Rough Draft Festival
Mar
15
to Apr 18

Rough Draft Festival


This year's Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts features a vast array of new work that are various stages of development

Rough Draft Festival is one of a kind series curated by LPAC's Associate Director Handan Ozbilgin. The projects are at various stages of development and are tantamount to a finished product. A window into the creative process, The Rough Draft Festival is a celebration of artists/organizations and their work under development. Rd features a wide array of artists whose work is at various levels of development. Each year we strive towards being bigger and better while giving a voice to meaningful works

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KAMA (World Premiere)
Apr
18
to Apr 19

KAMA (World Premiere)

Titled after the Sanskrit word for “desire, wish, longing,” KAMA explores taboo in sex and addiction. An initial merging of abstract concert dance with movement and imagery stemming from contemporary clubbing develops and distorts, representing casual sex with mechanical movement, and the tweaking phase of a high with pathological abandon as two individuals find a brief, profound tenderness that devolves into toxic heartbreak. Drawing from perspectives across sexual identities, dancers Nico Gonzales, Elise Pacicco, Alden Henderson, Jihyun Kim, and Anna Pinault portray honest, physical narratives of our universally human quest for pleasure within the arena of party culture – a space where an ecstatic communal experience is constantly fraught with looming dangers.

WARNING: This work makes use of strobe lighting and smoke. Recommended for ages 18 and up.

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NuVu Dance Festival
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

NuVu Dance Festival

Dance Concert series to promote young, mid career and established dance artists.

Miki Orihara curates this dance concert series to promote young, mid career and established dance artists to share their craft and to have the chance to learn, meet and share the stage together. Orihara believes we learn new things from old teachings. Sharing the different stages of dance artists’ lives and works on the same stage gives a great deal of new perspective on our experience of the art form. Most importantly for Orihara is that dance artists get to know and inspire each other through this concert format and, with this intimate space, audiences experience a variety of ways of expressing through dance.

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Resonance III
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Resonance III

Miki Orihara's third solo concert RESONANCE III will bring both American and Japanese early modern dance pioneers works and Yuriko’s work together to connect the lineage of my heritage.

Lamentation (1930) -Martha Graham
Two Ecstatic Themes (1931)-Doris Humphrey
Moon Desert ( 1930's) - Konami Ishii
Mother (1938) - Seiko Takata
and
The Cry ( 1963) - Yuriko

Proceeded and followed by talks with Japanese Scholar / Orihara's immediated dance teacher from Japan.

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I See Me In Your Eye
May
16
to May 18

I See Me In Your Eye

Schoen Movement Company partners with artists from Tunisia in an evening-length dance performance. Using recorded audio stories and original music compositions, the cross-cultural group elevates diverse life experiences to illustrate shared humanity and promote a universal sense of belonging.

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Fables
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Fables

RIOULT Dance NY’s Fables celebrates the timeless stories common among the many cultures found in the borough of Queens. Inspired by the rhythmic narrative of Jean de La Fontaine’s "Fables”, choreographer Pascal Rioult brings to life familiar tales such as the “Crow and the Fox,” the “Tortoise and the Hare,” and others. A program of the “Queens Borough Community Dance Project,” Fables will include young dancers from the community dancing alongside the professional dancers from RIOULT Dance NY.

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Emerging Choreographer Series
Feb
25
to Feb 26

Emerging Choreographer Series

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ECS is a FREE 8-week mentoring, career development and space grant program designed to address the challenges of bringing self-made art to the stage and is aimed at providing emerging choreographers with tools to create, develop and premiere a new finished work.

Choreographers receive up to 60 hours of free rehearsal space; one-on-one mentoring and feedback from established choreographers; consultations with professionals in the field of writing, producing, dramaturgy, music/sound, lighting, costume, budget/finance and grants. The program culminates in two fully produced performances on February 25 & 26, 2019.

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