Exciting Upcoming Projects

Dancing Literate: Dance Education and Outreach Festival (November 2011)

This fall, Summation Dance will produce our first educational outreach festival—we will perform three new works and present two guest choreographers. The performance will include:
• A lecture-demonstration with the opportunity for audience participation
• A moderated panel discussion, led by a dance historian, and an audience Q & A
• Workshops over the weekend exploring the choreographic process with the artists.

This festival aims to bridge the gap between the artists and the viewers by offering insight into the choreographic process, and by allowing the audience to interact with the companies and participate in demonstrations. Over the years, this project will expand to become a festival that also offers emerging choreographers the chance to perform alongside more established artists. Dancing Literate has received funding of $1,000 from The Puffin Foundation.

Summation Dance 2nd Annual NYC Season (March 2012)

Our next evening length work is set to premiere in March 2012. Inspired by themes from the novel, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, this new work takes its audience into the confines of a fishbowl, drawing parallels to the ever-present class-consciousness in New York City and the exhausting and insatiable quest to “attain." Seen through the female perspective, ten women transform the stage into a myriad world in which failure and success are fundamentally equal and isolation seems a dangerous inevitability.

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