For rain cancellations we will let you know by 2 hours prior start time to event.
Today Wednesday, June 13 for the 7:30 dress, we will let audiences know by 5:30 if cancelled.
Call 347 683- 2691
REVIVAL 2 GUEST ARTISTS BIOS
Shirley Black-Brown-Coward is a graduate of The Julliard School and an award-winning performing artist of classical and modern, Broadway and liturgical dance. She is a Master Teacher and received an Audelco Award (Best Off-Broadway Choreographer) for BLACK NATIVITY by Langston Hughes.
Ellen Graff danced with the Martha Graham Company, appearing in New York, and touring internationally. She has performed in Broadway musicals and was a longtime regular on The Carol Burnett Show. Graff has taught at colleges and universities across the country, and has a PhD in Performance Studies.
Elizabeth Keen makes dances for the concert stage, as well as for theater and opera. As a dancer she performed with the Paul Taylor Company and The Helen Tamers-Daniel Nagrin Company. She choreographed many dances for her own group, The Elizabeth Keen Dance Company. Theater and opera credits include SALOME (Covent Garden, and L.A. Opera) and CARMEN (The Met). She presently teaches in the Fordham Ailey BFA Program and at Marymount Manhattan.
Marni Thomas Wood danced with the Martha Graham Company in 1958, performing and teaching for Graham until invited in 1968 with husband/partner, David Wood, to establish the Dance Major at UC Berkeley. She served as Director of the Graham School and currently teaches there and at Adelphi University.
Alice Teirstein multiple award-winning dancer, educator and choreographer and recipient of a Bessie in 2012 and two lifetime achievement awards in 2015. She is the founding director of the Young Dancemakers Company – a nonprofit teen touring ensemble featuring choreography by NYC teens.
Audrey Hubbard Madison has been a teacher, dancer, and choreographer since she was a teenager, working in various dance forums around the tri- state area. She was an original member of the Charles Moore Dance Theater and has toured the Caribbean and the United States. Inspired by the dedicated members of her modern jazz class, Audrey founded her company, MoJazz Dance. She retired from New York City Department of Education after thirty-six years of service.
Myna Majors studied with the legendary Baba Chuck Davis (who recently transitioned), is a former Member of The Titos Sompa Dance Troupe, The Legendary Baba Olatunji Drum and Dancers, and Bernard Dove and The Dovetts. For the last 11 years, she has been a proud dancer with The WNBA N.Y. Liberty Timeless Torches.
Watch Shirley Black Brown Coward (Broadway, George Faison Universal Dance Theater) begin creation of a new dance at the Central Harlem Senior Center! Shaking up social dances of the 20th Century! So honored she is one of our 2018 REVIVAL 2 choreographers!
See wonderful video of legend Phyllis Lamhut (current faculty, Tisch School of the Arts; formerly Phyllis Lamhut Dance Company; formerly Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Companies) at the George Bruce Library April 6 class teaching a guest session in DVP’s MOVEMENT SPEAKS class!
She shares improvisation and life!
REVIVAL 2 Guest Artist Rehearsal Schedule
REVIVAL 2 is a celebration and renewal of great 20th Century modern dance, developed with the legendary dancers who helped create it. Free public performances will take place
Saturday, June 9 at 4 PM in Queensbridge Park
Saturday, June 16 at 5pm & 7pm on Grant’s Tomb Plaza.
If you are interested in working with one of the artists listed below, please review the dates and come to rehearsals. For more information, contact Naomi Goldberg Haas 347-683-2691.
Shirley Black Brown Coward
When: Tuesdays, 2:30-4:00PM
Where: Kennedy Center/Central Harlem Senior Center (34 W 134th St, NY 10037)
Dates: March 13, 20 Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12
When: Mondays from 2:15-3pm
Where: Jacob Riis Senior Center (1025 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101)
Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21 Jun 4, 11
When: Tuesdays from 12-2pm
Where: Rod Rodgers Dance Company (62 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003)
Dates: March 20, 27 Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun 5
Marni Wood and Ellen Graff:
When: Mondays from 11am – 1pm
Where: Ballet Hispanico (167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024)
Dates: March 12, 19, 26 April 16, 30, May 7, 14, 21 June 4
**April 2, 9 and 23 will take place at the 92nd Y Harkness Dance Center, Room M2 (1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128)**
When: Fridays from 11:30 – 12:30 PM
Where: George Bruce Library (518 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027)
Dates: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 15
When: Fridays from 11:30 – 12:45
Where: Central Harlem Senior Center, (34 West 134 St. NY 10037)
Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 15
See this new video from MODERN DANCE FOR THE OLDER DANCER at the 92 Y of Marnie and Ellen (formerly of Martha Graham)
teaching some first ideas for REVIVAL 2 happening at Queensbridge Park, June 9 and Grant’s Memorial Tomb, June 16!
On Friday, January 26, former NYCB principal Heather Watts will lead a guest artist session at the George Bruce Library MOVEMENT SPEAKS morning class teaching older adults in the West Harlem neighborhood.
Over the last few years, Heather has been sharing her expertise leading sessions about her personal experiences with master choreographer George Balanchine and his ballets. She was a fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU and has also lead workshops at major universities and arts education programs across the country.
DVP is honored to have her expertise as we embark on REVIVAL 2, exploring the essence of great 20th Century dance.