A dance series for emerging choreographers. The Mulberry Street Theater presents 8 emerging choreographers in its eleventh NEWSTEPS dance series. Introduced in 1994, this series was created to support the community of emerging choreographers who are developing innovative and risk-taking works.
A dance series for emerging choreographers
The Mulberry Street Theater presents 8 emerging choreographers in its eleventh NEWSTEPS dance series. Introduced in 1994, this series was created to support the community of emerging choreographers who are developing innovative and risk-taking works.
This season's showcase will include the works of Lily Baldwin, Francisco Rider DaSilva, Justin Jones & Christopher Yon, Eliza Miller, Mindy Meyers, Michelle Pritchard, and Jessica Reed.
"The Newsteps series is a great way for me to show work in an early stage of development," says Eliza Miller will be showing a new work-in-progress to music by Berlin composer Alan Bern, with whom she is collaborating on a longer piece for the fall. "I'm going in a new direction with this piece it's more contemplative and emotionally based than some of my earlier work."
The choreographers were selected through open audition by a panel including H.T. Chen, Douglas Dunn, Carla Peterson, Holly Fairbank and Laura Upritchard. The lighting design for Newsteps will be created by Farley Whitfield.
Newsteps is a semi-annual dance series featuring choreographers producing new works and works in progress. The artists are selected for each showcase through an open audition, judged by a panel of active and prominent artists in the dance field. Since 1994, the Newsteps series has presented the work of over 60 young artists.
The Mulberry Street Theater is an intimate black box performance space created in 1988 with the mission to promote understanding through the arts, provide professional opportunities for artists, increase participation in the arts and develop future audiences. The Mulberry Street Theater is an affiliate of the H.T. Dance Company Inc., the non-profit umbrella organization for Chen & Dancers, Mulberry Street Theater, and the Arts Gate Center.
As a co-presenter of independent artists and presenter of three dance series -- NEWSTEPS, EAR TO THE GROUND/MOVING WORD and THE LADDER SERIES (co-coordinated by Taipei Theater) -- the theater supports the development of dance artists by providing a professional theater space in which artists of high caliber receive visibility in the dance community and press. The theater, one of Chinatown's first professional performance spaces, serves as a home base for local and visiting artists to develop and showcase their work. The theater also hosts H.T. Chen & Dancers' annual educational series for children, provides affordable rehearsal space for modern dance artists, and serves as a venue for community events.
The Newsteps program receives support from the Chase Manhattan Bank; the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, J.P. Morgan, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust - Lila Wallace Theater Funds, R.H. Macy & Company, and the Phillip Morris Companies, Inc.
March 29-31 - 8:00 PM
For more information about the program, contact tel 212-349-0126 Fax 212-349-0494
Mulberry Street Theater, 70 Mulberry St, New York city