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
Jeannette Stoner and Dancers
Lighing design by Nick Hung
Thurs April 24th/Sat April 26th
Robert Wood DANCE (Thurs only)
Lighting design by Nick Hung
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.
"Love can be hard to find, but Chocolate Dances, has a recipe as effective as Cupid's arrow." --MetroNYc
Dance Magazine chose Emily as one of their “Top 25 to Watch” in 2011.
"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
Collaborators, Keith Johnson and Carley Conder will bring 10,000 Light Years Away to WestFest 2014. Photo by Dan Perrine
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.
Finnish dance artists, Nadja and Matti will perform a unique contact improvisation for WestFest 2014. Hanna Lappalainen
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
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.
“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
Carson has been contracted to work as a dancer, choreographer, and movement educator throughout the USA, Europe, South Africa, Israel, Peru, and India.
Carol is thrilled to be showing her work at Westbeth/WestFest 2014.
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
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.
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.