Wednesday, September 30, 2009

BAILA Society at Int'l Salsa Congress

Congrats to BaSo!

Peridance is proud of our salsa partner, BAILA Society, who was invited to perform at the International NY Salsa Congress 2009!

Check out some of the photos from the weekend event.

See more photos and connect with Baila Society on FACEBOOK!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Get Ready for the Big Move

Get Excited, Peridance is getting ready to move to its new home!

126 East 13th Street

The new, state of the art studios are only a short walk from 890 Broadway and we, at Peridance, want to make sure you know how to get there.

For quick and easy directions, click on this link

Stay tuned for more information about our exact moving date

Explore Forsythe Technique with Helen Pickett

Helen Pickett Returns to Peridance this November to teach 2 Master Classes in Forsythe Technique and Improvisation!

Nov 23 & 24; Monday & Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Helen Pickett, who performed for over a decade with William Forsythe's Ballet Frankfurt, leads two unique master classes in which students will be given the opportunity to learn and gain an understanding of the basic foundations of Forsythe Technique and Improvisation Modalities.

All dimensions of your body will be challenged; a fun and invigorating workout for the mind and body!

Curious about Forsythe Technique and what it looks like? Watch this video!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gallim Dance Residency

Don't miss out on this opportunity to work with one of New York's most original and innovative choreographers!

Due to circumstances beyond our control
Andrea Miller/Gallim Dance Residency has been postponed until further notice. Please keep following up with us about a new starting date which will be advertised on our website and Facebook soon. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Peridance is pleased to announce Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance as the first company in residence at the new 13th Street space!

3 Week Residency
Oct 26, 2009 - Nov 13, 2009; Mon - Fri

Andrea Miller will select 6 dancers to participate in the full residency which includes 3 weeks of daily technique and repertory classes and daily rehearsals with the company. The 6 chosen dancers will have the possibility of performing with the company on Nov 10 at Jazz at Lincoln Center and MUST be available October 26 - November 13 , Mon-Fri 11:30-3:30pm for ALL rehearsals related to the performance. *2 additional dancers will be chosen from class and will be considered for the full residency .

The Company will hold an audition at City Center for the participants of the full choreographic residency on Sunday, October 18th from 6:00-9:00pm.
Click Here for directions.

$5 audition fee applies

Daily Company Classes: Mon-Fri 11:30-1:00 DROP-IN CLASSES ARE PERMITTED
Daily Company Rehearsals:

Pre-register for Company class now at PERIDANCE.COM.

Check out this video of Gallim Dance in Miller's Blush

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Taichi Classes Coming this Fall to Peridance

Join us this Fall at Peridance for invigorating new classes in Taichi and Bagua led by Master Teacher Joseph Zeisky.

What is Taichi?

In a stressful world, Taichi class can become the perfect haven. It's flowing movements and graceful postures are world renowned for their healing benefits, as well as, their self-defense effectiveness. Joseph's classes focus on Grand Master Cheng Man Ching's 37 Movement Yang Style Taichi Form, enhanced with core Qigong-internal energy practices, rooting, and self-defense skills. Taichi can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, and is known to improve flexibility, increase energy, stamina, and agility, relieve chronic pain, and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

What is Bagua?
Bagua is a dynamic internal martial art that teaches how to adapt to changing circumstances with less effort, and without losing one's center or energy. Its spiraling and fluid-like movements reconnects practitioners with a more natural rhythm and flow.

For more in depth information on Joseph and his philosophy and teaching, visit the Zeigua Internal Arts website.

Details about the new studio's schedule coming soon.

Ron K. Brown/Evidence Workshop

Ron Brown teaches a workshop at Peridance in Evidence Modern Technique!



Ronald K. Brown founded the New York-based contemporary dance ensemble EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY in 1985. Through his company, Brown seeks to "promote understanding of the human experience in the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling and to provide sensory connections to history and tradition through music, movement, and spoken word, leading deeper into issues of spirituality, community responsibility and liberation."

Brown’s technique class draws on the Evidence vocabulary, which is a fusion of dance forms from the U.S., the Caribbean, and West Africa. The students will learn exercises that focus on alignment and increasing ones’ physical range. Rhythm and liberation of the spirit are also critical components to the class.

Visit the Evidence website for more information about Brown, his choreography, and company.

Brice Mousset at Peridance this Fall

Contemporary choreographer Brice Mousset will be joining the Peridance faculty this Fall in the new space!

Brice just finished a great workshop at Peridance. It went so well that he has been invited to start his own classes here in our brand new space currently being renovated.

Check out this video of Brice's class from his last Peridance Workshop and visit Brice's website for more information.

Stay tuned for more information about class dates and times!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Petronio 4 Week Master Class Series

Oct 12, 2009 - Nov 6, 2009; Mon - Fri
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stephen Petronio Company is coming to Peridance to teach a 4 week Master Class Series.

The internationally acclaimed Stephen Petronio Company is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. To mark this milestone, the Company will be holding ongoing morning classes for the discerning dancer in New York City! Stephen and Company Members will present the first installment in a month-long Master Class Series at Peridance Center.

Petronio Technique is a uniquely sophisticated language of movement that has been developed with a varied and talented group of dancers. Classes are focused on developing a rigorous and intelligent movement practice. The phrase movement is derived from Company Repertory addressing Stephen’s unique focus in dynamic sequencing, poly-rhythmic initiations and a sense of fearlessness within a complex architectural form.

A 10% discount will be given to participants who register for all four weeks.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Limón Tech & Rep Workshop with Betty Jones

Oct 5, 2009 - Oct 9, 2009; Mon - Fri
Technique: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Repertory: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Betty Jones, former principal dancer with the José Limón Dance Company, will be teaching a Limón technique and repertory workshop in early October. Betty Jones danced with the Limón Dance Company from 1947 to 1970, creating leading roles in Missa Brevis, A Choreographic Offering, There is a Time, The Moor's Pavane and many other classics of modern dance.

See The Moor's Pavane, a work created on Ms. Jones, featuring José Limón.