Photo by Gary Gold
A wonderful night of live music and dance awaits you! On May 4th the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company is bringing Synesthesia to the Troy Music Hall in upstate New York. Musicians Cornelius Dufallo, Brian Melick, Monica Wilson-Roach, and Maria Zemantauski will be joining us in this venue, known for it's exceptional acoustics. I am very excited to be a part of this show! If you'd like to catch a sneak peak of the performance, you have two opportunities. We will be performing excerpts of the dances with live music this Thursday April 25th at Hudson Valley Community College and again on Friday April 26th during Troy Night Out. If you like what you see and hear (I know you will!) make sure to check out the rest of the show with full costumes, lights, and atmosphere! As an added bonus, we will be giving away free digital download cards at these preview events, good for a free download of excerpts from Maria Zemantauski's music for the dance Compas, which is on the program for May 4th. These cards can ALSO be used to get $5 off your May 4th ticket! Click here to RSVP to these preview events on FB and keep up with any changes or updates!
I am very excited to be a part of Philadelphia Reads, a free community night at Penn Museum that will kick off a month-long children's book drive! In addition to the museum's usual offerings there will be various hands on activities and workshops in Middle Eastern drumming and Egyptian Hieroglyphics as well as performances in storytelling, poetry, and of course, dancing. Make sure to bring any unused children's books cluttering up your house, and come experience this fantastic community event! Books will be collected through Mother's Day. For more information on this event Click Here!
Philadelphia Reads! Community Night
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Event runs 5pm-8pm
dance performances will be at 6pm and 7pm
This is a FREE event!For more information Click Here!
Once again, four companies will come together on the Proctors Stage, to bring you two evenings of modern dance! The Next Move Dance Festival, curated by Ellen Sinopoli, will feature the Caitlin Trainor Dance Company, Melanie Maar, Lucky Plush Productions, as well as Ellen's own Company. I am happy to be joining ESDC for this festival, where I will be performing work that was often done my first year with the company....ah memories. I am very excited to once again perform Becoming, a solo to the exotic music of Zoe B. Zak. Below you can find the poem that was used as inspiration for the piece. Enjoy!
Saturday April 6th at 7pm
Next Move Dance Festival
Proctors Theater, Schenectady, NY
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As promised here are some excerpts from Connais-tu le pays which was performed at the Meeting House Theatre as part of "An Evening of Duets" in Philadelphia. The song of the same name is an aria from the Opera Mignon, and is being performed with me by opera singer Katie Stevenson. In the song, the main character is singing about her homeland in which she has been taken away from. She sings about the clear lake, the birds, the changing of the seasons. It feels very appropriate to be sharing this with spring right around the corner! Enjoy!
There have been some requests to see video footage from "An Evening of Duets". In case you missed the show, here are some excerpts of my duet Unveiled performed with Julia Kelly. Stay tuned for excerpts from Connais-tu le pays!
With some people you just have a special chemistry onstage. For me, Melissa Chisena is one of those people, and that's why I love performing with Chisena Danza! We never quite know exactly what will happen when we step on stage together. Check out these photos by Alan DiBerio and see if you can sense the fire that occurred during this performance!
I wanted to share these photos of my duets Unveiled and Connais-tu le pays respectively, from the performance, An Evening of Duets. The lovely lady dancing with me in Unveiled is Julia Kelly, and singing with me in Connais-tu le pays is the talented Katie Stevenson. Props to Alan DiBerio who captured some wonderful moments!
I am very excited to be heading up to Troy, New York this weekend to perform my solo Hexe for At First Glance. This show, now in it's fourth year, was created by the dancers of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company as a creative outlet for them to show their own work. It takes place during Troy Night Out, an evening where the people of Troy head downtown to enjoy wine and nosh at the local shops which are open late, as well as experiencing special events such as this one.
Due to the generous support of the Arts Center of the Capital Region, this show is a free event that will happen twice in the Center's intimate Black Box Theater. This is a casual event as people are free to come and go in between pieces and each piece will be introduced by the choreographer. The show will conclude with a Q&A. The performance will take place twice at 6pm and again at 7pm, and has a running time of about 45 minutes. Other presenting artists include Melissa George, Claire Jacob-Zysman, Marie Klaiber, Sara Senecal, and Laura Teeter. If you are in the area then I hope to see you there! Click here to RSVP to the event on FB and invite your friends!
AT First Glance
Friday February 22nd at 6pm and 7pm
Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street, Troy, NY
This show is FREE!!!!!!!
"Today, on the planet, a billion women-one out of every three women on the planet-will be raped or beaten in her lifetime."
If you did a little Valentine's Day pre-gaming by attending "Evening of Duets" this past weekend, then you know we had much success with two sold out shows! Now what to do this Thursday? I suggest joining a V-Day event, One Billion Rising to end violence against women. Will you join in and rise up by dancing around the city?
We have two events happening here in Philly! I sadly have to miss the morning event which is a Break the Chain Flash Mob! The combo choreographed by Debbie Allen will be taught by Katherine Kiefer Stark at PARD 10am Thursday Morning.....and then everyone goes outside and FLASH MOBS! Click here for more info on this event!
I WILL however be dashing over to the Temple University Bell Tower at 12:30pm to join a 20min rise up and dance that will be happening in several locations throughout the city! Maybe I will see you there! Click here to find other locations and to RSVP to this event!
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La Notte 2010 Photo by Susan Pardy
Coming up this weekend, five choreographers will come together to present an Evening of Duets, a pre-Valentines performance that will highlight duets from the romantic to the volatile in an intimate setting. I will be presenting two premieres in the program. Unveiled, which was concieved at a recent NADINE Project residency, will be danced by myself and Julia Kelly from Brooklyn, NY. The second will be a duet with myself and Opera singer Katie Stevenson. She will be singing Connais-tu le pays from the opera Mignon by Ambroise Thomas.
I will also be dancing two pieces with Chisena Danza. La Notte, which I originally danced with Melissa Chisena in 2010, is a fiery duet that will be accompanied by live tango music! I will also be dancing NADINE Project creation Proximities with Ellie Goudie-Averill.
Other performing companies include KC Chun-Manning/FRESH BLOOD & Elba Hevia y Vaca/Pasion y Art, Stone Depot Dance Lab/Ellie Goudie- Averill, and Tara Madsen Robbins. You don't want to miss this show! Details below!
Evening Of Duets
Friday February 8th + Saturday February 9th
Metting House Theatre at the Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19104
Click here for tickets!