WestFest Top Floor 2014

Wed-Sat, April 23-26, 8PM

Four shared evenings of dance

Martha Graham Studio TheaterWestbeth, 55 Bethune, 11th floor

 

 

Wed April 23rd/Fri April 25th

Catherine Tharin and Dancers

Chocolate Dances

Emily Schoen

Jeannette Stoner and Dancers

Keith Johnson + CONDER/dance

My Lindblad

Nadja Pärssinen

Lighing design by Nick Hung

Thurs April 24th/Sat April 26th

Amanda Hameline

Amos Pinhasi

Carol Nolte

Carson Reiners

Carol Mendes & Artists

isadoraNOW

Robert Wood DANCE (Thurs only)

Lighting design by Nick Hung

Catherine Tharin
Catherine Tharin

From Hong Kong to Vienna to Maui, Ms. Tharin has taught Hawkins technique classes nationally and internationally. She is a professor at Iona College, and has been commissioned since 2009 to choreograph on the Iona College Dance Ensemble. Since 2006, Ms. Tharin has directed and curated the 92Y Fridays At Noon series for which she programs over 200 artists per season. Catherine is an Emeritus Board Member of the The Field.

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Chocolate Dances
Chocolate Dances

"Love can be hard to find, but Chocolate Dances, has a recipe as effective as Cupid's arrow." --MetroNYc

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Emily Schoen
Emily Schoen

Dance Magazine chose Emily as one of their “Top 25 to Watch” in 2011.

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Jeanette Stoner and Dancers
Jeanette Stoner and Dancers

"Jeanette Stoner is a hidden treasure of New York dance. She makes dances that take us on unpredictable journeys through her unique imagination." Gus Solomon

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Keith Johnson + CONDER/dance
Keith Johnson + CONDER/dance

Collaborators, Keith Johnson and Carley Conder will bring 10,000 Light Years Away to WestFest 2014. Photo by Dan Perrine

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My Lindblad
My Lindblad

My Lindblad is a dancer and choreographer born in Sweden, but living in Copenhagen, Denmark since 1999. My is educated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts. Since her graduation in 2003, My has been working as a freelance artist in Scandinavia and Europe. During the last 10 years, My has created her own work and her pieces has been presented in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Greenland.

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Nadja Pärssinen and Matti Haaponiemi
Nadja Pärssinen and Matti Haaponiemi

Finnish dance artists, Nadja and Matti will perform a unique contact improvisation for WestFest 2014. Hanna Lappalainen

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Amanda Hameline
Amanda Hameline

Amanda is is driven by the idea that the body is in inherently fascinating medium and by a desire to discover the many intricacies and expressive possibilities of human movement. Photo by Angela Su

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Amos Pinhasi
Amos Pinhasi

Amos Pinhasi was born in Israel where he performed and choreographed for Tamar Jerusalem Dance Company. In new York he has presented his own work since 1985 and has been produced by DTW, DIA ,Joyce Soho, Dancenow,The 40Up Project and Danspace Project among others.He has toured his solo work in Switzerland, Austria, Germany.Sweden and Israel. He teaches dance improvisation and Yoga internationally. Photo by Mike Kentz.

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Carol Nolte
Carol Nolte

“Carol Nolte is a wonderful choreographer who brings fresh vision to her interpretation of the dance. Her work is accessible, and examines the fragile landscape of the human heart.” Howard Kaplan, Dance Biographer

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Carson Reiners
Carson Reiners

Carson has been contracted to work as a dancer, choreographer, and movement educator throughout the USA, Europe, South Africa, Israel, Peru, and India.

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Carol Mendes & Artists
Carol Mendes & Artists

Carol is thrilled to be showing her work at Westbeth/WestFest 2014.

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isadoraNOW
isadoraNOW

Raleigh Veach is the Associate Artistic Director of isadoraNOW, a bi-coastal company that fuses contemporary dance with historical preservation and uses Isadora’s timeless movement ideas to help modern audiences understand, appreciate, and relate to the art of dance. Photo by Lauren S Mirsky

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Robert Wood DANCE
Robert Wood DANCE

For WestFest 2014 Robert Wood DANCE will perform Trio & Octetto from the ambient evening-length work siLenCe, an interior exploration that premiéred at The Florence Dance Festival in 2004. Since 1992 RWD has been working internationally in the realm of dance and diplomacy. Robert is a member of the Westbeth Artist Community.

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Nick Hung / Lighing Designer
Nick Hung / Lighing Designer

For past 10 years, Nick has created works for theater, dance, live concert & corporate events in NYC, which includes recent projects with MoMA PS1 Sunday Session at Dome, Elisa Monte Dance Company season premiere at Ailey Citigroup Theater. He is also the lighting consultant for Columbia University Theater Dept., Manhattan Movement Arts Center, and Kumble Theater of Long Island University.

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