Monday, November 30, 2009

January Bill T Jones Workshop

Peridance is proud to host a 2 week workshop with the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company!

Week 1: Jan 11-15 10:00-11:30 Technique Only
Week 2: Jan 18-22 10:00-11:30 Technique / 11:30-1:00 Repertory

Week one of the workshop will be lead by the Company's Education Coordinator and Rehearsal Assistant, Leah Cox, who has been a member of the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company since 2001.

Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, will teach technique and repertory during the second week of the workshop. Ms. Wong became rehearsal director of the company in 1996 and associate artistic director in August 2006.

"Class will explore the rigorous connection that exists between moving and thinking and the ways in which an intentional use of the mind while moving creates richer experiences, new and unexpected opportunities, and a deeper understanding of the body."

Registration is open now at!

Are you interested in finding out more about the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company? Watch this video clip of the Company's latest work and visit their website.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Peridance Announces 2010 Summer Intensive

Peridance Center's Summer Intensive is a four-week comprehensive training program designed for dancers ages 14-18, whose goal is to develop and increase their level of technique, strength, self-confidence and artistry. Over the course of an intensive four-week period, dancers are encouraged to recognize and develop their artistic selves. Participants of the Intensive are given the unique opportunity to become immersed into Peridance Center's renowned training program and its diverse community, and will walk away with an amplified understanding of movement, performance skills and a fresh sense of artistry. The Program culminates in a pre-professional final Showcase, presented at Peridance's new in-house Salvatore Capezio Theater.

Fiery Flamenco, a Preview of Our New Teacher

Don't miss a chance to see our new flamenco teacher in action!

Nelida Tirado, the flamenco teacher for the new Peridance Capezio Center after the move, will be performing at Queens Theatre in the Park November 28, 2009.

Come out Thanksgiving weekend and bring your friends and family to TOMAAA!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Limon Technique & "Missa Brevis" Rep Workshop

Carla Maxwell, Artistic Director of the Limon Dance Company, returns to Peridance to teach a week long workshop in Limon Technique and Repertory.

Dec 14, 2009 - Dec 18, 2009; Mon - Fri
Technique: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Solo Repertory: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Carla Maxwell joined the Limon Dance Company in 1965 and became it's Artistic Director in 1978. As Director, she received a 1995 Dance Magazine Award, a Bessie in 1998, and a 2002/2003 Isadora Duncan Award for her re-staging of José Limón’s Psalm.

Limon's Missa Brevis will be the focus of the repertory portion of the workshop; a piece that the Company will be performing in China this December.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ring in the New Year with Kobi Rozenfeld!

Choreographer and teacher Kobi Rozenfeld is flying in from LA to teach Street Jazz at Peridance this December. Kobi will only be teaching THREE Master Classes, so take a quick break from all your holiday festivities and join us at Peridance. Don't miss it!

December 28th - 30th
Mon, Wed 5:00-6:30
Tue 6:00-7:30

Kobi most recently choreographed for Beyonce’s 2009 World Tour, participated in a special workshop with Britney Spears, and choreographed for “so you think you can dance”–Israel.

To learn more about Kobi and see videos of his work, visit his website!