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MONDAY, M O N D AY, M MARCH ARCH 3 30 0

VIRTUAL EDITION


In order to c re ate A choreographer needs dancers, space, and time—three essential elements that are prohibitively expensive and difficult to secure. As a result, even seasoned dance makers are prevented from crafting new work, to say nothing of emerging choreographers. DLNY is the only independent organization exclusively dedicated to promoting and advancing the art form of choreography by granting these vital resources to a diverse range of dance makers.


A ME S S AGE FROM THE ARTI STI C DIRECTOR J O SH PRINCE A MINI - DOC UMENTARY FEM A LE C HOREO GRA PHERS OF CO LOR IN B A LLET Representing our Fall 2019 Joyce Theater Lab Cycle in collaboration with The Joyce Theater Foundation and Works & Process at the Guggenheim

DANCE FILM S FEAT URING EPHRAT A SHERIE Representing our extended Summer 2019 Lab Cycle in collaboration with The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Pocantico Center

j o shua b e a mish Representing our Spring 2020 Lab Cycle

YO SHITO S A KURA B A Representing our Spring 2020 Lab Cycle

V IDEO GRA PH Y BY Eri c M a nn, Unreel Films Sh ayl a B en o it, Sh a dy The at ri c s


WELCOME Dear Friends, Tonight, we celebrate community. Even though we are not physically together, we assemble in our virtual way to champion an ephemeral art form that utilizes community as its primary tool for expression. Rest assured, the community that is being kept so painfully apart as I write this is comprised of artistic warriors who will come back together more ready than ever to make their art and remind us all of the profound power of human connection. Tonight, I hope you will join me in taking a few moments to honor our choreographers and let them know that DLNY will be here for them once this storm passes. Soon, there will be dancers to hire, rooms to rent, and dances to be made. In this “virtual gala” we share with you a year of growth that was filled to the brim with three Lab Cycles, our one-of-a-kind Broadway Choreography Intensive, and our DLNY Connect mentorship initiative. In the spirit of fostering community, I am also proud that DLNY successfully launched three new collaborations this year! You can learn more about them in our videos and in this beautiful program. I hope they will make you proud to be a part of our singular mission. Join me in my continuing mission to build strong and lasting relationships with our fellow dance companies, presenters, and residency programs. It is through these relationships —our community-— that we will all come through this, rebuild, and dance together again. Sincerely,

Josh Prince Founding Artistic Director

P O U R A G L A S S , A ND J O IN U S IN A V IR T UA L toast !


josh prince Founding Artistic Director

Josh Prince began his career as an actor after graduating from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He went on to appear on Broadway in Little Me and Saturday Night Fever, as well as perform in numerous regional theater productions and concerts. Before turning his attention to choreography, he also appeared Off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway, toured the country in CATS, and starred as “Carmen Ghia” in The Producers opposite Jason Alexander and Martin Short at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. In 2006, Josh made his Broadway choreographic debut with Shrek, The Musical (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), which opened in December of 2008 and went on to tour the US, play in London’s West End, and tour the UK. He has choreographed shows at prestigious venues across the US and UK, including New York City Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Signature Theatre (DC), BAM, The New Group, The Old Vic, Royal Festival Hall, and The Royal Albert Hall. Josh choreographed a new adaptation of the animated film, Frozen, for Disney Cruise Lines, and made his directorial debut with Grease at the Winter Garden Theater in Toronto, CA. He is the choreographer of the new musical, Trevor, with director, Marc Bruni, and is currently collaborating with Tony-nominated director, Sheryl Kaller, on two new musicals, A Walk On The Moon and Bliss. Josh is the proud choreographer of the award winning hit Broadway show, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (Olivier, Helpmann, and Astaire Award nominations), which ran for six years at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and toured the US, UK, Japan, and Australia.


DLNY / JOYCE LAB 2019

Photo: Robert Altman/Works & Process at the Guggenheim

female choreographers of color in ballet


In the fall of 2019, Dance Lab New York partnered with The Joyce Theater Foundation to provide a one-of-a-kind choreographic lab for four diverse female choreographers to explore the classical, neoclassical, and contemporary ballet idioms. The Lab culminated with a Guggenheim Works & Process showing on November 10, 2019.

