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Heart of Dance

Heart of Dance is a unique collaboration between the Department of Dance at NYU/Tisch and the Department of Dance at University of California at Irvine. It will be broadcasted live from the stage of the Jack Crystal Theater at 111 Second Avenue and from the stage of the Claire Trevor Theater at UCI. At each telecast, a critically acclaimed American dance company will perform a signature work from their repertory. The performance will be followed by an in-depth interview with the choreographer or company director, moderated by a special guest host. Events will take place on four Saturday afternoons in October and November:

Saturday, October 21 at 2:00pm EST
RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE
Performing FOUR CORNERS, originally created for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Guest Host: ROBERT BATTLE, Artistic Director - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Saturday, October 28 at 2:00pm EST
PAM TANOWITZ DANCE
Performing BACH’S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
Guest Host: SIOBHAN BURKE, dance critic and feature writer for the New York Times

Saturday, November 11 at 2:00pm EST
MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
Performing the Graham classic DARK MEADOW (1946)
Guest Host: GUS SOLOMONS, JR., dancer, choreographer, Dance Magazine feature writer and critic

Saturday, November 18 at 2:00pm EST
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
Performing PURE DANCE ITEMS
Guest Host: ARA GUZELIMIAN, Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School

Admission is free! Experiencing dance works of this caliber and gaining an understanding of the sources of inspiration, creative process, and artistic and production challenges through a discussion with each choreographer is an incredibly valuable opportunity for those aspiring to become professionals in the field. Please join us for Heart of Dance!

Photos provided by Pam Tanowitz Dance