Upcoming events at a glance:
- Monday 6/10 @ 7:30pm - Kendra Portier/BANDPortier's BURNISH: Magenta #08 - Work in Process Showing / Jack Crystal Theater (5th Floor) Tisch Dance // 111 Second Avenue (NYC)// TIX
- Wednesday 6/12 @ 7:30pm - Hollis and Nattie: Tuning Bodies - Showing / Jack Crystal Theater (5th Floor) Tisch Dance // 111 Second Avenue (NYC) // TIX
- Thursday 6/13 @ 10am-12pm - TEACHING Contemporary Forms at Gibney 280 Broadway (enter at 53A Chambers, NYC) // More info *guest spots available first come first serve
- Saturday 6/15 @ 8pm doors/9pm show - To What End (Study #1) at Arts On Site - 12 St. Marks Place Studio 3F (Manhattan) // Performance Party + BYOB // More info
- Friday 7/5 @ TBD - Kendra Portier/BANDPortier's BURNISH: Magenta #08 - Work in Process Showing / Bates Dance Festival - Lewiston, ME // More info coming soon...
- Wednesday 7/17 @ 7:30pm - To What End (Study #2) at Triskelion Arts SummerFest 2019 curated by The Craft / Triskelion Arts - 106 Calyer St (Brooklyn) // More info
- Friday 7/19 and Saturday 7/20 @ 8pm - To What End (Study #3) at Brooklyn Ballet's First Look / The Mark O'Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Arts Center - 160 Schermerhorn Street (Brooklyn) // More info
Showing of Kendra Portier/BANDPortier's newest work in progress
Monday, June 10th at 7:30pm
NYU Tisch Dance - 111 2nd Ave, NYC
Burnish is a dance work that renders the phenomenon (physics and psychics) of magenta into live-performance. With a cast of six performers - afterimage, Color Theory, absence and saturation become vibrational frequencies and meticulous patterns. Scores of wild movement meld an elliptical use of weight with expressive rhythm, sharpening into something unnerving, boldly feminine, and poetic. Color becomes a vibrant articulation of bodies moving with velocity and tenderness. This project inherently and relentlessly intertwines elements of design; charging relationships of light, sound, movement, and emotion.
Thursday 6/13 @ 10am-12pm
Gibney 280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers)
This class strives to create an inspiring, supportive environment in which participants feel comfortable and free to take risks within and outside of their bodies. Deeply rooted in anatomic and somatic principles, we will take a playful, hands-on approach to understanding our structures, heightening our awareness of ourselves and how we navigate space. I encourage movers to discover or redefine their movement potential through exercises that emphasize the ideal alignment, softness into the floor, articulation, energetic efficiency and ease. We will approach choreographic material with an improvisational sensibility that allows us to practice presence in concert with our technical precision. We will work with touch, breath, voice and imagination to inspire curiosity and creativity that will hopefully stay with us as we leave the studio and re-enter the world around us.
Check out the press for LOOP!
"Her arms arcing into sumptuous, invisible cursive, the fair-haired Snyder moves like she’s suspended in water. Locking eyes with audience members and even, at times, laughing to herself, she is giving and self-possessed. Perhaps it’s the intimate space that affords these moments, but I get the sense that’s just who she is. The artist drapes her arms over a person’s lap and dances inches away from another. These interactions aren’t intrusive. Rather, Snyder’s warm spirit encourages us to lean in like she’s beckoning us to move from the proverbial backseat to shotgun. Thus, we’re transported from this place that resembles a suburban rec room with its parquet floor and worn-in couch to some abstract yet magical place." - Trina Mannino of Dance Enthusiast
"We had moved from the laboriousness of the random, rote, and practical up through the channel of the energetic, coordinated, and controlled, and were now ready to ascend to a lighter place, an integrated place, a cooler and wiser and more accommodating place" - April Greene of Bushwick Daily
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