Dixon Place and Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company Proudly Present 'CloseUP'

This showcase offers the unique opportunity to see a rare, genre-defining dance of Paul Taylor, alongside emerging local dance companies, at Dixon Place on 11.8

Online PR News – 02-November-2018 – New York – Dixon Place and Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company proudly present "CloseUP" on Thursday November 8, 2018 at 7:30pm at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002) Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and $20 in advance for Students/Seniors with valid ID. For tickets and further information please visit Website or call 866-811-4111 for tickets.

In 'CloseUP' Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company performs "Party Mix", a seminal Paul Taylor work from 1963 which was recently reconstructed through a residency with Yale Dance Theatre. This showcase offers the unique opportunity to see a rare, genre-defining dance of Paul Taylor, in the intimate theatre at Dixon Place. This will be the first 'fully staged' performance of "Party Mix" in New York City. Other guest performances include Monteleone Dance, Neville Dance Theatre and Periapsis Music and Dance.

The late Paul Taylor, established the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world, unhindered by economic or technical limitations. Working with longtime colleague Linda Hodes, he modeled Taylor 2 after the original six-member company he established in 1954. Taylor 2 is able to perform in smaller venues with more modest budgets than the larger Paul Taylor Dance Company, without sacrificing any of the artistry that characterizes a Taylor performance.

Paul Taylor 2 engagements are customized to meet the needs of each community and often consist of master classes and lecture demonstrations in addition to performances, which may take place in such non-traditional venues as office buildings, parks and public plazas as well as theaters. In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Mr. Taylor chose dances that represent the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in his work.

Guest Dance Companies:

Monteleone Dance - Joe Monteleone, the "Andy Warhol of modern dance" (The Moving Beauty Series) is "A one-man-band soloist and choreographer who mixes his own music, video art, records monologues, and controls his own lighting - the rare control freak who can do it all and come out with a dazzlingly realized project" (Huffington Post). His multimedia solo work and company (Monteleone Dance) have been presented at over 45 venues throughout New York City, nationally and internationally to great acclaim, listed in the Huffington Post's "Best Dance Performances of 2017". Joe is at the forefront of movement invention with his "Extraordinary . . . motion-filled movement variety" (Critical Dance), a hyper-dexterous movement vocabulary that illustrates Maya, the world of forms and illusion. "Far and away the most moving and meticulous dancer" (Phoenix New Times), Joe combines a "masterful use of technology" with "exceptional dance and choreographic skills" (The Dance Enthusiast) to create philosophically driven multimedia dance theatre.

Neville Dance Theatre - Hailed as "compelling", "imaginative" and a "pure delight" by critics and patrons, Neville Dance Theatre, a non-profit Manhattan based company performing works by choreographer Brenda Neville, brings theatrical and thematic innovation to contemporary ballet with a classical root. Through original and universally themed works, this diverse company creates a colorful, visual tapestry of movement that brings the joy, artistry and expressiveness of dance to others. The company has been presented by The Riverside Theatre, Jamaica Performing Arts Center and Kumble Theatre for the Performing Arts in Brooklyn and is regularly selected for participation in festivals and curated programs including The Queensborough Dance Festival, Dixon Place, The 92 Street Y, Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, NY and Dance For World Community in Boston, MA.

Periapsis Music and Dance is a Brooklyn-based performing ensemble of dancers and musicians, and a resource for artists. Under the leadership of artistic director Jonathan Howard Katz (a composer) and resident choreographers Erin Dillon and Hannah Weber, we've built a varied repertoire from our resident artists and commissioned guests, specializing in close collaboration between choreographers and composers.

An artistic incubator since 1986, Dixon Place is a Bessie and Obie Award-winning non-profit institution committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature and visual art at all stages of development. Presenting over 1000 creators a year, this local haven inspires and encourages diverse artists of all stripes and callings to take risks, generate new ideas and consummate new practices. Many artists, such as Blue Man Group, John Leguizamo, Lisa Kron, David Cale, David Drake, Deb Margolin and Reno, began their careers at DP. In addition to emerging artists, Dixon Place has been privileged to present established artists such as Mac Wellman, Holly Hughes, Justin Bond, Karen Finley, Kate Clinton and Martha Wainwright. After spawning a salon in her Paris apartment in 1985, founding Artistic Director Ellie Covan pioneered the institution in her NYC living room for 23 years. Covan was a recipient of a Bessie, a New York Dance and Performance Award and a Bax10 Award for her service to the community. Dixon Place received two Obie Awards, and an Edwin Booth Award for Excellence in Theater. Dixon Place has organically developed and expanded into a leading professional, state-of-the-art facility for artistic expression.

Tickets start at $20: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10335292

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