Dance Off The Grid celebrates its fourth consecutive season at the Emelin! Each of the three evenings of this eclectic performance series (The New Yorker) features multiple world-class artists and companies surveying the diversity of today's dance landscape. As always, the audience is invited to stay after each evening’s program for a lively and insightful Q&A session with the choreographers and the dancers to learn more about what inspires their work.
The extraordinary series concludes on May 12th featuring the the all-male repertory dance company 10 Hairy Legs, the highly innovative Bessie Award-winning artistry of Palissimo and the iconic, internationally distinguished Trisha Brown Dance Company.
Two more Dance Off The Grid events are scheduled this season with the premiere on Mar 3, featuring: an exciting vision of the future of the art form in the dance of Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener; the post-Graham artistry of RIOULT Dance NY; and the Bessie Award-winning Souleymane Badolo. On Apr 7, the series continues with the thrilling ever-challenging Dance Theatre of Harlem, the unique body percussion/tap of Max Pollak RumbaTap, and the the beautifully expressive New York Theatre Ballet.
There is something for everyone in this season's sampler. You won't want to miss any of it! Subscribe to all three Dance Off The Grid events and save 10% off the ticket price.
ABOUT 10 HAIRY LEGS
The mission of 10 Hairy Legs is to advance the understanding of the male role in dance through the creation, acquisition and performance of exceptional work. The company performs existing and newly commissioned works from such choreographers as Doug Varone, Doug Elkins, Tiffany Mills, Manuel Vignoulle, Julie Bour, Megan Williams and founder Randy James, throughout the New York/New Jersey region and beyond. In addition to their work with 10 Hairy Legs, company members are currently featured artists with The Bang Group, Stephen Petronio Company, Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc., Tiffany Mills Company and Zvi Dance, among others.
Palissimo Company, founded and led since 2004 by its artistic director Pavel Zuštiak, is an interdisciplinary platform for research, development and production of live arts. Palissimo’s mission is to attain artistic liberty in pursuit of an authentic communion between performers and spectators, and to inspire and impact audiences and the art field. Palissimo is innovative in its approach to contemporary performance practices and has facilitated diverse artistic collaborations since its inception.
Often described as both human and humane, its works merges the abstract aspects of dance with the nonlinear qualities of theatre and mise-en-scène into multidisciplinary works that are rich in evocative imagery, piercing emotional resonance, and non-narrative/nonverbal content. Palissimo strives to provide original, transformative insight into the human condition while reaching spectators as multi-sensory theatrical experiences.
"A vivid, often anguished imagination shines through in Zuštiak’s work." — The New Yorker
"There is scant middle ground in Pavel Zuštiak’s work. Violence and desire, fear and rapture, pain and giddiness — he traffics in extremes, often slammed against one another in uncomfortably close quarters."
— The New York Times
ABOUT TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY
Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) is a post-modern dance company dedicated to the performance, and preservation of the work of Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer, Trisha Brown. Brown, along with like-minded artists, pushed the limits of choreography thereby changing modern dance forever. Established in 1970, TBDC has toured throughout the world presenting the work, teaching and building relationships with audiences and artists alike.
ABOUT ANDREA SNYDER: PROGRAM CURATOR
ANDREA SNYDER, co-director of American Dance Abroad, is also a management & leadership strategist for the arts. Andrea served as Dance/USA’s president and executive director (January 2000 to June 2011). She created and directed the National Initiative to Preserve America’s Dance (NIPAD) grant program for The Pew Charitable Trusts (1993 to 2000); was assistant director of the NEA Dance Program (1987-1993); booking agent for Sheldon Soffer Management; executive director of Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians; administrator of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dance Department; associate administrator for the Cunningham Dance Foundation; and assistant to the Director of the Dance Notation Bureau. She chaired the Performing Arts Alliance board and was a member of the Dance Magazine inaugural Board of Advisors. From 1995-2010, she moderated The Kennedy Center’s contemporary dance post-performance discussions.This is Andrea's second season curating Dance Off The Grid for the Emelin Theatre.