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Kit Stanley is one of four choreographers who will compete at The Tank on February 20th in xyz nyc: The Olympics. Read on for more about Kit!
Kit Stanley is originally from Madison, WI, also home to her alma mater. After graduating with a dual bachelor’s degree in Dance and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin in 2011, she moved to New York City to pursue a degree in LMA and Somatics. Kit earned her C.M.A. from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies the following year. Most recently, she helped turn a Coldstone Creamery into The Space, a world-recognized art gallery. As a cultural curator, she enlivened The Space with dance, performance, and video artists. Want more art & Midwest nice? kitstanley.com
Kristen Klein is one of four choreographers who will compete at The Tank on February 20th in xyz nyc: The Olympics. Read on for more about Kristen!
Kristen Klein hails from Connecticut and is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. She has performed with The Harvard University Historical Society, Chie Mukai, Tribe of Human, Catie Cuan & Dancers, Christina Suhkgian Houle, Leyya Mona Tawil/DANCE ELIXIR, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, Six Degrees Dance Company, and C. Eule Dance. Kristen is also the founder and Artistic Director of Inclined Dance Project, which formed in 2009. The company has performed throughout New York and New England at various festivals and venues, including Baruch College, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, the CoolNY Dance Festival, NEWSTEPS, Dixon Place, The Flea, and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, among others. She has been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, Critical Dance Magazine, and on DanceMedia.com. In addition to performing and choreographing, Kristen also works as a professional pointe shoe fitter for Freed of London. Please visit inclineddanceproject.com
Jesse Factor is one of four choreographers who will compete at The Tank on February 20th in xyz nyc: The Olympics. Read on for more about Jesse!
Jesse Factor was born in Mercer, Pennsylvania. He received a scholarship to the Martha Graham School, and danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company and Graham II. He serves as Artist-in-Residence at the Marymount School of New York, and as a Teaching Artist for the Teens Division of the Martha Graham School. Education: BFA with honors from the Tisch School/NYU.
Sochi? More like So-xyz. That’s right: xyz nyc is BACK this month with four new choreographers and an esteemed guest judge. The theme? The Olympics.
February 20th marks the first of four competitions this spring, culminating in a championship round in May. This month’s daring choreographer contestants are Jesse Factor, Kristen Klein, Julia Smith-Eppsteiner, and Kit Stanley. Michael Burke joins us on the 20th as the guest judge, and we’re thrilled to announce that he will share an excerpt from his current work. Stay tuned for more info about all the choreographers!
xyz nyc: THE OLYMPICS will take place at The Tank, 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor. Tickets are $10; buy them online or at the door.
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!
XYZ NYC Returns to The Tank Soon … How Soon? .. Stay Tuned.
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!
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