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CUNY Dance Initiative: 5th Year Fest
Start Date: 3/22/2019Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 3/22/2019End Time: 9:30 PM
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CUNY Dance Initiative: 5th Year Fest

March 20-23 at 7:30PM
Nagelberg Theater


Attend both programs for $54

An all-star roster of artists celebrates CUNY Dance Initiative’s (CDI) 5th anniversary of supporting NYC dance makers. 

11 CDI choreographers showcase the breathtaking range of what dance can express. 

2 singular programs present site-specific performance, classical, street dance, flamenco, tap, and contemporary dance by: Heidi Latsky Dance, Urban Bush Women, Gabrielle Lamb’s Pigeonwing Dance, Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez Flamenco Company, Andrew Nemr, Miki Orihara, Loni Landon, Kinesis Project dance theatre, Parijat Desai, MBDance, and Ephrat Asherie Dance.

PROGRAM A: Wednesday, March 20, and Friday, March 22, at 7:30pm

Heidi Latsky Dance (ON DISPLAY preshow installation) - arrive by 6:45 pm for pre-show living sculpture garden
Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez (Ella)
Andrew Nemr (except of Rising to the Tap)
Miki Orihara (Shirabyoshi)
Loni Landon Dance Project
Urban Bush Women (Give Your Hands to Struggle)

Program A features a pre-show installation of Heidi Latsky Dance’s living sculpture court, ON DISPLAY; flamenco duo Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez; an excerpt from tap master Andrew Nemr’s autobiographical show, Rising to the Tap; a solo by former Graham Company principal dancer Miki Orihara; Princess Grace Choreography fellow Loni Landon; and Urban Bush Women’s signature solo, Give Your Hands to Struggle.

PROGRAM B: Thursday, March 21, and Saturday, March 23, at 7:30pm
Kinesis Project (pre-show site-specific performance) - arrive by 6:45 pm for Kinesis Project to take you "from the lobby to the theater."
Gabrielle Lamb/Pigeonwing Dance (World Premiere)
Parijat Desai (Pardon My Heart)
MBDance (Up and Down Her Back)
Ephrat Asherie Dance (excerpt of Odeon)

Program B leads audiences to the theater with an adventurous site-specific dance by Kinesis Project dance theatre, and features a world premiere by Gabrielle Lamb for her company, Pigeonwing Dance; a solo by Parijat Desai that mixes traditional Indian dance with contemporary influences; MBDance’s danced and spoken-word trio, Up and Down Her Back; and an excerpt of Ephrat Asherie Dance’s freewheeling Odeon.

For more detailed information on Programs A and B, click here

Tickets: $36-$11

Attend both programs for $54

Lead funding for CDI’s 5th Year Fest is generously provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, with additional support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. 
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