DANCES FOR A VARIABLE POPULATION PRESENTS REVIVAL 4: WASHINGTON SQUARE DANCES
A CELEBRATION OF FORTITUDE IN THIS TIME OF COVID 19 AND THE VITALITY OF AGE THROUGH THE LENS OF 20TH CENTURY DANCE ON OCTOBER 24, 2020
NEW YORK, September 6, 2020 – Celebrating the fortitude, resilience, vitality and joy of age in response to this time of COVID-19, Dances For A Variable Population (DVP) will present, REVIVAL 4: Virtual Washington Square Park!, a virtual performance featuring all day interactive workshops, a collaborative panel and online performance. REVIVAL 4: Washington Square Dances features 8 legendary dance artists and 50 non-professional senior dancers, who reflect to us the strength and beauty of older age in light of the challenges of this time. Through their experience and example of shared vitality and a spirit of unity, we are reminded of the importance of community and connection in spite of the difficulties of these times. We are united with them in commemoration of those lost, celebration of what we have discovered and hope for what yet awaits.
REVIVAL 4: Virtual!, connects a multi-generational dance company with female choreographers in their 60s, 70s and 80s through a free-access virtual format. Now, as part of DVP’s 11th year of free performances in iconic spaces, the world premiere of REVIVAL 4: Virtual Washington Square Park, will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 11 am to 6 pm of free intergenerational ALL TOGETHER DANCE dance workshops from 12-6 pm, a prerecorded performance of new choreography by all the legendary artists and selected teaching artists, followed by an interactive panel at 6 PM on Saturday, October 24 with culminating with a Q & A linking all the dances of the REVIVAL 4: Virtual! with the responses from the communities of New York City.
Register at revival4.com to get zoom links for workshops, the prerecorded dances, the Q & A and other details.
Washington Square Park schedule:
TOGETHER DANCE workshops from 11 AM to 5 PM
11am – 11:50 am Marnie Thomas Wood and Ellen Graff
12 to 12:50 pm Audrey Madison
1 to 1:50 pm Sandra Rivera
2 to 2:50 pm lunch
3 to 3:50 pm Tina Bush and Shirley Black Brown Coward
4 to 4:50 pm Naomi Goldberg Haas
5 to 5:50 pm Myna Majors
6 pm Performance of prerecorded videos and Interactive Panel Discussion featuring all the guest artists and DVP team
Go to revival4.com to register and for details!
ABOUT DANCES FOR A VARIABLE POPULATION
Founded in 2005 by Naomi Goldberg Haas, Dances for a Variable Population (DVP) promotes strong and creative movement among people of all ages and abilities with a focus on seniors. The organization’s programming includes: a multigenerational performance company that engages community members as participants and audiences; MOVEMENT SPEAKS® and Dances for Seniors, which are free, community-based programs for modest income and culturally underserved older adults, annually serves over 700 seniors; Dance and Fitness classes for adults of all ages, offered year- round; and performance and training opportunities for older professional dancers and choreographers. DVP’s site-related performances have been presented in some of New York City’s most iconic public spaces, including Times Square, the New York Botanic Garden, Washington Square Park, and the High Line. DVP has also performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and internationally in Poland and British Columbia.
The development and performance of REVIVAL 4: Washington Square Dances is supported in part by grants from the Washington Square Park Conservancy and the NYU Community Fund, and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and the New York City Department for the Aging. Special support is provided by Speaker Corey Johnson, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Council Members Margaret Chin, Vanessa Gibson, Brad Lander, Mark Levine, Bill Perkins, Helen Rosenthal and Jimmy Van Bramer. REVIVAL 4: Virtual! is also made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC. Support is also provided by the Alpern Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, Columbia Community Service, Dance/NYC Dance Advancement Fund, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, the Dance/NYC COVID-19 Dance Relief Fund, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the West Harlem Development Corporation. Naomi Goldberg Haas is the recipient of a Dance/USA Fellowship to Artists, which is made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.