Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Peridance Welcomes our New International Students!

Please help us welcome the
New International Students
to the Peridance Family!

Clockwise from Top Left:

Yohei "Yoo" Kobayashi (Open Program)
From: Tokyo, Japan
Favorite food: Chinese food
Wants to visit: the Bronx
Favorite Artist: Snoop Dogg

Chieri Matsuda (Certificate Program)
From: Okinawa, Japan
Favorite food: Japanese food
Wants to see: Shows on Broadway
Favorite Artist: Polina Semionova 

Sabine Villatore (Open Program)
From: Curitiba, Brazil
Favorite food: Vegetarian food
Wants to see: museums and shows
Favorite Artist: Denise Stoklos

Ela Madej (Open Program)
From: Krakow, Poland
Favorite food: Thai Pumpkin Curry
Wants to visit: Central Park (and all other parks)
Favorite Artists: Michael Jackson and John Lennon

Yoshihisa Higuchi (Certificate Program)
From: Kawasaki, Japan
Favorite food: Japanese food (of course!)
Wants to visit: Statue of Liberty
Favorite Artist: Attila Joey Csiki

Laureta Gjata (Open Program)
From:  Attica, Greece
Favorite food: Sushi
Wants to see: a Broadway show
Favorite Artist: Coco Chanel

Bottom row:

Mikki Shoji (Open Program)
From: Gunma, japan
Favorite food: Pasta
Wants to visit: museums
Favorite Artist: Pina Bausch

Xiaqing Yang (Open Program)
From: Kaili, PR of China
Favorite food: Noodles
Wants to visit: Boston

Aabshaar Wakhloo (Open Program)
From: New Dehli, India
Favorite food: Eggs Benedict/Italian food
Wants to visit: Long Island beaches and Brooklyn Museum
Favorite Artists: Prince and Impressionists

Vladyslava Korolova (Open Program)
From: Dublin, Ireland
Favorite food: Indian and Italian
Wants to visit: 9/11 Memorial
Favorite Artist: Claude Monet

Friday, June 13, 2014

Emily Bufferd, producer and brilliant mind behind the annual Young Choreographer's Festival, is about to present her fifth YCF program this weekend.  And she couldn't be more excited.

...And neither could we!  Peridance Contemporary Dance Company's Yesid Lopez and Eila Valls, an absolutely stunning duo, will be performing Igal Perry's "Twilight" on Saturday night at the Young Choreographer's Festival as a Guest Artist.  It'll be PCDC's and Igal Perry's first appearance in the festival.

 Yesid Lopez & Eila Valls | "Twilight"

Each year, Emily receives applications from an extremely talented and diverse group of young, up-and-coming choreographers.  She says that between 2010 and now, the number of applicants has more than doubled.  Emily also invites a number of Guest Artists (established choreographers and their dance companies) to present work alongside these inspiring young choreographers, which gives all of the artists involved, despite their place in the dance world, an opportunity to share a special evening in a beautiful space.

 Buy Tickets for YCF 2014!  6/14 at 8PM

It is the merging of all of these choreographers that is truly magical about this annual evening.  PCDC is proud to be a part of it.  Emily responds when thinking about the most rewarding part of the festival: "I think seeing these talented young artists be presented is the most rewarding.  Sometimes young choreographers apply for shows and festivals, and while their work might be outstanding, they get overlooked because they don't have the best work sample or press kit... sometimes it's hard for a presenter to see just the work at face value.  Also, [it's rewarding to see] them go on to bigger and better things... to see one of the choreographers who has come through YCF book a commission or a great show, and to feel like maybe we had a small part in helping them get there."

So... YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS of the dance world!  Check out this amazing show tomorrow night, June 14th at 8:00pm at Symphony Space, NYC.  You'll see PCDC's Yesid and Eila perform as well as a great line-up of other talented choreographers.  Oh, and don't forget to apply for next year!

>> Tickets here: Symphony Space, NYC

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Buy Your Tickets Today!  Click Here!

