The Department of Dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts will present a one-night-only concert of works by female alumni choreographers at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 28, 2014.
Entitled Past/Forward, 2014: A Tisch Dance Alumni Celebration; Women at Work, the program will feature works of host of alumna including: Suzanne Beahrs, Selina Chau, Rachel Hagan, Allison Schieler, Kristin Schwab, and Chihiro Shimizu, as well as Charlotte Boye-Christensen, choreographing a work for the Second Avenue Dance Company, Tisch Dance’s student company. The program will also feature a screening of “Contemporary Swing,” a dance film by Mary John Frank.
Past/Forward, co-produced by the Department of Dance and the Skirball Center, highlights the work of several generations of Tisch Dance choreographers, and is part of a regular occurring series that presents the work of Tisch Dance alumni. The alumni choreographers featured range from newly graduated and emerging choreographers who are beginning their careers to established choreographers who are presenting work nationally and internationally.
“Despite the abundance of women in dance, choreography remains an area in which women are still underrepresented, so this year’s Past/Forward celebrates female choreographers and the unique sensibility they bring to the profession,” said Cherylyn Lavignino, chair of the NYU Tisch Dance department. “We’re particularly fortunate to have such diverse, talented artists amongst our NYU alumnas, so we’re confident this show of their work with both entertain and inspire.”
Past/Forward will take place for one night only on Friday, February 28, 2014, at NYU’s Skirball Center, located at 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). Curtain is at 8 p.m. General admission is $18; students and seniors are $15. Proceeds from the concert will be used to support future presentations showcasing the talents of Tisch Dance alumni. For detailed information, visit Skirball Center online at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu, or call 212.352.3101. The box office is open Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m.
About the Department of Dance at the Tisch School of the Arts:
The Department of Dance at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University is a conservatory training program that offers an intensive curriculum for students committed to entering the profession as dancers or choreographers. It seeks exceptionally talented students who have learned through previous experience that they are physically and imaginatively capable of committing themselves to a training that reflects the standards of professional work. It provides a full range of technical training, and, for those interested in choreography, a solid base for creative work.
About the Jack H. Skirball Center for Performing Arts at NYU:
The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University, is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events at NYU and lower Manhattan. Located at 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), it provides a large-scale, professional performance space for university productions and events and live professional performances from around the world. The 860-seat theater opened in October 2003 and hosts the only major university-based professional multi-arts presenting program in Manhattan. The Skirball Center’s mission is to serve the NYU community while building young audiences for live performance with a broad range of world-class, forward-thinking work at low ticket prices. For more information, visit www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu.