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TAKE Dance and PULSE composers collective join forces once again with FIVE POINTS, interpreting “synaesthesia.”

What: FIVE POINTS                                                  

TAKE Dance + PULSE: Part II

Where: Merce Cunningham Dance Studios, 55 Bethune Street, Train 1/2/3/A/C/E to 14th Street

When: DEC 15-16 @ 9:00PM, DEC 17th @ 8:00PM

Tickets: $20/$15 Students & Seniors.        

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Description: Marked as one of the final performances to take place at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studios before its pending closure, TAKE Dance and the PULSE composers collective will join forces once again in a three-night (12/15-12/17) performance series entitled FIVE POINTS.  Premiering five new works by five different choreographers (Takehiro Ueyama, Jill Echo, Kile Hotchkiss, Kristen Arnold, and Milan Misko) set to new music by five different composers (Joseph C. Phillips, Jr., Jamie Begian, JC Sanford, Joshua Shneider, and Melissa Dunphy), FIVE POINTS presents an omnivorous collection of varying points of view.  With “synaesthesia” serving as the collective thread of influence, all five pieces will explore the potential mash-up of the senses, i.e. touch meets sound.  TAKE Dance and PULSE first collaborated in 2010 at Judson Church, NYC. 

DANCERS: Kristen Arnold, Brynt Beitman, John Eirich, Jillian Hervey, Kile Hotchkiss, Gina Ianni, Clinton Edward Martin, Sarah Mettin, Milan Misko, Nana Tsuda Misko, Lynda Senisi, Kristi Tornga and Marie Zvosec.

MUSICIANS: Kevin Fagen, Jacob Garchik, Ana Milosavljevic, Chris Reza, Mariel Roberts

About TAKE Dance

TAKE Dance is a NYC-based contemporary dance company that explores the integration of expressive and physical movement. Artistic Director Takehiro Ueyama, a native of Japan, graduated from the Juilliard School before joining the Paul Taylor Dance Company. After eight years touring with the Taylor Company, Take founded TAKE Dance. TAKE Dance has performed in New York at Central Park SummerStage, Joyce SoHo, Dance Theater Workshop, Columbia University’s Miller Theater, Judson Memorial Church, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Cunningham Studio, Joe’s Pub and The Thalia Theater at Symphony Space; and, at PS/21 in Chatham, NY for four consecutive seasons.  In November 2011, TAKE Dance will perform in Italy as featured artists in the Festival Internazionale Nuova Danza of Calgari, Sarnidia.  Other festival appearances have included Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Downtown Dance Festival, WestFest Dance Festival, DanceNOW [NYC], National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC, SaratogaArtsFest, and San Francisco’s WestWave Dance Festival. Additional venues include Dance Place in Washington DC, The Lewis Center at Princeton University, New Noises Festival at Perry-Mansfield in Colorado, Kaatsbaan International Dance Festival, and Nort Maar Fete de Danse. TAKE Dance was recently company-in-residence at Skidmore College, University at Albany, and Randolph College.

About PULSE                                                                                                                                      Joseph C. Phillips Jr. founded the composer federation Pulse in 2004 with composers who shared a desire to create and perform music that has no rigid divisions or categories. Music that is more plastic and fluid in its combination of jazz, contemporary ‘classical’, and ‘popular’ genres creating a highly expressive, engaging, and refreshing group not bound or defined by any one musical style. Through regular concert performances and collaborative projects, Pulse continually seeks to challenge and inspire each other and listeners.


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