ADF@NYLA

ADF@NYLA
New York Live Arts Theater
219 W 19th Street,
New York, NY 10011
212.691.6500

 

claire porter & sara juli
October 10-11, 2017 at 7:30pm


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BONUS: Workshop with Claire Porter & Sara Juli:
October 11, 2:00–4:00pm. Register here.

New York Premiere

The duo Claire Porter & Sara Juli, first paired by ADF in 2015, present their latest ADF-commissioned collaboration, The Lectern: rule by rule by rule. Living according to rules is the demand on all of us. We are surrounded by the rules of our laws, protocols, manners, and expectations. But what are these rules? What are the rules of the game we’re playing? And what happens when rules take over? Using movement, text, sound, song, and a catwalk runway, the acclaimed comedic performers upend our day-to-day, necessary-to-survive rule-rituals in The Lectern: rule by rule by rule and find the hilarious in the rule-bending of our daily lives.

The Lectern by Claire Porter and Sara Juli is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. Additional support provided by Hilton Durham near Duke University.

about the artists

Claire Porter is a writer, dancer, and choreographer who has performed in Scotland, Germany, Poland, Holland, Latvia, Korea, and India and in the US at The Joyce Theater, Town Hall, American Dance Festival, Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival, and The Kennedy Center with the American College Dance Association. Porter is a Guggenheim Fellow 2013 and has received NEA Choreography Fellowships, NJ State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowships, NewMusicUSA Awards, a Rockefeller Foundation Residency at Bellagio Center Italy, and Mid-Atlantic Choreography Fellowships. She choreographs for her Claire Porter / PORTABLES, other dance companies, faculty members, and University Dance Companies. Claire performs her award winning Namely, Muscles, the poetic enactment of all the muscles of the body and then some, at body conferences, poetry festivals, medical schools and theater festivals, most recently for the UnitedSoloFestival in NYC 2016. Claire teaches Laban Movement Analysis for NYU Steinhardt and Creative Process for the new MFA program at Montclair State University.

Sara Juli has been creating and performing innovative solo work since 2000. In NYC, Sara’s work has been presented by Performance Space 122, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Danspace Project, 92nd St. Y, Joe’s Pub as part of the Dancenow/NYC Festival, Joyce Soho, Bushwick Starr, and Dixon Place, among others. Nationally, her work has been performed at American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Napa Valley Opera House, SPACE Gallery, Connecticut College, UC Riverside, Bates College, Artown Reno, IN’s Center for the Performing Arts, among many others. Her work has toured internationally to sold-out houses in The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, London, and Russia. Sara is a recipient of a 2015-16 New England Foundation for the Arts NEST Touring Grant, a New England Dance Fund Grant and is a 2017-18 National Dance Project recipient for touring support of her solo show, Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis. Sara is also a 2017 Maine Fellow for the Performing Arts.

 

 

yossi berg & oded graf dance theatre
October 13-14, 2017 at 7:30pm


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BONUS: Masterclass with Oded Graf:
October 14, 12:00–1:30pm. Register here.

New York Premiere

Come Jump With Me is a daring, provocative, and witty work that examines the relevancy and significance of creating art in the urgent political reality of Israel. In the explosive political and social reality, this work indeed pushes the limits and “plays with fire,” both literally and visually.

 

about the artists

Yossi Berg & Oded Graf
Founders \ Artistic Directors \ Choreographers \ Dancers

Since the beginning of their partnership in 2005 (after having incredibly successful individual careers including companies such as, Batsheva Dance Company, DV8 Physical Theatre, etc), this dynamic duo has built a reputation for creating supremely physical, provocative, and poignant dance works. Their company is touring extensively in the most prestigious festivals around the world (including Montpellier Danse, American Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater NYC, DansensHus Stockholm, SIDance South Korea, to name but a few); they create for opera houses and won numerous choreography awards. Yossi & Oded offer new ways of looking at dance and exploring performance. Yossi & Oded were Aerowaves artists; received Israel’s Ministry of Culture Award for Outstanding Choreographers and in 2016 were awarded the Rosenblum Prize for Artistic Excellence in the Performing Arts. The choreographers’ rich repertory includes 10 evening length works and many short works. Their full evening works were nominated by critics for the best dance events in Israel: Heroes (2007), Bodyland (2014), Come Jump With Me (2016). They teach extensively around the world, focusing on the next generation of dancers. The Company was featured in the movie Tzeadim (LET’S DANCE!) for ARTE channel and in various publications including The Weizmann International Magazine of Science & People and Machol Achshav

 

dendy/donovan projects
may 10-12, 2018 at 7:30pm


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New York Premiere

The ADF-commissioned Elvis Everywhere is dendy/donovan projects’ latest work. “America is Elvis Presley–the most beautiful, talented, rebellious nation in the history of Earth. And now, you’re in your Vegas years. You’ve squeezed yourself into a white jumpsuit, you’re wheezing your way through ‘Love Me Tender’ and you might be about to pass away bloated on the toilet. But you’re still the King.” – John Oliver

This performance contains adult language.


Elvis Everywhere is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works.

 

about the artists

dendy/donovan projects choreographer Mark Dendy, whose work has been applauded for his “sharp wit” (Andrew Boynton, New Yorker) – Inspired by an interview with Donald Rumsfeld on his encounter with Elvis Presley in Vegas, Dendy’s Elvis Everywhere scrutinizes society’s fascination and obsession with celebrity. Dendy utilizes the arc of Elvis’s life as a metaphor for the United States, drawing chilling parallels to today’s election cycle. (and Lauded for his work’s “speed, force, brilliance and surprise” (Alan Kresigsman, The Washington Post), Dendy has received a wide range of accolades for his work including a 1997 “Bessie” award, a 2000 Obie Award, the National Society of Arts and Letters Sustained Achievement Award (1990), the Herb Alpert Award, and the Joe A. Calloway Award (both in 2000), as well as numerous grants. Founded in 2008 with longtime collaborator Stephen Donovan, his company dendy/donovan projects focuses on creating socially conscious dance-theater work.