CUNY Dance Initiative
The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI) is a new residency program providing rehearsal and performance space to New York City choreographers and dance companies. With lead funding from the New York Community Trust, the CUNY Dance Initiative offers subsidies to participating CUNY colleges to assist with artist fees, rehearsal expenses, and production, marketing, and administrative costs.
Miki Orihara at LPAC
April 28 - 29, 2017
Miki Orihara's second solo concert reflects upon the lineage of dance, from classical modern to the present.
Legendary Graham principal dancer Miki Orihara's second solo concert reflects upon the lineage of dance, from classical modern to the present. Resonance II includes works by choreographers Merce Cunningham, Lar Lubovitch, Charlotte Griffin, and Tanroh Ishida/Orihara.
Orihara draws upon her intimate knowledge of classical modern dance to inform her personal view of contemporary work, while simultaneously using her contemporary explorations as a vessel to shine new light on her understanding and interpretation of works by past masters.
Fri April 28
Film showing of Resonance I at 7:00PM
Live performance starts at 8:00PM
Sat April 29
Film showing of Resonance I at 2:00PM
Live performance starts at 3:00PM
Commissioning support for Resonance II is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Miki Orihara’s residency at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative
Lauren Cox Humans Collective at LPAC
September 23, 2016
In Symbioh, Humans Collective creates a thought-provoking journey inspired by symbiotic relationships and medieval architecture. Artistic Director and choreographer Lauren Cox draws upon an eclectic blend of dance and story telling with roots in Modern, Contemporary Jazz, African and Improvisation to create a rich visual landscape that is by turns playful, meditative, and a joyous celebration of life.
Lauren Cox's residency at LaGuardia Community College is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which is supported by The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative
Symbioh features original music by napago, lighting by micOlucO and costumes by BonelesBones.
Shook Ones at LPAC
May 29 - 30, 2015
A multimedia dance theater company that utilizes dance, spoken word and projection to create various live experiences.
www.laguardiaperformingarts.org or 718.482.5151
Shook Ones is a multimedia dance theater company that utilizes dance, spoken word and projection to create live experiences that are visually stimulating, emotionally impactful and socially relevant. Based in NYC, Shook Ones was founded in 2012 by choreographer, Cindy Salgado, and writer/director, Alejandro Rodriguez, both Juilliard alum, who met in South Florida as volunteers for the non-profit, Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). In January 2014, they were joined by another ASTEP alum, multimedia artist, Yazmany Arboleda, for their debut show at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Rare and Dangerous and Necessary. Their first full-length original work, Sorry, is currently in development at LPAC, with additional support provided by the Center for Innovation in the Arts at The Juilliard School.
Shook One's Company residency at LPAC/LaGuardia Community College is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, supported by the New York Community Trust, with additional funding from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative
This project is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Produced in part by the incredible generosity of Rutina Wesley, Edward Leung, and Gabriel Dube-Dupuis.
BARE Dance Company at LPAC
August 1-November 16, 2014
Master Class/Open Rehearsal: September (Date TBA) (11:00am-4:00pm)
Performances: November 15 at 8pm, November 16 at 2pm and 8pm
Tickets: $25 at the door/$20 Advance, $15 Students and Seniors
www.laguardiaperformingarts.org or 718.482.5151
BARE choreographer Mike Esperanza will develop a new work, titled Venemous, while in residence at LPAC. The piece dives into the edge of a person’s darkest being, the moment that triggers the impulse to attack or defend against a predator, and the consequences of that choice.
Between July and December 2014, 10 CUNY colleges in all five boroughs are hosting a total of 19 residencies. In addition to providing rehearsal space for artists, the residency projects include master classes and open rehearsals specifically for students, plus showings and performances open to the public. Click here for more details on the CUNY Dance Initiative.