to children in the NYC public schools.
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