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Eva Dean Dance Presents
Labryinth, part II of LIQUID SILVER at Movement Reserach

Eva Dean Dance is performing excerpts of Labyrinth as a work-in-progress showing from LIQUID SILVER with Movement Research at Judson Church 

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Contact: 
Devon Stern, Managing Associate 

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         Date: Monday, January 30, 2017
         T
ime: 8pm

         Location:
         Judson Memorial Church
         55 Washington Square South
         New York, NY 10012

         Website:
         Movement Research  

         Tickets: 
         Free and open to the public

         Photo: Eva Dean Dancer: Katie Moncebiaz and Jeemiah Stanfield 

Choreography/Artisic Direction: Eva Dean. Movement Collaborators: Company members George Hirsch, Kirana Peters, and special Guest Artist, Deborah Jackson. Soundscape Collaboration: Caroline Partamian and Eva Dean. Production Assistant: Erick Montes

Eva Dean Dance performing works-in-progress excerpts of Labyrinth from LIQUID SILVER

Eva Dean Dance invites you to view a work-in-progress showing of Labyrinth as part of Movement Research at the Judson Church, in a shared program with Maryse Damecour, Sara Gurevich, and Nikima Jagudajev. The Movement Research series hosts free performances highlighting the work of choreographers as they are creating new work, and focuses on experimentation, emerging ideas, and works-in-progress. Eva Dean Dance will be showing excerpts of Labyrinth, part II from the trilogy LIQUID SILVER. Labyrinth is about creating one’s own pathways, lighting a candle in the darkness as we move through the twists and turns of an unknown future. Dancers wind their way through passageways with candles to construct and deconstruct a labyrinth.

About LIQUID SILVER

LIQUID SILVER is an autobiographical dance theatre trilogy about death and survival.  Accompanied by the rhythm of their own beating heart, dancers will construct labyrinths, fly through space, and embody
the pull of gravitational force while trying to maintain equilibrium. The ancestral heritage of the performers will be explored while delving into the collective mythos surrounding life's journey towards death.  Authentic movement is partnered with an experimental approach, to create work that embraces the human spirit as it relates to space, time and light.  Dean will direct and guide the performers to develop muscle memory and awareness to access deeply held beliefs surrounding survival and solace.  Guided imagery and improvisational structures will be a vessel for creating this major work.

About Movement Research at Judson Church

The Movement Research at the Judson Church presents a free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join Movement Research Artists-In-Residence and international guests each season in performing at the historic Judson Memorial Church. www.movementresearch.org


About Eva Dean Dance

Eva Dean Dance (EDD) is an award winning, neo-contemporary company based in Brooklyn and established in 1985. The mission of Eva Dean Dance is to support and strengthen the presence of dance as a performing art globally, with a cross-cultural focus in New York City. EDD achieves this through creating and performing the choreography of Eva Dean, developing and reaching diverse audiences, supporting the work of other choreographers and dancers, providing mentorships to emerging female choreographers, and teaching Eva Dean Dance technique and repertory to students representing a wide range of ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds. Union Street Dance, home of EDD, provides subsidized rehearsal space to over 100 choreographers annually.  Eva Dean Dance is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Throughout the years EDD has received support from various foundations and agencies including the Mertz Gilmore Foundation,  New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.  Internationally, EDD has received support from The Department of Public Affairs American Embassies in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Artistic Director, Eva Dean crafts work which embodies the depth of the human spirit. Dean works experimentally with her dancers to reveal their unique qualities through improvisational movement. Dean, along with her collaborators, incorporate architectural design, inventive use of props, sets from recycled goods, ambient and experimental sound scores, and experiential lighting to create a multi-faceted experience.  Apart from performing in traditional venues, EDD thrives on the challenge of creating site-specific work, interacting with landscape, architecture, and common objects as a way to stimulate our imagination and perception of environment.

Eva Dean Dance Production Credits:

New York City: The Museum of Modern Art, FringeNYC, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, The Brooklyn Museum, The Dance Series at 14th Street Y, among many others.  Site-specific: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, k77 in Berlin, GE, and a turn of the 20th century barn in Sheffield, MA, among many other. National: Carol Autorino Center in Hartford, CT, First Night Boston, and Monkey House productions in Medford, MA, among others.  Internationally:  Dubai United Arab Emirates, Amsterdam Fringe where it received "Best of Fringe New York," Fringe Festival Prague in CZK, Recklinghausen Fringe in GE, and k77 in Berlin, GE

For more information visit: www.evadeandance.org.

