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December 2018

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Announcing Pitchbook: Volume V – Special Edition
Selected Artists

Pitchbook is American Dance Abroad’s biannual publication that promotes new works
by U.S. choreographers to international dance programmers. This Special Edition also includes
20 dance showcases that will take place in NYC in January 2019.

Congratulations to the following companies, whose new projects were selected for this fifth edition of Pitchbook!

Doug Varone and Dancers
Helen Simoneau Danse
Kimberly Bartosik/daela
Kinetic Light
Raphael Xavier
RudduR Dance
Sarah Elgart | Arrogant Elbow
STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos
Stephanie Nelson Dancegroup
The Seldoms

Download the Digital Edition

The Print Edition will be available soon - stay tuned!

January 2019 Showcases in NYC

Are you visiting New York City this January to attend conferences and see showcases?
Don't miss this exciting selection of American artists from around the country!
These listings can also be found in the digital and print editions of Pitchbook: Volume V.

(All venue addresses are located in Manhattan, NY)

Company & Contact Title & Genre Date, Time & Venue

Representative: Sophie Myrtil-McCourty/ Lotus Arts Management (RSVP Required)
A.I.M APAP Showing –
Choreography by Kyle Abraham 


Jan. 4 & 5, 7-8pm
The Ailey Studios: 405 W. 55th St, Studio 6C-6D

Bridgman|Packer Dance Representative: Sandy Garcia/ Pentacle

Bridgman|Packer Dance's "Table Bed Mirror"

Contemporary/ Mixed Media

Jan. 6, 2-2:30pm
City Center: 130 W. 56th St, 4th Floor

Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland Representative: Petya Hristova/ Art Pier Embarqued

Installation Dance-Theatre

Jan. 7, 8 & 9, 1-2pm University Settlement: 184 Eldridge St, Speyer Hall

Doug Varone and Dancers (DOVA, Inc.) Representative: Eleanor Oldham/ 2 Luck Concepts Doug Varone and Dancers at APAP


Jan. 6, 4-5pm
City Center Studios: 130 W. 56th St.

Eryc Taylor Dance Representative: Adria Rolnik/ Adria Rolnik PR Eryc Taylor Dance at APAP Pentacle Showcase


Jan. 7, 12-1pm
City Center: 130 W. 56th St, 4th Floor

Contact: Andrea Miller
Gallim APAP Showing –
Choreography by Andrea Miller

Contemporary/ Multidisciplinary

Jan. 6, 11:30am-12:30pm
The Ailey Studios: 405 W. 55th St, Studio 6D

Helen Simoneau Danse
Contact: Helen Simoneau
PMG Arts Management Showcase at City Center – "Darling," work-in-progress by Helen Simoneau Contemporary

Jan. 5, 1pm & Jan. 6, 6pm
City Center Studios: 130 W. 56th St.

JAMpress Management
Contact: Jessica Marino 
Dance Showcases: A Morning of World Premieres – Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, STAYCEE PEARL dance project, State Street Ballet, and Bryce Dance Company

Folklorico, Contemporary, Ballet

Jan. 5, 9-10am
The Ailey Theater: 405 W. 55th St.

Jodi Kaplan / Booking Dance
Contact: Jodi Kaplan

Various Genres

Jan. 5, 5:30-10:30pm (followed by presenter After-Party) Jazz at Lincoln Center: Broadway at 60th St, The Appel Room

Kimberly Bartosik/daela  Representative: Sandy Garcia/ Pentacle NYLA Live Artery


Jan. 5, 7pm & Jan. 7, 5pm
NY Live Arts: 219 W. 19th St.

Kinetic Light Representative: Marýa Wethers Dancing Disability: A Movement Salon hosted by Choreographer Alice Sheppard

Contemporary/ Disability Art

Jan. 8, 5-7pm 
Cooper Square (exact address TBA with RSVP)

Pacifico Dance Company  Representative: Rachel Cohen/ Cadence Arts Network Inc. Al Paso de la Mujer

Mexican Folk Dance

Jan. 6, 6pm; 8:30pm; 9pm (30-min. showcases)
City Center Studios: 130 W. 56th St.

Raphael Xavier  Representative: Sandy Garcia/ Pentacle Point of Interest

Breaking/ Hip Hop

Jan. 4, 8pm & Jan. 6, 7:30pm The Joyce Theater: 175 Eighth Ave.

Same Planet Performance Project  Representative: Cristina Tadeo Pentacle's Gallery: Moonface


Jan. 7, 10:30-10:55am
City Center: 130 W. 56th St, 5th Floor

Sara Juli
Representative: Delaney McDonough
American Dance Festival presents: "Sara Juli's Burnt-Out Wife"

Dance-Theater Comedy

Jan. 3, 6pm; Jan. 4, 10pm; Jan. 5, 6pm
Dixon Place:161A Chrystie St.

SHARP Dance Company
Contact: Diane Sharp-Nachsin
Philadelphia Showcase


Jan. 4, 8:05-8:30pm
City Center: 130 W. 56th St, 4th Floor

STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos  Representative: Jessica Marinojampress management Sol.


Jan. 5, 9:18-9:30am
The Ailey Theater: 405 W. 55th St.

