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DANCES FOR A VARIABLE POPULATION ANNOUNCES
“WASHINGTON SQUARE DANCES 2018,”
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT GARIBALDI PLAZA, WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
On September 15, 2018, Dances For A Variable Population will present Washington Square Dances 2018 at 6pm at Garibaldi Plaza, Washington Square Park.
Featuring the beauty of age and using the power of dance to create community, Dances For A Variable Population (DVP) will present one performance of Washington Square Dances 2018 at Garibaldi Plaza, Washington Square Park on Saturday, Sept 15 at 6:00pm. This performance will highlight DVP’s mission to promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities, and will feature DVP’s multigenerational company, legendary guest artists and neighborhood seniors from our free programs at Washington Square Park. Choreography will be by DVP’s founder and Artistic Director Naomi Goldberg Haas and guest artists; Ellen Graff and Marnie Thomas Wood (Martha Graham Company), Elizabeth Keen (Paul Taylor Dance Company, Helen Tamiris/Daniel Nagrin), Audrey Madison (Charles Moore Dance Theater), Shirley Black Brown Coward (Audelco Award, Black Nativity), Myna Majors (Baba Olatunji Drum and Dancers), and Alice Teirstein (award-winning Young Dancemakers Company) and Margaret Yuen/Red Silk Dancers. This performance is free and open to the public.
WHO: Dances For A Variable Population
WHAT: Washington Square Dances 2018
WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2018
WHERE: Garibaldi Plaza, Washington Square Park (east of the fountain)
Support for Washington Square Dances is from the NYU Community Fund, the Washington Square Park Conservancy, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.
Former NYCB principal Heather Watts led a guest artist session at the George Bruce Library MOVEMENT SPEAKS morning class. Take a look at the video from the event!
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 led workshops at major universities and arts education programs across the country.
It was an honor to have her expertise as we embark on REVIVAL 2, exploring the essence of great 20th Century dance.
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.
REVIVAL Guest Artist Rehearsal Schedule
REVIVAL is a celebration and renewal of great 20th Century modern dance, developed with the legendary dancers who helped create it and interpreted and performed by those artists and groups of non-professional senior dancers. Free public performances will take place on June 17 (Grant’s Tomb, West Harlem) and June 24 (Prospect Park, Bklyn), 2017 at 6pm.
If you are interested in working with one of the artists listed below, please review the dates/locations, come to rehearsals and talk to the artists. ARTIST BIOS HERE!
For more information, contact Naomi Goldberg Haas at 347-683-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Fridays from 12-1pm
Where: George Bruce Library (518 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027)
Dates: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16
When: Tuesdays from 11-12:30pm
Where: Rod Rodgers Dance Company (62 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003)
Dates: March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13
When: Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm
Where: Central Harlem Senior Center at Kennedy Center (34 West 134th Street, New York, NY 10037)
Dates: March 21, 28, April 4, 11 (NO REHEARSAL), 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13
Marni Wood and Ellen Graff:
When: Mondays and Thursdays from 11-12:30pm
Where: Ballet Hispanico (167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024)
Dates: Mondays April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8 and Thursdays April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11
*June dates if needed: June 1, 5, 8, 15 from 10-11:30am at Ballet Hispanico
When: Wednesdays 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Where: Manhattanville Senior center 530 West 133 st (between Broadway and Amsterdam)
Dates: April 19, May 10, June 7
When: Wednesdays 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Where: Goddard Riverside Senior Center, 593 Columbus (at 88th St)
Dates: April 19, May 10, June 7
When: Wednesdays 9:30 to 11 AM
Where: Park Slope Center for Successful Aging, 463A 7th St (at 7th ave)
Dates: May 3, 17, 31
Join DVP this month for two Dances For Seniors events on January 18 and 23! Free and open to all.
Tuition based classes are starting the week of January 9.
Free MOVEMENT SPEAKS programs are starting the week of January 16.
Please check the calendar for more information!