Wednesday, July 29, 2009
This years annual performance was a huge success! Each spring semester culminates with an Annual PeriChild Performance featuring PeriChild students involved in Pre-Ballet and up, ages 4 to their late teens. This is an excellent way for the dancers and classes to showcase what they've learned throughout the year. This year's Annual PeriChild Concert was on June 6th & 7th and held at the Marien Anderson Theater at Aaron Davis Hall, attended by over 700 parents and family members. The concert included Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop and was rich with creativity, energy, a variety of styles and techniques and a whole lot of excitement!
Below is a slide show of pictures from this year's concert - all photos were taken by professional photographer Melissa Birnbaum / Meems Images.
The PeriChild Summer program is currently in progress. The upcoming Fall Session is beginning September 14, 2009. See the website for more details!
Give your child the best gift, the gift of dance!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Monday - Friday, August 10 - 14,
11am - 1pm, Register Now!
In this New York Sun review, Joy Goodwin explains why New-York based Battleworks is one of the hottest companies in modern dance today.
Mr. Battle's four-year-old company, Battleworks,consists of a group of high caliber dancers who also dance for other people. Their training and bodies are reminiscent of any number of good modern companies, but their sizzle is all their own. They have a flair for drama without being phony, and they have the fearlessness of actors; if Mr. Battle asks them to mime cannibalism or hurl their bodies at the floor, they don't even blink... continue reading.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Aug 3, 2009 - Aug 7, 2009; Mon - Fri
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
AMANDA WELLS was born in San Francisco where she began her formal dance training at the San Francisco Ballet School. Her training and performance experience continued with the Boston Ballet and Richmond Ballet Company. In 1998, Amanda relocated to New York to attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Graduating in 2001 with a love of modern dance, she entered into the Stephen Petronio Company and has since toured and taught extensively throughout US, Europe, Asia and Australia.
This class is geared toward working, expanding and refining each dancer's technique and unique approach to dance. Combinations will include elements of ballet, yoga and Klein. There will be a strong emphasis placed on proper alignment, stability and efficiency. Phrase work will be taught at the end of each class focusing in the articulation of feet and legs, sequencing of the spine, gestural movement of the arms and some floor work. Set to contemporary music.
Jul 27, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009; Mon - Fri
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Keigwin & Company lives to create provocative, witty and engaging dances. Utilizing a collaborative process, K+C combines physicality with theatricality, samples a variety of mediums and, ultimately, fuses art with entertainment.
In addition to Larry's choreographic work with K+C, his recent commissions have included The New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute, The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Juilliard Dance Ensemble, The NYU/Tisch School's Second Avenue Dance Company, Paradigm, Hofstra University and California Institute of the Arts.
His other choreographic credits include work with the pop band Fischerspooner, comedian Murray Hill and as an Associate Choreographer for both the The Radio City Rockettes and the Off-Broadway musical "The Wild Party". As a dancer Larry has danced at the Metropolitan Opera in Doug Varone's "Le Sacre Du Printemps" and Julie Taymor's "The Magic Flute" in addition to his work with Mark Dendy (receiving a Bessie Award in 1998 for his performance in "Dream Analysis"), Robin Becker, Jane Comfort, John Jasperse, Doug Elkins, Zvi Gotheiner, and David Rousseve.
In his spare time, Larry has created "Keigwin Kabaret," a fusion of modern dance, vaudeville, and burlesque acts presented by the Public Theater at Joe's Pub and by Symphony Space. For more information, please visit the Keigwin + Company website.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Jul 27, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009; Mon - Fri
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Using the traditional and contemporary techniques, the class will concentrate on introducing highly physical and athletic movement.
We asked the teachers, students, and parents for feedback on their experience with Peridance Center. The response was a positive testimonial to our affirmative position in both the local and international dance community. Take a look.
Longtime teacher, Graciela Kozak, shares her thoughts on the school.
"Many, many times I have witnessed the start of careers from within our student body and have seen dancers, teachers and choreographers alike emerge. It is thanks to our studios and unique environment that these artists were able to enjoy the freedom to develop their talents..." -continue reading.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Expires August 31st
Fridays, 7p - 9p Performance and Spinning technique All levels
This class is offered for both men and women. Training exercises used in every class will utilize fundamental dance techniques from ballet, jazz, ballroom, hip hop and salsa in order to present a clear and effective process for achieving total body control. The class covers variations in head, arm, and body movement that can be used to enhance simple salsa footwork. Isolation exercises and training routines will be drawn from other dance disciplines to encourage flexibility, body control, and rhythm.
Saturdays, 3:30p - 5:30p New York Salsa for Beginners
This course is an introduction to "New York" style salsa for both members and non-members of BAILA Society (no partner required). Students will learn the fundamental footwork and partnerwork figures of salsa social dancing. Students will progressively build on these basics to form figure combinations that can be improvised on the dance floor.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
New Students, after taking their first class at Peridance Center, receive a free class when they purchase a 10 class card, and 2 free classes when they purchase a 20 class card.
*Offer valid for a month only, from the day of registration.
Can you tell us what is the Dance Library of Israel? What was celebrated and who attended?
Monday through Friday: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 29: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Austin McCormick's Company XIV is coming to Peridance Center to teach a unique workshop for women only.
Austin McCormick continues his exploration of the female archetypes present in the poetry of Charles Bukowski in this experimental dance/theatre workshop.
Open to Advanced and Professional female dancer/actors. Students will begin with a rigorous warm up taught by Laura Careless consisting of yoga and borrowing from acting techniques (Lucid Body, Stanislavski etc.) Teaching of Company XIV repertory as well as development of new choreography will follow with emphasis on personal interpretation and in depth coaching.
Subject matter is not for the light of heart and will deal with femininity, objectification, sexuality, and relationships. Performers will be asked to work on characters outside of their usual “type”. Material developed in the workshop may be included in McCormick’s BETTING ON THE MUSE an ongoing performance project in New York. Please bring character shoes/heels and journal.
See the company's website www.companyxiv.com
Company XIV's The Judgement of Paris review from Broadway World.com
PILOBOLUS AT PERIDANCE CENTER AND AT THE JOYCE THEATER!!
Sign up for Pilobolus workshop at Peridance by July 12 and get a FREE DRINK when you come see Pilobolus at The Joyce Theater! Show proof of class registration when you buy your tickets at The Joyce Theater Box Office to receive your free drink.
Monday - Friday, August 3 - 7, 3:30pm - 5:30pm at Peridance
Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Call 212-505-0886 or register at www.peridance.com
Pilobolus is at the Joyce Theater from July 13- Aug 8
more details about the performance here, www.joyce.org
Register for three complete workshops at Peridance and
receive 5% discount!
Photo by: John Kane