Peridance Contemporary Dance Company: Spring Season
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company is back for their annual New York Spring Season at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance.
Executive Director Yarden Ronen-van Heerden | Artistic Director Igal Perry
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company is back for their annual New York Spring Season at the Salvatore Capezio Theater. The Company is thrilled to present three innovative works throughout the weekends of March 21st-March 22nd and March 27th-29th. This diverse program features works from three distinguished choreographers including Artistic Director Igal Perry, Yin Yue, and Dwight Rhoden.
March 21- 22
Saturday, March 21st at 7:30pm* -Opening Night | Perry, Yue
Sunday, March 22nd at 7:30pm | Perry, Yue, Rhoden
*Performance followed by PCDC's annual Benefit Dinner. Tickets available HERE.
Friday, March 27th at 8:30pm | Perry, Yue, Rhoden
Saturday, March 28th at 7:30pm | Perry, Yue, Rhoden
Sunday, March 29th at 4:30pm** - Up Close with PCDC - a special community Matinee followed by a Q&A (Tickets $10) | Perry, Yue
Dance with PCDC! Sunday, March 29th from 2:30-3:30pm at Peridance Capezio Center. Take a master class with Artistic Director Igal Perry and the dancers of PCDC prior to the show. Community members are invited to either dance or observe. Ticket includes performance and Q & A session. (Tickets $20)
$40 Opening Night (Includes a pre-performance reception at 7pm)
$30 General Admission
$15 with Student, Seniors, Children (12 & under), Military, & Veterans
Group Discount on 10+ tickets (email [email protected] to coordinate your group rate)
Artistic Director Igal Perry will be presenting a new creation for the Spring Season as well as a restaging of Twilight. Twilight was originally created in 2005 for the dancers in Joffery II. Classical in style, Perry’s Twilight juxtaposes more traditional lines with partnering sequences that venture into a realm of deep, expansive contemporary movement. Dancing to Chopin’s “Nocturne in E flat major”, the six dancers embody energy from romantic, soft, and sustained to unexpected, sharp and fast paced.
Yin Yue’s Just Above the Surface (world premiere) was created as part of a residency program at Western Michigan University with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. The piece explores the electric connection between people through interaction--the sensations that pull people together or apart. The work is conceptually rooted in her movement without adhering to a traditional narrative. Each of the dancers tells their own story through the execution of the movement. Underneath each of the dancers’ individual journeys is a buzzing, musical current that carries the emotion and intention of the work into a heavy and thick mood.
Evermore was originally created for PCDC in 2013 by Complexions Contemporary Ballet choreographer and co-artistic director Dwight Rhoden. Evermore showcases Rhoden’s athletic and virtuosic choreography on eight of PCDC’s magnetic dancers, all set to the music of the incomparable Nat King Cole. Flirting with a variety of styles from ballet to ballroom, Evermore fills the stage with vigor and joy.
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About the Company
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (PCDC) is committed to leadership in performance and creative collaboration among high-caliber dancers, choreographers, composers, musicians, and designers. The company aspires to advance the performing arts in New York City, as well as nationally and internationally, through its performance and outreach programs.
New York City's Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, led by Founder and Artistic Director Igal Perry and Executive Director Yarden Ronen-van Heerden, has been a powerhouse of expressive and athletic dance since 1984. Operating from its home at the renowned Peridance Capezio Center in Union Square, the company presents an annual New York Season at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance. In addition to Perry's signature works, described by the NY Times as "blessedly inventive," PCDC annually commissions notable guest choreographers and collaborators.
In the past five years, PCDC's domestic and international tours have brought contemporary dance to over 48,000 audience members around the globe at festivals and venues such as the Ent Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs, Jacob's Pillow, Spring to Dance St. Louis, the Staller Center at Stony Brook University, the Butler Arts Center in Indianapolis, the Suzanne Dellal Dance Centre for Dance and Theater in Tel Aviv, Ballet Internacional de Buenos Aires, Florence Dance Festival, Seoul International Dance Festival, and many more.
PCDC provides access to free dance workshops for children in low-income and immigrant communities through its outreach program, Dance Break. The company continuously offers free classes and outdoor performances through organizations such as CityParks’ SummerStage, Broadway Cares, and the Union Square Partnership.
PCDC is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Harkness Foundation, Google, the Jewish Communal Fund and many individual donors.