Peridance Capezio Center's
Certificate Program

Spring Concert 2014

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 8:30pm
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 at 4:00pm

Join Peridance Capezio Center's Certificate Program Spring Concert 2014 and support the students' hard work and talent!  Works by: Robert Battle, Michele Oliva, Carol Schuberg, Tweetboogie, and Jesse Zaritt
Student Choreographers include: Paulina Espinosa & Nami Kaigaishi, Tushrik Fredericks & Christina Opoku, Malin Andreasson & Matteo Nacci, Maja Ho, and Nallely Aguirre (mentored by Justin Boccitto and Carol Schuberg)

On the evening of June 14th, we will honor our graduates of the Certificate Program with a small ceremony and reception at the conclusion of the Concert.  Please join us to celebrate their achievements and wish them the best of luck in their careers!

Picture: Paulina Espinosa (graduate) phtotographed by Cesar Broderman (1st semester)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wednesday's Who we are into!

by: Jillian Greenberg

TANJA LONDON (choreographer and film director)

A woman from many backgrounds and of many talents! Tanja London is a German choreographer and filmmaker based in Salt Lake City. Her work is intricate and diverse she touches on ideas of sustainability, guilt, and politics. Her recent work with Elena Demyanenko and Dai Jian entitled "The Blue Room" is truly one of a kind. She captures their movement and energy through film grabbing at the audiences attention making them beg for more!

FRIDA KAHLO (artist)

An extraordinary woman. She painted her life in extraordinary colors exemplifying her pain and suffering. At age 18 Frida was in a bus accident and was bed ridden for over a year. with fractures in her spine, collarbone, ribs, and shattering her pelvis. Through this pain and suffering she became passionate about art. The fact that she can fight through this pain and let it become a beautiful thing is an inspiration for all humans and artists alike.

Idan Cohen

 A leading choreographer in Israel, Idan Cohen stretches the limits through movement and performance. Creating award winning choreography he paints a new environment as the dancers enter the space. He crafts master pieces through his careful eyes.
We are so lucky to have him here at Peridance!
June 16th-20th 4:00pm-6:00pm


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday's Who We Are Into!

by: Grace Courvoisier

A list of artists we feel are making waves. Some are old, and some are new, but performers, visual artists, musical, or not - these young ladies and gentlemen are turning our heads, and making us think:

NATHALIE DJURBERG (claymation short films and sculpture):

After seeing her show a year and a half ago at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, I was completely blown away by her amazing way to saturate uncommon, desperate, and morbid material with vibrancy, saturation, and color. The New York Times describes her work as, "... girls or young women engaged in various kinds of vileness: from mild deception, friendly torture and oddly benign bestiality to murder and mayhem."

JASON COLLINS (dancer/choreographer):

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company member, Jason Collins, along with co-founders James Lindsay Harwell, and Ingrid Kapteyn, have created a new company called Hewman. Jason, a myriad of talents spread throughout his expressive body, has developed a new company bringing awareness and also recognition to the human anatomy which is the instrument by which we live in. Hewman is developing their new repertory all around NYC and beyond, so make sure and check out this new and upcoming initiative!


With a full evening length work at Gowanus Art + Production under their belt, these two extraordinary movers and choreographers are flying high and fast! Who doesn't want a brilliant piece of their repertory; including installation, and multimedia works. They're focus on the individuality of their dancers, and the expressive nature of their collaborations puts Loud Hound at the top of contemporary dance these days.

WES ANDERSON (film director):

This fabulous director, who recently released his most successful film yet The Grand Budapest Hotel, has been creating quirky moments on film since the 90's. With finely honed dialogue and an impeccable framing of actors and actresses, Anderson's films speak to the inner child of every adult. A huge fan, and an ever growing fascination with the man behind the camera, I highly suggest any of his films from Royal Tenenbaums to Moonrise Kingdom.

ALEXANDER EKMAN (choreograher/dancer/film maker):

I'm not sure what it is about Alexander's work that I adore so much; perhaps it's the amount of play and juvenile air he manages to squeeze into an evening length of work with serious professionals, but something about it all makes you believe in the absurd again. While I never tend to gravitate towards work that's necessarily "about" something, I must say that Ekman's crystal clear vision on a specific subject is refreshingly executed.