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January 2019

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Thank you to the following friends, family and colleagues for your generous support
of American Dance Abroad's year-end giving campaign, which raised over $7,000
toward programs for American choreographers and companies!

Gail Abrams, Dominique Alfandre, Nelva Bledsoe, Christine Bonansea, Lynn Bregman, Megan Bridge, Bonnie Brooks, Margaret Carlson, Yanira Castro, Susan Farr, Olga Garay-English, James Hampton, Kathleen M. and John T. Hastings, Murray and Lisa Horwitz, Spider Kedelsky, Sali Ann Kriegsman, Paula Lawrence, Robert Lynch, John MacDonald and Doug James, Robert Marx, Helen McRoberts, Susan Meyers, Sophie Myrtil-McCourty, Susan Morris and Stewart Newell, Robert and Carol Neu,  Marianne Pohle, Naima Prevots, Elaine and Bernie Roberts, Rena Shagan, Marc Snyder, Nancy Snyder, Elizabeth Sobo, Kenneth Tabachnick, Nancy Umanoff, Arthur Warren, Robert Wiggers, and more...

2018 may be over, but we appreciate your support at any time of year! Make a secure online donation through Fractured Atlas, our fiscal agent, or write a check made out to Fractured Atlas, mailed to American Dance Abroad, 6636 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
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The Print Edition of Pitchbook: Volume V – Special Edition
Now Available!

Pitchbook is distributed to international colleagues at festivals, conferences and other networking events around the world, including APAP | NYC, but anyone can order a copy for immediate access!

Order a print copy of Pitchbook: Volume V to learn about new dance projects by:

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
Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup
The Seldoms

Order Now!

You can also download the digital edition of all five editions of Pitchbook for free from our website.

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

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, 7:30pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center: Broadway at 60th St, The Appel Room

Showcase details are subject to change

Download a PDF of the listings for easy reference

Dance Dialogue: Focus on Risima Risimkin
Artistic Director, Interart Culture Center

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

Photo by Dragan Perkovsk. Choreography by Risimkin.
Interart Culture Center, led by Choreographer Risima Risimkin, is a unique center in Macedonia dedicated to the development of contemporary dance. In the past 20 years, the center has established a wide program for development through different project lines, which are designed on multiple levels: education, production and presentation.
From the beginning (1996), Interart Culture Center has been connected with different contemporary dance centers, festivals and academies in Europe and the U.S., such as the choreographic competition in Bagnolet, Paris, Rotterdam Dance Academy, Holland Dance Festival, American Dance Abroad, and the Dance Union between the Central and Eastern European countries and China. Through those connections, Macedonia has gained the ability to host performances from different choreographers who represent the contemporary world dance stage, including the American companies Battery Dance and Philadanco!.
“We focus on innovative and avant-garde productions,” says Risimkin. “We present a wide spectrum of diversities in the artistic style, big and small companies that are fresh and original.” Rather than focus on particular genres, “we are open for different aspects of creativity and innovation, in general.”
Many companies visit Macedonia for the projects of Interart in Ohrid, including “Week of Modern Ballet,” part of the largest festival in Macedonia, Ohrid Summer Festival (1996-2002); and in Skopje, “April – Month of Dance!” (2003-2004) and “Dance Fest Skopje” (2005-present). The newest project line is DANCELAB, an international competition for young choreographers (2014-present).

Photo by Dragan Perkovsk. Choreography by Cauldron.
Interart has established a complete infrastructure for contemporary dance in Macedonia. In 2010, the center established Skopje Dance Academy as part of ESRA University in Skopje, which is the first academy for contemporary dance in Macedonia, in partnership with Rotterdam Dance Academy, CODARTS University, in the Netherlands. In 2011, Skopje Dance Theater was founded, which is the first official contemporary dance company in Macedonia. In 2012, the new dance stage ZEBRA was founded. Also in 2012, Interart Culture Center signed a contract with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia, which supports and promotes entrepreneurship in culture as a new model of working in Macedonia, coordinated with worldwide trends. Through those activities, Interart has become a leader in the development of the contemporary dance stage in the country.
In 2010, the Center developed an educational program for children 4 years and up, Risimkin Research Center, which includes more than 100 children per year.
Interart Culture Center has worked under the patronage of CID UNESCO since 2003 and has organized several congresses of CID UNESCO in Macedonia. The Center has also published several books about dance.
The Center is now working on an incubator program for culture as a platform for developing the artistic stage for youth in Macedonia, in the fields of contemporary dance, music and visual arts.
Interart Culture Center has produced over 30 dance productions, many guest performances abroad, and prestigious festivals, presenting Macedonia on the highest level.
Artists interested in participating with the Center should write with information about their company, the piece and a video link.
Risimkin is the artistic director of Dance Fest Skopje, an annual festival that takes place in April. The festival focuses on making strong connections between artists from different cultures and providing them the opportunity to work together and form lasting relationships. Learn more:
Risimkin also leads Skopje Dance Theater, a professional contemporary dance company with an aesthetic that is modern, fresh and looking for new challenges. The company focuses on developing their own philosophy based on research of the connection between body and mind. Skopje Dance Theater has guest choreographers from abroad, but also promotes emerging artists and new choreographers. Learn more:

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Visit American Dance Abroad's Events & Opportunities page for all the latest deadlines. Contact to submit an opportunity for inclusion.

Call for 1-min. Dance Films
Due Jan. 6, 2019
Learn more
FACE Contemporary Theater 
Call for theater projects
Due Feb. 15, 2019
Learn more

X Dance Festival 2019
Call for Festival Applications
Due Jan. 15, 2018
Learn more
Emerging Female Classical Choreographer
Call for female choreographers
Due Feb. 28, 2019
Learn more

Akropoditi DanceFest
Open Call for Performances
Due Feb. 1, 2019
Learn more
Choreography 33 
Choreography Competition
Due April 17, 2019
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. 

Watch Justin Peck’s Dance Films Choreographed On Some Of The Year’s Best Movie Actors
A student and a professional share their experience studying and dancing in Cuba.
Casey calls for greater transparency about the difficulties of running a small dance company, in an effort to save companies.
Three shows in London, New York and Los Angeles will be live-streamed in April, on what would have been the choreographer’s 100th birthday.
The wide-ranging report from the nonprofit Americans for the Arts also affirms near-universal support for arts education.

Americans Touring Abroad | January–April 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 

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

Apr. 2-3
Performing Pepperland
Alhambra Theatre

Bradford, England

Apr. 5-6
Performing PepperlandEdinburgh Festival Theatre

Edinburgh, Scotland

Apr. 9-10
Performing PepperlandThe Marlowe Theatre

Canterbury, England

Apr. 12-13
Performing Pepperland, Wales Millennium Centre

Cardiff, Wales

Apr. 16-17
Performing PepperlandTheatre Royal Plymouth

Plymouth, England

Apr. 19-20
Performing PepperlandMayflower Theatre

Southampton, England

Apr. 23-24 Performing PepperlandTheatre Royal Norwich

Norwich, England

Apr. 26-27
Performing PepperlandTheatre Royal Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Apr. 30-May 1
Performing PepperlandBord Gáis Energy Theatre

Dublin, Ireland


March 26
Performance, Teatro Ristori

Verona, Italy

Camille A. Brown & Dancers April 25
Performing ink,
The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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