“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."
Elena K. Holy, Producing Artistic Director, The New York International Fringe Festival

“Dean created a feeling of ritual celebrants hidden in a catacomb or along a pyramid’s passage to a chamber… Dean’s wild energy broke free of expected bounds. Dan Froot, playing his raucous saxophone, was borne aloft and paraded past us. As the darkness engulfed the scene for the last time, another glass shattered.”
Linda Arlene Small, The Village Voice

"…soothing to watch—with its gentle, mesmerizing choreography—and energizing in that it all looks so fun and free (especially free of pretension and modern-dance conventions).”
Pia Catton, Wall Street Journal

“… the choreography by Eva Dean made effective use of the church’s space …Waves of dancers entered, rolling across the floor. Dancers were also carried in like logs. All of these large scale activities pleased the eye.”
Jack Anderson, The New York Times

   

Eva Dean Dance & iele paluompis
DraftWork at Danspace Project
(curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones
)

Eva Dean Dance is performing excerpts of Sanctuary from LIQUID SILVER as a works-in-progress in a shared performance with iele paluompis

Contact:
Devon Stern , Managing Associate
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Date:  Saturday December 10, 2016
Time: 3pm

Location:
Danspace Project

131 East 10th St.

New York, NY 10003


Website:
Danspace Project


Tickets:

Free and open to the public

Eva Dean Dance performing works-in-progress excerpts of Sanctuary from LIQUID SILVER

Eva Dean Dance is performing at Danspace Project’s DraftWork series, along with iele paluompis on December 10th at 3pm. Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts free, informal Saturday afternoon performances highlighting the work of choreographers in various stages of development.

Eva Dean Dance will be showing excerpts of Sanctuary, part III from the trilogy LIQUID SILVER.  Sanctuary is about finding grace and solace within yourself through personal healing and transformation.  Fluid motion is inspired by the flow of water and flickering flames.  Dancers move with ease as they create bodily forms of letting go and finding personal refuge. LIQUID SILVER’s core motif is about collective survival and growth as we search for healing and cultural connectivity within community and our environment. Drawing on the collective ancestral heritage of a multi-generational and culturally diverse cast, LIQUID SILVER is created with a process-oriented approach through movement created collaboratively with the ensemble. 

Sanctuary will feature company members George Hirsch, Kirana Peters, and special Guest Artist, Deborah Jackson.

About LIQUID SILVER

LIQUID SILVER is an autobiographical dance theatre trilogy about death and survival.  Accompanied by the rhythm of their own beating heart, dancers will construct labyrinths, fly through space, and embody the pull of gravitational force while trying to maintain equilibrium. The ancestral heritage of the performers will be explored while delving into the collective mythos surrounding life's journey towards death.  Authentic movement is partnered with an experimental approach, to create work that embraces the human spirit as it relates to space, time and light.  Dean will direct and guide the performers to develop muscle memory and awareness to access deeply held beliefs surrounding survival and solace.  Guided imagery and improvisational structures will be a vessel for creating this major work.

About Danspace Project

Now in its fourth decade, Danspace Project has supported a vital community of contemporary dance artists in an environment unlike any other in the United States. Located in the historic St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, Danspace shares its facility with the Church,The Poetry Project, and New York Theatre Ballet. Danspace Project’s Commissioning Initiative has commissioned over 480 new works since its inception in 1994.” danspaceproject.org

DraftWork is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


About Eva Dean Dance

Eva Dean Dance (EDD) is an award winning, neo-contemporary company based in Brooklyn and established in 1985. The mission of Eva Dean Dance is to support and strengthen the presence of dance as a performing art globally, with a cross-cultural focus in New York City. EDD achieves this through creating and performing the choreography of Eva Dean, developing and reaching diverse audiences, supporting the work of other choreographers and dancers, providing mentorships to emerging female choreographers, and teaching Eva Dean Dance technique and repertory to students representing a wide range of ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds. Union Street Dance, home of EDD, provides subsidized rehearsal space to over 100 choreographers annually.  Eva Dean Dance is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Throughout the years EDD has received support from various foundations and agencies including the Mertz Gilmore Foundation,  New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.  Internationally, EDD has received support from The Department of Public Affairs American Embassies in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Artistic Director, Eva Dean crafts work which embodies the depth of the human spirit. Dean works experimentally with her dancers to reveal their unique qualities through improvisational movement. Dean, along with her collaborators, incorporate architectural design, inventive use of props, sets from recycled goods, ambient and experimental sound scores, and experiential lighting to create a multi-faceted experience.  Apart from performing in traditional venues, EDD thrives on the challenge of creating site-specific work, interacting with landscape, architecture, and common objects as a way to stimulate our imagination and perception of environment.

Eva Dean Dance Production Credits:

New York City: The Museum of Modern Art, FringeNYC, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, The Brooklyn Museum, The Dance Series at 14th Street Y, among many others.  Site-specific: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, k77 in Berlin, GE, and a turn of the 20th century barn in Sheffield, MA, among many other. National: Carol Autorino Center in Hartford, CT, First Night Boston, and Monkey House productions in Medford, MA, among others.  Internationally:  Dubai United Arab Emirates, Amsterdam Fringe where it received "Best of Fringe New York," Fringe Festival Prague in CZK, Recklinghausen Fringe in GE, and k77 in Berlin, GE

For more information visit: www.evadeandance.org.

