Anna Marie Shogren presents the quartet These People in my Immediate Environment. Her sculptural and musically-minded choreography has been shown in Minneapolis at The Walker Art Center, and in New York at the Gowanus Ballroom, AUNTS, FIGMENT on Governors Island and more. Her design work includes costuming for choreographers Morgan Thorson and Benn Rasmussen. She is currently working and traveling with the Body CartographyProject and art collective Non Solo.
Known and Knowingby Abby Zbikowski|the new utility is a highly physical solo characterized by constant motion. Zbikowski currently teaches contemporary technique and composition at Ohio State University. She has shown work at the National ACDFA Festival at the Kennedy Center, as well as the nEW Festival,Philly Fringe and New Edge Mix series in Philadelphia.
2012 Artistic Advisor Yanira Castro collaborates with a core group of performers and designers under the name, a canary torsi, which works in a multiplicity of spaces-from warehouses, restrooms and gardens to the theater-and embeds dances within visual and audio installations. Born in Puerto Rico and based in Brooklyn, Castro has been artist-in-residence in Bacau, Romania through Artist Ne(s)t, a Choreography Fellow at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography and a 2006 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellow. She has received several fellowships and awards for her work, which has been presented by Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, The Chocolate Factory and Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center and has toured nationally and internationally. Her current project, The People to Come, has been commissioned by and is being developed at Vermont Performance Lab with support from MANCC's Media Fellowship program.
Performances run tonight, October 4 - Friday, October 5. Both performances 7:30 p.m. An opening night reception will be open and free to the public one hour beforecurtain on October 4. Audience members are invited to stay for a post show discussion immediately following the performance on October 5.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.dnadance.org, by calling 212.227.9856 or on site two hours before curtain. Cost is $17 for general audiences, $14 for students and seniors, $12 for DNA members and advanced sales. Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of six or more. All sales are final.
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