THE DANCER FILMS: Coming to NY!
RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF FREE ART IN LOWER MANHATTAN
THE WINTER GARDEN WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER
Saturday July 9
Extraordinary Moves: The Dancer Films New York Premiere! Presented by Arts World Financial Center The Dancer Films is a collection of very short films based on Jules Feifferʼs beloved cartoon character, the modern Dancer. Director Judy Dennis brilliantly translates six of Feifferʼs memorable cartoons−A Dance to Spring, A Dance to Art, A Dance to Summer, A Dance to the Loss of Innocence, A Dance to the New Year, and A Dance to the End of Summer−from the page to the soundstage, alchemizing drawing into dance for film. Brought to life by Merce Cunningham Dance Company dancer Andrea Weber, the Dancer is an icon to optimism and earnestness as she dances to celebrate a cycle of seasonal, emotional and political milestones. Produced by Ellen and Judy Dennis. Choreography by Susan Marshall and by Larry Keigwin, and original music by Jane Ira Bloom. July 9-17.11am-7pm daily. World Financial Center Winter Garden.
Extraordinary Moves: A Dance to Spring: The Drawings of Jules Feiffer Presented by Arts World Financial Center An extraordinary exhibition of original cartoon strips, watercolors, and iris prints by the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, author, playwright, and iconic New Yorker Jules Feiffer. The centerpiece of the show is a selection of the Dancer cartoons, which ran for 40 years in The Village Voice and as a monthly feature in the New York Times. July 9 – August 14, 2011. (July 9-17, 11am – 7pm daily; July 19 – August 14, Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 4pm). World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, 220 Vesey Street.
Sunday July 10
Extraordinary Moves: Express Your Inner Feiffer Dancer Presented by Arts World Financial Center In a live dance-in inspired by The Dancer Films, release your inner Dancer while Jules Feiffer creates new cartoons joined by dancer Andrea Weber and live music by Jane Ira Bloom. All ages welcome! 2pm. World Financial Center Winter Garden.