Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation’s annual choreography showcase spotlights preprofessional dancers alongside professional choreographers in a performance of new works at the Emelin Theater. The November 10 showcase features nine works by different artists. Riedel Dance Theater’s Second Story Dance Project presents a work, set to the music of Dvořák, which depicts a portrayal of psychological anguish as two souls intertwine, one supporting the other (choreographed by Jonathan Riedel). A work performed by members of the American Jazz Company presents both classical and contemporary dance at once by exploring them roots of jazz while contrasting its movements with the romantic music of Chopin (choreographed by Spencer Pond). The work of DiMauro Dance explores the body as a vessel for showing emotional extremes, from grace to aggression (choreographed by Jessica DiMauro Marks). Works by other choreographers, in addition to performances by Steffi Nossen Dance Company, will round out the program. A post-performance Q&A with choreographers, dancers and audience members serves a dual benefit, giving artists feedback about their work based on audience perception, and also providing the audience with insight into the choreographic process. For more info, visit steffinossen.org.
A version of this article first appeared in the November issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.