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

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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