AMY HALL GARNER is a graduate of the Juilliard School, and an internationally known choreographer based in New York City. Amy has received the Joffrey Ballet’s Choreography of Color Award, served as associate choreographer for the Off-Broadway musical Invisible Thread, and coached Grammy Award-winner BeyoncÊ, providing additional choreography for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.


MARGARITA ARMAS is a Miami, FL native, featured in the second season of Teen Vogue’s Strictly Ballet Series. She was the recipient of the Silver Award in the 2018 YoungArts Ballet Category. She is currently training in Seattle, Washington at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School Professional Division program.

Photo: Robert Altman/Works & Process at the Guggenheim


PREETI VASUDEVAN is an award-winning Indian choreographer, performer, and educator. Preeti is an exponent of classical Indian dance (Bharatanatyam) creating new provocative contemporary works from the Indian tradition. She is the recipient of the Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship; Lincoln Center Award; Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Selected Artist; Jerome Robbins Dance Division Research Fellowship.

COURTNEY COCHRAN trained with Sacramento Ballet and Crockett Deane Ballet, where she was selected as an emerging choreographer at the 2008 Regional Dance America Festival. Courtney continued her training with Alonzo King LINES BFA Program and Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Professional Training Program. Courtney spent four seasons with Brooklyn Ballet and has been a guest artist with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Sierra Nevada Ballet, and The Black Iris Project.


SUMMER 2019 POCANTICO CENTER


In the Summer of 2019, DLNY partnered with The Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Pocantico Center to give Ephrat Asherie two consecutive weeks of creative incubation with our company of 12 dancers. One week took place in the heart of Manhattan, in the idyllic Pocantico Historic Area, 20 miles north of Manhattan. DLNY is excited to announce our upcoming 2020 Pocantico resident, Gabrielle Lamb.

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is a New York City-based b-girl, dancer, and choreographer and a 2016 Bessie Award Winner for Innovative Achievement in Dance. As Artistic Director of Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) she has presented work at The Apollo Theater, Columbia College, Dixon Place, FiraTarrega, Guggenheim Works & Process, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, La MaMa, River to River Festival, New York Live Arts, Summerstage and The Yard, among others. Asherie has received numerous awards to support her work including Dance Magazine’s Inaugural Harkness Promise Award, the Jacob’s Pillow Fellowship at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant. She earned her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in Italian and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she researched the vernacular jazz dance roots of contemporary street and club dances.

ephratasheriedance.com


JOSHUA BEAMISH is the Artistic Director of Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, a contemporary dance organization founded in 2005. He has created for The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Cape Town Opera, New York City Ballet Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan’s Restless Creature, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, and Cirque du Soleil for World EXPO Shanghai, among many others. He was a founding member of The Joyce Theater’s Young Leader’s Circle Committee, and is an alumni of the NY Choreographic Institute.

joshuabeamish.com


spring 2020


YOSHITO SAKURABA is an award-winning choreographer andthe founding artistic director of Abarukas. His work has been seen in Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, Israel, Mexico, and the U.S. He won the International Choreographic Competition at NW Dance Project and Choreographic Shindig at Whim W’Him in the U.S. He’s commissioned to create a work from PCDC, Bayerishes Staatsballet, Ballet Arkansas, Ballet Des Moines II, Nimbus, Litvak, Graham II, Alvin Ailey/Fordham BFA, Peabody at Johns Hopkins University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, many dance festivals, and more.

abarukas.org


spring 2020


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LAB CYCLE Our core program at DLNY is the Lab Cycle in which we grant choreographers one week of free exploration with a company of 12 professional dancers who are secured with competitive salaries and worker’s comp insurance. Dance makers are also provided a Rehearsal Director and support from DLNY staff to alleviate all administrative burdens. At DLNY, no idea is off-limits and the grant comes with “no strings attached”. The DLNY Lab Cycle provides a structured, professional environment that encourages experimentation, collaboration, and the risk-taking needed for true creative discovery. DLNY operates three Lab Cycles per year Spring, Summer, and Fall.


