Showing posts with label DANCE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DANCE. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 14, 2017



New York, NY – MOMIX celebrates the kick off of the company's 2017 season at The Joyce Theater in New York City from June 27 – July 16, 2017. Under the artistic direction of Moses Pendleton, the season will feature MOMIX’s acclaimed work “Opus Cactus,” a celebration of the landscape of the American Southwest, utilizing Pendleton’s signature illusionistic style. MOMIX transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery. Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience.


After a twelve-year hiatus from New York City, “Opus Cactus” returns with an abundance of fresh energy. Celebrating the wonders and beauty of the American southwest, Pendleton’s “Opus Cactus” is a gorgeously colored, richly inventive work of dance fantasy. Graceful and athletic, the dancers dazzle with their technique, versatility and artistry, as they morph effortlessly into luminous, exotic, many-limbed creatures of the desert -- soaring outlandish birds, and skittering insect collectives. Audiences will witness giant saguaros, tumbleweeds, fire dancers, cactus wrens, and a slithering Gila monster emerge from an ingenious use of costumes, lighting, and the human body as the superbly physical MOMIX dancers extend the reach of the imagination – and dance – into worlds strange and new. With music from the Swingle Sisters to Brian Eno as a backdrop, this kaleidoscopic, illusory world beckons you to suspend your disbelief and embrace the wonder that is uniquely MOMIX.

“The hidden life of the desert will return to New York City after twelve years” says Artistic Director Moses Pendleton, ‘Opus Cactus’ blooms again!”

Performances will take place:

Tuesday, June 27
7:30 PM

Wednesday, June 28
7:30 PM

Thursday, June 29
8:00 PM

Friday, June 30
8:00 PM

Saturday, July 1
2:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Sunday, July 2
2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 4
5:00 PM

Wednesday, July 5
7:30 PM

Thursday, July 6
8:00 PM

Friday, July 7
8:00 PM

Saturday, July 8
2:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Sunday, July 9
2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 11
7:30 PM

Wednesday, July 12
7:30 PM

Thursday, July 13
8:00 PM

Friday, July 14
8:00 PM

Saturday, July 15
2:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Sunday, July 16
2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Tickets range from $10 to $66 and can be purchased online at JOYCE Ticketing. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-242-0800. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street), New York, NY 10011.

For the most up-to-date schedule for all MOMIX programming, follow MOMIX via the below links and visit

Photos Courtesy Of: Joyce Theater / Charles Paul Azzopardi

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Tom Gold Dance

New York, NY - Tom Gold Dance presents its sixth annual New York City season, Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. The Company will give the local premieres of Tom Gold Dance Founder and Director Tom Gold's Oasis and Served. Details about a third work, a World Premiere, will be announced at a later date.

Scheduled performers currently include dancers Sara Adams, Marika Anderson, Daniel Applebaum, Meagan Mann, and Kristen Segin of New York City Ballet; Allynne Noelle of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet; Zachary Guthier, most recently of Los Angeles Ballet; and James Shee, most recently of the National Ballet; and pianist Xak Bjerken.

In 2017, Tom Gold Dance is a City University of New York Dance Initiative (CDI) resident artist, a collaboration that will allow the Company to rehearse and offer additional public activities at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater.

Oasis was commissioned by the St. Louis Ballet as part of its October 8, 2016 Vision: Where Ballet and Fashion Meet program at The Touhill Performing Arts Center pairing three choreographers with three emerging fashion designers. Set to John Zorn's "Lucifer" from the Book of Angels, Oasis explores the composer's exotic and jazz-infused constructions through an imagined group meeting at a desert retreat. Oasis completes Gold's Zorn trilogy, following Shanti (2003) and La Plage (2013).

Gold began to develop Served in July 2016 as a participant in the 13th annual National Choreographers Initiative (NCI) in Irvine, California. While watching a tennis match on television, Gold observed similarities to ballet, not only in the sport's power physicality, and intensity, but also its rhythm, balance, technical discipline, and virtuosity. Set to Schubert's demanding Wanderer Fantasy, Served explores these qualities through the articulated steps of a "dancers' club." Allynne Noelle and Zachary Guthier, who appeared in Served during the NCI's culminating public workshop presentation at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, July 30, 2016, will reprise their roles in the New York Premiere at the Lynch Theater. Served will be performed to live accompaniment.

"We can't wait to return to the Gerald W. Lynch Theater for our annual New York City season," says Gold. "These works will demonstrate the wide range of traditional classical dancing across multiple and contrasting musical styles in our trademark mix of sophistication and fun. I am especially excited to introduce some of the original dancers from Served to New York audiences, and, as part of our effort to feature live music in all self-produced Tom Gold Dance events, to work with the highly accomplished pianist Xak Bjerken."

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


The Performing Arts School

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC is launching a brand new summer program in its new school facility located at 1 Depot Square. The Summer Program is for children ages 5-12, and features theater games, dance combinations, choreography, music appreciation, singing, acting the song, visual arts, and much, much more.

First Session

July 7 - 25, 2014
9AM - 4PM
End of Session Showcase: July 26, 2014 - 3PM

Second Session

August 4 - 22, 2014
9AM - 4PM
End of Session Showcase: August 23, 2014 - 3PM

***Times and Dates are for all age groups***

***Lunch and Snacks provided***


Must Register by June 1, 2014
(201) 482-8373

*Register by April 1st to receive free tickets to the summer musical

About The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC is a world-class arts education program, which offers top quality programming to families and children to stimulate learning and spark creativity and imagination. This is the arts center for children to explore their own unique talent. By offering a variety of classes, the Performing Arts School can meet each child’s individual interests and talents, where they can be identified and honed in a fun and professional learning experience where students will flourish into well-rounded performers on stage and off working with high-quality seasoned professionals who bring their experience and love of the theatre to the program. bergenPAC has helped enrich the lives of thousands of children from underprivileged backgrounds by introducing them, for the first time, to theater, dance and the arts. Inquire about scholarships classes at 201.503.8326

 Photo Courtesy Of: bergen PAC

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Manhattan Amateur Classic

Ballroom dancing entered mainstream media with the introduction of television shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. But ballroom dance is not just something to watch on TV. The ballroom dance community is full of competitive dancers, social dancers, and dance enthusiasts throughout the world and the Manhattan Amateur Classic, hosted by the Greater NY Chapter of USA Dance, brings competitive ballroom dance to the forefront each January. USA Dance is the United States Olympic Committee recognized National Governing Body for DanceSport in the United States. Competitive ballroom dancing is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as DanceSport.

The Manhattan Amateur Classic, known more commonly as the MAC, is back for its 24th year as one of the largest amateur ballroom dance competitions in the country. Over 1000 dancers from all over the country travel to New York City to compete at the MAC each year for this exciting three-day competition. Dancers range from the youngest in the Pre-Teen category to the most experienced in the Senior categories and dance a variety of dances including waltz, cha cha, tango, rumba, foxtrot, samba and more.

The MAC also serves as a national qualifying event for the USA Dance National DanceSport Championships which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from March 28 to 30, 2014.