FEBRUARY 2021

CHAPTER 4

Performance Release & Watch Party: Thursday February 11, 2021, 6:00pm EDT
Artist-to-Audience Celebration: Thursday, February 25, 7:00pm EDT
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        THE CHAPTER 4 PERFORMANCES

For $10, you’ll receive access to the below artists' works and an invite to the Thursday February 11, Chapter Launch & Watch Party at 6pm EDT.

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Claire Porter, an older white woman, reaches towards you smiling.
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CLAIRE PORTER

Choreographer/performer/writer, Claire Porter, is known for her comedic text & movement work and her skilled teaching, has performed her work, nationally and internationally as Claire Porter / PORTABLES, and in the New York City area at PS 122, The Kitchen, and The Joyce Theater, to name a few of many. PORTABLES has also been presented at major US dance festivals including the American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, and The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard. Porter created and performed Namely, Muscles, recipient of the NYC Fringe Festival 2010’s Overall Excellence Award and UnitedSolo Festival 2015’s Best Poetry Show, Claire teaches Laban Movement Analysis for New York University Steinhardt School. Porter has an MA in Dance from Ohio State, a BA in Mathematics from The College of New Rochelle, is on the Advisory Board of DanceNJ, www.dancenj.org, and is a Laban Movement Analyst, www.limsonline.org.
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KATE LADENHEIM

Kate is a dance artist and designer whose work sits at the intersection of choreography, technology and activism. Her work spans live and digital creations and productions, including media-rich stage performances, dance film, interactive installations, robotics research, and augmented reality apps.

Kate's work has been presented internationally, most notably at The Invisible Dog, Gowanus Loft, National Sawdust, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and The Performance Arcade (New Zealand). Named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” Kate is currently earning an MFA at ArtCenter College of Design / Media Design Practices.
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Maleek Washington stares into the camera with a knowing expression.
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MALEEK WASHINGTON

A native New Yorker from the Bronx, Maleek Washington is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist. Washington began his dance training at Harlem School of the Arts, Broadway Dance Center, and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. He attended Boston Conservatory on a full scholarship and began his professional career with Commonwealth Ballet, CityDance Ensemble, and Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M. for four seasons. Following, Washington performed with Punch Drunk’s Sleep No More as the first African American male performer. He is currently in his third season with Camille A. Brown & Dancers.

Learn more at www.maleekwashington.com.
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SUBJECT:MATTER

Ian Berg is a Boston-based tap dancer originally from Chicago, Illinois. Ian has been dancing since an early age and has training and performance experience in tap dance, ballet, modern dance, jazz, contact improvisation and a variety of other styles and approaches. In high school, Ian trained at the Joffrey Academy in Chicago while also dancing with the renowned Chicago based tap company MADD Rhythms, of which he is still a member.

Ian is a musician as well as a composer and arranger of music and an alum of The School at Jacob’s Pillow and the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance. He is currently living in Boston, Massachusetts where he is the director of tap dance company Subject:Matter. Learn more at subjectmattertap.com.
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Alice Sheppard stands on her hands with her body curving up into her wheelchair forming a U.
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ALICE SHEPPARD

Alice Sheppard trained with Kitty Lunn and first performed with Infinity Dance Theater. Alice then became a core company member with AXIS Dance Company. Her choreography has been commissioned by CRIPSiE, Full Radius Dance, and MOMENTA Dance Company.

Alice is the Artistic Director of Kinetic Light, a project-based ensemble, working at the intersections of disability, dance, design, identity, and technology to create transformative art and advance the intersectional disability arts movement.

A USA Artist, Creative Capital grantee and Bessie Award winner, Alice creates movement that engages intersectional disability arts, culture, and history, challenging conventional understandings of disabled and dancing bodies.
FROM THE ARCHIVES

ADAM BARRUCH

Adam Barruch began as a young actor, performing on Broadway and in film/television. He received dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts followed by The Juilliard School. As a dancer he has performed the works of Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin amongst others, and was a dancer with Sylvain Émard Danse.

Adam creates and performs work with Chelsea Bonosky, as Anatomiae Occultii. He has also created works for companies such as The Limón Company, Ailey II, BalletX, and The Gibney Dance Company.

Adam is also the developer of ‘Dynamic Sequencing,’ a movement practice designed to promote expansive range, healthful coordination and optimal awareness in motion.
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Mark Gindick, with glasses, large brown eyes and a whimsical expression.
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MARK GINDICK

Mark Gindick is a professional actor, clown, physical comedian, director, teacher and writer/creator of his own theatrical shows. His original work, “Wing-Man”, won BEST ONE-MAN SHOW in United Solo Theatre Festival. Mark has appeared in feature films, including Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep; on television, he was featured in The PBS mini-series CIRCUS; starred Off-Broadway in The Comedy Trio Happy Hour; clowned at Cirque Du Soleil, Ringling Brothers and the Big Apple Circus as well as teaching clowning at SUNY Purchase College. Mark wrote and starred in “How To Be A Man at the Palace of Variety on 42nd Street”(NYC).

Mark has won three Golden Nose Awards.
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        THE CHAPTER 4 CELEBRATION

For $20.00, you’ll receive access to all the above artists' works, our  Watch Party AND our monthly live Celebration via Zoom.

If you would like to upgrade a Chapter 4 $10 ticket to include the Celebration, please contact our Box Office at boxoffice@dancenownyc.org.
TICKETS ONSALE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2021.
Dressed as her alter-ego Trudee, Deborah Lohse, smiles in a pink fall of flowers.
Artist-to-Audience Celebration
Thursday, february 25, 2021
7:00 PM (Eastern)
Hosted by TRUDEE
For just $10 more, join us via Zoom for a celebratory evening with all of the Chapter 4 artists and our host, Trudee. This live event will feature special performances and re-create the atmosphere of our beloved Joe's Pub. You’ll also gain early access to our DN Honoree’s surprise work, which releases on Friday, February 26, 2021.

This month's Celebration honors, Claire Porter.

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