Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre joins with Pentacle's other East Coast Gallery artists for a one night only performance of new and touring repertoire on October 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at Ninth Avenue), New York City.
The Gallery at Pentacle is an eclectic group of vibrant and talented dance makers, some of whom may be unfamiliar to New York dance audiences. We are excited to represent them in the national performing arts marketplace. From solo performance to culturally specific, dance-theater to multidisciplinary and traditional modern dance companies, The Gallery encompasses a diverse range of engaging dance artists. There is much to be discovered.
Participating artist/companies are: BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, Robin Becker Dance, ClancyWorks Dance Company, Bryn Cohn and Artists, COLLECTIVE BODY | dancelab, Dance Iquail!, danceTactics performance group, Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble, KDNY, Claire Porter/PORTABLES, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, Prashant Shah, and Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co. Unable to participate are Blue13 Dance Company of Los Angeles and Duniya Dance and Drum Company from San Francisco.
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will present "Oblivion," a duet from Five Minutes, as well as "Reflect," a duet from Detour.
Advance tickets are $10 and will be available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/269432 or onsite for $14, cash only, one half hour before curtain. Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre engages audiences in 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. Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way that engages our audiences from start to finish and beckons a response of thought, feeling, and soul. Participating Gallery Artists:
"Barkin/Selissen steal this show with a male/female duet of impeccable clarity…"
Robin Becker Dance
"Breathtaking…. it's always a pleasure to experience a work that truly shines."
-Carmel Morgan, Ballet Dance Magazine
ClancyWorks Dance Company
"…probing psychological use of bodies in contact with each other."
COLLECTIVE BODY | DanceLab
"…unique way of seeing into movement…"
-Alonzo King, ArtisticDirector, LINES Ballet
Bryn Cohn and Artists
"Bryn Cohn crafts dances with wonderful musicality and a beautiful attention to every detail."
-Colin Conner, Internationally renowned choreographer and teacher
"A standout performance … featuring thought provoking choreography performed by
consummate artists with full command of the stage."
-Walter Rudledge, Harlem World Magazine On-Line
danceTactics performance group
"…ability to show dance as a reason unto itself, relaying sheer kinetic energy enlivened in unexpected pathways..…"
-Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble
"…captivates audiences with soul-stirring choreography…"
-Philadelphia City Paper
"… vigorous athleticism with plenty of nuanced and quirky moves."
"An immensely imaginative and inventive parody … just plain funny."
-Durnham Morning Herald
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
"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…"
-Inside New York
"….Shah's performance displayed wonderful contrasts, with moments of sharp clarity… he seemed caught up in a whirlwind, looking down upon the audience from a cloud!"
-Robert Johnson, The Star Ledger of Newark
Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co
"…a realm of magical, constantly changing shapes, relationships and moods."
-The Washington Post
Non-Participating Gallery Artists:
Blue13 Dance Company
"Los Angeles-based blue13 Dance Company remains true to the origins of dance while maintaining a modern edge, pushing the envelope and challenging social norms."
Duniya Dance and Drum Company
"I experienced a remarkable evening of dance…"
-Fresno BeehiveAbout Pentacle
Pentacle is a leading voice and resource for some of today's most exciting contemporary dance and performance artists. For over 35 years, our exemplary services and projects have empowered artists to do what they do best … create works of art.
Support for The Gallery is provided in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation and support from individual donors.