GUESS WHO’S BACK?
Back for another exciting season,
Like the Cherry Blossoms of the New York Botanical Garden, xyz nyc (a perfect combination of 6 letters) returns in the Spring of 2014. Kicking off on February 20th, followed by March 20th, April 17th and May 15th.
Stay tuned for more information on the exciting Spring Season!
DID YOU MISS US?
XYZ NYC Returns to The Tank Soon … How Soon? .. Stay Tuned.
On Krista Jansen and CJ Holm amazing work ethic.
Field Notes from Shaky Places
Performing October 26 & 27th at 7:00p
Cycle 2 Championship Round Thursday!
We have an AMAZING line-up for our last championship round of the season!
Adrian Jevicki, May winner, working with Georgia Rapti, Ashley Friend, and Mary Ellen Carafice
Shawn Rawls, April winner
Dia Dearstyne, March winner
Our guest judge is Anabella Lenzu, presenting the first work-in-progress performance of her new piece, “Pachamama: Mother World,” featuring dancers Lauren Ohmer, Macy Sullivan, Anthony Rosado, Paulina Espinosa, Or Reitman and Alice Pucheu.
Music By Lola Kiepja/ Selk’nam (Ona) Chants of Tierra del Fuego.
"Pachamama: Mother World" will look at the ritualistic similarities between two geographically different cultures, Native Americans and South American Natives. The division line between Ritual and Performance blurs, necessitating further research into the history of these Native American rituals, becoming both an anthropologic study and a creation of Dance Theater.
Thursday, June 6th, at 9:30pm at the Tank/Playroom Theater at 151 W 46th St. Get your tickets in advance here!
Introducing our June Guest Judge, Anabella Lenzu
Originally from Argentina, Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer and teacher with over 20 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy and the USA. As Artistic Director of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Lenzu draws on her diverse background to create thought-provoking and socially-conscious dance-theatre in the interest of improving our human condition. Classically trained at the renowned Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires, Lenzu studied the modern dance techniques of Humphrey/Limòn and Graham in New York. Her studies of Tango and the folkdances of Argentina, Spain, and Italy, further inform her work. Her choreography has been commissioned all over the world, for opera, TV programs, theatre productions, and by many dance companies, such as Anna Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble (New York) and Movimento Danza (Naples, Italy). Lenzu founded her own dance school L’Atelier Centro Creativo de Danza in 1994 in Argentina, and has maintained an active teaching career ever since. Currently, Lenzu conducts classes at Peridance Capezio Center, Wagner College and Lehman College.
Lenzu is also a published author for various dance and arts magazines, and plans to debut her first book in March 2013, entitled “Unveiling Motion and Emotion”. The book contains writings in Spanish and English on the importance of dance, community, choreography, and dance pedagogy. Photography by Todd Carroll will document Lenzu’s vast range of experiences dancing, teaching, and choreographing.
December xyz nyc choreographers in WAXworks tonight
Both Sandra Kramerova and Hee Ra Yoo are presenting new work in Williamsburg on the same bill this weekend! Check them out at WAXworks
Sunday, May 19th at 7pm
The Aldous Theater at Triskelion Arts
118 N. 11th St. 3rd Floor
Btw. Berry & Wythe
Brooklyn, New York 11211
$10 Suggested Donation
Tiffany Mills Company Upcoming Performance at BAM
Our February guest judge, Tiffany Mills, showed a sneak peek of Berries and Bulls at xyz nyc, which has its WORLD PREMIERE at the new BAM Fisher Space May 30-Jun 2! If you loved her work in February, don’t miss out on this great show.
More information, including a link to buy tickets, on BAM’s website.
Drag King Workshop with xyz nyc choreographer Goldie Peacock
Goldie Peacock presents: Drag King Workshop!
Drag king: an entertainer who intentionally assumes a theatrically interpreted guise of maleness in, and for, performance
Captivated by drag kings? Ever wanted to try drag yourself? Already a king, but you want to deepen your craft? Then this is the workshop for you!
What you’ll learn:
drag king history
important resources for current drag kings
costuming, styling, makeup (yes, kings can wear it too and look good doing it, honey), facial hair, packing, binding
how to concoct a dynamite persona
how to perform a fierce number
This workshop is open to people of all gender presentations and identities, and all levels of performance experience (including the lack thereof).
Sunday May 26
11 am-2 pm
304 Boerum Street, #23, Brooklyn, NY (Morgan L)
Pre-registration required (please sign up by sending an email reserving a spot to goldiepeacock<at>gmail)
$25 (payment accepted via paypal to goldiepeacock<at>gmail or in cash at workshop)
Goldie Peacock is a Brooklyn-based genderblending drag king who has been called “smart, audacious and delicious” and “the most flamboyant, regal bird in the menagerie”. A two-time winner of Oberlin Drag Ball’s notoriously fierce runway competition, as well as the recipient of the Portland Phoenix’s “Best Dance Performer” Award, Goldie frequently appears in NYC at Boxers Off Butch Burlesque at Stonewall and Switch N’ Play’s Open Drag Night at Outpost Lounge. Goldie performs and emcees nationally and has served as a guest celebrity judge for NYdragU, the Mr. Philadelphia King Competition and Boston’s “Traniwreck”. Goldie has taught at Oberlin College (Ohio), Pure Movement Portland (Maine) and the Cultivate Contemporary Dance Festival (New Hampshire). Most recently, Goldie co-hosted Tufts Drag Ball with Jujubee of Rupaul’s Drag Race, and will perform at Brooklyn Pride 2013. Get more info and stay in the fruit loop by visiting www.goldiepeacock.com.