BRYN COHN AND ARTISTS & FLEA DANCE EXTRAORDINARY
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Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A) and Artists & Fleas present DANCE EXTRAORDINARY at Artists & Fleas, 568 Broadway, NYC, on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 7pm. Tickets are $35 ($12 for Artists).
For one night only, join BC + A and Artists & Fleas for a unique site - specific collaboration featuring dance, art + fashion like you've never seen before! We invite you to take part in this EXTRAORDINARY evening of creative partnership and community that will benefit BC + A's first repertory show The Art of Loss, premiering February 16 - 18, 2018 at The 14th Street Y and upcoming touring initiatives. DANCE EXTRAORDINARY will include immersive movement installations and live performances from BC + A, a silent auction, music, dancing, cocktails and light fare, shopping + some surprises! Celebrate our 2017 success + support our ambitious goals for 2018!
The Art of Loss isa collection of notable works from 2012-2017 that expose the rebellion, hope and despair that root in otherness. Renowned for their ferocious physicality, theatrical worlds and intimate performances, BC + A navigates an unforgettable cultural, emotional and kinetic adventure. The evening will include the World Premiere of a brand new politically-inspired work, A Perfect Union, which addresses the current sociopolitical climate in our world through the lenses of race, gender, sexuality, terrorism, activism, hierarchical structures and humanitarian effort. In her first-ever musical composition, Cohn has designed a mash-up score sourced from inaugural and political speeches by Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Tickets are $25 ($20 for students, $15 for children ages 12 and under) and are available at www.14streety.org/theartofloss.
ABOUT BRYN COHN + ARTISTS
Founded in 2011, Bryn Cohn + Artists is a New York-based contemporary dance company comprised of unique collaborative artists from diverse backgrounds. BC + A has been met with critical acclaim amongst artists, press and audiences throughout New York, Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Described as "groundbreaking, primal, surreal and supernatural," (Brooklyn Buzz) the company has been presented in premiere venues throughout the country including Danspace Project in St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Bryant Park, Gibney Dance, Rutgers University, 14th Street Y, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Judson Memorial Church, 92nd Street Y, The Martha Graham Theater, The Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Abrons Arts Center, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Manhattan Movement and Arts, Triskelion Arts, Salvatore Capezio Theater and John Ryan Theater among others.
BC + A has gained notable recognition for their educational and charitable initiatives within communities and organizations across the country. The company has brought their teaching programs to institutions including California Institute of the Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, Velocity Dance Center, Nazareth College, Rutgers University and Chop Shop Dance Festival. BC + A holds biannual master workshops at Peridance Capezio Center. The company annually collaborates on site - specific immersive experiences with art galleries and fashion organizations including Artists & Fleas, Tribeca Art Night, Foley Gallery, Castle Fitzjohns and Bene Rialto as a means of making dance more accessible within the public sphere.
The company has received awards and funding including from Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, The Alfred Z Soloman Charitable Trust, SILO Residency through DanceNOW and The Emerging Artists Residency through The Field. BC + A was named Inception to Exhibition's Fan Favorite and won a fully produced performance in March 2016. The company was represented in The Gallery Roster at Pentacle Danceworks Inc. The company has been invited to perform in ReverbDance (both in New York and in the Boston Echoes Tour), Chop Shop (Seattle), Wassaic, WestFest, DanceNOW, Split Bill Series, Stuffed, Pentacle's Fall Farther, Upstart, Underexposed, Dumbo, Cool and Young Choreographers dance festivals among others.
Described as having "a brilliant mind...people want to see more" (The Dance Enthusiast), Bryn Cohn founded and assumed the position of artistic director of Bryn Cohn + Artists in 2011. She has been commissioned to create original works for Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Billy Bell's Lunge Dance Collective (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), The Big Muddy Dance Company, University at Buffalo, Grand Valley State University, California State University, Fullerton, The Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program, Stockton University, the fashion designer Betsey Johnson on a site-specific installation and Youth America Grand Prix.
As a sought after educator and lecturer, Cohn has participated in educational engagements at Gibney Dance, Peridance, California Institute of the Arts, Loyola Marymount University, Temple University, Axis Connect, Shenandoah University, California State University, Fullerton, Broadway Dance Center, Stockton University, California State University, Los Angeles and 10 Hairy Legs.
She received a full feature profile in Dance Teacher Magazine in July 2016. Cohn was on permanent faculty at Peridance Capezio Center and for the Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program where she taught composition, improvisation and contemporary techniques. She formerly directed the modern department at Greenwich Ballet Academy. Cohn was one of twenty international artists invited to participate in The New Aesthetics Performance Intensive in a dance theatre collaboration conducted by Crystal Pite in Vancouver, B.C. She was selected to serve on The Massachusetts Cultural Council Choreography Fellowship Panel. Cohn has received scholarships to Bridge: Choreographic Dialogues at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, the Bessie Schoenberg Choreographic Lab at New York Live Arts and Systems for Understanding Movement and Choreography, led by Susan Marshall. She has performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Alex Ketley, Colin Connor and Barak Marshall, and in self choreographed solos Leak and Au Revoir Love. Cohn graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in dance performance and composition. She is pursuing low residency Master of Fine Arts candidacy at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
ABOUT ARTISTS & FLEAS
Artists & Fleas is an efficiency first retail model, rooted in collectivity. We provide turnkey shopkeeping and community to a network of entrepreneurs, makers, curators and localized brands while creating an immersive and discoverable shopping experience for customers. As a collective, we thrive on sharing space, energy, learning's and labor. We believe that we're more efficient when we work and sell together. Marketplaces are the heartbeat of every city and we're dedicated to curating a selection of merchants who best represent the culture and craft unique to each of our neighborhoods.
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