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Natalie Cantrell and Annalisa Ledson, choreography by Shawn Bible. Photo by Patrick T. Rousseau.

The Loveliest Lovelies

The March xyz performance featured the improvisation group The Lovelies, with music by the Tank’s own music curator Ben Brody.

Photo by Patrick T. Rousseau

Allow yourself to be seduced by your desire to dance.

Denise Shu-Mei in Anthony Rosado’s literal wash.at the March xyz nyc. Photo by Patrick T. Rousseau.

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Anna Maria Johannes and Moriah McAda-Smith in Eric Williams’ piece from the March xyz nyc, Out of the Ashes. Photo by Patrick T. Rousseau.

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Photo by Patrick T. Rousseau

Don’t get caught feeling like Hila Raz and Chelsea Baldwin-Haddon in Claire Alrich’s the undone doings when the April xyz nyc cast is announced- sign up to participate by Wednesday, April 2nd!

March 20: OUT OF THE ASHES

The March edition of xyz nyc was a great success! Congrats to Shawn Bible who won with his piece Softe Oath Hues featuring dancers Natalie Cantrell and Annalisa Ledson.

Photo by Patrick T. Rousseau

A big thanks to everyone involved: choreographers Anthony Rosado, Eric Williams, Claire Alrich, and dancers Denise Shu Mei, Anna Maria Johannes, Moriah McAda-Smith, Hila Raz and Chelsea Baldwin-Haddon. Thanks to Mary Suk for being our fantastic guest judge, and The Lovelies for a fabulous nightcap performance. Thanks to Joan for amazing lighting as always.

More wonderful pictures to come!

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above: dancers in costume for Nijinsky’s original Rite of Spring in 1913
Spring is here, and so is March xyz nyc: OUT OF THE ASHES. Join us TONIGHT at The Tank to see and vote on new work by Claire Alrich, Shawn Bible, Anthony Rosado, and Eric Williams. Also on the agenda: a guest performance by The Lovelies, adjudication by Mary Suk, and a whole lot of shakin’.
Get your tickets here or at the door! But don’t wait — last month’s show sold out like popsicles on the 4th of July. Which is coming sooner than later. Because it’s SPRING!

above: dancers in costume for Nijinsky’s original Rite of Spring in 1913

Spring is here, and so is March xyz nyc: OUT OF THE ASHES. Join us TONIGHT at The Tank to see and vote on new work by Claire Alrich, Shawn Bible, Anthony Rosado, and Eric Williams. Also on the agenda: a guest performance by The Lovelies, adjudication by Mary Suk, and a whole lot of shakin’.

Get your tickets here or at the door! But don’t wait — last month’s show sold out like popsicles on the 4th of July. Which is coming sooner than later. Because it’s SPRING!

March choreographer spotlight: Eric Williams

Eric Williams is one of four choreographers competing this Thursday in xyz nyc for a chance to win a show at The Tank. Read on for more about Eric!

Eric is a body expresser, a movement shaper, and a mind melder. After his professional studies at the HARID Conservatory and the University of South Florida, his journey brought him to New York. Here he has had the great pleasure and privilege of working with such artists as Jennifer Muller/The Works, the Trisha Brown Dance Company, and Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion. As an architect of movement and context, Eric hopes to present work that is both inquisitive and cathartic. Enjoy!

March choreographer spotlight: Anthony Rosado

Anthony Rosado is one of four choreographers competing this Thursday in xyz nyc for a chance to win a show at The Tank. Read on for more about Anthony!

Anthony Rosado is a mover and creator whose creative practice developed with programs like Trinity College’s BA for Theatre & Dance, The La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, L’academie Americaine de Danse de Paris, Chez Bushwick’s 24 hour Choreographer’s Project, and Movement Research’s Sunday Process Labs. He has also strengthened his role as a practitioner of the performing arts via collaborative works with Lindsay Dietz Marchant, Deborah Goffe of Scapegoat Garden, Annabella Lenzu Dance Drama, and Carmen Caceres of DanceAction. Rosado also implements his creative process into curriculum as a preschool teach and movement instructor at the New York Kids Club, TriBeCa location. He has led performative expression-based workshops with movers aged 10-30. Rosado is presenting live performances of scenes from his production literal wash. late spring and during the summer. literal wash. projects intends on planting seeds of conversation. His collaborators will perform archetypes of stereotypes inspired from their identities (namely skin tone, heigh, gender, gender performance). Visit literalwashblog.tumblr.com for information on performances Rosado creates, collaborates in, and supports. 

March choreographer spotlight: Shawn T. Bible

Shawn T. Bible is one of four choreographers competing this Thursday in xyz nyc for a chance to win a show at The Tank. Read on for more about Shawn!

Shawn T. Bible grew up in Roseville, Michigan and received a BA in Social Science and Dance from Michigan State University and an MFA in Dance Choreography and Performance from the University of Michigan. He has been an active choreographer in Michigan and the Northwest United States areas, setting works for the Grand Rapids Ballet, Opera Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Symphony, Trip the Light, Midwest RADfest, MOCA Detroit, Men Dance Michigan, Nosh Night at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Michigan Youth Arts Festival, Michigan Dance Day, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, ArtPrize, Southwest Dance, and on I~Move, Southwest Dance of Detroit, Michigan State University’s Repertory Dance Company, University of Michigan Dance company and MoreDances Contemporary Dance Company. Bible is on the Board of the American College Dance Festival Association. Bible is also the artistic director of his modern dance company, stbdance, which was established in 2007. stbdance has continued to perform throughout New York City as part of Fielday at the Field, Idaho, Atlanta, Michigan and Texas. Shawn is the Dance Coordinator at Grand Valley State University where he also received a Distinguished Faculty Award in 2012 and continues to head and develop the Dance Program and choreograph on the GVSU Dance Ensemble.