Monday, April 29, 2013



Week 1:
Program A - Director's Choice   
STELLA (2012) & POOL (2011)

Week 2:
Program B - New Works
Nudity (2012) & .heterogamy (2013)

@ Baruch Performing Arts Center

To purchase tickets, call the box office at (646) 312-5073 or purchase online at:

General Admission: $25 / Discount $20 (use code BELL)
Students: $12 (with proper ID at the box office)
Two Students: $15 (with proper ID at the box office)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tracie Stanfield is looking for dancers! Is it you?

The Brooklyn Dance Festival Workshop and Audition is a terrific opportunity to share the stage with other fabulous artists!

Brooklyn Dance Festival Workshop:
$25 FEE
305 W 38th Street

Intermediate through Professional dancers with solid technique, strong performance
qualities and a commitment to explore and communicate through movement.
Selected by members of the BDF board: Choreography by Artistic Director, Tracie Stanfield

Rehearsals April 27th 4-9pm, April 28th 3:30-10pm & May 3rd 8-10pm
Performances: May 4th 8pm & 5th 2 & 6pm at the Actors Fund Theater
BDF Company will be selected during class. Performance fee $50 (Includes class fee)
Space is limited. RSVP to Tamia Santana:

2013 Roster:
Synthesis Dance Project
Derek Mitchell Dance Company
The Next Stage Project
Les Femmes Plus Dance Company
Kristin Sudeikis Dance Company
LÉON Contemporary Dance Company
R.E.D.-Rhapsody En Dance
JKing Dance Company
DEMA Dance Company
Brooklyn Dance Festival Com

Old and New Friends SAVE at Peridance THIS SUMMER!


Peridance celebrates NEW AND OLD FRIENDS with
Valid April 22nd through June 30th, 2013

Join us for an exciting summer at Peridance, as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary! Our drop-in dance classes and exciting workshops come in a wide variety of dance styles, for the absolute beginner to the professional dancer. Check out our Open Class Schedule online or pick it up at the front desk when you arrive.

Promotion for NEW* students

·      1 FREE class when you purchase a10-class card within a month of registering.
·      2 FREE classes when you purchase a 20-class card within a month of registering.

Bring a friend and SAVE!

Bring a NEW* student to take a class with you! You will pay only $10 and your friend is FREE (a savings of $26)!

*Peridance student and friend must both be present to receive discount. 

We will consider you a new student if you haven’t taken a class since January 1st, 2012.

These offers apply to any open classes at Peridance (excluding workshops, children's classes and classes with Richard Gonzalez, Marie Basse and Maguette).
One time use only per person. Proof of ID required. Non-transferable. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid April 22nd through June 30th, 2013.
Please note: A $3 Fee will be charged for any of Djoniba Dance Centre’s classes. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Anabella Lenzu/Dance Drama Audition at Peridance

 Anabella Lenzu/ Dance Drama

audition promo video

The audition post:

Looking for 4 female and 2 male dancers with: Strong Technique,
Individual Presence, Background in Theater a plus. Artists with strong
classical, modern and/or contemporary dance training are encouraged to

New York performance with the potential for a long-term commitment.
Rehearsals begin May 15 on weekdays from from 6-9pm, for June 14 & 15
performances (paid).

To be considered for the audition, send your resume & headshot to:

Selected dancers will be contacted to attend audition on Sunday, May
12th at 10am at Peridance Capezio Center.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Meet Jerimy Rivera!

Happy Birthday Jerimy! Here's a little retrospective on YOU to celebrate such a fine dancer, one year older.


(photography: Karli Cadel - PCDC Spring Season 2013)


Jerimy Rivera is a native New Yorker, where his roots in various dance styles have made him quite a versatile performer. Jerimy began intense training as a gymnast at the age of 7 with goals of reaching the Olympics. At the age of 9, Jerimy auditioned and was accepted into The School of American Ballet to further his gymnastics skills, where he began his training with Olga Kostritzky and Jock Soto. Around the age of 13, performance opportunities with New York City Ballet in productions such as ‘The Nutcracker’ in the role of Nutcracker Prince, ‘Swan Lake’, and ‘Harlequinade’ eventually lured him to leave gymnastics to focus solely on dance. He continued to perform young dancer roles in The Royal Ballet’s production of ‘Cinderella’ and The Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘Pharaoh’s Daughter’. While training in ballet, Jerimy widened his training at The School at Steps on Broadway, studying musical theatre, jazz, hip-hop, and modern. Jerimy has become an accomplished hip-hop dancer, having trained with a number of acclaimed teachers including Mr. Wiggles. As a teenager, Jerimy studied intensely for two years at the JKO School of American Ballet under the likes of Franco Devita and Raymond Lukens; he then continued on to train with Francois Perron, Nadege Hottier, and Marina Stavitskaya at Manhattan Youth Ballet as a member of the junior company. MYB granted Jerimy with many performance opportunities, to name a few, George Balanchine’s ‘Who Cares’, ‘Swan Lake’ pas de duex, James in ‘Les Sylphide’, and David Parsons’ ‘Wolfgang’. Jerimy additionally studied as a fellowship student at The Ailey School, and presently continues his training as a professional with Francois Perron and Nadege Hottier at The French Academie of Ballet. Most recently, Jerimy toured Europe with the International Tour of West Side Story the musical, and currently performs as a guest with Oliva Contemporary Dance Project.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hey Anabella! What's Up?

Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama writes "The very worst costume I ever wore was that of a cockroach...

"In New York, I spent part of one summer dancing for Alice Farley Dance Theater. One of our first events was at a fancy hotel at a party for the Mayor of New York City...I put on my costume and I took my place. My creative costume was a real challenge because my bottom was the head of the insect, and my head was its bottom. My hands were its legs, and my legs were its pincers. Everything was backwards, and my torso and thighs were attached to a skate board. I used a dust-blocking face mask because the floor was 2 centimeters from my nose. I remember seeing very elegant shoes and well-groomed legs and ankles, and I saw people drop food on the floor. That’s how I, flamboyant Argentine choreographer, came to be a cockroach on the floor of a high-end hotel, crawling among the politicians."

This excerpt is from Anabella's recently published book, "Unveiling Motion and Emotion."

 Have you had a similar experience? Because who hasn't dressed up like a cockroach at some point?