Thanks to all of our amazing participants for the May show
Adrian Jevicki, Lizzy Mulkey, Samantha Carmean, Lisa Woods, Denise Lum, Michael Freeman, and Stacy Lynn Smith: thanks for making the May show one of the best we’ve ever had!
For the first time in xyz nyc history, we had a tie for first place! Both Adrian Jevicki and Lizzy Mulkey will go on to the Championship Round on June 6th, joining Dia Dearstyne and Shawn Rawls.
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Check out Michael Freeman’s newest work at xyz nyc May 2nd
In addition to being our guest judge, Michael will present “Hera’s Story,” featuring Stacy Lynn Smith, an excerpt from the original musical The Secret to Being Young Again.
Here it is at Judson Memorial Church earlier this month.
Photo by Ian Douglas.
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And now, meet Lizzy Mulkey, our final choreographer for May 2nd
Lizzy Mulkey is from Venice Beach California. Graduated from Loyola Marymount University with B.A. in Dance/ Dance Science. While spending the last 7 years teaching Pilates and yoga she has choreographed and danced in various venues in Los Angeles as well as Dance Camera West. Lizzy is interested in site-specific dance and is excited to begin her east coast dance projects, coming soon. She is extremely thankful to Jill for creating XYZ NYC, which is a superb platform to mingle as artists and green light projects that otherwise might get stuck in your brain attic.
Meet Lisa Woods, one of our new choreographers for May
Lisa Woods is a performing artist living in NYC. She is a company member of Movement Workshop Group and has performed and choreographed professionally with Berkeley City Ballet, Kunst-Stoff, BalletNY, Lines Ballet Ensemble, The Cutting Ball Theater, American Repertory Theater. She has a BFA in Acting from Emerson College, Boston. At the age of 15, Lisa was a semi-finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix and soon after, moved to Washington D.C. to continue her ballet studies with the Washington School of Ballet. She has attended Lines Ballet Traing Program, American Ballet Theater summer intensives and has trained with Wilhelm Burmann, Maggie Black, Valia Seiskaya, Leslie Brown, Roudolf Kharatian, and Eleanor D’Antuono, among others.
Reintroducing Samantha Carmean, another xyz nyc favorite
Samantha Carmean is a NJ-based performer, choreographer and arts administrator, who holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Past performance credits include work by Scott Putman, Martha Curtis, Pam England/Ground Zero Dance, Bill T. Jones, and Mark Morris. Her own work has been presented by VCU (where she received recognition as an Outstanding Choreographer,) the Bates Dance Festival and the Tank. Sam currently performs with the NYC-based human kinetic movement arts, directed by Yana Schnitzler, and is working towards her 200-RYT certification. She’s excited to be part of the crazy-awesome collaborative process that is xyz nyc.
May xyz nyc will feature one of our best regulars, Adrian Jevicki!
Adrian Jevicki is a Brooklyn-based dance and theater maker, creating inter-disciplinary works about the relationships between people, their ideas and their things. Using a movement vocabulary obsessed with action and reaction (both conceptually and physically) and funked-out psycho-sexual vibes, he makes dances that themselves ask questions.