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AUG 18 | In-Person & Livestreamed 

 

Enjoy an array of dance companies from Asia, Europe, and the United States. Don’t miss your chance to see tap dance, modern dance, circus-inspired performance, and folk dance on the same program.

 

Thank you to our independent Curatorial Panel for selecting these wonderful companies. See detailed program information below. 

 

Time & Location 

In-person: 7pm EDT at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park. Click here for directions.

Online: The link for the livestream will be posted here on the day of the event.


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Program


DEMI REMICK & DANCERS

That’s Entertainment! | World Premiere

That’s Entertainment! is a rhythmically virtuosic and theatrically driven tap dance work set to the music of Judy Garland. Demi Remick & Dancers perform to nostalgic broadway show tunes, adding electric physicality and a quirky twist to classic themes of show business. 

Credits

Choreographer: Demi Remick
Dancers: Demi Remick, Dario Natarelli, Sydney Burtis, Taytum Buford, Funmi Sofola, Dani Champagne
Music: “Get Happy / Happy Days Are Here Again” by Barbara Streisand & Judy Garland, “Puttin’ on the Ritz (Live at Carnegie Hall/1961)” by Judy Garland, “Come Rain or Come Shine” by Judy Garland, “This Is It” by Judy Garland

About the Company

Demi Remick & Dancers is a NYC-based tap dance company founded by dancer and choreographer, Demi Remick. The company explores the infinite possibilities of music, movement, and nostalgia in united conversation. We aim to honor America’s rich music and dance traditions by dancing the history of those who came before us. By embracing tap dance, jazz dance, theatricality, improvisation, and the unique personalities of the dancers, each piece will invite you to step back into the past through the lens of tap dance.

www.demiremick.com

FLOYD MCLEAN JR. 

Cold | NYC Premiere

Cold explores the importance of holding one another up in a world that seems like it has its cards stacked against you. The individuals in this duet are revisiting earth from another realm, navigating prejudice, hate crimes, and so much more due to how you look or identify.

Credits
Choreographer: Floyd McLean Jr.
Performers: Floyd McLean, Jr. and Terrell Rogers, Jr.
Music: Rene Duchiffre and Giulio Caccini

About the Company

Floyd McLean, Jr., originally from East Orange NJ, is a 2018 graduate of Point Park University where he received his BFA in Dance. While enrolled, he has danced for many choreographers and found his love for choreography. After graduation, he began his first season with Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s DBDT: Encore. Under the direction of Nycole Ray. Throughout his career, he was been given many choreographic opportunity’s which has helped him continue to develop his voice as an artist. He is currently in his first season with Philadanco.

www.floydmcleanjr.com

BATTERY DANCE 

A Certain Mood  

A Certain Mood is inspired by the Hans Hofmann painting of the same name. In researching Hofmann, Choreographer Hung was inspired by his use of space and color. This piece was created as part of Battery Dance’s 2022 New York Season. 

Credits

Choreographer: Tsai Hsi Hung
Performers: Sarah Housepian, Vivake Khamsingsavath, Jillian Linkowski, Zaki A’jani Marshall, Sara Seger, Razvan Stoian
Music: Iggy Hung

About the Company

Battery Dance was founded in 1976 in New York City’s Financial District by choreographer Jonathan Hollander, a Fulbright Lecturer and former professional dancer. The Company has since earned critical accolades for its exquisite choreography and virtuosic dancers, while becoming a leader in social activism at home and abroad. Battery Dance developed ‘Dancing to Connect’ in 2006, an arts education program that puts the tools of choreography into the hands of young people with or without prior dance training. Since then, 300,000 students in NYC public high schools and students in 60 countries around the world have benefited from this training.

batterydance.org

TEATIME COMPANY

Stick-Stok | U.S. Premiere

In Stick-Stok, TeaTime Company focuses on the blending of Circus and Dance. Utilizing juggling, contemporary dance and Chinese pole skills, the artists explore the possibilities of three custom made poles. Leaning into the simplicity of the object, they discover the combination of their disciplines in a completely new way.

Credits

Choreographers: Pieter Visser, Hannah Rogerson, Bavo De Smedt
Performers: Pieter Visser, Hannah Rogerson, Bavo De Smedt
Music: Julian Vogel

About the Company

TeaTime Company creates performances where the borders of circus and dance disappear to create a new and hybrid movement language. A language that shows concrete, human reactions to abstract situations. Complex ideas are met with accessibility and charm, along with subtle humour and strong imagery. The artists of TeaTime Company are specialized in three different disciplines: Chinese pole, dance, and juggling. What excites them is the search for the similarities and differences between their disciplines, personalities and interests as makers. With their first performance ‘Stick-Stok’, TeaTime Company played more than 300 times in over 10 different countries. 

teatime-company.com

FAIRUL ZAHID & LASALLE DANCE SINGAPORE

Allocentric | World Premiere

Hailing from Kuala Lumpur and now based in Singapore, award-winning choreographer Fairul Zahid explores the hierarchy of multiple social identities with music by Òlafur Arnalds & Nils, with a cast of six dancers from LASALLE Dance Singapore.

Credits

Choreographer: Fairul Zahid
Dancers: Jazlyn Tan Jia Yu, Koo Jing Yi Natasha, Stanley Ian Cuneta, Cheong Sze Ting, Esther, Dineaish Rajendran, Nurul Elyana Hamlan

Music and Composer: Òlafur Arnalds & Nils, Frahm- b1

About the Company

Fairul Zahid holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree (MFA) from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has been a Principal Dancer/Choreographer in Aswara Dance Company for several years. He was also a lecturer in several Local Universities in Malaysia including National Academy of Arts Culture and Heritage and University Technology MARA (UiTM). He is considered one of South East Asia’s leading young artists, a prolific and versatile choreographer/dancer working in disciplines of Contemporary, Ballet, Malay Dance, Chinese Classical Dance, Indian Classical dance, and Jazz. In addition, Fairul Zahid performed in several festivals local and international.

mfairulzahid.wixsite.com/my-site-1

TINA CROLL + COMPANY 

Balkan Bacchanal

Balkan Bacchanal explores the intricate rhythms and moods found in the music from Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Romania. The dances are often rituals that range in mood from wild and playful, slow and stately, harsh and driven to gentle and almost trance-like.

Credits


Choreographer: Tina Croll

Performers:  Dancers of Tina Croll + Company
Music: Traditional music from Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania played live by Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band

About the Company

Tina Croll, founding member of Dance Theater Workshop, studied with Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins; performed with Jeff Duncan, Jamie Cunningham, Judith Dunn; established Tina Croll + Company in NYC. Evening-length works produced by Danspace Project: “Ancient Springs” with a cast of 20 and “Balkan Dreams”, a collaboration with Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band. Improvisation group, “the Gang of Four,” with Wendy Perron, Douglas Dunn, and Kenneth King. “From the Horse’s Mouth” continues, 23 years in major cities around the US & Jacobs Pillow

www.tinacroll.wordpress.com