MARCH 2021

CHAPTER 5

Performance Release & Watch Party: Thursday March 11, 2021, 6:00pm EDT
Artist-to-Audience Celebration: Thursday, March 25, 7:00pm EDT
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        THE CHAPTER 5 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 5 $10 ticket to include the Celebration, please contact our Box Office at boxoffice@dancenownyc.org.
Artist-to-Audience Celebration
Thursday, MARCH 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 5 artists and our host, TruDee aka Deborah Lohse. 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, March 26, 2021.

The Celebration honors, binbinFactory/Satoshi Haga + Rie Fukuzawa.

We provide the entertainment, you bring the enthusiasm.
Rie Fukuzawa, and Asian woman dreassed in dove white, whispers into the ear of Satoshi Haga, who listens earnestly against a back ground of a wooden pole next to the ocean.
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binbinfactory

SATOSHI HAGA + RIE FUKUZAWA
Satoshi Haga and Rie Fukuzawa have been collaborating as binbinFactory since 2010.

Satoshi Haga has started his career as a performing artist since the 1980s in New York. He is also a visual artist and occasionally incorporates his work into binbinFactory's dance performance.

Rie Fukuzawa received her Master of Arts from Ochanomizu University, Tokyo. She came to NY with the "Overseas Study Program Scholarship for Artists" funded by the Japanese government.

 Recently, binbinFactory has been performing internationally.
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JASMINE HEARN

Jasmine Hearn is from the occupied land of the Karankawa and Atapake people, now known as Houston, TX. A performer, director, choreographer, organizer, teaching artist, and a 2017 Bessie award winning performer with Skeleton Architecture, they have crafted and shared solo and collaborative dance theater performances rooted in identity, memory, and the facilitation of creative space for feelings and fantasy. Jasmine's commitment to dance is an expansive practice that includes performance, collaboration, sound, and garmentry. They are currently a company member with Urban Bush Women and a 2019 Jerome Foundation Jerome Hill Fellow.

Learn more at www.jasminehearn.com.
Jasmine Hearn, a black woman with a shaved head, stares calmly ahead.
A black and white photo of Ruben Graciani, a white man with dark hair smiling up at the camera.
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Rubén GRACIANI

Rubén Graciani is a choreographer, teacher, and arts administrator. He has danced with Mark Morris Dance Group, Joe Goode Performance Group, Company Stefanie Batten-Bland, among many others. He produces work through his company, RG Dance Projects. Rubén has been on faculty at Ohio University, Skidmore College, Chair of the Dance Department at Point Park University, and Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at James Madison University. He is currently the Interim Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at JMU.

Ruben thanks DN and all artists figuring out how to keep the arts alive!

Learn more at rubengraciani.org.
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TSIAMBWOM M. AKUCHU

Tsiambwom M. Akuchu is a Cameroonian-American performance artist and activist from Atlanta, GA. He uses his training in hip-hop and modern dance combined with his education in theatre to choreograph and create performative work that lives as a protest examining history and culture.

His work has been featured in festivals at the Kennedy Center and for DANCE NOW.

Learn more at  www.akuchu.com.
Tsiambwom M. Akuchu, a Black man in a red shirt, smiles at you against a dark background.
A black and white photo of Brendan Drake, a white man in a dark sweater with his arms thurst into the air in front of a an old brick building.Matthew Ricketts, a white man with a shaved head, mustache and glasses, half-smiles in front of a green background.
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BRENDAN DRAKE

IN COLLABORATION W/ MATTHEW RICKETTS
Brendan Drake  is a Brooklyn based dance artist who uses theatricality and disparate movement forms to create hybrid performance spectacles. Brendans recent work has been presented at Danspace Project, The Brick, La MaMa, BKSD, HERE, Joe’s Pub, and The Dance Complex. They  recently co-curated the digital performance series “19 Acts of COVID-19 Bravery” with Dance and Media Artist Kate Ladenhiem.

Matthew Ricketts is a Canadian composer, writer and educator. His works have been performed internationally by JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Flux Quartet, Talea Ensemble, the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, amongst many others. He is a 2020 Gaudeamus Finalist and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow.

Learn more at www.brendandrakechoreography.com.
FROM THE ARCHIVES

MEGAN WILLIAMS

In 2007, Megan Williams commissioned a solo from Helen Pickett to flex her dormant  performing and collaborating muscles, after several years of being a full-time mother. One Captured Kiss premiered at the DANCE NOW 40+ Up show at Dance Theater Workshop that same year. Helen Pickett, co-director of the Jacobs Pillow Contemporary Dance Program, has choreographed over 40 ballets in the U.S. and Europe.  Helen danced with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt for 11 years, and acted with New York’s Wooster Group for five years. In 2020, Helen created ten zoom choreography films and hosted 54 sessions of her talk show, Creative Vitality Jam Sessions.

Learn more about Megan Williams.
Learn more about Helen Pickett.
Megan Williams, a middle-aged white woman with short corkscrew, blonde curls, smiles in front of a plain background.
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For $10, you’ll receive access to the below artists' works, as well as info about the why and how of each piece.

Tickets can be upgraded to include the monthly Celebration at any time prior to the Celebration and can be combined into higher subscription levels.
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