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Sarah Hart
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Dance on Canvas — a performing and visual arts partnership between SYREN Modern Dance and The Art Students League (New York)

by Sarah Hart
January 6, 2009
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery at The Art Students League, 215 West 57th Street, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street and other locations around New York
SYREN Modern Dance Presents
Dance on Canvas
A performing and visual arts partnership
SYREN Modern Dance and students of The Art Students League
Share studio space and creative time.

SYREN Modern Dance and The Art Students League of New York warm up the winter with a series of gallery-based rehearsals where painters will portray the company's dynamic motion on canvas. This artistic and audience outreach Partnership program is intended to expand public appreciation for fine and performing arts as well as give both organizations exposure to new audiences. The Partnership will be done in conjunction with SYREN's 2009 New York performance season.

The Partnership with The Art Students League invites fine arts students into two SYREN rehearsals a month that will be held in the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery at The Art Students League. The visual artists will observe the dancers in motion and convey that inspiration in their own mediums. The finished pieces will be shared with audiences at SYREN's Sixth Annual New York Season and at an exhibition of the work at the Office of the Manhattan Borough President.

Dance on Canvas
A performing and visual arts partnership

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 6:00PM-7:30PM ~ Reception to launch Dance on Canvas
The Art Students League, 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY

January 22-March 5, 2009
Throughout this period SYREN will rehearse at The Art Students League 6 times while sharing the space with students who will draw, paint, or photograph the company while they rehearse for their Sixth New York Season.

March 26-28, 2009
SYREN Modern Dance presents its Sixth New York Season
Throughout this weekend there will be a preliminary exhibition of a small group of the students' work that are involved in the Partnership in the lobby of The Ailey Citigroup Theater.
The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY

July or August 2009 (Date TBD)
Dance on Canvas Exhibition, Office of the Manhattan Borough President

SYREN Modern Dance is vigorously powerful elegance in motion. In order for dance to be a strong, supported presence in society, SYREN is dedicated to producing high caliber, accessible work to spark a continued interest of the public in modern dance. The directors believe all who choose to witness it can understand modern dance. SYREN dares to create compellingly, commits to teaching thoughtfully, perseveres to perform dynamically, and unites to generously share dance with the next generation.

Founded in 1875, the Art Students League has been instrumental in shaping America's legacy in the fine arts. Many renowned artists-Georgia O'Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Louise Nevelson, Helen Frankenthaler and Cy Twombly among them-have honed their skills at the League. Established by artists for artists, the League is an atelier school in which the language of art is taught and developed through immersion in the practices of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and assemblage. The League is committed to the training of professional artists, but offers the finest quality art education for students at all levels. It seeks to ensure that all who wish to attend can do so at an affordable price.


Press kits and digital images available on request.
Kate Mehan and Lynn Peterson
Artistic Directors, SYREN

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