Bryant Park Presents
Modern Dance

"making dance part of a broader public conversation and providing an ideal picnic backdrop to boot" - The New York Times

"one of the best parts of summer in NYC" - Dance Magazine

Three modern dance companies perform each evening on four consecutive Fridays, June 17 - July 8. The events feature one emerging, one established, and one veteran dance company on each evening. The series is produced with Inception to Exhibition.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Performances by:

Alia Kache/Kachal Dance
Co-founder of Renegade Performance Group, Kache has performed with Ailey II, Nathan Rice/RITUALS, and CeDeCe (Portugal), and has choreographed for Miss America contestants, and Cister Musica (Portugal). She believes that every form of life, from the highest to the lowest, adapts to survive when challenged.

BARKIN SELISSEN PROJECT
The company creates a mindful and inspiring environment through thoughtfully crafted movement, using subtle nuances contrasted with explosive athletic extremes.

LaneCoArts
With “innovative choreography” (El Diario) Lane Gifford’s company fuses a distinctive movement aesthetic, deep emotional exploration, and stimulating visual and dramatic narrative components.

Three modern dance companies perform each evening on four consecutive Fridays, June 17 - July 8. The events feature one emerging, one established, and one veteran dance company on each evening. The series is produced with Inception to Exhibition.

 
Friday, June 24, 2016

Performances by:

277 Dance Project
Founded by Nicole Philippidis, the company develops emotionally driven collaborative work, exploring the balance between chaos and stillness, the intersection of lives, and the eternal struggle to connect and to survive.

Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance
Mosley brings together artists from many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve the highest levels of excellence through positive collaborations. He has choreographed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Ailey II, and Dallas Black Theater.

Amy Marshall Dance Company
A visual metaphor for the human spirit featuring “energetic, dedicated troupe of classically trained dancers who move as smoothly as the music” (Art Times Journal). Marshall’s choreography pays tribute to both the beauty and tribulations of life’s experiences through dramatic movement.

Three modern dance companies perform each evening on four consecutive Fridays, June 17 - July 8. The events feature one emerging, one established, and one veteran dance company on each evening. The series is produced with Inception to Exhibition.

 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Performances by:

WILLYLAURY&CO
Known internationally for his exceptional skills as a dancer, Laury has performed with the world’s leading contemporary dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Ballet X, Morphoses and Michael Clark.

BARE Dance Company
Founded by Mike Esperanza in 2005, the acclaimed company creates “smart, effective, technically accomplished work” (Seattle Times).

Seán Curran Company
The company has presented 27 premieres and toured to over 65 venues in the US, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Turkmenistan. “There's no fresher, more invigorating new American dance now than the choreography of Seán Curran.” (LA Times)

Three modern dance companies perform each evening on four consecutive Fridays, June 17 - July 8. The events feature one emerging, one established, and one veteran dance company on each evening. The series is produced with Inception to Exhibition.

 
Friday, July 8, 2016

Performances by:

Black Boys Dance Too
Elijah Avraham formed the company in 2014 to showcase men of color who uplift audiences and educate society through their individual artistic expression in all areas of the arts.

Adam Barruch / Anatomiae Occultii
Barruch is an actor, dancer and choreographer who has danced with Sylvain Émard Danse, and created works for Ailey II, Keigwin + Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, and BalletX.

Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance
“Skilled dancers keep the stage aswirl with elegant, complex patterns,” (NY Times) aligning the rigor of ballet with the humanistic performance values of contemporary dance – choreography that expresses sensitive and honest portrayals.

Three modern dance companies perform each evening on four consecutive Fridays, June 17 - July 8. The events feature one emerging, one established, and one veteran dance company on each evening. The series is produced with Inception to Exhibition.

 
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