Thomas/Ortiz Dance Contact: Ted Thomas

Pentacle ASP Showcase

Contemporary Ballet

Jan. 4, 10:30am-1:15pm
City Center: 130 W. 56th St, 4th Floor

UNA Projects Representative: Jane Forde 92nd St. Y APAP Showcase: UNA Projects Mixed Repertory – “COLORING” by Chuck Wilt and “A Girl” by Roy Assaf


Jan. 5, 4-5pm
92nd St. Y: 
1395 Lexington Ave, Buttenwieser Hall

Valerie Green/ Dance Entropy Representative: Jodi Kaplan/ Jodi Kaplan & Associates / Booking Dance Boutique Roster Utopia (Part of Booking Dance Festival NYC)


Jan. 5, Time TBD
Jazz at Lincoln Center: Broadway at 60th St, The Appel Room

Showcase details are subject to change

Dance Dialogue: Focus on Benjamin Perchet
Artistic Director, Dublin Dance Festival 

Dance Dialogue is a segment focusing on international programmers
and the venues/festivals that they program.

Photo by Elina Giounanli

Dublin Dance Festival was established in 2002 as a biennial event under founding Artistic Director Catherine Nunes (Ireland). The festival became an annual event in 2008, reflecting the popularity and position it had gained. Laurie Uprichard (U.S.A) led the next four festivals, building audiences in addition to the event’s national and international profile. The next Artistic Director was Julia Carruthers (UK), who has led the Festival team from 2012 until 2015. Benjamin Perchet (France) was appointed as artistic director for the following years from 2016. The Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council.
The festival will be celebrating its 15th edition in 2019. Over two decades since its inauguration as a biennial event, then as an annual event until now, it has been a consistent highlight of Ireland’s arts calendar, delivering a distinctive programme at a high level of artistic excellence. With tenacity, it has been sharpening its own identity, defending and strengthening  the influence of Dublin on the European and international scene, too, as a key place to discover challenging artistic projects.
The festival, as Dublin, is contemporary, exciting and diverse. The festival offers audiences the only chance to see some of the major international dance productions, as well as gifted Irish artists. Each year in May, it brings together artists and choreographers from around the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland.
The audiences are growing year on year. The festival is now offering about 40-50 events in 10 venues across Dublin. It gathers around 12,000 - 4,000 people indoors with ticketed admissions and outdoors for free. The intimate scale of the festival allows for spectators to get closer to the artists and their works with talks, a festival club/late meeting point downtown and also some free outdoor events.

Photo by Luca Truffarelli
Dublin Dance Festival assembles a programme that asserts dance as a significant mediator for ideas, offering both complementary or contradictory viewpoints. Equally importantly, the programme dumps preconceptions about what exactly defines dance. Both Irish and international, the works are selected for their artistic audacity and creative singularity, as well as sensitivity to social themes. In 2019 again, the festival is opening space for both spectacle and discussion. It offers a distinctive line-up of very important works created in the 80’s, the 90’s, the 2000’s and some new works created in 2018 or 2019. The artists will be coming together from countries including Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, the UK, Greece, and Italy.
The festival is curated by its Artistic Director and is by invitation only. Seeing works in person all year long is important, as is watching videos. The programme is usually locked in eight to ten months in advance, as there is then a lot of work to be achieved with embassies, international cultural organisations and private sponsors, whose support is crucial. 
Find out more here:

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Visit the Events & Opportunities page on for all the latest deadlines. Contact to submit an opportunity for inclusion.

ACT International Festival
Call for Emerging Performing Artists
Due Dec. 15, 2018
Learn more

Call for 1-min. Dance Films
Due Jan. 6, 2019
Learn more
ArtsLink Back Apartment Residencies
Call for Residency Applications
Due Dec. 15, 2018
Learn more
Choreography 33 
Choreography Competition
Due April 17, 2019
Learn more
Call for Festival Applications
Due Dec. 31, 2018
Learn more

*The inclusion of an opportunity or event posted on American Dance Abroad's newsletter should not be interpreted as an endorsement of that opportunity. American Dance Abroad has created this listing in an effort to increase access to and knowledge about international opportunities.

News From the Field  

This American Dance Abroad newsletter section brings you links to relevant articles of international importance, from the dance field and beyond. Please send us your suggestions. 

Contemporary Concert Dance now has its own track at the Dance Prix de New York.
Boston Ballet has developed a multiyear initiative to support and develop female choreographers.
Former Mellon Fellow-in-Residence Karen Brooks Hopkins writes about her research on anchor institutions and their transformative potential for culture and their communities.
An interview with Margaret Selby about her work behind the scenes of dance and the mistakes she sees artists make.
The Aerowaves partners announce the 20 artists who will perform at Spring Forward from April 5-7, at La Briqueterie in Val-de-Marne (France).

Americans Touring Abroad | Dec. 2018–March 2019

Dance companies and international programmers who present American dance may complete this International Touring Form to share their news. Here's a sampling of scheduled tours
(see the full list on our 


Christine Bonansea Company

Through Dec. 2
Work-in-progress showing of OH-2, DOCK11
Berlin, Germany

Dec. 12-16

San Luis Potosí, Mexico


Gus Solomons jr Jan. 17-20
Performance, Gessnerallee
Zurich, Switzerland

Feb. 14-16
Performance, Centre Pompidou

Paris, France

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Feb. 26
Performance, LAC Lugano
Lugano, Switzerland

Feb. 28
Performance, Teatro Communale Citta d’Vicenza

Vicenza, Italy

Mar. 3
Performance, Todi Teatro Communale

Todi, Italy

Mar. 12
Performance, Internationale Tanzwochen Neuss – Stadthalle

Neuss, Germany

Mar. 14-15
Performance, Metropol Theater Bremen

Bremen, Germany

Bellydance Evolution Mar. 3-10
Residency, Teaching & Performance, The Concourse Theatre

Chatswood, Australia

Mark Morris Dance Group Mar. 20-23
Performing Pepperland, Sadler's Wells
London, England

Mar. 26-27 
Performing PepperlandBirmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham, England

Mar. 29-30
Performing Pepperland, The Lowry

Salford, England

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