Performance Mix Festival: 28
June 10, 2014 - June 15, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM
HERE, 145 6th Ave (Enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring)
New York, NY United States
New Dance Alliance will present the 28th annual Performance Mix Festival at HERE, June 10 – 14 at 8:30pm and June 15 at 4:00pm along with special events. “These evenings are often like extended conversations with new and old friends …. accent was on strong performing in the New Dance Alliance’s invaluable Performance Mix Festival.” New York Times Thirty-two eclectic artists present work that sets out in new or not fashionable directions, challenges the definition of dance and takes us out of our comfort zones. It’s a mix-up of local, national, and international artist early, late, or just right in the middle of their careers. Performance Mix is not just a festival, it is a community of dance, performance and video artists from contrasting backgrounds and genres. And you are invited to visit our community. For 2014 we are excited to once again invite Dana Michel (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to present a new work in development with support from NDA’s LiftOff Residency. Presented this season at American Realness, Dana Michel is an example of NDA’s continuing support of an artist over a period of several years. “….every stammering noise, every strained movement demonstrated powerful imagination and psychological force.” New York Times Other highlights: Local Artists, (New York City) Wendell Cooper, voguing and mysticism collide; Rebecca Patek, smart and provocative and often unsettling; Jen McMinn, transformative experience of the human body; Rebeca Lloyd-Jones/Kensaku Shinohara, a mass group piece of dancers and non-dancers that began at the E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency; National Artists, (Middlebury, VT) Christal Brown, articulated expression and athletic execution, (SanFrancisco, CA) Miriam Wolodarski /Sense Object, tragic comedy between semantics and somatics; (Salt Lake City, Utah) Tanja London, dance for video through an historical lens; International Artists, (Salisbury, UK) Two Destination Languages/ Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie, gentle humor and impressive energy, (St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada) Louise Moyers/Docudance, master storyteller and mover, (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) Sasha Amaya and (Baden, Switzerland) Paloma Ayala, creation of animation from hundreds of drawings of the moving body for the camera.