CHOREOGRAPHERS SUMMER 2019

WILLIAM CARLOS ANGULO

EPHRAT ASHERIE

MARIA TORRES

FALL 2019

CHERICE BARTON

JOSHUA L. PEUGH

MAIYA REDDING

SPRING 2020

JOSHUA BEAMISH

YOSHITO SAKURABA

CLAUDIA SCHREIER *Postponed to future Lab


DLNY CONNECT The DLNY Connect mentorship program was created to help rising choreographers by matching them with masters in the field and future muses who about to enter the workforce. Over the course of rehearsals, mentors observe the participant as they create with talented dancers from area universities and then meet privately with them to offer feedback and guidance. While the emphasis of DLNY is on the artistic process and the power of a strong network of support, dances created during DLNY Connect may be shown as part of videos, school showcases, or may be presented in private, open studio forums. Current partners: PACE School of the Performing Arts The Institude for American Musical Theatre

2020

JUSTIN PRESCOTT (MENTEE)

DARREL GRAND MOULTRIE (MENTOR)


BROADWAY CHOREOGRAPHY INTENSIVE The DLNY Broadway Choreography Intensive (BCI) is a truly oneof-a-kind program designed to give aspiring Musical Theatre choreographers (ages 18-29) unparalleled access to training from Broadway professionals. At BCI, students study various choreographic techniques and attend lectures, talkbacks, and styles classes. They are then given the chance to apply what they learned while being mentored in the creation of their own work. Participants also attend The New York Public Library, Broadway shows, receive backstage tours, talkbacks, and more! 2020 DATES ANNOUNCED! August 3-14, 2020


ALCHEMY PROJECTS This year, DLNY is introducing Alchemy Projects, encompassing our collaborations with other arts institutions. By combining resources, DLNY and reputable arts organizations can create access and dramatically increase visibility of important dance makers. These groundbreaking partnerships can establish, bolster, and/or sustain substantive residency programs, modeled after our our Lab Cycles, that serve to empower the collective missions of arts organizations in our community. 2019 Alchemy Projects: The Joyce Theater Foundation / Guggenheim Works & Process in support of Female Choreographers of Color in Ballet The Rockefeller Brothers Fund / Pocantico Center in support of Ephrat Asherie DRA / Stephen Petronio’s Crown Nest in support of Loni Landon

The Joyce Artist Residency


BESPOKE DLNY Bespoke Labs were created to help individual clients achieve the lab of their dreams by utilizing our groundbreaking model for pre-production. DLNY offers technical support, general management services and casting, specifically for the incubation of dance and choreographic elements in a production—be that a musical, ballet, opera, play, commercial, movie, immersive show, concert, etc. Although still in its infancy, DLNY has already hosted Bespoke Labs for Regional, Off-Broadway, and Pre-Broadway musicals.


SUMMER 2019 DANCERS

GINA DEPOOL

REBECCA KRITZER

MELISSA LEGASPI

JAMES LITTLE

MIKI MICHELLE

JOEY ORTOLANI

DEVIN RICHEY

ANNELISE RITACCA

NICK SILVERIO

AIMEE SMYKE

JULIEN VALME

COREY WRIGHT


FALL 2019 DANCERS

LLOYD A BOYD III

KENNY CORRIGAN

MIA DEWEESE

DEREK EGE

EMILY MCELWAINE

HUNTER MIKLES

KAYLA MONIZ

SAYIGA EUGENE PEABODY

JAMIE PFAFF

LUKE ROMANZI

MAIA SCHECHTER

CLAIRE UPTON


JOYCE 2019 DANCERS

ANAIS BLAKE

RAMONA KELLEY

YUSAKU KOMORI

KELLY MARSH IV

RACHEL SCHMIDT

NICHOLAS SIPES

GABRIELA SOTO

KAMERON TRICHE

ALLISON WALSH


SPRING 2020 DANCERS

AUDREY BORST

STEPHEN DIBIASE

ELIJAH DILLEHAY

KYLE DUPREE

LARISSA GERSZKE

RAMONA KELLEY

AKINA KITAZAWA

FRANCIS LAWRENCE

LAUREN LEACH

BRADLEY SCHLAGHECK

JEFF SYKES

LATRA A WILSON


DLN Y board of direc tors Dan Aron, Chairman/Treasurer Kelly Butler Smith, Secretary Suzi Dietz Mike Hartley Josh Prince Stephen Kroll Reidy Greer Williams

STAFF & ADMINISTR ATION Founding Artistic Director................................................................................. Josh Prince General Management...................................................................... Carolyn Smith Renner Executive Consultant.........................................................................................Julia Glawe Development................................................. Donorly: Sandra Davis & Megan Callaghan Director of Creative Operations....................................................................... Claire Buffie Executive Assistant...................................................................................... Loganne Bond Company Managers............................................................. Phil Orsano & Richard Glover Casting.....................................................................................................Jason Styres, CSA Legal......................................................................................................... Nevin Law Group Education.....................................................................................................Valerie Salgado Gala Producer.............................................................................................Don Pietranczyk

