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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!

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.

SIGN-UP FORMS ARE LIVE

Both the Sign-up forms for February’s Championship Round and the March 7th xyz nyc performance are live. Only dancer submissions will be accepted for the Championship Round, but dancers and choreographers of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to sign-up for the March 7th performance. Join us as we continue the success of xyz nyc! 

Goldie Peacock returns!

We at xyz nyc are excited that alum Goldie Peacock will return as a choreographer for Round 3, especially since she had to miss Round 2 when Sandy forced us (and all of NY) to reschedule. We can’t wait to see how she & her fellow dancers will interpret the theme: “the real and the imagined.” 

imageGoldie Peacockcreates and performs original dance and drag works, produces and emcees shows, teaches, go-go dances and art models. After completing a B.A. in Dance at Oberlin College (which included a performance art semester away in New York), Goldie moved to Portland, Maine in 2007, and was dubbed “Best Dance Performer” in the Portland Phoenix’s 2009 Best-of Poll. Now residing in Brooklyn, Goldie joyfully creates and performs work both locally and nationally, while teaching workshops, producing monthly events and posing for the finest artists.

xyz nyc: ROUND 3

Thursday, December 13, 2012

9:30 p.m. 

151 W. 46th St. 8th Fl. NY, NY 10036

For advance sale tickets, click here.

Introducing Sandra Kramerova, December Choreographer

Meet the lovely Sandra Kramerova, one of the randomly chosen choreographers participating in the upcoming 3rd installation of xyz nyc.

 imageSandra Kramerova is an emerging choreographer seeking a humanistic and natural way of approaching contemporary dance. In her choreographic work she   plays with various qualities of movement, as the body moves through different substances guided by the    flow of organic movement one has within himself. Her dance spirals along with the curves of the body and of nature. There is always a continuation, exploring the flow of breath and energy of the body. Her dance is inspired by human behavior, physical actions, relationships, everlasting universal rhythm, embryological motility rocking the cranium and the pelvis, flow, textures, sensations, transitions, Gaga, Yoga, flying, swimming, Slovak culture, Pina, Israel, the city, heartfelt music, atmosphere, moment, surprise. Her work is based on experiences from Choreography studies at University of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia, where she collaborated with established Slovak dancers, choreographers and actors. Merging dance and drama concepts gave her a solid ground for further exploration. Dance and choreography experience from Israel (with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company) created a whole new way of understanding dance and its physicality, performance art and raw movement. Attracted to encounter dance vibrations of New York City, Sandra came to study at the Peridance Certificate Program and a year later became a member of Overground Physical Theater Company as a dancer and assistant choreographer. 

xyz nyc: ROUND 3

Thursday, December 13, 2012

9:30 p.m. 

151 W. 46th St. 8th Fl. NY, NY 10036

For advance sale tickets, click here.

Meet Lisa Niedermeyer, an illustrious xyz nyc:Round 3 judge


A life long adventure in dance has brought me work with some pretty fantastic artists and collaborators, including Jane Comfort, Doug Elkins and jill sigman/thinkdance. In 2010 I was tapped by Jacob’s Pillow to be co-curator for their online audience engagement platform Dance Interactive. I got to dive deep into the legendary archives of Jacob’s Pillow performance videos from 1936-present day. I’ve been lucky. When I fill out audience survey’s I’m the one that checks the box for “Attends live performance greater than 2-3 times per week”. I see a ton of work. I’m chasing the high of those truly moving performances so compelling you feel marked by them forever. Before the curtain goes up, or the lights go out, or however the event begins, I get that tingling feeling of hope. Hope that the artists will help me to fall in love all over again.

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xyz nyc: ROUND 3

Thursday, December 13, 2012

9:30 p.m. 

151 W. 46th St. 8th Fl. NY, NY 10036

For advance sale tickets, click here.

Introducing Goldie Peacock

Goldie is a multi-talented drag and burlesque artist, and I’m very excited to see what she has to show on Thursday!

Genre-crossing movement artist Goldie Peacock has created and performed original dance and drag works, taught, produced/curated and served as an art model for nearly a decade. After earning a B.A. in Dance at Oberlin College, Goldie relocated to Portland, Maine and leapt into the performance scene, eventually garnering the title of “Best Dance Performer” in the Portland Phoenix’s 2009 Best-of Poll, which stated, “…performance-artist Goldie Peacock…writhes, contorts, and gyrates through burlesque events, art openings, drag shows, and Pride festivities — and we fall in love a little more with every step.” Now joyfully residing in Brooklyn, Goldie frequently presents work at a variety of local venues, while also performing on stages across the USA. www.goldiepeacock.com