EVA DEAN DANCE
In Association with the Dance Series at the 14th Street Y
Celebrating 3 Decades of Eva Dean Dance Repertory
Graphics by Jonathan Winn
Caroline Partamian, Assistant to the Director
edd at evadeandance.org
THU, OCT 30, 7:30PM
FRI, OCT 31, 7:30PM
SAT, NOV 1, 7:30PM
SUN*, NOV 2, 3:00PM
General Admission: $25
*Performance + GALA Tickets: $50
About PEARL DIVING
Eva Dean Dance (EDD) is proud to partner with the 14th Street Y in presenting PEARL DIVING, celebrating 3 decades of repertory. Artistic Director Eva Dean’s expansive repertory is visually cinematic and viscerally responsive to life’s gravitational ebbs and flows. Dean’s oeuvre ranges from experimental dances examining the cosmos, water, and kinetic energy to educational and family friendly pieces reflecting on life’s humor, humanity, and hardships. Thematically, Dean’s work is diverse in scope ranging from an exposé on oppressive group behavior in Welcome Back (1991) to the subtle pull of the moon’s gravitational force on water and human emotion in Pearl Diving suite(2002-2012), to the dry wit in Melba (1990).
EDD is providing a Moving Beyond Bullying (MBB) Art Education outreach to local middle schools and the members of the 14th St. Y. The outreach includes an intimate workshop and an interactive assembly, both of which focus on bullying and using the language arts to discuss the metaphors inherent in Welcome Back, also performed on the PEARL DIVING Program. The MBB workshop is on Monday, October 27th (Time T.B.A.) and the assembly is on Tuesday October 28th (Time T.B.A.).
To celebrate the inauguration of Eva Dean Dance’s 30th Anniversary, the company is hosting a GALA on Sunday, November 2nd at 4:30pm immediately following the final performance of PEARL DIVING. The GALA will showcase old photographs and ephemera from EDD’s archive and conversation over High Tea.
Choreography:Eva Dean, Artistic Director | Stage Manager: Sarah Melot | Performers: Laura Colon, Holly Heidt, George Hirsch, Satomi Itohara, Ariel Lembeck, Rachel Russell, Manuela Sanchez, and Christian “Pepe” Serrano
About Eva Dean Dance (Invention, Intrepid, and Versatile)
Eva Dean Dance (EDD) is an award-winning Brooklyn-based neo-contemporary company that specializes in inventive productions that incorporate multiple elements including improvisational movement, architectural design, inventive use of props, sets from recycled goods, ambient and experimental sound scores, and experiential lighting. EDD has received awards and accolades for its Site Specific and family audience productions that have an experimental edge. Production Creditsinclude numerous performances in venues and festivals in New York City, including the New York International Fringe Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Wassaic Project, the Museum of Modern Art, and Brooklyn Museum of Art, among many others. National performance credits include Carol Autorino Center in Hartford, CT, First Night Boston, and Monkey House productions in Medford, MA. Internationally EDD has performed in Dubai United Arab Emirates, Amsterdam Fringe where it received “Best of Fringe New York,” Berlin’s k77 Studio, and at Fringe Festival Prague, CZK. For more information visit www.evadeandance.org.
“Dean’s wild energy [breaks] free of expected bounds."
Linda Arlene Small, The Village Voice
“… elegant performing, inventive choreography…lighthearted, decorous dance full of counterbalances and gentle supports for falling bodies…it reminded me of why, sometimes, dance matters: in its very lightness, it lifts our cares.”
Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice
Eva Dean Dance is “…an unalloyed delight” with an “infinite-seeming range of lithe expressive physicality.”
-Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
" It is my firm belief that Eva Dean Dance is making a difference in Dance, and the perception of dance, among a new generation of audience members. Please do what you can to support this vibrant, essential company."
Elena K. Holy, Producing Artistic Director, The New York International Fringe Festival