G AL A LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE CO - C HAIRS Roger A. Kluge | Maria Marshall | Stephen Kroll Reidy

G AL A COMMITTEE Deborah and Charles Adelman, Melinda Atwood, Marc Bruni, Jeff Calhoun, Stuart H. Coleman and Meryl Rosofsky, Richard and Leslie Curtis, Paige Davis, Suzi Dietz, Susan Edelstein, John and Margee Falk, Lauren and Lee Feldman, Joanna Fisher, Linda Florin, Beth Gordon and Glen Berkowitz, Michael Hartley, Jonathan Herzog and Bradley Schiel, Sheryl Kaller and Scott Zaretsky, Becka Vargus Katz and Robert Katz, James Lapine, Kate Lear, Eric J. Lee, Mitch Lowenthal, Jonna C. Mackin, Tim McGraw and Antonio Convit, Marcy and Paul Nathan, Michael Novak, Eileen and Irwin Prince, Matt Quam, Ben Rodriguez-CubeĂąas, Robert Schulman, Michael Shaieb and Brent Lord, Leslie Sloane, Kelly Butler Smith and Charlie Morgan, David Traitel, Greer and Peter Williams

ARTISTIC COMMITTEE Ephrat Asherie, Cherice Barton, Al Blackstone, Hope Boykin, Camille A. Brown, John Carrafa, Robbie Fairchild, Amy Hall Garner, Rosie Herrera, JoAnn M. Hunter, Larry Keigwin, Loni Landon, Lorin Latarro, Lauren Lovette, Katie Rose McLaughlin, Ray Mercer, Joshua L. Peugh, Sam Pinkleton, Wendy Seyb, Karen Sieber, Caleb Teicher, Maria Torres, Preeti Vasudevan, Brooke Wendle


2020 gala funders Deborah & Charles Adelman Jody & John Arnhold Dan & Marissa Aron Melinda Atwood Marc Bruni Bill & Jo Ellen Buffie Jason Chuang Stuart H. Coleman & Meryl Rosofsky Francis Conway Marin Correa Caroline & Paul Cronson Leslie & Richard Curtis Dancers Responding to AIDS Duke Dang & Charles Rosen Suzi Dietz Susan Edelstein John & Margee Falk Linda Florin Aaron Fried Beth Gordon & Glen Berkowitz Mike Hartley Jerry & Kate Hathaway Ruth & Steve Hendel Jonathan Herzog and Bradley Schiel Becka Vargus Katz & Rob Katz

Roger A. Kluge James Lapine Kate Lear Mitch Lowenthal Jonna C. Mackin Maria Marshall Marta Heflin Foundation Tim McGraw & Antonio Convit Aaron Miller Eric & Laura Naison-Phillips Marcy & Paul Nathan Renae Williams Niles James & Kathleen Novak Org-ology principals and staff Eileen & Irwin Prince Matt Quam Stephen Kroll Reidy & Carolyn Reidy Robert Schulman Michael Shaieb & Brent Lord Kelly Butler Smith & Charlie Morgan David Traitel Thomas Trevisani Colin Turek Greer & Peter Williams Joel Wong

special thanks Orgology: Heidi Feickert & Brent Oberholtzer National Dance Institute Baryshnikov Arts Center Rioult Dance Center Pace University (Rhonda Miller/Lauren Gaul)

Michael Shaieb & Brent Lord Jerry Mitchell* Donna McKechnie* Chita Rivera* Nancy Lemenager* Roger A. Kluge*

*Advisory Board DLNY’s Lab Cycles are supported, in part, with generous funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Howard Gilman Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Marta Heflin Foundation, The SHS Foundation, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

To learn more about donating to DLNY contact Development Director Megan Callaghan at mcallaghan@dancelabny.org


CONGRATULATIONS TO DANCE LAB NEW YORK Thank you for giving choreographers a space to grow, create and innovate

A program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

dradance.org Chloé Davis at Hudson Valley Dance Festival Choreography by Josh Prince Photo by Nina Wurtzel


Supporting those who create gives us all reason to dance! “Thank you Josh Prince and the DLNY team for the important work you do.�

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