“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."
Elena K. Holy, Producing Artistic Director, The New York International Fringe Festival

“Dean created a feeling of ritual celebrants hidden in a catacomb or along a pyramid’s passage to a chamber… Dean’s wild energy broke free of expected bounds. Dan Froot, playing his raucous saxophone, was borne aloft and paraded past us. As the darkness engulfed the scene for the last time, another glass shattered.”
Linda Arlene Small, The Village Voice

"…soothing to watch—with its gentle, mesmerizing choreography—and energizing in that it all looks so fun and free (especially free of pretension and modern-dance conventions).”
Pia Catton, Wall Street Journal

“… the choreography by Eva Dean made effective use of the church’s space …Waves of dancers entered, rolling across the floor. Dancers were also carried in like logs. All of these large scale activities pleased the eye.”
Jack Anderson, The New York Times

 

 

Eva Dean Dance Presents

A Work-In-Progress (WIP) showing excerpts of LIQUID SILVER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 29th, 2016 

Contact: Kathryn Sclavi: Development Associate                                                                                                                      

718.857.8368
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Work-In-Progress Showing:                                               

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Union Street Dance

725 Union Street, Studio B (Buzzer #5)

Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Dates/Times:                                                               

Sunday, May 15th and 22nd @ 3pm                                        

A Work-in-Progress Showing Excerpts of LIQUID SILVER

Eva Dean Dance invites you to come to our Work-In-Progress showing of newly created sections from LIQUID SILVER.  Artistic Director, Eva Dean is in the beginning stages of creating LIQUID SILVER, which is a new evening-length production.  LIQUID SILVER is a trilogy comprised of three segments titled Pendulum, Labyrinth, and Sanctuary.  The creation of LIQUID SILVER is a major undertaking for Eva Dean Dance, and we anticipate the premiere date to be in 2017.  In the fall of 2015, Eva Dean Dance completed a residency at Baruch College as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, Dean and her company performed a works-in-progress for Pendulum: Part 1 of LIQUID SILVER. Currently, Ms. Dean is in the initial stages of creating Part 2: Labyrinth and Part 3: Sanctuary, with company members Kirana Peters, Lucia Rodriguez, Jeremiah Stanfield, and with special Guest Artists, Orlando Hunter and Deborah Jackson.

About LIQUID SILVER

LIQUID SILVER is an autobiographical dance theatre trilogy about death and survival incorporating a multi-generational and culturally diverse cast.  Accompanied by the rhythm of their own beating heart, dancers will construct labyrinths, fly through space, and embody the pull of gravitational force while trying to maintain equilibrium. The ancestral heritage of the performers will be explored while delving into the collective mythos surrounding life's journey towards death.  Authentic movement is partnered with an experimental approach, to create work that embraces the human spirit as it relates to space, time and light.  Dean will direct and guide the performers to develop muscle memory and awareness to access deeply held beliefs surrounding death.  Guided imagery and improvisational structures will be a vessel for creating this major work.

 

About Eva Dean Dance (Inventive, Intrepid, and Versatile)

Eva Dean Dance (EDD) is an award winning, neo-contemporary company based in Brooklyn since 1985.  Through her choreography, Dean crafts work which embodies the depth of the human spirit. Dean works experimentally with her dancers to reveal their unique qualities through improvisational movement. EDD incorporates architectural design, inventive use of props, sets from recycled goods, ambient and experimental sound scores, and experiential lighting to create a multi-faceted experience.  Apart from performing in traditional venues, EDD has thrived on the challenge of creating site-specific work, interacting with landscape, architecture, and common objects as a way to stimulate our imagination and perception of environment.

Production credits include numerous performances in venues and festivals in New York City, including the New York International Fringe Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, and The Dance Series at 14th Street Y 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," Fringe Festival Prague, CZK and Recklinghausen Fringe, GE.

For more information visit: www.evadeandance.org.

                                                  

“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."
Elena K. Holy, Producing Artistic Director, The New York International Fringe Festival

“Dean created a feeling of ritual celebrants hidden in a catacomb or along a pyramid’s passage to a chamber… Dean’s wild energy broke free of expected bounds. Dan Froot, playing his raucous saxophone, was borne aloft and paraded past us. As the darkness engulfed the scene for the last time, another glass shattered.”
Linda Arlene Small, The Village Voice

“I highly recommend Eva Dean Dance. The company “embodies a witty, energetic spirit that inspires joy in the audience. Her pieces are fluid, light-hearted and inventive.”
Carrie Gesteland, First Night Boston

"…soothing to watch—with its gentle, mesmerizing choreography—and energizing in that it all looks so fun and free (especially free of pretension and modern-dance conventions).”
Pia Catton, Wall Street Journal

“… the choreography by Eva Dean made effective use of the church’s space …Waves of dancers entered, rolling across the floor. Dancers were also carried in like logs. All of these large scale activities pleased the eye.”
Jack Anderson, The New York Times

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