MAY 2021

CHAPTER 6

Performance Release & Watch Party: Thursday May 6, 2021, 6:00pm EST
Artist-to-Audience Celebration: Thursday, May 27, 7:00pm EST
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Two white men, Jeffrey Kazin and David Parker, look tot he corners of the room with wary expressions, while wearing dapper suits.
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The BANG GROUP

JEFFREY KAZIN + DAVID PARKER
FOUNDERS AND DIRECTORS 
Choreographer David Parker founded The Bang Group with Jeffrey Kazin in 1995 as a laboratory for genre-fluid, rhythm-driven work spanning percussive and contemporary forms. TBG tours widely throughout the United States and Europe and is best known for its comic, subversive, neo-vaudeville production of "The Nutcracker" called "Nut/Cracked," now in its 19th season. Parker has created 3 evening-length works for DANCE NOW NYC beginning with "ShowDown" and followed by "Misters and Sisters" and "Head Over Heels." He also curates DANCE NOW Boston which is looking forward to its 8th season in 2021.
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KayLA FARRISH

Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts is an emerging company combining filmmaking, photography, and dance. Her company has been commissioned by Gibney Dance Inc (2020-2021), Danspace Project Inc (2019), Pepatian and BAAD! (2018), and beyond. Farrish has been supported by creative residencies including Gibney New Voices, Barysnikov Arts Center (2020), Keshet Makers Space Experience, BAX Space Grant (2019), Pepatian Dance Your Future (2018), and Chez Bushwick (2017). Pieces sprouted outwards including Black Bodies Sonata, The New Frontier (my dear America) live production and film, With grit From, Grace, Spectacle Film and Live Production, and anticipated Martyr's Fiction. Performed at venues like Judson Church, Danspace Project Inc, Jacob's Pillow, BAAD!, film festivals, and beyond.
Kayla Farrish, a Black woman in a dark top, bends sideways with her arm over her head, her hand grasping white flowers.
Sarah Chien, an freckled woman of Asian descent, , stretches her foor towards the camera looking up and to the left, while dressed in blue warm up clothes.
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SARAH CHIEN

Sarah Chien creates improvised works with collaborators from dance, music, circus and theatre. She has performed her own and collaborative projects in Greece, Slovakia, Spain and Italy. In New York, her work has been shown at Joe’s Pub, University Settlement, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Triskelion Arts, The Kraine, Arts on Site, The Brick, Eden’s Expressway and Chez Bushwick. Her ongoing performance projects include ∞therside collective, an international improvisation collective of which she is a founding member;¡Spontaneous Combustion!, an all-improvised performance party series on her homemade rooftop dance floor, and Songs Stuck in My Body, her touring dance-theater solo show.
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JOSHUA L. PEUGH

JOSHUA L. PEUGH is the Founder and Artistic Director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance. He has won awards for his choreography in Korea, Japan, Canada, and the USA. He received the Grand Prize at the McCallum Theatre's Annual Choreography Festival and was one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch." Joshua served as choreographer for legendary soprano Kathleen Battle’s concert Underground Railroad - A Spiritual Journey and was the 2018 recipient of the Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence. He has created over 40 new works for BalletX, BODYTRAFFIC, Korea National Contemporary Dance Company, and Tulsa Ballet among others. @JoshuaLPeugh
A black and white photo of Joshua L. Peugh, a light skinned man, who stares directly at the camera, with neatly combed hair, facial scruff, and a black t-shirt.
John Heginbotham, a white man, with a gingery hair, beard, and mustache, smiles up at the camera, wearing an open collared shirt and t-shirt in front of a wooden wall.
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JOHN HEGINBOTHAM

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, John Heginbotham graduated from The Juilliard School in 1993, and was a member of Mark Morris Dance Group (1998-2012). In 2011, he founded Dance Heginbotham, which has been presented by Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater, and Lincoln Center among others. John received a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2014 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. Sought-after as a freelance choreographer, John’s recent projects include The Washington Ballet (2019); the Tony Award-winning Oklahoma!, directed by Daniel Fish (2019); and John Adams’ Girls of the Golden West (2017).
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Paula Josa-Jones

PAULA JOSA-JONES is a dance artist, choreographer, author, visual artist, movement educator and therapist known for her visually rich, emotionally charged dance theater. Her work includes choreography for humans; inter-species work with horses and humans, film and video. Much of Josa-Jones's solo work arises from her own experience of being gender non-conforming, and movement explorations of the deeply complex architecture of identity and expression. Paula is the author of Our Horses, Ourselves: Discovering the Common Body, and her writings on movement and dance have been published in Contact Quarterly over the past 25 years.
Paula Josa-Jones, an older white woman with dark eyes and a short haircut, reclines against a stone wall, gazing at the camera.
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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 6 $10 ticket to include the Celebration, please contact our Box Office at boxoffice@dancenownyc.org.
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Larry Keigwin stands on a mattress, holding hands with Nicole Wolcott who runs around the mattress, pulling away from Larry. They each wear white undergarments.
Artist-to-Audience Celebration
Thursday, MAY 27, 2021
7:00 PM (Eastern)
Hosted by LARRY KEIGWIN + NICOLE WOLCOTT
For just $10 more, join us via Zoom for a celebratory evening with all of the Chapter 6 artists and our hosts, Larry Keigwin and Nicoel Wolcott. 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, May 27, 2021.

The Celebration honors, The BANG Group.

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